Tart Lemon Bars

I love lemon bars, but I rarely make them.  Baking lemon bars tends to fall into that baking category of slightly more time consuming and a little bit more work.  Squeezing lemons is also not the most enjoyable of baking tasks, but it is great for discovering small paper cuts and there is always that…

Cloud 9 Brownies

Today I am sharing with you a closely guarded recipe – the recipe for the brownies that I have been baking for Cloud 9 Caterers.  I have been perfecting and refining this recipe for the past year, and I think I finally have it down. Ingredients: 1 cup (1/2 lb) Butter 15 oz Bittersweet Chocolate…

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

While cleaning out my cupboards, I unearthed an old can of fat-free sweetened condensed milk that was just this side of expiring.  Unfortunately, I made that key lime flan last week.  I primary use sweetened condensed milk for either flan or lemon meringue pie, and I thought that both desserts were too close to last…

Key Lime Coconut Flan

I have been fending off a cold this week which has put me off of most food, but somehow has left me craving the smooth, creamy textures and simple flavors of pudding, custard, or flan.  I decided to go with the flan.  I thought that I might add a little citrus for some additional vitamin…

Cran-Apple Slab Pie

Somewhere between bars, a cobbler, and a pie – this particular slab pie has a shortbread crust and no sides.  This might be the best apple pie I have made to date.  Although, it is nothing like a traditional apple pie, and its obscene amounts of butter make it an indulgent treat that I am…

Gingerbread-Caramel Cheesecake Bars

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a recipe for a gingerbread-caramel sauce.  I kept thinking… yum… but what could I use it for other then ice-cream (not the most appealing dessert for this time of year, especially, in Vermont).  This led me into thinking about other creamy desserts which in turn led me to…….

Gingerbread

I was not able to get my gingerbread fix over Christmas due to the dozens of cookies still hanging around, so I made sure to ring in of the New Year with this seasonal treat.  For me a good gingerbread needs to be moist, heavily spiced, and served with a contrasting set of flavors to…

Snowflake Cookies

Jazzed up Sugar Cookies – a lemon zest and cognac spiked dough topped in a cream cheese icing. Snowflake Cookies Recipe makes about twenty-four 1 1/2″ cookies. Cream together: 2 sticks (1 cup) salted Butter (room temp) 1 cup Sugar Add: 1 Egg the zest of 1 Lemon 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tbsp Cognac…