Category Archives: Dessert

Key Lime Pie Bars

Avid readers of this blog may recall that I made a great Key Lime Pie a few months back, with a unique twist of cutting one of the pieces into the shape of Florida when serving.  (Read that blog post if you are curious as to why).  One side benefit of making the pie is […]

Chocolate Bundt Cake

For a guy who once claimed he doesn’t make cake, I sure seem to be baking a lot cakes lately.  Guess a combination of my sweet tooth and being a sucker for cake glamour shots that I see on other blogs gets me running to the kitchen every time. My latest cake baking experiment was […]

Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake

I was intrigued when I stumbled upon a recipe for chocolate cake made in the crock pot.  I had used my crock pot to make rice pudding once, but other than that it had only been put to use with for things like chili, stew, soup, etc.  Cake seemed like a challenge to me….now was […]

Black and Tan Cake

Have you ever had a Black and Tan?  I love the flavor – and look – of the dark Guinness sitting on top of the light Bass Ale.  I have tried to pour one at home a few times and never had much success.  I was jazzed then when I saw a picture of a Chocoflan […]

Key Lime Pie

Funny Key Lime Pie story. Years ago I traveled a lot for work.  One time I was in Florida visiting customers and the local sales team and I went out for dinner.  When it was time for dessert – unbeknownst to me – they asked the waiter to cut the piece of Key Lime Pie […]

Rhubarb-Ginger Crumble

I have consumed more than my share of apple crisp in the fall, but typically when apple season ends so does my obsession with desserts topped by a sugar, butter and flour crumble.   When a beautiful picture of Rhubarb-Ginger Crumble arrived in my email this week the urge for that buttery topping came right back. […]

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Wow. That just about sums up this incredible dessert.  Wow.  Maybe even WOW. I had seen these brownies on the Just a Taste blog, and as usual for this site the pictures made my mouth water.  Ever since then I was looking for an occasion to make them, and with my daughter home from NYC […]

Second Time is the Charm Cookies

I had a craving for something sweet the other night, so started to rummage through the cupboards to see what I could find.  Store bought cookies?  Nada.  Ice cream?  Nope.  A Betty Crocker cake mix?  No again. Just before desperation set in I remembered a recipe for Cocoa Fudge Cookies from Cooking Light that I […]

Happy Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated each March 14th by millions…well thousands…well hundreds (of mostly math teachers) each year.  I love it since it is a day with a built in excuse to bake a pie. This year I decided to try another crack at a coconut custard pie with a caramelized topping.  We make coconut custard […]

Lemon Squares

Probably dating myself, but when I was making lemon squares for dessert the other day what flashed into my head were the words from the Peter, Paul and Mary song Lemon Tree: “Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” What they […]