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Divinity Fudge

Ingredients: 2-½ cups granulated sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ½ cup water 2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chopped walnuts Method: In a saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup, salt and ½ cup water. Cook until sugar dissolves. Cover and cook one minute more or until sugar crystal on […]

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DECADENT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

Ingredients: Crust: 1-¼ cup graham cracker crumbs ½ cup sugar ¼ Dutche cocoa 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted Filling: 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened ¾ cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Topping: ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips […]

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Crumbs Crumble

Contributor’s Note: This is a British recipe with original measurements in brackets. Ingredients: 4 large Brambly apples 4 cloves 2 tablespoons (2 dessertspoons) granulated sugar 1 cup (8 ounces) all-purpose flour ¾ cup (6 ounces) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon a pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon) 2 tablespoons (2 dessertspoons) of brown sugar […]

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Dark Dream Bites

Contributor’s Note: These are no-bake cookies, aka refrigerator cookies. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons good quality black or dark cocoa powder ½ cup milk 8 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup peanut butter 3 cups quick oatmeal 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans 1 cup chocolate chips Method: In […]

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Cream Cheese Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 3 oz cream cheese 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 ½ cups flour your favorite jam or jelly Method: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Cream shortening until fluffy and gradually work in soft cream cheese and sugar. Be sure mixture is smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla and flour. […]

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CREAMY PISTACHIO DESSERT

Ingredients: 2 packages pistachio pudding mix 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drain but reserve juice 3 cups miniature marshmallows 1 12 ounce tub ready-made whipped cream (no canned), or make fresh ½ cup chopped nuts (optional) Method: In a bowl, add drained pineapple, pudding mix, whipped cream, and ½ cup liquid from pineapple. Mix […]

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Chocolate Seduction Cake

Ingredients: 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, broken into bits ½ cups butter, cut into pieces 6 whole medium eggs, room temperature ½ teaspoon good vanilla 2-½ teaspoon Creme de Cacao liqueur 1-½ cup chilled fresh whipped cream 1 cup granulated sugar 1-½ tablespoons powdered sugar Method: Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Butter and flour bottom and […]

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CHERRY BERRIES ON A CLOUD

Ingredients: Meringue: 6 egg whites ½ teaspoon cream of tartar ¼ teaspoon salt 1-½ cups sugar Filling: 6 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups whipping cream, whipped 2 cups miniature marshmallows Topping: 1 can (21 ounces) cheery pie filling 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 teaspoon lemon juice […]

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Chocolate Fondue

1/3 cup fresh whipping cream 1-½ teaspoons grated orange peel, packed okay 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur 8 1-inch pieces pound cake 8 1-inch pieces angel food cake 8 fresh strawberries, hulled 2 kiwis, peeled, each cut into 4 rounds 1 small […]

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CARAMEL APPLE CHEESECAKE

Ingredients: 1 21-ounce can of apple pie filling, divided 1 9-inch or 10-inch graham cracker pie crust 16 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs ¼ cup caramel topping (ice cream topping) 12 pecan halves, plus 2 tablespoons chopped pecans Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Reserve ¾ cup […]

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