Tag Archives: sweet

Gateau Aux Pommes

A simple, comforting, unassuming apple cake, delicious and moist, with the promise of old world charm. From the original site: It’s like an old fashioned cake, almost crossing into a steamed pudding, and holds wonderful old world charm.   

Nutella cherry tart
Nutella & Fresh Cherries Chocolate Tart

A chocolate tart with a deeply luscious Nutella and chocolate filling, a vegetarian filling, which can be made ahead and is ADDICTIVE! From the original site: …You will not believe how delicious this turned out to be!! Finger-licking good, and well set too. Chocolate and cherries, like chocolate and strawberries, are a combination made to […]

Cherry & Peach Oat Crumb Bars

Try these delicious crumb bars! They are flexible, use stone fruit, have oats and are delicious! From the original site: I think this is a great way to use stone fruit in a bake. Fruit and oats offer a great make ahead snack for summer, served chilled out of the fridge! These also make an […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise & Cherries

Dessert for Mothers Day.No bake,make ahead & deeply divine – a Chocolate Marquise & vanilla Crème Chantilly with a balsamic cherry sauce. From the original site: I got distracted, landed up at Epicurious and got searching for cherries. Cherry Syrup? Mmmmm, yes please. That sounded good, but underneath was something that sounded even better, something […]

Pebbly Beach Fruit Squares

Great Mothers Day cookies from Alice Medrich – her typical style, classic and comforting! From the original site: These squares reminded me of the good old days in the sweltering heat where we read books in shades of LARGE raintrees and tamarind trees, no fans, no conditioners, no frets, no worries. 

Quarkauflauf – Quark Casserole with Balsamic Strawberries

This is a lovely casserole {dessert}, like a firm cheesecake.It can be eaten hot/warm as well, though I served mine chilled. I used seasonal strawberries softened over low heat with brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. From the original site: Ever since I discovered making curd cheese or QUARK at home, food has never been the […]

Layered Chocolate & Strawberry Cake {Eggless}

We loved this cake! It’s special because it is a layered cake, EGGLESS, no butter and still deeply decadent and ‘chocolaty’ moist! From the original site: Yet this one is special because it is a layered cake, eggless, no butter and chocolaty moist! I filled it with a balsamic strawberry and cream filling, and slathered […]

Strawberry Fresh Mint & Lime Sorbet

What better way to welcome the dreaded HOT days of summer. This is a natural and sensational sorbet to beat the heat. It is fresh and exciting, and a wonderful way to use summers bounty. My mint patch is overflowing and I loved that I could add fresh mint to the strawberries. From the original […]

Strawberry Apple Crumble
Strawberry Apple Crumble

One of my favourite fruit bakes … Use fruit of the season,throw in chopped dry fruit, a sprinkling of fresh herbs…healthy & yum! From the original site: I find crisps and crumbles one of the easiest desserts to bake. They are therapeutic, satisfying and look pretty with fruit juices oozing out invitingly.  

Yeasted Filled Meringue Coffee Cake {Sweet & Savour}y

I love this recipe because it is very versatile, and both the sweet and savory versions were winners! From the original site: The monthly date with Daring Bakers and this time we were challenged to make a ‘Mets la main à la pâte’ or Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. I did both a sweet and savory […]

Easy Fall Treats – Pumpkin Pies and Apple Pie Cupcakes

Sometimes we just need a sweet treat.  Here’s a couple of quick and easy recipes from reader Celeste at Cooking Creations to get you in the sweet Fall mood…Personal Pumpkin Pies and Apple Pie Cupcakes! I have been searching the internet and cookbooks for some autumn treats a lot recently. I have come across so […]

How to make fancy chocolate curls

I needed something fancy to decorate the equally fancy chocolate pie I was making for Valentine’s day.  I really like the look of a mound of chocolate curls haphazardly sprinkled over the top of a dessert, so I gathered my ingredients and quickly threw some together. Ingredients 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening […]

Red, White & Blue Strawberries

Isn’t this a great idea for your 4th of July Celebrations?  Red, White and Blue Strawberries…  Go get the how to at Scrambled Hen Fruit Have you been featured on Foodwhirl? Show your pride with a FEATURED button! Don’t want to miss anything?  Get our RSS Feed.. or if that’s not your thing, follow us […]

No-cook Strawberry Jam

What do you do when you come across the first strawberries of the season at your local farmer’s market? Make strawberry jam, of course. Here is a recipe for no-cook Strawberry Jam, a quick was to make a delicious treat.

Homemade Sweets: Cute Bunny Treats

If your kids are like mine, one of their main driving forces in life is the pursuit of dessert. They’re gonna ask for candy, so might as well give ’em homemade sweet treats. These cute bunnies are quick and simple, and a great project to make with your kids. Ingredients: 1 cup white candy melts […]

Carrot Souffle

[ed- Easter’s coming!  Dawn brings us a great idea to get your kids to eat Carrots!] I am NOT a fan of cooked carrots.  Never have been.  A few years ago my Step-mother hipped me to the Carrot Souffle at our local chain Cafeteria and I’ve been hooked ever since.  In the past I’ve just […]

Cheesecake cupcakes
Cheesecake Cookie Cupcakes

You had me at cheesecake. Another recipe from Grieg Wehr, a true Renaissance man – photographer, entertainer, and…nanny. Well, he prefers “manny”. Grieg brought these to a recent party and as he put the finishing touches on them, all the party guests followed him from the kitchen (where all party guests seem to accumulate) to […]

You say pray-leen, I say praw-leen

While my children are napping and a big pot of gumbo is simmering away on the stove, I’m daydreaming about the creamy dreamy pecan pralines I made earlier today. Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and I thought we’d go ahead and celebrate a day early since my husband has to work tomorrow.  In honor […]

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes by Hello Naomi

I had to share this great detailed tutorial on making fondant topped Valentines Day cupcakes, by the super-fabulous Hello Naomi (aka Naomi Henderson). You’ve probably seen pictures of her cool pacman cupcakes, robot cupcakes, and other fun designs around the web, she’s very clever with her designs and execution. This is a great step-by-step to […]

Spotlight – Make Fortune Cookies

Did you know Valentines Day and Chinese New Year are both on Feb 14th this year? Here’s a fun way to combine the two… Make homemade fortune cookies, tucking special personalized notes in for your sweetie! We found these great instructions for making your our fortune cookies at the very cool food blog, FoodMayhem.com. Here’s […]

Spotlight: S’moreffles!

Today’s inspiration from around the web comes from the daring site, Waffleizer (the blog that answers the question “Will it Waffle?”… When we saw this example of Waffle-y goodness, the S’moreffle, it was just too good not to share. According to the good folks at Waffleizer: For s’mores, you need marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. […]