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Crème Brulee for Two

by on September 2, 2014 · 0 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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Almond Milk Chocolate Pudding

by on May 9, 2012 · 40 comments

almond milk chocolat pudding

We’re not milk drinkers, but I buy it anyway for recipes and the occasional bowl of cereal.   Inevitably, it goes sour and I end up having to throw out half a carton. That is, until now. Thanks to a dollar off coupon and a tip from my mother saying it wasn’t as strange as it […]


Published on May 9, 2012
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Creme Brulee

In early August we took a cruise from Seattle to Alaska. It was our second cruise, and our first with Holland America, which we liked quite a bit for the laid back atmosphere, ports and on-ship activities. There was a lot to do, but the thing I enjoyed most (aside from trivia) was the demonstration […]


Published on August 25, 2011
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Milk Chocolate Pudding

by on October 2, 2010 · 15 comments

Milk Chocolate Pudding

This pudding was inspired by Yigit, who made a Milk Chocolate Ginger Pudding on Top Chef Just Desserts. I liked the fact that he made his pudding with milk chocolate as opposed to plain cocoa or regular chocolate, and started thinking about the Jell-O brand pudding I used to eat as a kid. Even back […]


Published on October 2, 2010
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This recipe is adapted from the Southern Living: Ultimate Quick & Easy Cookbook: Incredibly Good, Unbelievably Easy — over 450 Superfast Recipes. It’s a quick custard buried in fresh whipped cream and berries and you can serve it in any kind of decorative class. I’ve packed away most of my decorative glasses, so I just […]


Published on April 8, 2010
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S’mores Dark Chocolate Puddings

by on May 14, 2009 · 5 comments


I spent years resisting the urge to buy a mini-torch, and until now it wasn’t that difficult. I’d rather eat ice cream than crème brulee and when it comes to meringue, I’m perfectly content putting it under the broiler. But things changed last night when I spotted S’mores Dark Chocolate Puddings in Bon Appetit. …


Published on May 14, 2009
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Chocolate Eclairs II

by on January 2, 2009 · 12 comments


Well Hi, How’s your National Cream Puff Day going? Hopefully things are okay. Did you make any cream puffs? I didn’t, but I made some éclairs. They’re not very pretty, but I haven’t made them in a while so I guess that’s okay. I probably should have made cream puffs since it is …


Published on January 2, 2009
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Vanilla Bean Banana Pudding

by on October 9, 2008 · 13 comments

banana pudding

My dad came over for dinner tonight so I made banana pudding. I love making banana pudding, but don’t get to very often because Todd & Fuzz don’t like bananas. Tonight I made it anyway thinking that if the other components were good, the banana haters could just eat around the bananas…..and that’s …


Published on October 9, 2008