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Category Archives: desserts

Triple-Layer Spumoni Cheesecake

Written on May 20, 2013 at 1:00 AM, by

Are you sitting down? Good. This recipe was inspired by a carton of Dreyer’s Spumoni ice cream that was given to me (and promptly devoured) over a year ago. That chocolate/cherry/pistachio combination—it haunted me. Melodrama. (Side note: That was my first experience with spumoni. And it wasn’t even authentic spumoni. Apparently I need to getContinue Reading

Onto 2013

Written on January 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM, by

I went through and counted my posts from 2012. It didn’t take very long. I’ve been a little sad that this little blog has been so quiet since I had a baby (over a year (!) ago). Of course my children take priority over my blog, but still…a little sad. I’ve decided that 2013 willContinue Reading

Christmas Sugar Cookies (and last-minute inspiration!)

Written on December 24, 2012 at 4:15 PM, by

I made you treats. It’s me, your neighbor who doesn’t come around as much as she used to. I’m ringing your doorbell and standing on your front porch in a scarf, holding out a plate of Christmas cookies made just for you. Merry Christmas! What are your Christmas plans? Going anywhere? Staying home? Big dinner?Continue Reading

Butterscotch Blondies

Written on May 30, 2012 at 5:59 AM, by

The time has come. I can’t not share this recipe with you. (Oof. Double negative.) These outrageously yummy blondie bars are my way of saying thank you. Thank you for sticking with me. I’ve put this little blog on the back burner so I can focus on chasing my little boys around. But you’re here!Continue Reading

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Written on April 12, 2011 at 6:00 AM, by

There is a time for choosing the easy road. There is a time for taking the shortcut and doing things the fast way. But there is also a time for setting aside several hours to tackle something that will make you look back at all the dirtied mixing bowls in your sink, and chocolate shavingsContinue Reading

Coconut Cream Pie

Written on April 3, 2011 at 5:00 AM, by

I’ve had a head cold with a vengeance all week. I don’t get sick very often, but for the last seven days I’ve been walking around talking like my nose is plugged (because, ha, it is), and marveling at the nasty tricks my body plays on my poor victim sinuses. Now is not the bestContinue Reading

Red Velvet Swirl Cheesecake

Written on February 14, 2011 at 10:58 PM, by

I’m mildly ashamed for not bringing you cheesecake until now. This would be the time to admit that I’ve been known to prefer cheesecake over regular cake. A good cheesecake is, for me, like I imagine a glass of fine wine is for most people. And now I’m nervous because I’m a non-alcoholic girl inContinue Reading

Samoas Cupcakes

Written on January 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM, by

I used to be a Girl Scout. I used to be 8-year-old LaChelle, with thick glasses and outrageous bangs, all decked out in my Brownie uniform, going to troop meetings each Friday after school. I think I was a pretty good little Girl Scout. Until the dreaded annual cookie-peddling season rolled around. I wasn’t blessedContinue Reading

Peppermint Bark

Written on December 17, 2010 at 9:27 PM, by

You learn something new every day. Today I learned that trying to temper chocolate is not technically the same thing as actually tempering it. Who knew? Peppermint bark is ridiculously delicious. And it doesn’t take long to make, and it only has four ingredients, for crying out loud. I just had to not follow instructions onContinue Reading

Gingerbread and Egg Nog Cupcakes

Written on December 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM, by

Mom never let us drink straight egg nog. She would only buy it a quart at a time, and just between you and me, a single quart of egg nog doesn’t go very far when you’ve got four eager children vying for the stuff. So Mom diluted it down with milk to make it lastContinue Reading