Archive for the 'Desserts' Category

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English Muffin Toasting Bread

Do you love English Muffins? We do and we love them all toasty and warm and smothered in butter and jam or peanut butter or marmalade or with cheese melted all over them or….well, you get the point. Anyway, this bread is yeasty and coarse textured and perfect with just about any kind of topping. It just is. And it’s
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Mother’s Day Almond Raspberry Financiers

First…..Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. Hopefully it is a wonderfully sunny relaxing day. Now how about making something for that special mom of yours that is easy, fancy and just lovely? This is it. Make these for your mom or for that special “mom” in your life. They are sure to love them and they are quick to
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Caramel Popcorn Cookies

This is one fun cookie! This is a party cookie. Seriously, caramel and popcorn? So fun, so good. This is an easy basic cookie dough recipe with the additions of the fun stuff (caramel and popcorn). Make these, you won’t be sorry. And then have a party   Caramel Popcorn Cookies   Ingredient:   1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/2
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Orange Marmalade Cake

This is a great cake. It’s dense fine grained texture reminds us of a really wonderful pound cake. It’s not too sweet and will last for days well-wrapped at room temperature. And you know, it’s almost better the next day. Oh and the glaze?  It’s this nice concoction of marmalade, sugar and butter. Yum. It’s tangy, it’s moist, and it’s
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Easter Sacher Torte

Happy Easter! This cake is a most delicious “fancy” cake OK, so there are a few steps to making it but …. it is so worth it! This cake is a classic Austrian cake with two dense chocolate cake layers filled with rum apricot jam and then topped with a fudgy chocolate glaze. And don’t forget the whip cream! Wonderful
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Orange-Almond Mandelbrot

Passover is just around the corner and this is a wonderful cookie to have on hand. Mandelbrot (almond bread) is an Eastern European Jewish cookie, a kind of biscotti. The dough is baked twice, first in a log, and then sliced and baked again. And because it is almost Passover, the flour in this recipe can easily be substituted with
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Whiskey-Soaked Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

We are all about the bundt cake these days. This happens to be yet another one of those cakes that even the die-hard-haters of anything flavored with alcohol LOVE. Yes, we said love.  These people will totally surprise you, as they did us. Well, not really. We know what this cake is all about. It’s smooth with this deep chocolate
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Flourless 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

In a hurry? Feeling like a good peanut butter cookie? Make these. Just do it. And if it is not obvious they are gluten free…. well, they are. NO FLOUR.  Add some chocolate chips for the ultimate in goodness. Now go make these already……   Flourless 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies   Ingredients:   1 cup peanut butter 1 cup
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Meyer Lemon Bliss Cake

Happy first day of Spring!! This perfect first day of Spring cake is a classic bundt cake and is one of our favorite cakes. It’s lovely and lemony and dense and so so good! The glaze soaks in to make this really wonderful tangy and extra-moist crumb plus we love the added icing, also tangy. This also freezes well. Just
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Guinness Devil’s Food White-Out Cake

  So….St. Patrick’s Day. Again. Here is your excuse to buy a six pack of Guinness, use 1 cup in this cake and then drink the rest. It’s ok, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Everybody does it Seriously, this cake is very good. It’s dense and moist with 1 layer of the cake pressed into the frosting and oh man, oh
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