Tag Archives: Desserts

What’s Cookin’ – Twinkie Dessert

Way back in the 1980s, I worked in an office where we would frequently have pot lucks.  One of the favorite desserts served at those pot lucks was the Twinkie Dessert.  Now, this was not my recipe – it was … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Orange Creme Brulee (Gluten Free)

So, on the way home from taking our last kid to college, we stopped at one of our favorite little restaurants, Les Bourgeois Vineyards Blufftop Bistro, in Rocheport, Missouri.  As the name suggests, the restaurant sits on bluffs overlooking the … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Chocolate Eclair Cake

If you’re looking for a great Summer dessert recipe, this is it!  It’s quick, easy, and does not require any cooking or baking.  Perfect to keep your kitchen cool during hot Summer days. I was given this recipe by a … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cheesecake with Port Wine Ganache

My best friend from high school, Lynn, has a daughter and son-in-law who own a restaurant in the historic district of St. Charles, MO. The Vine. We had a high school girls’ night out there a few months back. Class of 1975 … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Karen’s Green Pie

They say that pies are going to be the new cupcakes.  That is, the gourmet cupcake craze of the last few years is going to be replaced by the next big thing – pies.  Not that pies are new.  In … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Ghirardelli Chocolate Espresso Pots de Crème

Last summer, we met some friends from Dallas in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  We needed to trade off kids, and this was a good halfway point for us to meet.  Eureka Springs is a charming, historic, Victorian town located in the Ozark Mountains … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cheesecake Like Sara Lee’s

I am going on record now saying that I am not fond of cheesecake.  I find most cheesecake to be heavy and dense, which, I realize, is why some people love it.  I have also never had a “real” Sara Lee … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Creme Brulee (Gluten Free)

I love Creme Brulee.  It is one of my favorite desserts.  It sounds fancy, but it is not hard to make.  And you don’t need a blow torch to make it either.  Trust me. Creme Brulee is simply an egg … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Apple Crisp

One of our favorite Fall and Winter desserts is Apple Crisp.  I even made it as a birthday dessert this year!  Over the years, I have adapted the original recipe from The Fanny Farmer Cookbook (1979 edition) to make this … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Delectable Dump Cake

We went to a birthday party for my friend, Laura, this past summer, and one of the desserts that was served was a Dump Cake (notice I am not saying what milestone birthday we were celebrating).  It was a hit and … Continue reading

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