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February 8, 2018

Raspberry and chocolate are a perfect marriage of flavors.  There is something about the sweetness of the berries and the richness of the chocolate that gets our taste buds salivating.  I found this rich chocolate dessert recipe on a Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate bar.  It is a very easy pie to make, and my family absolutely loved it.  With only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time, you will have a beautiful and delicious pie!  This would also make an amazing dessert for Valentine's Day.

Bon Appetit!

Tips:

I used a can of chocolate frosting to hide the foil edging of the pie.  I found the frosting in the baking aisle of the grocery store.

I like to keep the chocolate filling of the pie chocolate, so I did not add raspberry jam to the chocolate filling.  I put the raspberry jam on top of the chocolate instead of mixing them.  You can do it either way as I will include both ways in the recipe.

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Preparation time is 15 mi...

August 3, 2017

Here is the pie of the month for August! This easy freeze-ahead dessert comes from the June 2017 issue of Southern Living magazine.  They refer to it as 'peach melba ice-cream pie', because traditionally 'melba' is a dessert of peaches, raspberry sauce, and vanilla ice cream.  This pie has the peaches and vanilla ice cream.  It does not the raspberry sauce; rather, it has raspberry sorbet as one of it's layers.

The best way to prepare this pie is to make it a day ahead.  It does involve quite a bit of chilling time.  The good news is that it's really easy to put together with very little baking time.  Take the time to freeze the layers properly for clean, sharp layers when you serve the pie slices to your guests.  Enjoy the taste of summer with this delicious peach ice cream pie!

Bon Appetit!

Tips:

I could not find Anna's thin almond cookies, so I used a different brand of thin almond cookies.  The crust turned out perfect!

When pressing the cookie crumb mixture int...

June 15, 2017

Along with most of the worlds population, I am addicted to chocolate.  Every once in a while (or everyday), I have to feed my craving!  These little chocolate cupcakes are perfect for a chocolate fix.  I found this recipe in Southern Living magazine, the April 2017 edition.  If you crave intense chocolate, you will enjoy the original recipe.  I was curious to see what the outcome would be with a few changes to the original recipe.  Instead of dark chocolate, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips.  My family liked these cupcakes even better than the original ones!  I topped the cupcakes with whipped cream and a few raspberries.  It was scrumptious.  The raspberries, chocolate, and cream complemented each other perfectly.  You can't go wrong with chocolate!

Bon Appetit!

Tips:

You can substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips for the dark chocolate chips.  You can also do a combination of the two chocolates, if you prefer.  Just make sure that you have 1...

January 26, 2017

If you are a lemon dessert fan, you are going to love these adorable cakes.  And as a bonus, they are low in calories and fat!  They taste very decadent too.  I have served these cakes to both guest and family, and I always get compliments on them.  They look very pretty, especially, if you add powdered sugar and raspberries to decorate them!  I have included several tips for making this dessert to help ensure success!  So the answer is yes!  You can have your cake and eat it too!

Bon Appetit!

Some helpful tips:

1.  When zesting lemon (or any citrus), make sure to get the very top peel of the fruit.  The white pith is bitter.

2.  Any extra zest or lemon pulp can be put in your garbage disposal to 'freshen up' your drain.  If your disposal can handle it, the peel can go in too.  Mine is old, so I do not put the peel in it.

3.  Be extra careful with microplanes (the tool that zests your fruit)!  I have had many scraped flesh in using this impl...

July 17, 2016

I thought I would share with you how I do my berries.  This is a great breakfast side dish that can be assembled easily.  You can serve along with plain Greek yogurt, raw local honey, cinnamon, and if desired granola (homemade is yummy).  Your guests can make their own yogurt bowls!

Adding the bowl of berries to a buffet style breakfast helps add color and diversity too.  I usually serve them with my banana chocolate chip muffins and an overnight breakfast casserole.  I usually make my overnight breakfast egg pie for an easy morning.  As a hostess, you want to enjoy your guests and not spend it away from them cooking in the kitchen! 

If you are interested in my overnight breakfast egg pie or my homemade granola let me know and I will include it in a future update.

Ingredients: Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries

Recipe Directions:


 

Start by washing your berries.  I use a veggie/fruit spray sold in most grocery store produce sections.

I plac...

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