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
A standard Cajun dessert
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
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.
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
Alton Brown's version w/ a sneak attack of rum and coffee
Chocolate Panna Cotta
Can you tell I like chocolate?
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.
Looks fancy-pants but it's easy
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
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
Another family favorite and a Holiday tradition
A Southern classic
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
Nothin wrong with boozy fruit
The only way I eat bananas
This can do double duty: dessert or breakfast
Caramelized Cardamom Apples with Pistachio Cream
From Madhur Jaffrey.
Not as hard as you might think
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