Category Archives: Desserts

Mini Banana Pudding

If you have a passion for banana pudding but don’t want to over indulge, here’s a cute and clever idea.  Serve your banana pudding in  ramekins. This recipe is adapted from Nabisco Nilla Wafers
Your sweetheart and family will appreciate the extra time you spent when you make them a Banana Pudding with a homemade custard.  They will definitely taste the difference. 
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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Desserts


Pecan and Chocolate Chip Tart

Adding chocolate chips to pecan pie filling, makes a wonderful dessert.  Give it a try, and share the recipe.


  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • recipe for pecan pie filling


1.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2.     Fold chocolate chips into pecan pie filling.
3.     Pour into an unbaked pie shell.
4.     Bake for 40-50 minutes until filling is set.

Twist: Pecan pie with chocolate chips baked in a tart pan. Garnish with chocolate.

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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Desserts


Lemon Pie Turnovers

These Lemon Pie Turnovers are filled with lemon pie filling or you may use lemon curd. I used 5”x 5” puff pastry squares. The turnovers are so easy to make. Some of the squares were cut in half to make smaller turnovers for appetizers. Since each turnover is an individual serving, you may freeze them and reheat later. If your sweetie loves pies, consider these for Valentine’s Day.

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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Desserts


Love is in the Kitchen — Ree’s Strawberry Cheesecake

As we approach Valentine’s Day, I have been reflecting on how my family loves to eat good home cooking and gather in the kitchen to smell the aroma of a fresh meal being prepared. The sound of laughter, pots and pans clanging, food tasters and yes, even a few critics in the kitchen who have been taught over the years that just adding a special ingredient of this and that can create a savory dish with a special twist. A favorite dish that I love to prepare around this time of the year is strawberry cheesecake.

The key to making good strawberry cheesecake is the time and love that you put into it. However, a good recipe would help. Here is my savory twist:

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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in Desserts