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Peanut Butter Pie

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Desserts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Do any of you watch American Horror Story(AHS)?  I’ve been watching the latest season “Freak Show” and I am hooked again.  Dandy, played by Finn Wittrock,  is my favorite character this season.  Wittrock plays “man child sociopath” to perfection.  I look forward to Dandy’s escapades every week 🙂
Anyway, This past episode, Dandy and his mother Gloria were having dinner at their usual opposite ends of the lavish dinning table. During the scene,  Gloria, had this picture perfect dessert on her plate.  It was a berry tart.  And while this post is not for a berry tart it is for an equally delicious  dessert… a peanut butter pie like tart.
It also happened to be my MIL’s birthday later in the week so it all seemed fitting since she too loves PB. 🙂
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Black Chocolate Banana Bread

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Desserts | 0 comments

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I really wanted chocolate banana bread.  But I didn’t want any of that milk chocolate brown banana bread.  No, I wanted that that rich black chocolate color and flavor that you see in Oreos.  To get that dark black chocolate color and flavor I used black cocoa powder.

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Egg Cream

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Desserts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Oh sweet egg cream how you make a stressful day fade away…

If you’ve never had an egg cream, this is what you’re missing: rich, creamy chocolate, bubbly goodness. The origins of the egg cream are a bit mysterious.  Some say the egg cream was the original milkshake. Back in the day, they would mix sweet cream, an egg and chocolate then top  it off with soda.  Kinda sounds like a chocolate soda of sorts.   Fear not, as there is no longer raw eggs in the egg cream.  The egg cream is now a simple 3 ingredient drink that is sure to please your sweet tooth.

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White Chocolate Napoleons

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Desserts | 0 comments

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This is an updated version of a classic napoleon recipe from Pepperidge Farm.   My mother was kind enough to make this delicious dessert and provide the recipe.   When you think about a classic napoleon recipe the steps can get very tedious with the homemade  custard and pastry.   I  don’t know about you but I need something quick and simple when I have a sugar craving!  This recipe is simple and delicious and will have everyone thinking you slaved away in the kitchen all day!

 

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Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Desserts, Gluten-free | 0 comments

Growing up I never had much of a sweet tooth.  However,  in my 30’s that all changed.   Whatever the reason, chocolate anything will now hit the spot.   And when it comes to chocolate,  I love a moist rich chocolate cake.   Just because you’ve gone gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one too.  This is a simple  gluten-free chocolate cake recipe that will have you saying gluten…shmooten!… 😉  millet, sorghum and tapioca flours combined to create an amazingly moist cake.

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100 Calorie Dessert Parfait!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Desserts | 0 comments

This version of a parfait uses less water and more yogurt and whipped cream.  The result is a richly flavored, light and velvety parfait.  If you’re craving a mousse like dessert… this is it.   This treat is just over 100 calories per 1/2 cup.  This recipe yields roughly 4.5 cups of delicious parfait…

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