Tag Archive | desserts

It’s…National Nutty Fudge Day!

Here’s are two perfect recipes to celebrate your love all things chocolaty and nutty! This is a simple recipe that I have used a gazillion times courtesy of the great people at Domino Sugar (Make sure check out their site for other yummy recipes!)

Nutty Chocolate Fudge (Photo Credit: Domino Sugar)

Nutty Chocolate Fudge (Photo Credit: Domino Sugar)

 

My husband always uses this recipe and has been designated as the official “fudge maker” in our family – especially at Christmas! This is the famous recipe for Kraft’s Fantasy Fudge (secret ingredient? Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme!)

Fantasy Fudge (Photo Credit: Kraft)

Fantasy Fudge (Photo Credit: Kraft)

 

 

 

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Easy Lemon Cake

This cake has only 4 ingredients! Hence the word “easy” in the recipe name.  This is perfect for a quick family dessert or to bring to a party/barbecue.  You can find this recipe from Kraft Foods right here.  

Only one more day til’ Friday and I’m already thinking of the delicious “dessert with alcohol” to post for tomorrow BUT if you would like for me to post one of your favorites? Or have any suggestions? Please let me know…   

Easy Lemon Cake

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Almond Cake

I have been wanting to visit Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhood home for the longest time so today the husband and I set out on a journey to Lexington. It was a wonderful day visiting a town enriched in American history and one that borne Mrs. Lincoln. Ever since I was a wee one I have been fascinated by her life story – all of the twists and turns, agony, happiness and sometimes a sense of defeat I can somehow relate too. What I admire the most about her is her strength of character, being true to herself and mostly her love of her husband and children. Mary Todd was also a great cook  and this is one of her favorite recipes. This cake is one that she made for Mr. Lincoln while they were courting and she also baked it during her stay in the White House. You can see the recipe here.

For more recipes I highly recommend the book:  Lincoln’s Table: A President’s Culinary Journey from Cabin to Cosmopolitan

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Childhood Home
Lexington, KY

Patriotic Trifle

Wishing you and all a wonderful Independence Day! This Patriotic Trifle is a great way to help you celebrate today. Its a fantastic recipe courtesy of Taste of Home and its quite simple to prepare.

God Bless America
Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above;

From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.

(God Bless America by Irving Berlin)

 

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Welcome Summer 2012! As a child, I have many fond memories of spending summers at my grandparents cottage in Vermont – with Lake Champlain directly across the gravel road.  Grampy had a huge garden in the backyard and grew strawberries that us kids used to just eat by the handfuls. Grammy always made homemade strawberry shortcake on these hot summer evenings for dessert and I still have this vision of the dough spread out on the kitchen table and her meticulously cutting circles into the dough.  The plump strawberries…the homemade cream…it was truly a masterpiece and always brought alot of smiles and made full tummy’s.  This is a recipe that reminds me of what my Grammy would have made on these hot summer evenings and I hope you enjoy.  You can find the recipe here.  What are your favorite memories of summers long ago?