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Layered Chocolate Dessert

by on September 16, 2014 · 6 comments

Layered Chocolate Dessert

In our family this dessert goes by the name “Layered Chocolate Dessert”. It’s descriptive, but not very exciting, so I had to laugh a little when I saw that it had resurfaced on Pinterest as “Chocolate Lasagna”. Way to get attention! I like it. And wouldn’t it be fun to serve it on lasagna night […]


Published on September 16, 2014
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Crème Brulee for Two

by on September 2, 2014 · 5 comments

Creme Brulee

A friend of ours who is coming to dinner requested Crème Brulee for dessert, so naturally I had to practice.  Not that it requires much practice because it’s actually very simple, but I wanted to run a test and see which was better — Alton Brown’s version or the one from Cook’s Illustrated.  I decided to […]


Published on September 2, 2014
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Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream

If you made the thin biscotti I posted recently and are wondering what to do with 4 egg yolks, here’s an ice cream recipe that will solve the problem. This is for a small batch – 1 pint. However, the ice cream’s rich so that a pint goes a long way. If you disagree, you […]


Published on July 13, 2014
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Layered Strawberry Dessert

by on July 5, 2014 · 1 comment

Strawberry Layered Dessert

I did not consciously set out to make a red, white and blue dessert yesterday.  My focus was using fresh strawberries (which are cheap right now) and using up a box of red Jell-O I’d purchased for no apparent reason. This was the result. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first since […]

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Published on July 5, 2014
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Mocha Latte Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

by on July 3, 2014 · 2 comments

Mocha Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Happy Day Before Fourth of July! To celebrate, here’s a dessert you can make tomorrow morning and serve before fireworks start. Or forget about July 4 and serve it whenever you want! It might become your new favorite coffee ice cream recipe. This tastes like a frozen latte in ice cream form, which is probably […]


Published on July 3, 2014
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It’s a rainy, dark morning here in Austin which suits my mood perfectly. There’s a lot going on here right now, so to unwind a bit I made something I’d been craving for a while – a frozen ice cream dessert with a brownie base. The thing with frozen brownies as a base is that […]


Published on April 14, 2014
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Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream

Eagle Brand has created a new Eagle Brand Bakes Pinterest board, and to help spread the news, they’ve asked me to make two recipes, pin them and give away a stand mixer! It’s days like this when I just love coming to work ;). So first, here are the two excellent recipes I chose to […]

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Published on November 25, 2013
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Sonoma Crush Vanilla

I’ve added a new vanilla to the collection. Lisa recommended this in the comment section a while back, and I just happened to stumble upon it in the gourmet section of a local liquor store. Sonoma Syrup’s Vanilla Bean Extract Crush is a blend of Tahitian and Madagascar vanilla with crushed vanilla seeds thrown in. […]


Published on September 18, 2013