Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

April 14, 2009 18 Comments
Chocolate Brownies Recipe

All About Chocolate – Part 2 Yesterday I wrote all about where chocolate comes from, how it is made and the differences between bittersweet chocolate and semi sweet chocolate. I also look at dark chocolate, white chocolate and ask, “Does chocolate really taste sweet?” – See All About Chocolate Part 1 To Temper or Not […]

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Cherry Cobbler Recipe

March 9, 2009 1 Comment
Cherry Cobbler Recipe

How To Make One Sweet Cherry Cobbler This recipe comes from my friend Chef Achim Thiemermann, or “Chef Keem.”. Chef Keem has been a lensmaster for a little over a year and already has published over 100 lenses! Apart from that, he also sells amazing candies and has a line of flavored agave nectar that […]

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

February 9, 2009 2 Comments
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries When I think of a romantic dessert to round out our perfect Valentine’s Day meal, my mind goes in two different directions. First, there is “red fruit:” raspberries and strawberries. Strawberries are an especially romantic fruit because, when you slice them, they kind of look like little hearts. Also, they […]

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Buttercream Frosting Recipe

January 16, 2009 53 Comments
Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Making a Bakery Style Buttercream Frosting I received the following email from home cook Rhonda requesting a recipe for a buttercream frosting that would taste more like she has experienced at a bakery. Here is what she said, “I am a stay at home mom that has looked everywhere for the real sweet buttercream frosting […]

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Three Speeds

November 25, 2008 0 Comments
Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Three Speeds

Pumpkin Pie – Three Ways The Thanksgiving “to do” list is often so long we might feel as if, for one day at least, we are working in a professional kitchen. For most people, the Thanksgiving centerpiece around which everything revolves is the turkey. For many people, though, the crowning glory to a bountiful Thanksgiving […]

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Chocolate Pudding Recipe Italian Style

November 13, 2008 30 Comments
Chocolate Pudding Recipe Italian Style

Budino al Cioccolato Chocolate might not be the first flavor that comes to mind when considering Italian desserts. It’s more likely that the phrase “Italian dessert” will bring to mind the light Marsala-flavored custard, Zabaglione, over fresh fruit, or perhaps the espresso kick of tiramisu or the light fruit flavors of a granita. Chocolate tends […]

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Apple Cake Recipe

September 29, 2008 7 Comments
Apple Cake Recipe

Bubbe’s Apple Cake Recipe I received an email from Suzanne Scara of New Jersey letting me know that her “Bubbe’s Apple Cake was one of the top 5 finalists in the Spreading Smucker’s Traditions Recipe and Essay contest.” She wanted me to take a look at her recipe and vote on it.Suzanne’s recipe is called […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

July 28, 2008 4 Comments
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

My Interview With My 10 Year Old Daughter About These Cookies My daughters have been showing more of an interest in cooking the last few weeks. My 10 year old prepared these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, with a little help from mom, that were easy to make and delicious. A lot of parents write […]

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Basil Ice Cream Recipe

June 13, 2008 5 Comments
Basil Ice Cream Recipe

  Basil Ice Cream, Really? Yeah, Really Good I just finished posting an inspiring and educational interview with Ja’Lisa McKeown, a culinary student currently attending classes at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Michigan. She is also the recipient of the first Reluctant Gourmet Culinary Grant in associated with the now closed […]

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Blueberry Cake Recipe

May 5, 2008 51 Comments
Blueberry Cake Recipe

Melt In Your Mouth Blueberry Cake We spent this weekend in State College, PA celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday with family members coming in from as far north as Maine and even as far away as Ireland. Saturday night’s meal was a Maine seafood feast with all the ingredients brought down by Katy and her boyfriend […]

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