Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Four Fantastic Julia Child Recipes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

On what would have been her 105th birthday, we have selected four fantastic recipes from Julia Child herself that definitely warrant space in your recipe box. Take a look below.

Potato & Leek Soup

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The smooth and creamy consistency of this soup would make a great first course during a dinner party, or a light lunch at home.

Ratatouille

Julia Child’s ratatouille is hearty and delicious, and tastes great freshly made or the day after!

Pâte a Brioche

Light and sweet and rich; you won’t want to ever be without this Brioche recipe.

Apricot Sherbet

Since it is summer after all, we had to include a cool and tasty dessert. While this sherbert recipe does have a long prep time (it needs to be almost frozen, after all), it is so worth it.

What is your favorite Julia Child recipe? Share on Facebook or in the comments below.

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Raspberry Cream Pie Recipe

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Happy August! We wanted to kick off this month’s recipe posts with something cool and slightly simple, yet indulgent enough to serve during the rest of our summertime parties and barbecues. It just so happens to be Raspberry Cream Pie Day, which, lucky for us (and you), fits our August recipe criteria.

What You’ll Need:

Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugarRaspberry Recipes
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream
    cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping
    cream, whipped

Raspberry Topping:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries, divided

Directions:

  1. Grease a 9-inch pie plate. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla on medium until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped cream and spread into crust. Chill.
  3. In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water and about 1½ cups of raspberries, bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Transfer to a large bowl and chill.
  4. When ready to serve, take both parts out of the refrigerator and spread the raspberry topping over the filling. Garnish with remaining berries.

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Fourth of July Cheesecake Substitutes

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When thinking about dessert for a Fourth of July party, sometimes classic recipes are the best. But if you are looking for something that strays from the ordinary, here are three cheesecake-based desserts you can modify with color and fruit to fit your Independence Day celebration.

Cheesecake Popsicles

Make strawberry and blueberry cheesecake popsicles for a frozen red, white and blue dessert that will keep guests cool and your party on theme! For a non-dessert fruit popsicle, check out this recipe.

Cherries

No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

No bake desserts are perfect for summertime, and these can be colored red, white and blue to decorate your Fourth of July dessert table.

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for serving many guests, and the cherry filling can be substituted with other fruit fillings for a variety of flavor options at your party.

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