Category Archives: Dessert

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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Parfait! Better Apple Pie Bars

A few weeks ago, I made a batch of Apple Pie Bars according to a recipe from the nice folk at Kraft foods; and they were quite good. But… Tho’ I (for once) followed instructions and used the sized pan … Continue reading

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Apple Pie Bars

This is a pretty awesome dessert; and the pastry recipe was so unusual – well, to me, anyway – that I knew I’d have to try it. The nice folk at Kraft sent me an email featuring fall desserts, and … Continue reading

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Orange Brownies

So… I came across a recipe from the nice folk at McCormick® for orange flavored brownies and, since orange and chocolate is one of my very favorite flavor combinations, I resolved to make a batch. But… yeh, there is always … Continue reading

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