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cake, strawberry, and cream trifle

Recipes Using Angel Food CakeThis page contains recipes using angel food cake. This light cake lends itself well to being incorporated in trifles, and other layered desserts using pudding, jello, fruit or whipped cream.


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Candied VioletsSeparate the egg. Put yolk away for other use. Dip small brush in egg whites and paint petals front and back. Sprinkle sugar on the violets covering them completely.


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Sand: A DessertCrush the peanut butter cookies in a plastic bag, Blend sugar, margarine and cream cheese. Then blend in Cool Whip. Mix the 2 packages of pudding with the milk until slightly hard.


Decorative glass mugs filled with trifle.

Holiday TrifleIf you are a little "pied out" by Christmas, having eaten your fill of pies since Thanksgiving, here's a nice recipe that uses the flavors of the season. And it's kinda festive looking. And it's flexible and not too fussy. Read on for my recipe for holiday trifle!


Soft Butterscotch Bars with Salted Caramel

Soft Butterscotch Bars with Salted CaramelI have tried making caramel several times, but never did I make it perfect. After few times of trying, I discovered a simple trick. Double boiling is safer than putting it in direct heat and today I was able to make my caramel perfect. With a little salt it tasted really yummy.


Chocolate Mousse cups covered  with whipped cream

3-Ingredient Chocolate MousseThese days, more than ever, I am all about cooking and baking with what I have on hand. My husband really wanted chocolate mousse today, but I did not have enough butter, eggs, or heavy cream. I made this luscious chocolate mousse dessert with three ingredients: marshmallows, milk, and dark chocolate. I think you will find this really hits the spot!


finished dessert

Orange Spiked Panna CottaA creative orange spiked panna cotta can be made with milk and gelatin instead of eggs and heavy cream. Try this pudding like dessert topped with whipped cream.


Flaky Pastry and Cream Tower on plate

Flaky Pastry and Cream TowerThis delicious pastry and cream tower begins with discount croissants. The directions and ingredients needed for this transformation are found on this page.


Coffee Flan

Coffee Flan RecipeThis elegant and creamy custard dessert is made with coffee to add a delicious flavor to plain flan. It's easy to make for your next special dinner party or celebration.



Mung Bean with Aloe Vera Dessert

Mung Bean with Aloe Vera DessertSoaked mung beans, peeled and cut aloe vera along with sugar can be cooked for a delicious dessert. This is a page about mung bean with aloe vera dessert.


Vegan Avocado
Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse (Vegan)Avoid dairy and enjoy this creamy chocolate dessert made with avocado. This page contains avocado chocolate mousse (vegan).


Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll on cutting board.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll RecipesA popular rolled up pumpkin treat that is especially good for the winter holidays. This page contains cream cheese pumpkin roll recipes.


Tofu Chocolate Mousse in bowl

Tofu Chocolate MousseThis will be one of the easiest chocolate mousses you will ever make. It only contains silken tofu, dark chocolate, and maple syrup, making it vegan and gluten free.


Creme Brulee in 3 ramekins

Making Creme Brulee?Creme brulee is a classic French dessert consisting of custard with a carmelized crust. This is a page about making creme brulee.


Creme Caramel flipped on plate

Creme CaramelThis is a silky, soft custard pudding. Baking it in a water bath in a ramekin lined with caramel sauce makes for a luxurious treat. It may seem daunting to put together, but it's actually quite simple. You can also use this recipe to make small versions of this pudding inside of mini ramekins.


Springtime Jelly Bean Fudge

Springtime Jelly Bean FudgeMy friends and I had chocolate covered jelly beans for the first time recently and we really loved them. To keep the fun alive, I made this jelly bean studded fudge out of white chocolate, then decorated the top with flowers made of more jelly beans. It's truly a jelly bean lover's delight, and perfect for the springtime.


Luscious Raspberry Whipped Cream in cup

Luscious Raspberry Whipped CreamRaspberry whipped cream is not only delicious, the red tones will make for a beautiful topping for your desserts this season. I adore homemade whipped cream but I'm not a huge fan of sitting around waiting for cream to puff, even with electric beaters. Adding flavours and colours to whipped cream often cause the cream to get too wet and lose their beautiful puff. Here is how to make a thick and creamy berry whipped cream very quickly with a food processor.


Plate piled with delicious looking lemon coconut squares.

Best Ever Lemon-Coconut SquaresA popular dessert that brings together the flavors of lemon and coconut in rich delicious squares. This page is about best ever lemon-coconut squares.


Pavlova with berries

Pavlova RecipesThis elegant dessert consists of a meringue layer or ring filled with whipped cream and fruit. This page contains pavlova recipes.


Lemon Lush and berries  on a plate

Lemon Lush RecipeThis layered lemon flavored dessert is so delicious you will be looking for special occasions at which to serve it. This is a page about lemon lush recipes.


Making a Bowl Out of Chocolate

Making a Bowl Out of ChocolateMake a delicious serving bowl for your next dessert out of chocolate. This is a page about making a bowl out of chocolate.


A pan of Crepes Suzette

Dessert Recipes Containing AlcoholThis is a page about dessert recipes containing alcohol. Rum, sherry and other spirited flavors can be used to create some delicious, fancy desserts.


Black Forest Dessert

Black Forest Dessert RecipesThis page contains black forest dessert recipes. These desserts are inspired by the classic black forest cake and combine cherry and chocolate flavors.


mousse in a glass serving dish

Chocolate Mousse RecipesA creamy, rich dessert that is perfect for chocolate lovers. This page contains chocolate mousse recipes.




Torte RecipesA little goes a long way with this very rich dessert that can be layered with many delicious ingredients. This page contains torte recipes.



Tiramisu RecipesThis page contains tiramisu recipes. A delicious Italian dessert that is made from ladyfingers, liqueurs, and sweet cheese.


Blancmange with chocolate sauce.

Blancmange Recipes?This page contains blancmange recipes. An elegant sweet dessert that would be a super finish to many meals.


Cordial Cherry

Recipes Using Cordial CherriesThis page contains recipes using cordial cherries. These candied cherries can be incorporated in delicious desserts.


Layered Blueberry and Cookie Dessert

Layered Dessert RecipesA layered dessert is perfect for a special occasion. This page contains layered dessert recipes.


Fruit Trifle

Trifle RecipesThe trifle is a layered dessert often made with a variety of fruit nestled between layers of cake. This page contains trifle recipes.


Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse RecipesThis page contains lemon mousse recipes. Creamy mousse is a delicious dessert.


Lemon Meringue

Recipes Using MeringueThis whipped egg white and sugar confection can be used in some great desserts. This page contains recipes using meringue.


Funnel Cake Recipes

Funnel Cake RecipesThis page contains funnel cake recipes. A popular, deep fried batter topped with powdered sugar, jams or a fresh fruit.


Ritz crackers

Ritz Cracker Dessert RecipesThis page contains Ritz cracker dessert recipes. This well loved cracker can be used in a variety of delicious, sweet recipes.


Strawberry Cream Cheese Dessert

Cream Cheese Dessert RecipesThis page contains cream cheese dessert recipes. Cream cheese makes many rich, delicious treats with a variety of ingredients.


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Festive Rum BallsQuick and easy to make without cooking. I also make these and package in pretty boxes to give as gifts at Christmas time. Not sticky and sweet like some other recipes.


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Almond Chocolate Meringue TreatsPlace rack in lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile, line baking sheet with parchment paper and melt chocolate chips double boiler style.


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Petit FoursBake cake according to directions on cake mix box. When cool, crumble cake in a large bowl (leave a few spoonfuls of crumbs to decorate tops) and stir in can of cream cheese frosting.


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CassataIn the Middle Ages, it was a specialty to be found only in the monasteries of Palermo where nuns had perfected the dessert and sold it to the public



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Frozen Chocolate Almond JoyThis scrumptious dessert with optional strawberry sauce can be an everyday thing or dressed to kill and impress your family and friends.


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Graham Cracker RollMix all together thoroughly in large bowl and work into a roll. Save about 1/2 cup of the cracker crumbs to roll it in so it won't be sticky. Chill thoroughly and serve in slices. This will keep well for days.


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Popcorn Ball SpidersColored popcorn balls decorated with candy make a really fun and easy treat for kids to make and share with friends.


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Heavenly Hash CakeMelt chocolate chips over low heat. Beat egg yolks, add to melted chocolate chips. Beat egg whites. Add sugar, then add chocolate mixture. Stir in vanilla, nuts and salt. Beat whipping cream and fold into mixture.


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Spiced Vanilla CreamCombine marshmallows, milk and nutmeg in top of double boiler. Cook over hot water on low heat until marshmallows are melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla; mix well. Chill until thickened.


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French Cherry DessertMix powdered sugar and flour. Cut in butter till like corn meal. Press in bottom of 8 or 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.


Recipe for Pecan Toffee Crown?A friend is looking for a recipe for a Pecan Toffee Crown can anyone help?


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Imperial MousseSoften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Dissolve in boiling water. Blend sour cream, sugar and flavorings into gelatin mixture. Pour into oiled 1 qt. rind mold. Chill until firm.


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Caramel Praline Souffle'Soften gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Melt caramels and sugar with remaining water in covered double boiler over low heat. Stir occasionally until sauce is smooth. Stir small amount of hot mixture into beaten egg yolks; add egg yolks to hot mixture.


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Black Forest ParfaitsMix pudding and milk with a whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of pie filling and gently fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Pour into 6 tall glasses or cups.


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Miniature Chocolate EclairsMiniature Chocolate Eclairs recipe. To prepare filling, cook pudding according to package directions. Chill for 1 hour. To prepare pastry, in a heavy saucepan, heat butter, water, and salt over medium high heat until mixture boils and butter melts...


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Fried MilkMix sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in 3 qt saucepan. Stir in milk. Heat over medium heat stirring constantly. Stir 1 minute, remove from heat.


Chocolate Balloon Bowl

Chocolate Balloon BowlMake a fancy chocolate bowl using a balloon! Great for any festive occasion.


Flaky Pastry and Cream Tower on plate

Flaky Pastry and Cream TowerIf you look in the clearance sections of major grocery stores, you'll find they will place baked goods there for less than half price at the end of the day. Mine sells half a dozen large croissants for $2 after 5pm. They're great when toasted, but my secret trick is to roll them out, cut them into discs, and turn them into a flaky pastry dessert. This tower of delight tastes like the most elegant Palmier cookies layered with fresh fluffy whipped cream. You just would not guess these are old croissants. This is a crowd-pleasure, no doubt!


Angel food cake trifle.

Tiramisu TrifleA quick trifle with all the flavors of traditional Tiramisu!


decorated Nice Cream in Chocolate Bowls

Nice Cream in Chocolate BowlsThis is a fun and fancy recipe that you can make from things you probably have at home right now. The nice cream is made of a couple ingredients in a blender or food processor, and it gets scooped inside beautiful chocolate bowls you make with the help of balloons. Top it off with beautiful abstract art made of chocolate scribbles, and you're set to wow your friends and family!


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