Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Chocolate Fudge with Marshmallows

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

This is a treat I make most years around Christmas time. It's very easy, rich, and delicious. I made a double batch, using a 9" x 13" pan, cut it into smaller pieces, and I'm taking most of it into work. :-) ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a blessed holiday season!      

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Another fall tradition, I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this evening, as Shaun wanted some. We were talking about how the highs are only going to be a bit above freezing this weekend and that maybe we should make some chili or some homemade chicken noodles, and then the ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

This is an incredibly easy and relatively healthier cake. Just take an 18 oz box cake mix (I chose devil's food, but spice is also very good) and one 15 oz can of pure pumpkin and beat together. Don't add anything else. It will form a thick ...

Happy National S’Mores Day!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010



Some Weekend Baking

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

I did some random baking this weekend. First, a (very) "rustic" (aka, ugly) raspberry lime crostata thingy. I got a flat of raspberries that turned out to be not so great, so I stirred in about 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, and the juice of ...

Thanksgiving Dinner and Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, and finished it off with pumpkin pie. I got some organic canned pumpkin this year that just seemed much tastier than the usual kind. I follow the recipe on the Libby can, but modify the spices to our tastes. Thanksgiving Dinner Brined turkey with ...

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

This recipe is a combination of several I've tried over the years. It's very moist and just on the border between breakfast and dessert, especially with the addition of chocolate chips :-) Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips Makes 2 9" x 5" loaves (about 24 servings) 1 15-oz ...

Cinnamon Apple Topping

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Tonight was a resounding bust for dinner. Two packages of rancid meat, well before their sell-by dates, let alone use-by. So irritating. We ended up ordering Chinese, but I did make this quickie apple topping and some bisquick biscuits for dessert. I'm sure it would go great ...

Cherry Lime Squares

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

This is very loosely based of of a recipe I saw for a Cherry Lemon Custard Tart on some Food Network show a few years ago. If you don't have a cherry pitter, a drinking straw works well, but is somewhat flimsy. I ended up using a little ...