Take-out Tuesday, Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle

Happy Fat Tuesday!       We will be celebrating Fat Tuesday today with either Baby Beignets       or Crescent Roll King Cake for breakfast or dessert       and perhaps Mardi Gras Gratin or         a Muffaletta Pie for supper         And a Raspberry Cheesecake … Continue reading

Holidays, Cranberry Pie

This cranberry pie is light and refreshing     It’s an ideal dessert after a heavy holiday meal         The crust is really different, it’s made with Gingersnap cookies and pecans       Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or use a food processor     … Continue reading

Holidays, Turkey Topped Pecan Pie

  Let’s talk a little turkey…       An easy pie decoration~     And an easy pie! Have you seen Pecan Pie in a jar? I have seen it at Trader Joe’s, Williams Sonoma, and it’s available on line at  Amazon here I took a little liberty and added some chocolate chips   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Candy Pastry

🎃  Happy Halloween!  👻   I wonder what they are going to be this year?   Will you be trick or treating?     Here’s a treat you can make with the leftover Halloween loot~     Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Candy Pastry     Borrow some candy from your little trick or treaters and make … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tiramisu Jars

I have never been superstitious about Friday the 13th, but last Friday was frightful!     DD and her family arrived for a Spooky Visit to celebrate her birthday Which wasn’t frightful, but delightful!     HH & I had the menu planned, the groceries bought, and some of the food already made, We were … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

You might want to call this Apple Pie in a Hurry or Cheatin’ Apple Pie…     4 ingredients and a pastry cutter     Easy peasy, lazy daisy     I used Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce from Trader Joe’s but you can also whip up your own with sweetened condensed milk, butter and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream

My friend Jodi tempted me with her Peach Puff Tartlettes last week I had the peaches and puff pastry, but sadly no almonds…hmmm…     I did have almond paste, do you ever use it?  It has magical powers  🎩     Mixed with sugar and softened butter it makes a Umami type paste that … Continue reading

Party Panche, Tiramisu Bundt Cake with Kahlua Caramel

At first glance this cake might look complicated…     But it’s really a piece of cake  😂     The cake is made from a Fudge Marble cake mix, and enhanced with strong coffee, Kahlua, milk, butter and 4 eggs Follow the instructions on the mix box for making the chocolate swirl, adding the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Coconut Pineapple Faux Créme Brûlèe

I am really excited to share this today     I can’t wait to find out what you think!     This oh so tempting creamy dessert     with a caramelized burnt sugar topping     Garnished with fresh pineapple and coconut flakes     Is actually…     Wait for it…     … Continue reading

Party Panache, Salty Caramel Crème Brûlée

  HHjr gave me a kitchen torch for Mother’s Day     Yep, the same guy who gave me a giant metal rusty fish and a weathered buoy rope for my birthday…     *Sigh*  such a smart guy, he knows his Mom…     So when life hands you a culinary torch, you make … Continue reading

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