desserts Category

November 7, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake

You know, it isn’t very often that I see a recipe, say that I’m going to make it and then actually make it. I am lazy. I’ll bookmark recipes and never get around to them. So in a week where the temperature suddenly spiked to 95 degrees and I had a cranky 3 year old, if I was compelled to make something- you know that I thought it must be good. Pumpkin Cheesecake via Brown Eyed Baker. I won’t even post the recipe here, or try to win you over with my sad pictures. Her post is really all you…

August 30, 2010

Carrot Cake – with no pictures in sight!

I must reiterate, I am a horrible foodie. When my camera was murdered by my oldest son (yes, he stole it from my purse and dropped it several times until the shutters were stuck permanently open and you couldn’t adjust to make it focus), I didn’t buy a new one. I am soldiering onward with my horrible camera phone. Why? I want an SLR, but know that I’ll have to wait for Christmas and my Birthday (as they’re only a month apart) to try for that. The downside of relying on a cameraphone is that when you get busy, you…

July 6, 2010

Cherry ice cream

I am in love with my ice cream machine. If it were possibly to marry an inanimate object, I might become a polygamist. Making your own ice cream is easy, and the end product you get is just as luxurious as Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen-Daaz, but at a fraction of the price. For the Fourth of July, I decided I’d make a cherry ice cream, after I saw bing cherries at the market for a pretty great price. Of course, I bought too many cherries, so expect to see a fair amount of recipes. (Tomorrow I’m making a pie!)…

August 10, 2009

Recipe: Lucy's Lemon Squares

Source: Peanuts Cookbook I looked forward to summer for these. I never quite believed my mom that these were easy to make- simply because they tasted so darn good! My family has always loved lemon (my Grandmother has a “famous” lemon meringue recipe that we’ve all tried, and failed, to duplicate).  So it was extremely lucky that my husband loves lemons are well.  I was trying to decide what to bake one day, and his request was “something with lemons.”  Knowing how tricky meringue can be to pull off in the middle of a hot summer, I turned to these…