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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 […]


Published on June 26, 2013
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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Published on March 3, 2013
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Eating Light Mocha Mousse

Today’s recipe is from the winter edition of Eating Light – 400 Calories or Less.  It’s a chocolate mousse with 208 calories and 11 grams of protein per serving. Before I jump to the recipe, I should mention that Eating Light is a special interest Hearst publication and the recipes within it come from some […]


Published on January 10, 2013
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Slow Cooker Pudding Cake

by on January 5, 2013 · 7 comments

Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

Our family recently discovered Graeter’s, an ice cream from Ohio that is now being sold by the pint at our local grocery store. Given all the competition on the ice cream aisle plus my loyalty to Blue Bell, it took me a while to give Graeter’s a second look, but I’d read an interview with […]


Published on January 5, 2013