Tag Archive: dessert

Cooking Notes: Lavender Bread Pudding

I didn’t really intend for the lavender bread pudding post to take up so much space on the blog, but as sometimes happens with recipes: once you make and sample a recipe, you… Continue reading

Frozen Blueberries: An Icy Delight

Just a short little blurb from me tonight about one of my favorite sundae toppings: frozen blueberries. This afternoon, I opened the fridge to find some blueberries remaining in the carton from the… Continue reading

Decadent Mocha Pops

I found out today that my favorite local coffee shop is closing its doors at the end of the month.  I will miss my (nearly) weekly visits with the ladies of my writing… Continue reading

Lemon Overload: Homemade Ice Cream with Crushed Lemon Candy Topping

As I promised earlier this month — today’s post is an incredibly easy lemon ice cream topped with crushed lemon candies.  I am a sucker for these homemade ice creams (in case you… Continue reading

Ice Cream Poll!

I’m not going to lie, I’m getting pretty good at making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker. I have experimented with 9 flavors to date on this blog: Strawberry, Caramelized Banana,… Continue reading

The Easiest Ever Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream

Despite today being rather overcast, muggy, and way-too-hot for the first week of May, I trudged all over the Earth today — and finished up at the grocery store. Perhaps it was the… Continue reading

Cola, Meet Cake!

I have a friend named Rita who is one of the most talented bakers that I know.  For a party a few months ago, she brought a plate of the most unusual and… Continue reading

Anatomy of the Modern Cupcake

In the early 2000’s, suddenly cupcakes were everywhere: in coffeehouses, at wedding receptions, on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and at little shops in strip malls all across the country.  The cupcake became the… Continue reading

Apple Dumplings: One Recipe, Two Ways

Sometimes I love culinary exploration — digging in the pantry and refrigerator and coming out with a cornucopia of ingredients to make a familiar dish in my own, unique way.  Other times, I… Continue reading

Pineapple Ice Cream

Whenever I think of pineapple, I think of Taboo.  You know, the game where you have to get your partner to guess certain words from cards and there are words you cannot say?… Continue reading

Quick Tip: Perfectly-Edged Mini Desserts

I learned a great trick to make a pristine, scalloped edge for small desserts like ramekin mini pies, tartlets, bite-sized quiches, and cheesecakes: use a scalloped biscuit cutter or a round, scalloped cookie… Continue reading

An Almost Depressingly Good Chocolate Cake

This weekend I decided to attempt a version of a chocolate depression cake, popularized in the Depression era when dairy items were hard to come by, and people tried to make due with… Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Coffee Liqueur and Raspberry Glaze

I have been planning a chocolate version of my mini cake doughnuts for a while now, but last week I got the idea to add coffee liqueur to the batter to enhance the… Continue reading

Raspberry Heart Pies

Sometimes, you just need pie, and with the sweet flavor of raspberries, these mini pies do not disappoint. I used a set of heart-shaped ramekins to make the pies a bit more festive. … Continue reading

Individual Dutch Babies with Orange Zest

I had never even heard of a Dutch Baby until a few months ago, when I came across a recipe in the Williams-Sonoma catalog.  Once I saw the strange caved-in dessert, I knew… Continue reading

The Cookie That Thinks It’s a Brownie

This post is dedicated to my friend Ashley who experimented with a snickerdoodle cookie recipe and came up with this chocolate version.  She sent it to me as a dessert idea to try… Continue reading