Category Archives: Desserts

July 4th Apple Pie

This is not a traditional apple pie. I got the idea from Dinner-A Love Story. It’s actually a galette. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Roll out a 9 inch pie crust. I used a Betty Crocker pie crust mix, … Continue reading

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Sopapilla Cheese Cake aka Quesadilla Cheesecake

We spent New Year’s Eve in Kingwood this year. Everyone in attendance contributed something to the holiday buffet. Elaine contributed this super easy, but fabulous dessert. Her husband Jared calls it “quesadilla cheesecake.” It is the perfect conclusion to a … Continue reading

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Mayan Chocolate Cream Pie

We celebrated Father’s Day this year in Kingwood, Texas. We had planned barbecue at Jame’s and Ruth’s, but woke up Sunday morning to a non-cooling air conditioner downstairs. If you have ever been in the Houston area between April and October … Continue reading

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Vanilla Cupcakes

This is the vanilla version of my favorite Red Velvet Cupcakes 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs, room temperature 2 1/3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk … Continue reading

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Marshmallow Fluff

When I made the chocolate cream filled cupcakes in the previous post I just happened to have a jar of marshmallow fluff in my pantry. It appears that it is no longer available for purchase in Tokyo. I need some … Continue reading

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Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

I have been experimenting with different recipes in preparation for the 200 cupcakes we will be making for Kristina and Brian’s wedding favors on April 10. So this week I have been working on the chocolate ones. YUM!!!! Chocolate Cupcakes … Continue reading

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Kristina’s Amazing Chocolate Cake

1 instant chocolate pudding mix (small box)1 devil’s food cake mix12 ounces chocolate chips2 eggs1 ¾ cup milk Mix together and bake in greased and floured Bundt pan for 50 minutes @ 350 degrees. Cool in pan 10 minutes and … Continue reading

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Melting Heart Chocolate Fondant

This yummy recipe is from Lindsay’s Urban Mum blog. Serves 2Ingredients• 50g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease • 2 tsp cocoa powder, to dust • 50g good quality bitter chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), in pieces • 1 free … Continue reading

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Lindsey’s Brownies

Update- this recipe is my current favorite. I got this recipe from Lindsey Philipp”s Blog, Urban Mum 1 cup butter, melted 3 cups white sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa … Continue reading

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Mango with Coconut Sushi Rice

I haven’t tried this recipe yet. I discovered it on our recent trip to Australia. I can’t wait to try it! Serves 4 300g jasmine rice100g granulated sugar200ml canned coconut milk400ml water1 ripe mango peeled and finely chopped2 tablespoons mint … Continue reading

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