Miscellaneous Desserts

Mixed-Up S’mores

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Not to be an obnoxious girl stereotype or anything, but I was never a big math fan in school. I majored in English and American Studies, aka Touchy-Feely Theories and the Book Nerds Who Love Them. It was useless, but glorious. Fast-forward a few years, and I now spend my days making desserts, my nights…

Summer Pudding

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Summer lovin, had me a blast, Summer lovin, happened so fast… Summer’s not over yet, but it does feel like we might be on the downhill slope of it—or is that just my wishful thinking? Here in southern California we’re still firmly in the grips of scorching days and muggy nights, but I’m starting to…

Sunday Sweets: Microwave Candies

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It’s hot outside. How hot is it? Well, if you read Redneck Words of Wisdom, you might be tempted to say that “it’s hotter than a billygoat with a blowtorch.” Or maybe “it’s hotter than two hamsters farting in a wool sock.” [I am a lady and I do not read such websites, but I…

Doughnut Strawberry Shortcakes

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With the Fourth of July coming up, it’s all “red berries this” and “blue berries that” up in my Google reader. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good berry trifle or berry pie as much as the next kid, but this Independence Day I want to do something a little different with my berries….

Lick-The-Knife-Clean Chocolate Spread

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As part of my candy-writin’ job at About.com, I get a lot of emails from people I don’t know. A lot. Most of them are perfectly lovely and are a pleasure to answer. Some are completely baffling. Some are a bit insulting, in the please-provide-me-with-free-consulting-work sort of way. And some—my very favorite type—provide inspiration for…

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

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Happy weekend-after-Thanksgiving! I hope you’re all lolling around in food comas, surrounded by Black Friday detritus and eating abominable turkey-stuffing-green bean-pumpkin pie sandwich creations. Me? I’m doing all of the above, and finishing it off with a bit of cranberry orange bread pudding, made with leftover Thanksgiving rolls and cranberry sauce. Three cheers for holiday…

Mini Chocolate Doughnuts

I hope this doesn’t make you uncomfortable, but I have to share. In January, we went to New York City, and I had a spiritual experience. I went here, and my life was changed forever: Prior to my trip to the Doughnut Plant, I was lukewarm on the question of doughnuts. Sure, I’d been known…

TWD: Outrageously Good Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Few things make my heart pitter-patter more than bread pudding. Done properly, it’s one of my top 5 favorite desserts. (Done wrong, it’s borderline inedible, but I don’t like to think about such scary things so close to bedtime.) This week’s TWD recipe was for Bourbon Bread Pudding, but being a teetotaler, I made a…

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