Category Archives: Desserts

PARFAIT BAR..FUN ACTIVITY WITH THE CHILDREN

My parfait bar is a fun way to celebrate  when entertaining your children or grandchildren.  Everyone gets a chance to show their creativity as well as making their own treat.

A parfait bar, perfect activity to share at any get together.A parfait bar would also be great to serve at a party.  It is quick and easy to set up and can be done with ingredients you have in your kitchen.  Continue reading PARFAIT BAR..FUN ACTIVITY WITH THE CHILDREN

COOK-OUT CUPCAKES”RETRO” SNACKS-

These “retro” snacks are fun to make and bring a smile to everyone’s face.
We call them cook-out cupcakes.

Cook-out Cupcakes are a fun and tasty summertime dessert. Cupcakes are decorated to look like a cheeseburger. Loved by adults as well as children.

I have been making some “retro” snacks for my grandchildren this summer and thought of this one.  I have not made it for at least 6 or 7 years, but they use to love for me to make these cute little cook-out cupcakes when they were younger. Continue reading COOK-OUT CUPCAKES”RETRO” SNACKS-

The Best Texas Sheet Cake

The Best Texas Sheet Cake, rich, soft, delicious.TEXAS SHEET CAKE ….a large, thinner  chocolate sheet cake, melts in your mouth soft, then topped with a warm chocolate icing with pecans.

The Best Texas Sheet Cake, rich, soft, delicious.

Sharing this recipe because it truly is the best Texas Sheet Cake recipe that I have ever eaten.  About 50 years ago, when I was working as an RN in our local hospital,  the staff created a cookbook, and this recipe was in there.  It is the only one I ever make, and always get the best compliments. Continue reading The Best Texas Sheet Cake

CHERRY CREAM PUFF RING

Sharing this Cherry Cream Puff Ring  recipe today and the memories it brings back to me.

This elegant dessert is a cream puff ring filled with pudding and cherry pie filling.

This is a dessert that my mother made frequently when I was growing up.  I had never made it before this week.  As a matter of fact, I did not even realize that I had the recipe.   I found it in a folder of old recipes last week-end.  This Cherry Cream Puff Ring  holds many special memories for me.

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LIME CREAM CHEESE CAKE BARS- ST PATRICK’S DAY

These lime cream cheese cake bars are a very refreshing dessert, and  perfect to serve on St Patrick’s Day.

A refreshing lime, cream cheese dessert for St Patrick's Day.

 

They are actually a remake of a recipe for lemon cream cheese bars that I have been making for about 40 years.  The original recipe was on the side of a cake box.  I still make them frequently and was thinking of that recipe again last week.  I decided to change a few  ingredients and created lime cream cheese cake bars. Continue reading LIME CREAM CHEESE CAKE BARS- ST PATRICK’S DAY

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

Sharing this recipe for my Triple Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies today.

A rich, elegant brownies filled with chocolate chips, a cream cheese and raspberry filling, topped with melted chocolate.

 I had the idea for these  Triple Chocolate Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies as a Valentine’s Day treat last year, but ran out of time to make them, so I’m not making the same mistake this year.  Continue reading TRIPLE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

PUMPKIN BUTTERSCOTCH MASCARPONE COOKIE TART

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mascarpone Cookie Tart is a perfect fall dessert with a cookie tart and layers of pumpkin, mascarpone cheese and toppings of toffee bits and butterscotch.Pumpkin Butterscotch Mascarpone Cookie Tart

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mascarpone Cookie Tart begins with a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough for the crust,filled with layers of sweetened mascarpone cheese and a pumpkin-vanilla pudding.

Add a topping of pecans, toffee bits, and melted butterscotch chips for the perfect flavor combination.

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PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE TEXAS SHEET CAKE

Sharing this Peanut Butter Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake recipe today.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Texas Sheetcake is an awesome dessert. The 2 kinds of sheet cakes are combined and topped with 2 kinds of frosting.

My favorite cake is Texas sheet cake and I make it every time that I need a dessert to serve a lot of people. A few days ago, I was in the mood to make one, but I was also in the mood to make a peanut butter sheet cake.  This crazy thought popped into my head that maybe I could make them both in one cake! That is how Peanut Butter Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake was created. It is so good!

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EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

Extreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces CandiesExtreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces Candies.  Melted chocolate is drizzled over the top for the finishing touch. Continue reading EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES