Category Archives: Dessert

Portillo’s-Stye Red Velvet Cake

Portillo’s is a (mostly) Chicagoland company known for their Italian beef sammiches, hot dogs, tamales, and, mebbe a bit surprisingly, their chocolate cake. I have it on good authority that their milk shakes are also quite good. The thing about … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Heath Toffee Fudge

Sometimes, fudge just happens. In this case, dark (60%) chocolate fudge with Heath toffee pieces stirred in to make things just that much better. Pretty simple to toss together, and wicked tasty. I guess I could’ve added some walnuts, but … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Creamsicle Cheesecake

And, just when you think it safe to smugly disparage jello, along comes something wonderful like this… A cheesecake that tastes like one of those orange and vanilla creamsicles. Oh, and it is Guten-frikkin-Free! So. Bonus! The nice folk at … Continue reading

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Berry Cream Cheese Galette

So… this was decent, but, I believe I overloaded it with the berries and their liquid. The original recipe, from the nice folx at budgetbytes.com, called for using 1/2 pound of blueberries and, well, I had a one pound bag … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Guinness (Cake)!

It’s April, and so it was time to celebrate my husband’s birthday by having friends over to share a cocktail, some Thai-Style Stew, rather a lot of wine, and, of course, this tasty take on a chocolate Guinness cake. The … Continue reading

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Blueberry and Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

I have a ton of cook books. I mean, they are quite literally stacked all over my house. But. I get emails. And my husband gets emails. More recipes and ideas and… This one came to my husband fro the … Continue reading

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Oh Fu-u-u-u-dge

Yep. ‘Tis the season for all of the tasty treats; and if they just happen to be wicked easy to toss together, and gluten-free, I call that a holidaze bonus. I was scanning Salon.com and when they featured this microwave … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Mousse – in the Blender!

One of my friends thinks that this is actually more of a pot de crème, but I would say that as long as it tastes as good as it does, I don’t really care what you call it. Butterscotch pudding … Continue reading

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Burnt Basque Cheesecake, Again

Since I first made and posted about this tasty, wicked simple and totally non-fussy to make cheesecake back in May, I have easily baked it six or seven times; so often that my husband looks at it thinks “again?” and … Continue reading

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Blender Chocolate Mousse

Back in the day, my Aunt Buzz made a mean chocolate mousse; but quickly and easily and in the blender. Well, quick and easy, but, you do need to chill it overnight before serving. Still and all, that just means … Continue reading

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