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December 17, 2016

Lemon Curd Parfaits

Use prepared Lemon curd and frozen whipped topping for a simple but elegant dessert. Or make your own, it is your call depending on how much time you have.

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November 20, 2015

Apricot Custards

A healthy, delicious dessert to serve for any occasion but especially great during the Holidays. These custards will help keep down the high calorie frenzy that is so common between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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October 29, 2015

Grilled Peaches, Pineapple and Pears with Gorgonzola Sauce served over Quinoa

Wow, this turned out good if I do say so myself. I got the idea for this recipe from my friend Penny. She made a roasted grape pizza with gorgonzola, walnuts and honey. So I made a few changes and it was really good. This was one of the recipes I shared at my Glass Bazaar cooking class this week.


Since I couldn't find good peaches this time of year, I substituted and used grapes. I also wanted this to be used as a complete meal with protein so I added Quinoa. I've always liked quinoa but now I love it. I am having it for breakfast on a regular basis fixed like this....

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February 24, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Upside Down Cake

I've used the original Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe to make several different recipes. The apple is my favorite. Using a tart apple like Granny Smith is best with the brown sugar, gives it a sweet, tart flavor.

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November 06, 2013

Coconut Cake with Rich Coconut Icing

If you've ever wanted to make fluffy white icing this is the recipe for you. It is fast, simple and fabulous. The presentation is beautiful with this coconut cake.

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July 13, 2013

Sweet Corn Cake with Blueberry-Lavender Compote

The lavender will infuse into the syrup creating a wonderful flavor. Double the recipe and use it to sweeten tea, lemonade or for making mojitos.
The blue berries and yellow corn create colors that look amazing when plated with the corn cake.

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April 08, 2013

Sautéed Plantains with Spiced Rum Sauce

In the banana family, plantains are large,firm and best when cooked. They can be slightly bitter raw but when cooked they release their natural sugars resulting in a mild banana flavor.

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September 13, 2012

Lemon Bars

Lemon is a great flavor enhancer. In this recipe you will get a sweet and sour effect.

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August 13, 2012

Cheesecake Parfaits with Rum glazed Peaches

This is a no bake cheesecake that is unbelievably good and easy to make. Use peaches that are in season for best results. See my suggestions for using other fruits, remembering to always go with seasonal produce whenever possible. Plus see how to turn this into a deep dish pie.

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April 23, 2012

Amaretto Apricot Flan

This is a delicious dessert that can be enjoyed anytime since it uses canned apricots. Try it over the holidays with a medium bodied dessert wine. You can easily convert this recipe into a Kahlua flan, see below.

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March 11, 2012

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate juice gives this martini a lovely red color making it a hit for special occasions

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Lemon cheesecake with candied lemon zest

The creamy texture of this cheesecake will remind you of lemon mousse. It’s light, fluffy and luscious.

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March 10, 2012

Pineapple Lime Pie

This is a very tropical, light dessert, great for back yard barbeques or summer parties. The ingredients remind me of a delicious rum drink I had in Bonaire several years ago. The ingredinets included coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime juice and ice.

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February 05, 2012

Grilled Pineapple and Peaches with Lime, honey and Mint Sauce

Grilling fruit brings out the natural sugars providing a deliciously healthy dessert option

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February 03, 2012

Panna Cotta with Blackberry-Zinfandel Compote

Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream, it is a light, silky egg custard. It is usually flavored with caramel but this fruit compote is a delisish alternative. You can also make it your own...

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January 23, 2012

Prosciutto wrapped Melon skewers with Lime dressing

Melon balls wrapped with prosciutto then threaded onto skewers make an impressive plate of appetizers.

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January 19, 2012

Fruit Salad with orange and honey vinaigrette

Fresh fruit is best when locally in season, when the blueberries pop with flavor, the strawberries will bring a smile to your face and the peaches will melt in your mouth. Make this a summer treat for picnics, barbeques and family dinners.

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November 18, 2011

Fruit Chutney

Chutney can be made with fruits or vegetables, flavored a variety of ways with many different spices. Vinegar or citrus juices are added as a preservative. Chutney is often served with Indian dishes such as curry and can be hot to mild in flavor.

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May 22, 2011

Strawberries and Cream Cheese on Puff Pastries

Try these three strawberry recipes for a little different take on using fresh strawberries this season. Now is the time to pick fresh strawberries from the patch or pick them up at the supermarket; they’re in season and deliciously sweet.

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October 18, 2010

Apple Nut Tart

Use a tart apple like Granny Smith for this amazing apple dessert. It takes a little bit of time but it is well worth it.

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