Dessert

Belgian Liege Waffles

Roger and I had the liege waffles at Moulin, a French cafe in Laguna one morning.  He suggested I try to make them at home for our neighbor Carol who was coming over for Sunday morning coffee.  They turned out so amazing!  I made the dough at night and let it warm up in the morning.  It took about 2…

Tres Leches de Ron con Chocolate

INGREDIENTS For the cake: Butter, for coating the pans 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process 1 3/4 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting the pans 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch fine salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 5 large egg yolks…

Frosted Valentine Cookies – Tanner Family Recipe

I visited my friend Diane for Sundance this year in Park City.  During my visit, Diane told me how she made her daughter a book with her famous family recipes and this one sounded really good!  I decided to try it out for Valentine’s Day.  They were a hit!  The only change I made was that I added some natural…

Croquembouche – Henry’s 15th Birthday

Henry always appreciates an ambitious project for his birthday.  His 13th birthday had 4 colors of cake in a tower.  14th birthday was a decadent Snickers cake.  15th birthday needed to be equally special so I decided on a croquembouche.  It was pretty cool and Henry was impressed. I read so many recipes from the internet.  I can’t remember exactly…

Lemon Curd Cream Cheese Sticky Rolls – Contestant #3

Aaagh!!  It looks like I will be making yet another batch of lemon buns!  Overcooked and under salted!  So much potential unfulfilled!  The pendulum swung too far the other way this time.  Contestant #3 seemed like it was going to top them both but fell short.  These were good but overcooking them definitely took away from what they could have…

Lemon Sticky Buns with Lemony Cream Cheese Glaze – Contestant #1

I am obsessed with citrus and sticky buns now!  I like lemon sweet things and lemon savory things.  But my two daughters don’t like lemon things.  I thought this was weird until I remembered back to making lemon bars when they were young and one of my daughters said, “It tastes like dishwasher detergent.”  What?!  Then I realized I used…

Glazed Orange Sweet Rolls – Contestant #2

I came across two recipes online that took hold of me and wouldn’t let go!  They both sounded so good but couldn’t decide which to make and which would taste better.  My husband Roger has been out of town and it is January, so I decided I would have a Sweet Roll Competition in my kitchen. Meet contestant #2 This…

Caramels – A 25 year journey coming to a end, a pause maybe

I think my love for caramels may be starting to wane along with my love for cold cereal which is another story.  Two things I never thought I would lose enthusiasm for.  I still do enjoy caramels but not the way I used to.  I have been making these caramels for probably 25 years.  That sounds so long so I…

Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Custard Sauce

This is a long time family recipe that started from my Grandmother Ann who passed it to my mom then to me.  Actually, I don’t use the family recipe.  I use the Betty Crocker Cookbook version.  Roger had angel food cake for birthdays, too.  So this makes everyone in the family happy.  I don’t make this for everyone every time.…

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Shortbread

I bought these fun cookie and milk mugs on Etsy and wanted to make cookies to fit in them that would be good with milk.  This is what I found on the cake merchant blog.  I liked these but would probably keep looking for new recipes.  Not bad though and very fun to use in the mugs! Ingredients For the…