Category Dessert

Molten Spiced Chocolate Cabernet Cakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
I found this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine in a McCormick seasoning advertisement. I knew I already had all the ingredients at home. This recipe is for individual warm chocolate cakes with molten centers that are all the rage on restaurant dessert menus. This version includes a touch of spice and red wine.
4 ounces semi-sw...
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Key Lime Panna Cotta

When I was shopping at the Westfield Mall (West Covina, California Mall) and stumbled upon Amapola Super Deli & Market, I felt like a kid in a candy store. This place had a cook making homemade tacos, hot food served fresh such as tamales, menudo, etc., all the pan dulce pastries you can imagine, fresh seafood, produce, and liquor. Nearly everything you could think of to make a Mexican feast...
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Dirt Cake

My sister in law made this cake for my farm themed baby shower. It was the best thing at the party and none of it was left. I had never made it so I took her recipe and a few I have seen online and put one together for our dear friend Denver’s birthday. I made a sign that read “Old as Dirt” and wrote it on a paper shuvel. You can make this cake lactose free or regular.
1 Pkg...
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Chocolate Chip Pizooki

There’s a restaurant chain called BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. They are known for 3 things in my book: Their own brewed beers, delicious pizza, and the Pizookie. If you’ve never been there, you should really try to make it by. Grab a beer, a pizza, and save room for dessert. You can’t go wrong with the Pizookie Trio. You get 3 options and it is enough to share with 4 people or more...
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Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad


This is a perfect potluck dish. Everyone loves fresh fruit. Especially when everything is in season. Rachel Schultz adds a special secret ingredient to make this simple fruit salad make fireworks in your mouth. Dry instant vanilla pudding mix. Crowd pleaser!
2 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pound of strawberries, quartered
½ pint blueberries or 6oz. container
½ ...
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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Very easy, refreshing, light, and delicious cake for all occasions! 
1 box of Butter Cake + Ingredients needed on box (I used Betty Crocker Super moist Butter Recipe Yellow = 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup of water, and 3 eggs)
2 cups Sour Cream
2 cups sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
2 baskets of strawberries (roughly 4 cups of strawberries)
Optional: Sweetened coconut flakes 
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Black Forest Cake

When shopping at Albertson’s I alternate between purchasing the COOL WHIP brand of whipped topping and the Essential Everyday generic brand that Albertson’s carries. It depends on price because they pretty much taste the same. On the Essential Everyday container, I always find a recipe for Black Forest Cake. When you visit the website you can’t find the recipe...
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Donut Holes “Doughnuts & Topgolf”

In early April I went to the VIP Grand Opening for the TopGolf in Houston, Texas. They had food set-up throughout the entire event. While guests were golfing in the bays, the servers were bringing over hot out of the fryer donut holes. Their donut hole belief: “Imagine if your own donut creation...

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Dark Chocolate Brownie Cake

When you attempt this cake, think thick double chocolate brownies. Less is more when it comes to this basic cake batter. Use a whisk, and stir, rather than whip, the room-temperature ingredients together. I made this a 3-layer cake but you can also make it one cake in an 8-inch round cake pan. Be creative and use your favorite icing recipe and decorations...
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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Dipping the perfect chocolate covered strawberries is a quick and simple process that always makes a lasting impression. It is inexpensive and you can be as creative as you wish. I purchase the extra-large strawberries from our local strawberry stand, off Towne & Baseline in Claremont, California. They are a little pricey but well worth it. I got 3 baskets, with roughly 30 strawberries for $15...
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