Desserts

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Layered Black Silk Ice Cream Brownie Dessert

Fuzz and I are heading to Chicago for Blogher 2013, which means Todd has to fend for himself for a few days. He’s on his own for dinner, but I did leave him with one fantastic dessert! This is my best Black Silk creation yet! Please try it and let me know what you think. […]

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Published on July 24, 2013
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Small Batch Buster Bar Dessert

by on July 22, 2013 · 8 comments

Buster Bar Dessert

After many childhood trips to Dairy Queen where I was told I could have either the Dilly Bar or the plain vanilla cone, the day my mom finally bought me a Buster Bar is one I’ll never forget. And that’s pretty strange because I have forgotten a lot of things, but the Buster Bar memory […]

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Published on July 22, 2013
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homemade ice cream sandwiches

I’ll take a good store bought ice cream sandwich any day. In fact, I like them so much I’ve made an entire ice cream cake with them. However, making homemade ice cream sandwiches is even more fun because you can experiment with different bases and fill them with whatever type of ice cream you feel […]

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Published on June 26, 2013
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vanilla

A few weeks ago I started on a mission to find my favorite vanilla extract. What I’ve learned from this is that vanilla is like wine: it’s tough to find one favorite, because different vanillas go better with different things. For instance, Mexican vanilla might be better in certain cookies, while Indonesian vanilla bean adds […]

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Published on June 2, 2013
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Pineapple Icebox Cake

by on May 24, 2013 · 10 comments

pineapple icebox cake

One of the best things my grandmother made was a dessert called banana split cake. It wasn’t really a cake at all, but a layer of cookie crumbs topped with a creamy custard of some sort, whipped cream, pineapple and bananas. Over the years I’ve tried several versions of the recipe trying to get it […]

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Published on May 24, 2013
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Key Lime Filled Angel Food Cake

by on March 20, 2013 · 8 comments

key lime mousse cake

After having dinner at a steakhouse last week, we decided to share dessert. Todd wanted Key lime pie and I wanted cheesecake.  Fuzz’s job was to break the tie, but since she was indifferent we settled on cheesecake so long as I promised to make a Key lime pie later in the week. This dessert […]

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Published on March 20, 2013
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Lemon Lush

It’s starting to feel like Spring around here, so how about a nice lemony dessert? Er, sort of. This dessert doesn’t contain any actual lemons, but rather a box of instant lemon pudding, Cool Whip and cream cheese. In other words, it’s Todd’s favorite type of dessert. The recipe is called Lemon Lush and the […]

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Published on March 8, 2013
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Triple Berry Mousse Tart

by on March 3, 2013 · 4 comments

triple berry mousse tart

If you have a celebration coming up or are just looking for a flashy but easy fruit dessert, I heartily recommend the Triple Berry Mousse Tart from Orchard’s Finest.   After trying it this week, Todd proclaimed it one of the best desserts ever.  (!!) Now he could have meant one of one hundred best […]

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Published on March 3, 2013