Homemade Tiramisu & Other Ways I Relax

In this week’s Spin Cycle, Ginny Marie is asking us to write about how we relax. One of my favorite ways to relax is to bake. And by bake, I don’t even necessarily mean “turn on the oven.” I mean making any kind of dessert.

I’ll make cookies . . .

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Or cakes . . . .

Graduation Cap Cake

Or frozen treats . . .

Frozen Chocolate Mousse

Pretty much anything yummy.

I used to bring treats into work, but one of my old bosses complained that I must have too much time on my hands if I had time to bake! What she didn’t understand is that baking was the way I relaxed! If all I do is grade papers all the time, I become a really cranky teacher.

One of my favorite recent recipes has been making homemade tiramisu, perfected after taking cooking classes in Rome. Most people think tiramisu includes alcohol, but they’d be wrong. Real tiramisu doesn’t having alcohol. Only restaurants put in alcohol because they need it to act as a preservative. Real, fresh tiramisu doesn’t have any alcohol in it.


Sure, it still has espresso . . .


and mascarpone cheese . . .

IMG_3411and ladyfinger cookies . . .


. . . but no alcohol!

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I guess I’ve decided that I miss my old baking blog a bit, so I’ve decided to share some recipes in my monthly newsletter. Sign up soon and you’ll get the tiramisu recipe in my next newsletter!

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2 Responses to Homemade Tiramisu & Other Ways I Relax

  1. Ginny Marie says:

    I’m so excited about your recipes! What a great idea to include them in your newsletter! I’m pretty sure I’m already signed up. 🙂

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