Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

This Hint of Mint Frosting recipe is absolutely delicious and spreads easily on any cake or cupcakes. It’s my “Blue Baker’s” variation of the frosting used on my childhood favorite cake recipe. True to form, my granddaughter likes to “tweek” recipes, so she switched the green to orange food coloring this week to match our Halloween […]

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Love chocolate? This recipe is perfect for the chocoholic.This chocolate mousse pie  is one of my absolute favorites and is wonderful for any special occasion. Best of all, it needs to be made in advance, which makes entertaining that much easier. YIELD:   Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Crust 21 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos) 1/4 cup […]

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting and Drizzled Fudge Icing could be the best chocolate cake you will ever eat. I grew up eating this cake until my favorite  bakery closed many years ago. This was our “special occasion” cake. Since then, I have tried to find a recipe that comes close to […]

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Lemon Chiffon Pie is a light, refreshing dessert. Substituting graham cracker crust for regular pie crust makes this a light, delicious way to finish a meal. For a lime version, substitute lime juice and peel for the lemon juice and peel. For orange, substitute orange juice and peel for the water, lemon juice and peel. […]

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Fresh strawberries, shortcake biscuits and whipped cream. Three ingredients. What could be simpler? Try my “secret” twist, just before serving. It’s been passed down through generations in my family. Combine with Deb’s homemade shortcake recipe from her fabulous blog, Smitten Kitchen.  Now you have a perfect dessert. Before sharing my foolproof tip, you must promise not […]

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Home made whipped cream is so easy and quick to make. Perfect for strawberry shortcake. INGREDIENTS 1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream 2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon confectioners sugar or powdered sugar (in a bind, you can use granulated sugar) DIRECTIONS Chill mixing bowl and beaters for approximately […]

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