Category: desserts

#summerdessertweek: no bake coconut key lime pie

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.     Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of…

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cherry-almond biscotti and other hard things in life

Spell check does not like the word biscotti. It underlines it for me, in its bright red zig zag pattern, mocking my confidence in cookies. Like the  mother in law that still remembers the times you did not hold to her standards, spell check is there: saying “that is wrong”. Well, spellcheck, it’s…

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almond vanilla chip cookies

It’s been awhile. You deserve cookies. I am peering out from under my rock, finally getting back into the comfort of routine. As much as people complain about the staleness of routines, I embrace the comfort of the mundane, the blandness of the everyday norm. But, just because it’s the everyday, run of…

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homemade chocolates and control freaks

I admit it. I am a control freak. Not to the point where it’s my-way-or-the-highway, but to the point where if my husband asks me where the ketchup is; I just go get it. Or, how to do something… I just do it. Then he says, “You could have just told me.” There…

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Chocolate mousse cups

Confession: I meant to post this last Spring. I could be considered very late; or very early for this Spring. Or Valentine’s day… yep, I’m right on time for Valentine’s day. Speaking of Valentines….

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spiced apple tart

My daughter and I made this during our study of France, while working on  our Five In A Row unit of Madeline. We also made a Swiss, ham and leek quiche, French Onion soup, and crouque mosuiers, which I will share with you soon. But, today I’m sharing this with you. Most of…

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Carrot cake whoopie pies

It’s   officially spring …but it has felt more like summer in my area. 86 degrees with high humidity = bad hair and craving springtime treats. Of course, when I think of spring, I think of bunnies, and when I think of bunnies, I think of carrots and when I think of carrots…

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lemon pastry cremes girl scout cookies

lemon pastry cremes~ (n) My favorite girl scout cookie that they discontinued, flaky cookies dusted in powdered sugar with a sweet creamy lemon filling inside.   There are a few food items I would say I actually obsess over. Long lost food items from my childhood that cease to be in existence any…

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cookies and milk

Childhood favorites don’t need to  should never be left in childhood. There is nothing wrong with walking barefoot in the grass, playing in the rain or drawing with crayons.  Somewhere along the lines of growing up; a line gets crossed and childish ways are  set aside, and we move into other realms of…

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cupcakes and cannonballs

Cupcakes. Innocent. Sweet.  A little more than a cookie and a little less than a cake. That in-between dessert. Kind of like a pre-teen. Seriously, what happens between ages 11-13? !This is the first time I have raised a pre-teen to teen girl and the morphing process is like a cupcake turning into…

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toll house cookie dough pie

It’s a pie, it’s a cookie… it’s crunchy and chewy…. It’s perfect for when you don’t know what you want for dessert.

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spaghetti n meatball…cupcakes

These are the EASIEST cupcakes to decorate. If you can make a mess, you can decorate these with perfection. As for the meatballs? Can you unwrap a chocolate? You’re good.

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key lime pie with a toasted coconut crust

Summer desserts have to be 3 things: creamy cool tropical It’s the thing to have for breakfast dessert on a swealtery summer night.

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chocolate mint chiffon pie

This was a recipe I created for Florida Dairy Farmers, and it’s the perfect Springtime dessert, (or, almost Spring-at least) It’s fluffy and minty, and has a chocolate cookie crust that balances the creamy mint filling like nothing else… I created this recipe specifically for St Patricks day, it’s green, it’s the ideal…

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strawberry shortcake roll

Believe it or not, this was a partial fail recipe…you see.. I left it a bit too long to cool after I rolled it which equals the “lovely” flat bottom the “roll” has. Hey…isn’t there a Queen song about flat bottoms? Wait. Fat bottoms. Whoops. Hmmm that makes me think of Black Bottom…

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double layer fudge

This should be called crazy easy idiot proof candy. Just an idea.

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pecan pie bars

I’m a fan of desserts that you don’t have to dirty dishes to eat. Ones you can grab with a napkin and nibble on as your favorite Charlie Brown special is on the T.V. Yes, Charlie Brown. He’s the man. I’m also a fan of buttery pecans in a caramel base with just…

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salted caramel flan and other events

I made this last week, along with some other items for Florida Dairy. That’s Fleur De Sel on top of it. “Flower of Salt”. Sea salt, just fluffier… in extreme layman terms. I could get really detailed about it, do you want me to? Okay… It’s the top layer of sea salt, set…

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cheesecake brownies

My husband was so happy I made these. Not because of what they are, but because of where I found the recipe. All afternoon, I heard him say: “You finally made one of those recipes….”

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homemade twix bars and a giveaway

Am I allowed to call them that? Should I use a ® after”Twix”? Just a thought… Twix are one of my all time favorite candy bars. Zero bars are my first favorite, though. Have you ever had one? Oh…you must try one if not.  But Twix are good because they have that cookie…

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