Archive for Dessert

Tiramisu – Recipe from Janet B

05/30/2015 – Look what I got in the mail! Janet B’s recipe for Tiramisu! Can’t wait to try it!

Solita Makes: Strawberry Short Cake

Strawberry Short Cake is one of my favorite cakes! This time, I made it for Shane’s little brother Jerry. Watch how I also created an fin “Take Away” jar with some of the tasty dessert! Enjoy! Solita Makes: Strawberry Short Cake

Solita’s Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake – From Scratch All The Way!

When a box cake mix solution won’t do, and you want to make the entire cake from scratch, this is the recipe! After many great attempts with box mix, I wanted to come up with my own recipe from scratch. It was summertime and there were tons of beautiful pineapples on display at the local […]

Solita’s – Strawberry No Bake Jello Pie

This is a fantastic recipe that Sol has had for many years. We have altered the ingredients to all Sugar Free for a diabetic friendly dessert. We have brought this dessert to several pot lucks and it is definitely a hit for our diabetic friends, as well as anyone who enjoys a light, fluffy, and […]

Coconut Topping for German Chocolate Cake – Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

This is the recipe I used for Solly’s Birthday cake in 2013. This recipe is great because I seem to always have Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk on hand at home. The original recipe comes from This recipe yields enough only to cover the top of a cake. If you prefer to have coconut topping […]

Chocolate Cake from Scratch – Using Swans Down Cake Flour

I first made this recipe for Sue’s birthday in 2008.  This was also the first time I prepared Coconut Topping for German Chocolate Cake – I used a pre-made double chocolate frosting from Wilton NANA’S SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE from Reily Foods Cook Time: 25 Minutes   Ingredients 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted 1 stick unsalted […]

Best Coconut Topping for German Chocolate Cake –

Coconut Topping for German Chocolate Cake from This recipe was used to make the Coconut Topping for Sue’s German Chocolate Cake. This is my favorite recipe for Coconut Topping. I have also tried a recipe from Eagle Brand, but prefer the results in this one. You have to be patient and attentive when preparing […]

Citrus Scented Port Flan

Background This recipe was the recommended dessert pairing for the Ancient Peaks – Merlot wine from the Sunset Wine Club. Although I am not normally a fan of flan, this was exceptional! For those who love flan, this is a richer, more fragrant version of the traditional flan you might have in restaurants. I make […]

Gita Make – Lightning McQueen Cake Using the Wilton Cake Pan – YouTube

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe –

The Back Story Shane was craving pumpkin spice cupcakes. After researching many options and finding pie pumpkins I knew it was time. This recipe is based off one that I saw on The items highlighted in pink indicate changes I made to the original recipe submitted by Javaru on I also think that the […]

Sour Cream Cheesecake Recipe – by Alton Brown

Background  I have made cheesecakes using many different receipes. This one is definitely a favorite among my family and friends. If you like a light textured cheesecake this recipe if for you! I first wrote down the recipe while watching Season 5- Episode 7 of “Good Eats : The Trouble with Cheesecake” where Alton Brown demonstrated the entire […]

Best Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe –

This red velvet cupcake recipe is my go-to favorite! I found it on I have made this recipe twice with consistent results. What makes this recipe so special is the silky, mousse like batter which results in incredi bly soft and flavorful cupcakes. Tip: Make sure that your eggs, butter are at room temperature before preparing. It makes […]

Orange Cake / Cupcake Recipe

For my cousin’s birthday, I wanted to make a special orange cupcake with a cream cheese frosting. I started by checking out and was disappointed that most of the recipes called for a box of orange cake mix … isn’t that beside the point? I wanted to make something special for my cousin, something […]

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