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Mary Lee's Desserts

Mary Lee's Desserts Recipes from 15 years of my successful baking business, along with treasured family recipes.

My cookbook is always available for purchase through my publisher which clears the most money by far for me to donate: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Baking-the-Best-of-Mary-Lees-Desserts

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Just because it’s hotter than Hades out, doesn’t mean you can’t bake something easy and fabulous. Ruth’s German Fruit Ku...
07/30/2022

Just because it’s hotter than Hades out, doesn’t mean you can’t bake something easy and fabulous. Ruth’s German Fruit Kuchen with fresh blueberries. P. 201 in my cookbook. Available and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Unbelievably proud to find my dessert cookbook staged right next to author  ‘s brand new cookbook (which I bought immedi...
07/28/2022

Unbelievably proud to find my dessert cookbook staged right next to author ‘s brand new cookbook (which I bought immediately!) at in Vienna. Be sure to stop in for Cathy’s fantastic Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish. AND a copy of Baking the Best of Mary Lee’s Desserts.

Due to the amazing support for my dessert cookbook, Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts, I've been able to donate ove...
06/07/2022

Due to the amazing support for my dessert cookbook, Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts, I've been able to donate over $10,730 since November! I'd love to keep this going for the amazing charities that directly benefit from each sale: World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Have friends or family who like to bake? Or wish they felt confident in their baking? Please send them to BookBaby to buy my cookbook. Each sale yields $22.50 for me to donate. Many thanks!

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/baking-the-best-of-mary-lees-desserts

Our oldest son turns 27 today (!!!) and my Fallen Angel is on tap for dessert tonight! Page 81 in Baking the Best of Mar...
05/20/2022

Our oldest son turns 27 today (!!!) and my Fallen Angel is on tap for dessert tonight! Page 81 in Baking the Best of Mary Lee’s Desserts. I promise you will love it!!

Naturally Gluten Free, so perfect for Passover. And Easter Brunch! Easy to make….my Drinking Man’s Custard. Page 200 in ...
04/14/2022

Naturally Gluten Free, so perfect for Passover. And Easter Brunch! Easy to make….my Drinking Man’s Custard. Page 200 in Baking the Best of Mary Lee’s Desserts.

My Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cake with Fresh Lemon Cream Cheese Icing was always a big seller at Easter! Now you can make ...
04/09/2022

My Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cake with Fresh Lemon Cream Cheese Icing was always a big seller at Easter! Now you can make it (as long as you have my cookbook, Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts!).
www.maryleesdesserts.com

Best of Arlington Magazine Jan/Feb 2022 should be out now. Hoping this article about Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desse...
01/17/2022
Cupcakes, Cookies and Pies, Oh My! A Master Baker Shares Her Secrets. - Arlington Magazine

Best of Arlington Magazine Jan/Feb 2022 should be out now. Hoping this article about Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts will generate more cookbook sales, and more money for me to donate!

So far, I've donated over $9,500 split between World Central Kitchen The Trevor Project and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

My cookbooks are in stock at BOLD FORK BOOKS in DC. and Bards Alley Bookshop in Vienna. And always available at BookBaby.com on their Bookshop tab (recently, on the bestsellers list!).

https://www.arlingtonmagazine.com/mary-lees-desserts-mclean-baker-shares-her-secrets

For years, Mary Lee Montfort’s recipes were off limits. Now she's sharing them in a new cookbook, for a good cause.

My book is available for purchase through my publisher! Please private message me if you are interested in buying 3 or m...
11/05/2021
Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts

My book is available for purchase through my publisher! Please private message me if you are interested in buying 3 or more, and I'll give you a coupon code for 10% off. All of my profits are going to: World Central Kitchen, The Trevor Project, and St. Jude's!

If you live locally and would like to buy a book/books directly from me, just pm me and we'll make arrangements!

"Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts" will have you baking successfully in no time! Inside you'll find recipes for old-fashioned layer cakes, Mary Lee's signature cakes, amazing cupcakes, cookies, bars, tarts, morning breads, and more! Mary Lee is known for the taste and quality of each and every...

Here's the front cover!
10/20/2021

Here's the front cover!

The manuscript for Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts has been submitted to the publisher! Here are just a few of th...
07/25/2021

The manuscript for Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts has been submitted to the publisher! Here are just a few of the desserts that you'll learn to make from my upcoming cookbook:

Love this picture of my Creamsicle Cupcake! Just one of the many recipes that you’ll find in my upcoming dessert cookboo...
06/21/2021

Love this picture of my Creamsicle Cupcake! Just one of the many recipes that you’ll find in my upcoming dessert cookbook, Baking the Best of Mary Lee’s Desserts!

www.maryleesdesserts.com

Creamsicle cupcakes heading into Bards Alley Bookstore & Cafe today. Just right for a summer treat! Bards has also started carrying my M&M Bars!! And each week has my Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake (as well as various cupcake flavors). Hope you get a chance to stop in and support this gem of an Indie bookstore 😉

Big news! Please check out my new website and the announcement of my new dessert cookbook (available later in 2021)! Let...
04/21/2021
Baking the Best of Mary Lee's Desserts

Big news! Please check out my new website and the announcement of my new dessert cookbook (available later in 2021)! Let's Go!

Mary Lee's Dessert Cookbook

09/13/2019

I’ve been remiss in updating my page and I apologize for that! After 15 wonderful years, I’ve officially retired from baking. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the times that you allowed me to bake for you and yours. And the support that you showed me at Bards Alley.
Thank you my friends!!

Lots of new goodies to chose from at Bards Alley! Brand new Snickerdoodle Bars, Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies with Organic C...
05/23/2019

Lots of new goodies to chose from at Bards Alley! Brand new Snickerdoodle Bars, Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies with Organic Cherries & White Chocolate (these must be healthy, right?) and Glazed Lemon Pound Cake!

You'll also find Island Carrot Cupcakes, Double Chocolate Cupcakes, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, Crackle Brownies, Naturally GF Almond Joy Macaroons and my M&M Bars.

Hope you get a chance to stop in for something! Please let me know if you try one of my new treats.....all positive comments welcome 😁

In celebration of Mother's Day Weekend, there are tons of treats at Bards Alley Bookstore & Café (and don't forget they ...
05/10/2019

In celebration of Mother's Day Weekend, there are tons of treats at Bards Alley Bookstore & Café (and don't forget they have wonderful wines by the glass, craft beer & savory noshes).
This weekend you'll find: Oreo Cupcakes, Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cupcakes, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, M&M Bars, Crackle Brownies, Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake & Naturally Gluten Free Almond Joy Macaroons!
Happiest of Mother's Days!

Please meet my new Homemade Chocolate Pudding Shots and Yogurt Parfaits, exclusively at Bards Alley Bookstore & Café!! T...
04/27/2019

Please meet my new Homemade Chocolate Pudding Shots and Yogurt Parfaits, exclusively at Bards Alley Bookstore & Café!!

The Pudding Shots have 3 different kinds of chocolate and are smooth and good for your soul.

The Yogurt Parfaits are good for your body: high protein/low sugar Greek style yogurt, flavored only with fresh orange zest, Hall's local Wildflower Honey (helps with allergies), organic granola, fresh blueberries.

Please check them out this weekend and let me know what you think!

The weather is fine, blueberries are back in season and chocolate is Always in season! Stop over to Bards Alley Bookstor...
04/24/2019

The weather is fine, blueberries are back in season and chocolate is Always in season! Stop over to Bards Alley Bookstore & Café in Vienna for my Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake, fresh Crackle Brownies, M&M Bars, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gingerbread, Coconut Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes. This Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day and as a special treat, they will have my brand new Chocolate Pudding Cups to sell. Yay!

Happy Saturday! Just some of the freshly made goodies delivered to Bards Alley Bookstore & Café this weekend:
03/23/2019

Happy Saturday! Just some of the freshly made goodies delivered to Bards Alley Bookstore & Café this weekend:

Spring is definitely in the air today! So what better treat than my Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cupcakes at Bards Alley? Mad...
03/15/2019

Spring is definitely in the air today! So what better treat than my Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cupcakes at Bards Alley? Made with tons of fresh blueberries embedded in a fine-crumbed lemon cake, topped with a fresh lemon cream cheese icing. Each one is made to look like a little flower.
Also on tap at Bards Alley: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes, Gingerbread, Crackle Brownies, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, my new Naturally Gluten Free Almond Joy Macaroons and my very new Boston Cream Cups (Boston Cream Pie in a cup......who knew?).

Lots of fresh goodies at Bards Alley this week! My Naturally Gluten Free Almond Joy Macaroons, plus Crackle Brownies, Bu...
03/11/2019

Lots of fresh goodies at Bards Alley this week! My Naturally Gluten Free Almond Joy Macaroons, plus Crackle Brownies, Butterfinger Cupcakes, M&M Bars, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake, Gingerbread...……..plus Boston Cream Cups (very limited special trial run......don't miss them!!)

For the first time in retail: my Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies!! Find them at Bards Alley Bookstore in Vienna 😁
03/09/2019

For the first time in retail: my Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies!! Find them at Bards Alley Bookstore in Vienna 😁

New! Naturally Gluten Free "Almond Joy" Coconut Macaroons at Bards Alley Bookstore! If you love coconut, or are observin...
02/02/2019

New! Naturally Gluten Free "Almond Joy" Coconut Macaroons at Bards Alley Bookstore! If you love coconut, or are observing a gluten free diet and miss truly delicious cookies, please check out my new cookie at Bards Alley! These are naturally gluten free, enlivened with a wonderfully floral almond extract and a luscious chocolate glaze. Please let the bookstore (and me!) know how you like them!!

Just delivered my Island Carrot Cake Cupcakes to Bards Alley! Plus another Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake. Crackle Brownies and...
01/30/2019

Just delivered my Island Carrot Cake Cupcakes to Bards Alley! Plus another Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake. Crackle Brownies and M&M Bars are always on hand!

Apparently, I’ve been into the whole dessert recipe thing since I was a little girl. Just found these. Made me laugh out...
01/12/2019

Apparently, I’ve been into the whole dessert recipe thing since I was a little girl. Just found these. Made me laugh out loud. Let me know if I should be adding these to the menu😉

Fresh at Bards Alley Bookstore on Historic Church Street in Vienna: my Crackle Brownies, bagged individually & ready to ...
01/03/2019

Fresh at Bards Alley Bookstore on Historic Church Street in Vienna: my Crackle Brownies, bagged individually & ready to go, Butterfinger Cupcakes (vanilla cake, smooth peanut butter filling, dark chocolate glaze & crushed Butterfingers), Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing, M&M Bars and my new Gingerbread Loaf......super moist & well spiced, great with hot tea, coffee or a beer!

Bards Alley Bookstore has a full rotation of my new Gingerbread Loaf, Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake, Crackle Brownies and M&M ...
12/15/2018

Bards Alley Bookstore has a full rotation of my new Gingerbread Loaf, Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake, Crackle Brownies and M&M Bars.....and Cupcakes! If you haven't been yet, it's a great bookstore, with personalized service and a very warm and welcoming wine bar to hang out at for a treat and a glass of something. They are open Monday-Saturdays from 10-9:00 and Sundays 12-5:00.

Thanks Bards Alley for your continued business! It’s a thrill for me to bake for you all each week!!
10/05/2018

Thanks Bards Alley for your continued business! It’s a thrill for me to bake for you all each week!!

Who needs Mary Berry when we have Mary Lee? 😉 New at Bards Alley: Mary Lee's Desserts Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing Cupcakes, and Pecan Swirl Coffee Cake!

Cupcakes galore over at Bards Alley!! Lemon & Fresh Blueberry, Creamsicle, Mounds, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Vanilla w Ch...
08/18/2018

Cupcakes galore over at Bards Alley!! Lemon & Fresh Blueberry, Creamsicle, Mounds, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Vanilla w Chocolate Sour Cream Icing, and Butterfinger!

If you don’t see them out, just ask! And if you want to buy more than one or two to take home, just give them a call!

Also on hand: my M&M Bars and my new Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake.

I went this morning with a GF for crumb cake and coffee and some new books. Great fun on a Saturday!!

Very honored to be baking again for the Chefs for Equality Event in DC on Tuesday October 9th at the National Cathedral!...
08/13/2018

Very honored to be baking again for the Chefs for Equality Event in DC on Tuesday October 9th at the National Cathedral! This event draws our finest chefs and mixologists in the DC area, in support of all of our LGBTQ friends...a fantastic night! If you'd like to join Rick and me for the evening, here's the link to buy your tickets:
http://chefsforequality.org/

If you are local, and would like to help me box up the goodies on Sunday October 7th at my house in Vienna, please let me know.....I've made it easier this year.....no bows! I'll likely also have a 'box building party' in Sept., so let me know if you'd be up for putting together small boxes. I'll make it fun, I promise!

Bards Alley is indeed carrying my M&M Bars on a regular basis! And today, my Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cupcakes made their...
07/26/2018

Bards Alley is indeed carrying my M&M Bars on a regular basis! And today, my Lemon & Fresh Blueberry Cupcakes made their way into this wonderful indie bookstore. Hope you get a chance to stop in soon for a book, a goodie and a perhaps even a glass of wine. Perfect outing!

Creamsicle cupcakes heading into Bards Alley Bookstore & Cafe today. Just right for a summer treat!  Bards has also star...
06/29/2018

Creamsicle cupcakes heading into Bards Alley Bookstore & Cafe today. Just right for a summer treat! Bards has also started carrying my M&M Bars!! And each week has my Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake (as well as various cupcake flavors). Hope you get a chance to stop in and support this gem of an Indie bookstore 😉

Fresh batch of cupcakes up at Bards Alley today (4/13) for the weekend & beyond! Hope you'll get a chance to stop in for...
04/14/2018

Fresh batch of cupcakes up at Bards Alley today (4/13) for the weekend & beyond! Hope you'll get a chance to stop in for a book, a treat (a glass of wine, perhaps?!).

Cupcakes are heading into Bards Alley today (by 1:30!). Mounds, Lemon & Fresh Blueberry & Chocolate Peanut Butter! Don't miss these! They should be available through the weekend, so please be sure to stop in, buy a book, have a glass of something and a lovely treat!

Bards Alley is featuring my Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake this week! What a great start to your morning, especially with a ...
04/12/2018

Bards Alley is featuring my Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake this week! What a great start to your morning, especially with a cup of coffee at their cozy cafe. Hope you get a chance to stop in and try it!

Cupcakes are heading into Bards Alley today (by 1:30!).  Mounds, Lemon & Fresh Blueberry & Chocolate Peanut Butter! Don'...
04/04/2018

Cupcakes are heading into Bards Alley today (by 1:30!). Mounds, Lemon & Fresh Blueberry & Chocolate Peanut Butter! Don't miss these! They should be available through the weekend, so please be sure to stop in, buy a book, have a glass of something and a lovely treat!

Tuesday 3/27 at Bards Alley means great books, wine, craft beer AND a fresh Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake from me!
03/27/2018

Tuesday 3/27 at Bards Alley means great books, wine, craft beer AND a fresh Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake from me!

Look what showed up to Bards Alley today! My Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing! Hope you get a chance to...
03/12/2018

Look what showed up to Bards Alley today! My Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing! Hope you get a chance to stop in for a new book, a glass of wine and a slice of cake!

Fresh batch of hand made cupcakes are at Bards Alley today (3/9) and through the weekend! Luscious Coconut, Pumpkin Spic...
03/09/2018

Fresh batch of hand made cupcakes are at Bards Alley today (3/9) and through the weekend! Luscious Coconut, Pumpkin Spice, Oreo and Mint.

Look at what's coming to Bards Alley tomorrow, Wed. March 7th! Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake for Bards Alley Bookst...
03/06/2018

Look at what's coming to Bards Alley tomorrow, Wed. March 7th!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake for Bards Alley Bookstore & Café. If you haven't had a chance to stop into Vienna's wonderful new Indie bookstore & café, you should! And you are very welcome to use my cake as your excuse!

Devil’s Food Cake with Sour Cream Icing! Today Feb 19th at Bards Alley!
02/19/2018

Devil’s Food Cake with Sour Cream Icing! Today Feb 19th at Bards Alley!

There's a special Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing (and tiny little gold hearts) just waiting for you t...
02/14/2018

There's a special Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing (and tiny little gold hearts) just waiting for you today at Bards Alley in Vienna, on historic Church Street! What could be better than a slice of luscious chocolate cake (professionally hand made) and a glass of red wine? Bards is open until 9:00 tonight!

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