I love anything “custardy”. But Flan was always a mystery to me. It seemed like it must be complicated and too difficult to make. But my Puerto Rican friend, Yolanda, served it at one of her parties and I was fascinated. Remember Charo??? Well, Yolanda is a little like a Puerto Rican Charo. Beautiful, … More FLAN…a mystery until I met Yolanda!
Laurie asked me to bring Gooey Butter Cake to Super Bowl. Gosh, I thought it was such an unusual thing to think of for Super Bowl, but being an obedient Mother in Law, I did it. We have been making this dish for at least 40 years, but today I decided to change it up … More Gooey Butter cake “Bites” an oldie but goodie!
I have catered and taught cooking for almost 50 years! Wow, I must be old! But recently I started searching for this old recipe and thought I had lost it! Fortunately I found it in a cookbook I wrote for my daughters in 1990. Over the years I have added addendums, and additions, and separate … More THE CAKE THAT WOULD HAVE MADE ME FAMOUS…PINEAPPLE RUM NUT…
My friend Jean brought this fabulous dessert to Bachelor. We raved about it! She said it was so easy and seemed surprised that none of us had heard of it because it is all over the internet. All I know is, it was new to us. She brought it and there was some left, so … More ECLAIR ENVY…Internet dessert sensation
This should be in my top 5 all timers, because I’ve made it for so long and for so many occasions. I always give it at Christmas, or to a new neighbor, or for a birthday and so many more. It’s quick and easy, but PLEASE NOTE: It can be dangerous! I’ve always shied away … More ENGLISH TOFFEE…MERRY CHRISTMAS!
NUTTY BAKLAVA This is not a difficult recipe, but it is labor intensive, and requires a thorough “Prep” ahead. You want to have all the ingredients ready and willing to be layered. Fillo dough is SO temperamental. But, it is also very forgiving, as you are going to do 5 layers at a time and … More BAKLAVA….NOT YOUR AVERAGE TREAT!
This is a special cake I am making for a baby shower. My sweet neighbor, Beckie, is having a girl after FOUR boys! Can you imagine the thrill? Pink headbands. Pink blankies, Pink everything! Except for the cake–it’s CHOCOLATE! I learned years ago that I really can’t make a much better cake than Duncan Hines. … More UGLY CAKE PART 2–Chocolate this time