Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Grilled Peaches

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Dessert tonight was some grilled peaches. I got a few little peaches last time I was at the store in the hopes that they'd be good, but sadly it's not quite peach season yet. In order to intensify their flavor and sweetness I decided to throw the rest ...

Coconut Macaroons

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Shaun and I were in the mood for a sweet tonight, and I had a bag of coconut lying about, so I dug through my cookbooks to find a macaroon recipe that I could make without going to the store. Joy of Cooking came through with a recipe I ...

Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

This is a recipe from Cooking Light, July 2001. I had some strawberries and buttermilk that needed to be used up today, and Google was kind enough to point me to the recipe. I've paraphrased the recipe below. It's very nice and refreshing. I was expecting ...

Blackberry Pie

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

This is a wonderful pie recipe courtesy of The Joy of Cooking, originally written for blueberries, but I made it with blackberries tonight. We froze a lot of blackberries and blueberries late last summer to use throughout the winter and spring, and we're slowly but surely working through them. ...

Strawberry Shortcake

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

So, what to do with macerated strawberries and buttermilk biscuits? Make strawberry shortcake, of course!

Macerated Strawberries

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This is a good way to perk up less than stellar berries or to make good berries even better. It gives them a nice extra sweet punch and draws out the juices to make a delicious syrup. These refrigerate well and go great with biscuits, yogurt, granola, or ...

Creme De Menthe Chunk Cookies

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I found the original recipe for these awesome cookies on the back of a bag of Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips. I only made a couple small modifications: using light brown sugar instead of dark, and putting in a bit more vanilla, as I like it and my ...

Apple Pie

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This is another wonderful recipe from The Joy of Cooking. I used Fuji apples, and closer to 8 cups of slices (though I only used 4 giant apples :-) ) as we like our pies brimming with fruit. I should have added a bit ...

Rich Rolled Sugar Cookies

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

This is a recipe from The Joy of Cooking with minor modifications. It's a classic sugar cookie recipe. The holidays just wouldn't be the same without a batch of these. They keep their shape quite well and are very tender and tasty. As with any rolled ...

Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Friday, November 28th, 2008

This was an experiment - I took the standard Libby pumpkin pie recipe, stirred melted chocolate into half the filling, and made a marbled chocolate pumpkin pie. The chocolate was a bit intense with the first bite, but this was a nice change from regular pumpkin pie. Marbled Chocolate Pumpkin ...