Rhubarb Dream Bars

Pin this dreamy dessert as it uses a lot of rhubarb in one dish – 4 to 5 cups if you don’t mind. What makes it dreamy? That is for you to decide…. Sweet and tangy rhubarb tops a shortbread like crust. You could easily add walnuts or coconuts or even berries to the mix […]

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Chocolate Mousse – Aquafaba-u-lous

Decadent Chocolate Mousse: Aquafaba is the secret allowing this dessert to be vegan, dairy free, egg-free or just a fun treat to make. #magicbeanbrine

I love weekends! The little bit extra time to putter in the kitchen is truly enjoyed. This weekend I attempted my maiden aquafaba voyage. Aquafaba is basically chickpea or garbanzo bean brine from the can discovered by a likely desperate-for-meringue-egg-allergic-genius. The history of aquafaba still contains more mystery and legend than fact. But there is science […]

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Flaky Buttery Sweet Baklava Recipe

Baklava for breakfast this morning! Do not be intimidate by the thin flaky layers. Baklava is pretty simple to assemble when using a quality pre-made phyllo dough. Use a combination of your favorite nuts, raw or toasted. I like walnuts and pistachios the best. If using salted nuts, do not use salted butter (but I […]

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Forbidden Black Rice Pudding: Pressure Cooker Recipe

Happy Lunar New Year! This year’s celebratory dessert was the product of many firsts. First time cooking black forbidden rice, first dessert in the (new) pressure cooker and first batch of rice pudding. The result was a warm, comforting, lightly sweet, simple yet crowd pleasing dessert. This doubles easily, if your pot is big enough, and […]

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Hello Dolly! Sweet Gooey Treat Bars….

Hello Dolly Seven Layer Magic Cookie bar recipe. Easy sweet gooey chocolate coconut

It’s so nice to have you back where you belong… in my kitchen and on my blog. Hello Dolly Bars are a favorite of mine and really any other rational person, given that they are gooey sweet with coconut and caramelized sweetened condensed milk (oooh, wee those corner pieces!). They go by other names such […]

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Blueberry and Cointreau Cream Brunch Stack Cake – IKEA recipe hack

fruit stack cake pancake crepe hack tutorial IKEA hacks DIY recipe brunch dessert

Stack cakes – yum. Oft made with fresh crepes or grandma’s secret pancake recipe. Today I present my quick version featuring pannkakor (swedish pancakes) from IKEA with home-canned organic free range blueberry filing and cointreau whipped cream. Fruit and cream stack cakes are great for a special brunch or dessert at anytime of day (remember life […]

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Creme Brûlée in Jars : Perfect, simple, deceptively easy

creme brûlée in jars tutorial easy dessert

  Previously, I was not a big creme brûlée fan. No good reason, just meh or I will have the seasonal sorbets please. I also had no idea how simple it is to make. Fancy French dessert? Must be complicated, require stilettos, twelve hours, culinary degree and secret ingredients grown in the shade of the […]

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Plum Dandy Fruit Galette Recipe

This easy three plum galette graced our late summer table and will likely make a fall comeback as a pear version. Galette is a Frenchie word describing a variety of flat freeform flakey, crusty desserts. Crusts can be made with puff pasty or pie crust or somewhere in between. I always have a box of […]

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