Miniature Key Lime Pies

by July 18, 2014
Key Lime Pie Mini

Yesterday’s Key lime pie flavored cheesecakes were good, but as I ate one I realized that what I really wanted was actual Key lime pie and not cheesecake. After all, why make Key lime pie flavored cheesecake when it’s just as easy to make the real thing? So here’s a new recipe, scaled down and […]

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Mini Key Lime Flavored Cheesecakes

by July 17, 2014
Key Lime Cheesecake

We’re back from a little vacation to Fort Worth and Chicago — odd combination of destinations which involved picking Fuzz up from camp at TCU, then heading on to Chicago for some family fun. We walked all over the place, tried some new restaurants and saw a show at the Second City.  It was a […]

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Small Batch Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream

by July 13, 2014
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 […]

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Double Chocolate Thin Biscotti

by July 11, 2014

I’m still on a thin sliced biscotti kick, so here’s another version for you. This one is double chocolate and uses assorted nuts, white chips and chocolate chips. For the chocolate base, I just added 1 oz of melted unsweetened chocolate.

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Happy Sugar Cookie Day — Amish Sugar Cookies

by July 9, 2014
Amish Sugar Cookies

In honor of National Sugar Cookie Day, here’s an old recipe that I’ve really grown to appreciate over the years. It was given to me by a reader named John, whose version was actually double this.  These are crumbly and light and kind of fall apart when you eat them; but they’re not like shortbread […]

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Cranberry, White Chip and Pecan Biscotti Thins

by July 7, 2014
Biscotti Thins

This is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes, though I can’t say I’ve ever made it the same way twice. These thinly sliced biscotti can be made with almost any kind of chopped dried fruit, nut, candy and flavorings. This version is pretty basic and calls for pecans, white chips and dried cranberries – […]

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Layered Strawberry Dessert

by July 5, 2014
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.

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Mocha Latte Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

by July 3, 2014
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.

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