Category Archives: Dessert

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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Layered Pistachio Dessert

Catchy name, no? But… that really is what this is; a layer of walnut pastry, topped with a layer of  cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar whipped together with some cool whip, then a layer of pistachio pudding; all topped with … Continue reading

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Cherry and Coke Cake

Nope. Not “Cherry Coke Cake” – this is a cherry and Coke cake – made with Cherry Chip Cake Mix and one, 12 ounce, bottle of Mexican Coke (because it is all sugar and no corn sweeteners, look in the … Continue reading

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Parfait! Dr. Pepper Espresso Cake

So… I know I haven’t made a dark chocolate and espresso Dr. Pepper cake before, but I have made a ton of different “soda” cakes – where you stir 12 ounces of soda, and nothing else, into a box of … Continue reading

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Parfait! Cherry Crisp Bars

So… this is and it isn’t really a Parfait! recipe. It is a Parfait! because it is based on those wicked fine Apple Pie Bars and uses the same, most excellent, pastry recipe; but it also isn’t a Parfait! because … Continue reading

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