Category Archives: desserts

a Delicious Dive into the Core of Ben and Jerry’s Headquarters

ShareTweet Before we dive into the details of my time at Ben and Jerry’s Headquarters, jump in your car and make your way to the nearest Ben and Jerry’s store. It’s free cone day today! In my six years of blogging, I’ve had my share of amazing invites. Being invited to spend three days atContinue Reading

Strawberry Souffles: a Very Pink Valentine’s Dessert

Strawberry Souffles: a Very Pink Valentine’s Dessert

ShareTweet How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Will you brave the crowds and the cutesy expensive menus? Or will you snuggle at home? If you’re staying in, I have a great dessert suggestion for you: Strawberry Souffles. For years now, we’ve gone dark and light with a chocolate souffle. But this year, we’re going pink.Continue Reading

Perfect Meringues Bring Generations Together

Perfect Meringues Bring Generations Together

ShareTweet When I was a child, my mother reigned in the kitchen. I was her willing sous chef for the main course, but dessert was my gig. Baking didn’t interest her very much and I was (and still am) a chocoholic. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement. Fast forward to my adulthood and the rolesContinue Reading

Mini Puff Pastry Chocolate Pecan Pies

Mini Puff Pastry Chocolate Pecan Pies

ShareTweet Pecan pies are definitely the highlight of the holiday dessert table as far as I’m concerned. A few years ago, I started throwing in chocolate into the mix, and made them even better. This year, instead of using pie crust, I propose puff pastry as the base. Individual puff pastry nests filled with pecansContinue Reading

Marble Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Marble Cheesecake Brownie Bites

ShareTweet When it comes to dessert, I’m definitely a chocolate kind of girl. Marrying cheesecake with chocolate makes me weak in the knees. Marbled cheesecake brownies are a combo I’m powerless to resist: rich chocolate, creamy cheesecake, and pretty to boot. I hope to host a mother-daughter cookie exchange soon (if such an event isContinue Reading

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake: A Decadent Memory Brought Back to Life

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake: A Decadent Memory Brought Back to Life

ShareTweet What was your favorite dessert when you were a kid? We moved every few years so I have a few, but if I had to pick, my favorite would be this hot chocolate pudding cake at a London Notting Hill neighborhood burger joint called Tootsies. They served it in a wooden salad bowl, filledContinue Reading

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines: Little Puffs of Fall

Pumpkin Spice Madeleines: Little Puffs of Fall

ShareTweet For the last month, my Facebook feed has been filled with love notes about Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte. I don’t like too many spices in my coffee, but I was inspired to play around with this fall spice blend in my baking. Since my personal Starbucks addiction is those little three-packs of madeleines, IContinue Reading

Tarte aux Pommes

Tarte aux Pommes

ShareTweet The last recipe I’ll share with you from our Anthony Eats picnic is this recipe for French Apple Pie, aka Tarte Aux Pommes. Although few things are as American as apple pie, the French are pretty proud of their take on apple tarts, and deservedly so. French apple pies have wafer thin apple slices,Continue Reading

Quiche Lorraine: Bacon, Swiss and Picnic Bliss

Quiche Lorraine: Bacon, Swiss and Picnic Bliss

ShareTweet When you think of summer picnics, does quiche come to mind? You might have relegated quiche to that folder in your mind labeled 80s concepts best forgotten, but I’m hoping that after you read this post, you’ll layer your picnic basket with rich and butter individual quiches for when the summer finally arrives. NotContinue Reading

Candied Bacon Sprinkles

Candied Bacon Sprinkles

ShareTweet Candied bacon sprinkles? You’re either raising your eyebrows or licking your lips right now. I personally was in the raised eyebrow camp the first time I was served candied bacon on an ice cream sundae. I love bacon probably more than most people, and love that sweet and salty combinations, but bacon on iceContinue Reading

Chocolate Mousse Trifle: Magical Desserts from the Fridge

Chocolate Mousse Trifle: Magical Desserts from the Fridge

ShareTweet When I think of a mouth watering dessert, I usually picture something hot out of the oven, something oozing with dark chocolate ribbons. But the fridge, or even the freezer, can be just as effective in creating magical desserts. After a few hours in the fridge, this chocolate mousse trifle is layer after layerContinue Reading

Chocolate Souffles to Close out Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Souffles to Close out Valentine’s Day

ShareTweet After frantically making Valentine’s Day cards for too many kids tonight, I’ve become a full fledged Valentine’s Day grump. Now that there’s no candy exchanged in our schools, I don’t really see the point. The moms race around to help their kids make these little cards as well as a pretty little box toContinue Reading

Classic Vanilla Rice Pudding from the Downton Abbey Cookbook

Classic Vanilla Rice Pudding from the Downton Abbey Cookbook

ShareTweet Have you fallen under the spell of Downton Abbey yet? Judging from my Twitter and Facebook feeds, it seems as though more people are passionate about the fashions and scandals of the Grantham family and their servants than about the upcoming Superbowl. I certainly am. My Sunday nights are devoted to Downton Abbey, andContinue Reading

a Few of My Favorite Pie Recipes

a Few of My Favorite Pie Recipes

ShareTweet Today is National Pie Day! There are so many goofy holidays nowadays, but National Pie Day is one I like. I don’t remember much about Pi beyond 3.1416, but I do know pie. So today, in honor of National Pie Day, here are my favorite pie recipes. Brownie Meringue Pie: What could be betterContinue Reading

Chocolate Pot de Creme: an Obsession Worth Every Calorie

Chocolate Pot de Creme: an Obsession Worth Every Calorie

ShareTweet Some recipes just beg to be made again, and be made again quickly.  I made Rooibos Pots de Creme last week and they were so creamy, so decadent, that I had to make another batch. I’d be playing tennis or talking to friends, and suddenly all I could think about was sinking my spoonContinue Reading

Pear Rooibos Vanilla Pots de Creme

Pear Rooibos Vanilla Pots de Creme

ShareTweet Is custard your idea of comfort food? If so, you’ll love these little cups of French creamy custard. Pot de Creme means cup of cream and that’s literally what this dessert is: a slow baked concoction of heavy cream, eggs, sugar, and spices. This is the kind of dessert that can easily be servedContinue Reading

How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

ShareTweet Salted caramel is a trend I can’t imagine getting tired of. I get bacon fatigue. Bacon donuts, bacon ice cream, as a nation, I’d say we’ve achieved bacon overload. But call me naive, I don’t think we’ll reach that point with salted caramel, as long as it’s made with quality ingredients. Real sugar. RealContinue Reading

Salted Caramel Apple Bread Pudding with an Asian Flair

Salted Caramel Apple Bread Pudding with an Asian Flair

ShareTweet Dessert is pretty much synonymous with chocolate in our house. Chocolate souffles, hot fudge sundaes, and fondant au chocolat… as long as there is chocolate involved, my kids, my husband, and I just can’t say no. Fruit desserts, on the other hand, can be a tough sell, but at the height of apple season,Continue Reading

Give Fall a Tropical Kiss with Mango Souffle

Give Fall a Tropical Kiss with Mango Souffle

ShareTweet For years, I gave mangoes a wide berth at the supermarket. Not because of any distaste for them, but because in my mind, mangoes were tropical vacation extravagance, not a fruit to be offered up as an afterschool snack. I love mangoes, love their exotic fruitiness, their juicy texture, and their luscious golden color,Continue Reading

Not So Humble Pies Cookbook Review

Not So Humble Pies Cookbook Review

ShareTweet Is there room in your kitchen for cookbooks dedicated to a single type of dish? There should be, as great exhaustive cookbooks about a single topic can be a powerful source of inspiration.My current favorite is all about pies, and author Kelly Jaggers makes it clear that she aims to dazzle us with herContinue Reading

Just a Simple Little French Cake: Fondant au Chocolat

Just a Simple Little French Cake: Fondant au Chocolat

ShareTweet French food has a reputation as being fussy, fancy, and complicated to prepare. While the elaborate sauces served at restaurants like Le Bernardin are great examples of French cuisine, they’re not representative of the type of cooking done at home in French families on weeknights. French cooks, just like American ones, have recipes theyContinue Reading