Category Archives: Dessert

Dr Pepper Jello Salad

Yeh, I went there. I made a molded jello salad, and you know what? It wasn’t half bad, and loaded with cherries and pineapple and Mandarin orange slices. Even the kids who Mira said wouldn’t touch a jello thing were … Continue reading

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Parfait! Best! Carrot Cake

I’m not certain what the issue is. I’ve had the copy and images for this post ready for over a month, but every time a Friday has come around, I’ve avoided posting it. And, the thing is, I absolutely LOVE … Continue reading

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Champagne Cake

Folk who follow this here web thing-y will be aware that I have made a ton of “soda cakes” – cakes made with a cake mix and a can (12 ounces) of soda, and nothing else. I’ve made a Dr. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Soda Cake

Another Thursday, another cake recipe. We were visiting family in Canada over Rich’s birthday, so I didn’t have a cake for him (though his cousin had some LOVELY cupcakes from a local bakery), so, when we got home, I decided … Continue reading

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Key Lime Pie Bars

This recipe came across my screen from the very nice folk at Pillsbury, and, since my husband loves him a citrus-y dessert, and the under-10 set I was going to be seeing later that week have pretty sophisticated palates for … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Apple Crisp (well, except for the Scotch)

OK, here’s the deal. Friends of ours have been on a little-to-no gluten diet for a while and were feeling much better for it. Then, the holidaze came, and all the gatherings, and The Book Club, where I try to … Continue reading

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Gingerbeer Spice Cake With Orange Allspice Buttercream Frosting

I do not know why I hadn’t thought of this combination before. I love me some spicy gingerbeer and I have always liked a good spice cake. Note: gingerbeer is a soda, a zippier version of ginger ale, so no … Continue reading

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Parfait! Orange Cream Cake

So, yeh, it’s the new year. That doesn’t mean we can’t still have cake, though; and this cake (or the many other versions like it) is so darned simple to toss together that it has become my go-to cake of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffles

‘Tis the season for small treats and treasures to share with family and friends; and the nice thing about this recipe from the barefoot contessa is that it is wicked simple to make. But… you’re gonna need some patience, along … Continue reading

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Parfait! Red Velvet Coke Cake

Here we are again. Another cake made with 12 ounces of soda, a cake mix, and nothing else – well, except for a nice riff on my buttercream frosting with the addition of cream cheese. Yum! I have a lot … Continue reading

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