DESSERTS & SWEETS


Cakes & Brownies

Apple Cake w/ Toffee Topping
from Tessa Kirros--delicious!

Blueberry & Yogurt Loaf
From Donna Hay.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies w/ Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
From Joy the Baker


Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
from Joy the Baker. Really good!


Coffee Blond Brownies
My favorite brownies...I mean blondies


Fig Cake
A standard Cajun dessert


Fig Cookies
Made with fig preserves, chewy and packed full of fig flavor.


Gâteau de Sirop (Syrup Cake)
A traditional Cajun dessert made w/ Steen's cane syrup

Heavenly Hash Cake
A great Easter dessert



Honey Cakes (Melomakarona)
from Food From Many Greek Kitchens by Tessa Kiros

King Cake
A Mardi Gras tradition

King Cake II (hazelnut praline filling)

King Cake III (blueberry)


King Cup Cakes
A fun twist on the King Cake



King Cake--Traditional French Style
Made with puff pastry and praline filling


King Cake Bread Pudding
Infused with King Cake Vodka

Red Velvet Cake
Another Southern classic and my Birthday tradition since I was a little girl


Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars
Yes, you will love them.


Rick's Favorite Chocolate Birthday Cake
from Rick Bayless. Chocolate cake with hints of coffee.



Chilled Desserts

1-Minute Berry Ice Cream
Like a frozen smoothie, only better


Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
I love this dessert for cookouts & 4th of July


Chocolate Mint Frosties
A tasty, fast, & easy cold treat


Chocolate Mousse
Alton Brown's version w/ a sneak attack of rum and coffee


Chocolate Panna Cotta
Can you tell I like chocolate?


Coffee Granita
Who needs iced coffee from some fancy shop?  Make a cool coffee treat w/ your leftovers!

Double Chocolate Granita
Great for Summer. Or Winter. Or Spring. Or Fall.


Frozen Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
Something for the kid in you


Italian Fudge Cake
Almost...almost chocolate overload. Even for a chocolate lover.


Nutella Nests
Looks fancy-pants but it's easy


Purple Passion
Yeah, I know.  The title is ridiculous.


Satsuma Buttermilk Pie
from Chef Donald Link


Tarte à la Bouille
an old fashioned Cajun dessert


Yogurt w/ Honey & Nuts
A more figure friendly way to satisfy ice cream cravings


Cookies & Candies
Brownie Cookies w/ Peanut Butter Frosting
From Donna Hay


Butter Dreams
My MIL's Christmas cookies, shortbread-like & almond flavored


Candied Pecans & Spiced Pecan Kisses
Great for homemade Christmas gifts or for having around for a snack


 Chewy Chocolate Cookies
A family favorite and a Holiday tradition

Chocolate Peanut Clusters
Easy to make chocolate candy

Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti
My favorite biscotti ever. So far. Scroll past the pizza recipe for the biscotti.

Gingerbread Trees w/ Lemon Icing

from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food

Gold Brick Fudge
Not to be confused with Gold Brick Eggs



Nutter Butter Ghosts

Boo

Peppermint Sticks
Another family favorite and a Holiday tradition

Pralines
A Southern classic

Russian Fudge
Only it's not Russian

Trail Mix Biscotti
Biscotti with my favorite trail mix combo: dried cranberries, pecans, dark chocolate


Misc. Desserts & Sweets

Apple and Dark Chocolate Wonton Parcels
from Donna Hay--an easy dessert with lots of possible fillings

Amaretto Figs
Nothin wrong with boozy fruit

Bananas Foster
The only way I eat bananas

Blueberry Focaccia
This can do double duty: dessert or breakfast


Caramelized Cardamom Apples with Pistachio Cream
From Madhur Jaffrey.

Eclairs
Not as hard as you might think

Homemade Granola
From Jamie Oliver. Used in yogurt parfaits.


Mardi Gras Croquembouche
A tower of cream puffs, a Mardi Gras Waltz, and the Courir de Mardi Gras.

Mini Pecan Pies with Cane Syrup Whipped Cream
Hint: it's all about the cane syrup whipped cream.

Mocha Latte Bread Pudding
w/ Caramel Whiskey Sauce
Coffee, chocolate, caramel, whiskey...got all the food groups covered

Pink Fruit Salad
My mother-in-law's Easter salad.

Pumpkin Puffs w/ Caramel Stout Sauce
I entered this in a Foodie Joust--came in 2nd.  Not bad for my first attempt at a contest.

Tac-tac (Popcorn Balls)
A Cajun Halloween favorite that didn't go so well for me