chocolate mint chiffon pie

This was a recipe I created for Florida Dairy Farmers, and it’s the perfect Springtime dessert, (or, almost Spring-at least) It’s fluffy and minty, and has a chocolate cookie crust that balances the creamy mint filling like nothing else… I created this recipe specifically for St Patricks day, it’s green, it’s the ideal dessert after you feast on Corned Beef and cabbage…or Irish stew, or Guiness Flank Steak. You catch my drift… 🙂 For the complete recipe, head over to Florida Dairy Farmers website- they even have a kids section, you you can entertain the toddler on your lap, too.

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strawberry shortcake roll

Believe it or not, this was a partial fail recipe…you see.. I left it a bit too long to cool after I rolled it which equals the “lovely” flat bottom the “roll” has. Hey…isn’t there a Queen song about flat bottoms? Wait. Fat bottoms. Whoops. Hmmm that makes me think of Black Bottom Pie… ever hear of it? It’s got a chocolatey fudge bottom. Yum. But, that’s another post. I’m pretty sure the song had nothing to do with pies, that’s just how my mind works. I can pretty much relate everything to food… So, despite this roll’s “flat bottom”, […]

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pecan pie bars

I’m a fan of desserts that you don’t have to dirty dishes to eat. Ones you can grab with a napkin and nibble on as your favorite Charlie Brown special is on the T.V. Yes, Charlie Brown. He’s the man. I’m also a fan of buttery pecans in a caramel base with just a hint of bourbon. Because, when you bake.. booze makes it better -in certain things: Rum in Banana Bread, Bourbon in Pecan bars. The alcohol bakes out, and all that’s left is a hint of a rich buttery unexplainable flavor. It’s divine. You may wonder if I […]

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salted caramel flan and other events

I made this last week, along with some other items for Florida Dairy. That’s Fleur De Sel on top of it. “Flower of Salt”. Sea salt, just fluffier… in extreme layman terms. I could get really detailed about it, do you want me to? Okay… It’s the top layer of sea salt, set aside at harvest time. It has a higher moisture content and a distinct flavor it imparts into dishes it’s sprinkled on. It’s salty yes, but it’s much more complex in it’s flavor by it’s mineral content. Make a little sense? It makes a perfect stocking stuffer for […]

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oatmeal peanut butter chip bars

This is not what we had for dinner last night, but it was dessert. We had spinach stuffed flank steak, I just didn’t want to be redundant with the spinach thing. (sorry, Popeye) For this you’ll need:   1 stick melted butter   1 1/2 c white sugar   1 c brown sugar   4 eggs   1 tsp salt   1 1/2 c flour   1 c oats   6oz peanut butter chips   Super easy! Just combine all ingredients in the order listed and spread into a 9×13 (nonstick) pan. Bake at 350 for 35min. Enjoy. Save

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