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

Flavor of the Month, Peachy Bread Pudding & a Peachy Recipe Round-up

Okay, I’ve got good news and bad news…and good news! The good news is I did make the eagerly anticipated Peach Bread Pudding from the June Bucket list The bad news is that I don’t have tons of drool worthy photos so we’re going to have to use our imaginations…     The other good … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Jars

  Celebrate the official beginning of summer with these no bake, fill, chill and serve key lime cheesecakes in a jar!     Perfect for parties  🎉, picnics  🍉, boat rides  ⛵️ and outdoor BBQs  🍔     Portable and ready to serve!     Have you seen this ready to eat cheesecake filling by … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Magic Lemon Bars

When I saw an Impossible Lemon Coconut Pie over at Happier than a Pig in Mud, I raced to my pantry to see if I had the ingredients…     I could practically taste it!     But alas, not a box of Bisquick to be found…     But I did have a lemon … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Coconut Moussé with Bunny Ear Brittle

Bunny alert!     This dessert is so easy to make, so much fun to serve, and has infinite possibilities for variation     Just 4 ingredients: Jello instant pudding mix, Cool Whip whipped topping, milk, extract     Stir the milk into the pudding mix, add extract and fold in topping.  That’s it!   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy as pie Danish or Dessert

I wanted to make the famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce from the Grand Hotel this month,     but I had a half jar of pecan pie filling, leftover from Pecan Pie Salted Caramel Cupcakes, that was begging to be used…   And a can of crescent rolls…     Which would make this … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Red & White Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only a week away, and these red and white recipes are guaranteed to win anyone’s heart! They are also Take-out Tuesday fast and easy- Appetizers and Small Bites Pimento Cheese Cookies with Strawberry Jam     Bacon Wrapped Sweet Chili Shrimp     Tomato Canapès with Bacon & Chive Aioli     … Continue reading

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