Category Archives: Dessert

Cooking with Hannah

This is a bit of a different blog post for me, as instead of focusing on WHAT I’m cooking the focus is WHO I was cooking with. My wife’s two nieces are visiting this weekend, which gave me the opportunity to cook with our great niece Hannah, a 10 year old fourth grader. (Of course […]

Chocolate Stout Cake

I’ve used alcohol in a variety of dishes in the past.  Certainly wine has found its way into a number of chicken dishes, I’ve added bourbon to mashed potatoes and beer has found its way into stew and bread – but Guinness into a cake was a new one for me. As you might suspect […]

Pie Day 2014

Happy March 14, which is known around the world as Pi Day. This makes for a great excuse for mathematicians and food bloggers alike to make, eat and talk about pie.  Since I am both a math guy and blogger this day was made for me. To honor the day I am finally getting around […]

Mini Pumpkin Pies

I have been obsessed with making individual, hand-held pies over the last month or so.  It started in late December when I made some fantastic mini apple pies.  It has continued into January when I have now twice made mini pumpkin pies, and constantly daydream of making small coconut custard pies. I’m not sure if […]

Simple Pumpkin Cake

My friend Jan recently posted a picture of a two ingredient pumpkin cake on Facebook. Two ingredients?  Really? Yep, two ingredients.  All you need is a yellow cake mix and pumpkin purée.  The simple glaze did add three other ingredients – confectioners’ sugar, apple cider and pumpkin pie spice. This made a very moist cake […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I have been on a pumpkin dessert kick the last few days.  Maybe it was having two different friends post tempting pictures on Facebook or maybe it was because my daughter (who loves all thing pumpkin) was going to be home for a few days. Whatever the reason, my family has benefited from this pumpkin […]

Grilled Pineapple Tart

More often than not my meal planning starts with looking at recipes, then going to the store to purchase what is needed for that particular dish.  Much less frequently I start with the thought “What should I do with this ____ that I have left over.”  Dessert the other night was a case of the […]

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Occasionally a confluence of factors goes into helping me figure out what in the heck I am going to make. In the latest case it was seeing lots of zucchini at our local farm stand and my desire to try a dessert using Greek yogurt.  Let me explain that last part… I have signed up […]

Oh So Simple Brownies

The other night Anthony had a group of friends stop by, and I felt bad since we didn’t have anything in the way of snack foods around.  Luckily I remembered that my friend Erika had recently posted a basic brownie recipe on Facebook. Half an hour later I had a pan of brownies out of […]

Mom’s Quick Cherry Cobbler

Here is another installment of recipes from the cookbook mom made for me when I had my first apartment. Unlike the bean salad – which I can vividly remember her making – I have no recollection of ever eating this cherry cobbler. I can picture growing up in Rochester in the 60’s and 70’s and […]