Author Archives: Created by Carlene

About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband, two black cats, Sadie and Samantha, and Thor the Standard Poodle mix.

BCM Pink Grapefruit Tart

After several easy recipes this week’s selection from Baking Chez Moi was a bit more challenging. This beautiful tart begins with a fully baked sweet tart crust. Next, a layer of lemon-almond cream is spread over the crust, then a … Continue reading

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BCM Marquise au Chocolat

Oh my!  I think this is our new Valentine’s Day dessert tradition.  It is really easy to make and the taste is wonderfully smooth, creamy and chocolaty.   Even though there is no baking involved, this recipe is in Dorie … Continue reading

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BCM Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake

I’m a bit late with this one, so this is just a quick post to get caught back up.  I really enjoyed this cake.  The texture is similar to pound cake.  The flavor is simple and delicious, just perfect with … Continue reading

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BWJ Eastern European Rye

I haven’t been participating in the Baking with Julia cookbook bake along for quite a while, but when I saw rye bread as the next assignment I had to jump back in.  I like to make bread and I really … Continue reading

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BCM Granola Energy Bars

These bars were really easy to make and really good.  There were no tricky techniques involved in this recipe.  I did have to go to the local health food store to find the brown rice syrup, but otherwise I actually … Continue reading

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Reflections on a New Blogging Year

When I started this blog in January of 2012 it was for the purpose of participating in Tuesdays With Dorie “Baking with Julia” cookbook bake-along. Two recipes a month were assigned from the book and the idea was all the … Continue reading

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BCM Gingerbread Buche de Noel

When I read through this recipe I wondered if I could actually pull this off as a success. I decided that I didn’t want to have the pressure of making it for a special event, so I just made it … Continue reading

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