Category Archives: Desserts

TOLL HOUSE PIE, A RETRO DESSERT RECIPE

Remember the Nestle Toll House Pie?   This is one of those retro desserts that always showed up at a covered dish dinner. 

This Toll House Pie is a delicious and easy to make retro dessert.

A few weeks ago, I was talking with one of my grand daughters about the kind of desserts we use to always serve back in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s.  We discussed Jello desserts, Punch Bowl Cake, bundt cakes, and the Nestle Toll House Pie. Continue reading TOLL HOUSE PIE, A RETRO DESSERT RECIPE

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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STRAWBERRY CREAM DESSERT-KIDS COOKING CLASS

This Strawberry Cream Dessert is perfect for any summer gathering.  It is cool, creamy, easy to make and delicious.starwberry cream dessert, kids cooking class, pudding,

I was looking through an older cookbook that was put together by the Junior League of Charleston WV when I saw this recipe.  I have  made versions of this, using chocolate, banana, lemon, vanilla, or butterscotch pudding, but this one had fresh strawberries folded into the pudding and I thought it really sounded good. This recipe,  Strawberry Cream Dessert won first place in its division in the 1983 WV Strawberry Festival.  That was good enough for me! Continue reading STRAWBERRY CREAM DESSERT-KIDS COOKING CLASS

“RETRO” SNACKS…COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

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.  They use to love for me to make these cute little cook-out cupcakes when they were younger.  Continue reading “RETRO” SNACKS…COOK-OUT CUPCAKES