Archive for the ‘General Dessert’ Category

A Heartfelt Dinner for your Valentine

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

For centuries the heart has been the symbol for love, romance and of course Valentine’s Day. To show my love for the people in my life, I decided to make a special dinner with a heart theme. Coming up with a heart shaped dessert was the easy part. Making a main dish in the shape of a heart took some thought. (more…)

Heart Shaped Whoopie Pies

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Whoopie Pies have been popular for a while now, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a cute, individual serving of moist cake and gooey filling? There is a flavor combination to celebrate every time of year, too. (more…)

Decorating Tools Demystified – Lily Nail Set

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

After more than two years at Wilton, there are still products that puzzle me. Here is an example. I found this set of plastic lily nails that are used to create icing flowers. But how do these really work? (more…)

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Sweet Things

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

My motto is that no event or occasion is complete without a special homemade dessert. And, while the creative test kitchen person in me is always on the lookout for something new to bake, the realist often surfaces … I don’t have time! (more…)

Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Most people have traditional items the family is used to having at Thanksgiving. A bit like expected comfort food such as at my house, broccoli rice casserole, green bean casserole, mashed and sweet potatoes, dressing/stuffing plus the inevitable turkey whether he’s basted with orange juice or has herbs placed under his skin and onion/garlic in the cavity. Dessert is a different matter. (more…)

Weekday dessert: fast, tasty, gorgeous!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Why do weekday desserts have to be boring? Even if time is tight, I like to reward my family with a small treat, and I want it to look fabulous!