Dessert Recipes

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – Made with Willy Wonka Chocolate

April 17, 2011
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I came up with this recipe even before the Easter holiday is upon us because I know it’s going to happen: there’s going to be leftover candy. And lots of chocolate, because that’s most of what the Easter Bunny brings us each year. You could actually use any kind of chocolate candy bar to make […]

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Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe – Healthier Version

January 24, 2011
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Ingredients: 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup dry cocoa 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 stick butter, softened 2 egg whites – I used Eggland’s best because they have increased nutrition 1 whole egg – again, Eggland’s best 1 T Kirschwasser Cherry Flavor Brandy 1/2 cup skim milk Directions to make Chocolate […]

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How to Make Strawberry Sauce – Homemade Recipe

January 23, 2011
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Yield for this recipe: about 2 cups. Many people don’t realize how easy it can be to make strawberry sauce. This is my own recipe, which I developed to give a pure strawberry taste with a minimal number of ingredients. I’m using frozen strawberries as a reference point–because they’re available year-round. Fresh strawberries, while awesome […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate-Chunk Cookie Recipe – Perfect for the Holidays

December 18, 2010
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These cookies are a bit lighter than traditional oatmeal cookies because they replace part of the butter with applesauce. The combination of raisins and chocolate, along with the oatmeal, make these cookies much different than any oatmeal cookies you’ve probably tasted. The cookies  taste a bit less sweet than a lot of cookies, so I […]

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Gingerbread Recipe (with Gingerbread Icing) – for the Holidays or Anytime

December 12, 2010
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Real gingerbread is not a cookie–it’s a delicious and moist spiced bread that’s quite a bit healthier than other cakes or bread you typically see. It’s made with real molasses, cloves, and cinnamon, and is both flavorful and filling. And homemade gingerbread will be a special treat for your family and guests–much better than any […]

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Rice Cream with Strawberry Topping – A Beautiful and Unique Holiday Dessert

December 5, 2010
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I heard about Rice Cream on a Food Network program feature foods served at Disney World. This delectable treat looked and sounded so delicious, I had to try it for myself. But since I’m not planning a trip to Disney World anytime soon, I decided to do some research and discover the recipe for myself. […]

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Best Recipe for Pumpkin Pie (from Scratch)

November 28, 2010
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My family would always just buy a pumpkin pie from the local Safeway food store. I never had anything else, so I was satisfied. Then, as a college student, my boyfriend’s family had what I thought was a much more interesting tradition: they had homemade pie for Christmas dinner. And not just one pie, but […]

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Best Recipe for Making a Pie Crust from Scratch

November 27, 2010
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This recipe is what I use for making my homemade Pumpkin and homemade Apple Strudel pies, among others. Ingredients 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt (optional. I sometimes substitute 1 T sugar for fruit pies) 4 T real butter, unsalted 4 T ice water Most pie crust recipes insist that cold, thinly sliced […]

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