DESSERTS

Red, White & Blue Fruit Brownie Parfaits

When visiting our daughter Jen and her girls (Sophie & Georgia) over Memorial Day weekend in Upstate New York, she hosted a holiday family picnic.As I have mentioned before, Georgie, aged 14 is a fabulous baker so of course she was put in charge of dessert. We racked our brains trying […]

 

Mixed Berry Tiramisu

Many years ago I found a mixed berry version in Bon Appetit Magazine and since all kinds of berries were plentiful in early summer in Upstate New York, I thought I would give it a try. SUCCESS! I served it at a family picnic and everyone accused me of buying it from a bakery.

 

Upstate New York Crunchy Apple Cobbler

After Rob graduated from NYU, we left NYC and moved back to our hometown of Rochester, NY to be close to family and friends.  Living in New York was quite an experience for a pair of impoverished newlyweds, but a time we wouldn’t ever trade. We lived in the suburbs […]

 
Peach Custard Tart - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Sugar Craving: Peach Custard Tart

As you know, I frequently have middle of the night cravings. This time I have a sugar craving. Yes, a sugar craving! I must have been dreaming about it, because I pictured it perfectly as I woke. The temptation was too overwhelming. Salivating…I headed for the kitchen and knew precisely […]

 

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

Christmas is just around the corner.  When I was shopping at Home Goods the other day, finishing up the last of my long shopping list, I found some really cute holiday treat bags.  I usually make Christmas cookies, but this year I thought I would make something different.We have a […]

 

Fresh Meyers Lemon Mousse

Did you know that November 30th is National Mousse Day?  Neither did I!As I’ve mentioned before, Rob is a big dessert guy.  To be honest, I can’t think of a sweet that he doesn’t love.  I’ve made chocolate mousse many times but since it’s now harvest time for Meyers Lemons […]

 
Classic Indian Pudding

Classic Indian Pudding

The first time I ever tasted Indian Pudding was at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA.  This recipe was brought to our country by the pilgrims and originally cornmeal mush.  On special occasions, some ingenious pilgrim added molasses, eggs and different spices to make it into a dessert. I […]

 
Peach Custard Tart - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Peach Custard Tart

I have to tell you about my 13-year-old granddaughter, Georgia. She plays Lacrosse, is a talented singer & actor who loves theater. But Georgia’s great love is BAKING – and that girl can bake!