Category Archives: Desserts

 Tonka Bean Creme Brulee

  About a  month ago I came across a recipe on a blog called Illegally Delicious  Plum Preserves Infused with Tonka Bean… cool, but what was a Tonka bean? I had never heard of it… turns out it is the seed of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Salami and A Book Review!

“Chocolate Salami? umm… that sounds different”. My wife knows that I have been reading a new Charcuterie book and I could tell that she sounded a bit apprehensive. It’s basically chocolate ganache with nuts and spices… no meat! Well ok … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Pie Toffee

Here is a recipe that I have been working on for almost a year now… My main problem with not posting this recipe earlier is I’ve been lacking a good picture! Every time that I make this toffee I forget … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Dipped Ice Cream

Well, I had a nice Fathers Day on Sunday with my Dad (who is visiting from Kansas) and my brother Don. It is great when we can all get together. For dessert I made up some cinnamon magic shell and … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Dipped Ice Cream

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything at all since Memorial Day! It’s been so hot here in Apple Valley that it’s been hard to get myself into the kitchen to cook…(110f or more for the past week) … Continue reading

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Agave Roasted Pecans with Coconut

Sometime last month I found a great blog post on Agave Roasted Almonds  by Serious Bread Serious Cheese that I just had to try. I made a batch and they were great! Crunchy, Salty and Sweet – I think that … Continue reading

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Almond Crust Cheesecake With Blackberry Topping

It’s kind of tradition here to have cheesecake at Easter…(no ham dinner though – I made tamales!) This has to be my favorite cheesecake recipe although I usually use boysenberries for the topping. It is very moist and creamy with … Continue reading

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Pots De Creme

Time for a dessert recipe that I can incorporate coffee into! This is a great rich dessert that my family likes -I think you’ll like it too! The combination of the vanilla bean, bittersweet chocolate with the rich coffee with … Continue reading

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

The weather forecast here called for rain – off and on, all weekend long. Our eldest daughter was planning to come home and spend some time with us, so I decided to make up some Cinnamon Rolls for Saturday morning! … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Banana Bread with Pine Nuts

Last September a local store donated an entire pallet of bananas to the school where my wife works. They handed out bananas to everyone that was willing and then looked for unlocked cars to share the wealth! (kidding). My wife … Continue reading

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