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Category Archives: desserts

Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake

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I was first introduced to Wholesome Sweeteners at the BlogHer Food Conference last summer here in Austin.  I loved all of the products we received, but my favorite was the Cinnamon Agave Syrup.  I use it in coffee and tea, and I have been wanting to use it in recipes in place of sugar.  When […]

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Biscoff Cheesecake

Meagan 10x40, desserts, sponsored

A few weeks ago, the folks over at Biscoff were kind enough to send me a free package of their amazing cookies.  I, in turn, created a cheesecake from the cookies. As you know, I have a list of ten things I want to learn to cook before I’m forty, and cheesecake was on of […]

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Pretzel Turtles

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recipe from The Pioneer Woman 24 whole Mini-pretzel Twists 24 whole Individually Wrapped Caramel Squares, Unwrapped 8 ounces, weight Good Quality Milk Chocolate, Melted 24 whole Pecan Halves Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the pecan halves in a single layer on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes, shaking the pan once […]

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Kahlua Pecan Pie

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This a family favorite.  You’ll never want regular pecan pie again. (And please, it’s “puh-con”, not “pee-can”.) INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons flour 3 eggs 1/2 cup Kahlua 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1 cup pecan halves or pieces 1 (9 inch) pie […]

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Hummingbird Cake

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My mother-in-law made this for Easter and it was fabulous.  It’s a beautiful cake and quite tasty. 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 large eggs, beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained 1 […]

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Mango Soufflé

Meagan desserts

This is from one of my co-workers.  She always makes amazing dishes.  This is one you should keep handy for a summer dessert…or make it for Easter! Ingredients 1 cup mango pulp 3 oz cream cheese(softened) 1 cup cool whip 1/2 cup of sugar 1 sachet of unflavored gelatin dissolved in 3/4 cup of boiling […]

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Crispix Mix

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1 1/2 sticks butter 1 1/2 c brown sugar (1 c for Cheerios) 1/3 c white syrup 1/2 t baking soda 12 oz box Crispix cereal (or Cheerios) Combine the first three ingredients together in a pan, stirring until it boils. Add 1/2 t baking soda to mixture, stir, and remove from heat. Immediately pour […]

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Banana-Blueberry Dream Pie

sarafina1977 desserts, family

Recipe #5 for Forster-Bazzano Week, and by far, my favorite.  This was also my Grandma’s recipe, and it’s my mom’s favorite pie.  Grandma (her mother-in-law) made it for her every year for her birthday. 1 container Cool Whip (4.5 oz) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 pkg cream cheese (8 oz package) @ room temperature 3 bananas, […]

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La Vista Hyatt Regency's Chocolate Rum Balls

sarafina1977 desserts

3 9-inch layers cooked German chocolate cakes without frosting 1/2 cup fudge sauce (Smuckers Chocolate Fudge Sauce will do) 3/4 cup 151-proof rum 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 24 ounces semisweet dark chocolate Chocolate sprinkles to garnish Crumble the cake layers into a large mixing bowl. Add fudge sauce, rum, and chopped nuts. Mix […]

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