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Desserts

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Desserts

 

 

Cookies, Pastries and Bars

Abby's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Abby's Crack Brownies - These are the ultimate in rich brownies.  Careful, you could hurt someone with these.

Anise Biscotti - made by Kristin's mom

Baklava- Abby says: Don't be scared, its not that hard at all

Best Christmas Cookies- the iced sugar cookies Claire and Deborah made every year

Coconut nut bars lemon and coconut, how can you go wrong?

Cranberry Streusel Bars

Cyclops Cookies - Abby used to make these for me after school

Divine Coconut Lemon Bars with walnuts - people keep asking me for the recipe for these so here it is. -abby

Ginger Cookies - from Food Network.  One of Anna's favorites. 

Ginger Spice Cookies found in Epicurious, recommended by Heidi: "Better than my grandma's!"

Greek honey cookies - Drippy, gooey and delicious!

Kate's Yummy Shortbread

Lemon squares - An old tried and true favorite

Maxine's World's Best Cookies - from Anna's grandma

Napoleon (thousand layer pastry) with a raspberry cream - suprisingly easy to make, but messy to cut

Oaty Jam Butter Bars - aka Chewy Oaty Butter Bars - recipe derived from that of a St. Louis coffeehouse

Pecan Puffs - Like Mexican wedding cookes but much better

Pecan shortbread topped with lime curd and drizzled with dark chocolate

Pecan toffee squares -Rich and buttery, just like the Big Easy

Planet Organic Cosmic Cookie Recipe

Sydney's Surprise Peanut Butter Cookies

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Candy and Truffles

Poor Girl's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups

Pumpkin-Spiced Gingersnap Truffles

 

Cakes and Breads 

Chocolate Mousse Cake - very good, very easy, very rich

Claire's Carrot Cake - with cream cheese icing

Lemon Polenta Pound Cake - I sampled this at New Seasons grocery store, and boy was it scrumptious

Nantucket Cranberry Pie - Rich and buttery and ridiculously easy to make (and really more like a cake)

New York Cheesecake with a raspberry coulis- A tasty foolproof cheesecake that can be dressed up with all sorts of things.

Pumpkin Roulade with Candied Pecans and crystallized ginger This is a great Christmas favorite

Seldom fail cheesecake - From some magazine article in the early 70s back before we knew that this stuff kills people

Sour Cream Cranberry Coffee Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Tiramisu -Abby says: Crazy labor intensive.  I suppose you could just buy a lot of the ingredients, but that takes all the fun out of it.

Zucchini Bread - a childhood favorite, from the year the zucchini took over the driveway

Zucchini Bread Revisited - a lighter less sweet less oily version of the above. 

 

Pie, Cobblers, Tarts and Tortes

Concord Grape Pie- Really!

Engadine Torte - a sort of caramelized walnut torte, from Sally Olsen 

Favorite Huckleberry Pie

Frangipane Poached Pear Tart - This one is time consuming but really is fabulous.  One of theos "Wow!" desserts. 

Ginger Peach tartthis one is really easy and looks stunning

Invented Apple-ish Pie (with minimal sugar)

Lemon Chiffon Tart with a Hazelnut Crust and a Raspberry Coulis - a little labor intensive but this one will knock your socks off!

Linzertorte - An Austrian Almond raspberry tart. Showy and easy.

Oaxaca Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie - I think this is the same recipe as the one on the side of the Libby's Pumpkin can, but it sure was good

Peach Cobbler - Betty Garrison's recipe, with variations 

Pumpkin Cobbler

Tarta de Santiago -Traditional almond tarte of the Santiago Pilgrimage route

 

Puddings and Sauces

Arroz con Leche - from Anna

Chocolate Mousse - sinfully rich and smooth

Chocolate Truffle Sauce

Persimmon Pudding - Connie Loftman's recipe, from the 1985 Bloomington UU cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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