Chocolate Walnut Tart

Chocolate Walnut Tort

If you love chocolate; if you love walnuts; if you need a quick and simple dessert, you absolutely must add this to your recipe collection.  It’s the perfect dessert using what you already have in your pantry. I found this recipe in a Sunday newspaper insert and couldn’t wait to bake it.  I checked my pantry and definitely had: Butter Brown Sugar Eggs Corn Syrup Bourbon (or an extract) Walnuts Chocolate Chips This tart is very rich – you’ll want {Read More}

Pumpkin Cheese Pie

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

My whole family loves pumpkin pie during the holidays.  I’ve baked pumpkin bar cookies and cakes, but never a pie that isn’t a traditional Pumpkin Pie.  This Thanksgiving I pulled out a recipe for that I finally convinced the family to try, but they wouldn’t even consider it until I made our traditional Pumpkin Pie. The ratings are in: everyone likes the pie, but not enough to make it again; they thought it was too rich.  That doesn’t mean you {Read More}

Rustic Mini Boysenberry Pies

Boysenberry Pie Recipe

I call these “hand pies” – aren’t they cute?  Think back to the Hostess Pies you might have loved when you were a child; only these have a lot more filling. Boysenberry Pie is one of my favorite pies.  I order it when I’m out when I find it’s on the menu, but I haven’t had it in a long time.  As usual, I checked my pantry and refrigerator to see what I have and here’s what I found: Frozen {Read More}

Orange Chocolate Ice Box Pie

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

While I enjoyed a week of downtime – away from the computer – I came home and peeked in my pantry for something to cook.  I had not yet been to the market to re-stock the shelves, but managed to find the following:   Orange Jell-O – sugar free Chocolate Graham Crackers Cream Cheese – fat free Whipping Cream – in the freezer I pondered this for a while, thinking of all the creations I could make… that would take {Read More}

Chocolate Chip Ice Box Pie

Chocolate Chip Ice Box Pie

Spring & Summer Desserts is now available on Amazon. Imagine a buttery graham cracker crust filled with a light, creamy filling filled with shaved chocolate.  The pie didn’t last long in our house due to how light and refreshing it was. In Spring & Summer Desserts  you’ll read the history of chocolate chips and this pie!  I just finished the book and I’m offering my subscribers early review copies… and they get all my new books FREE – are you {Read More}

Classic Coconut Cream Pie


Spring & Summer Desserts is now available on Amazon. The classic Coconut Cream Pie has been re-made for today’s busy people using boxed pudding and other ingredients that were not part of the original recipe.  After making this recipe the first time, I realized the recipe, as written, was flawed.  So I set out to fix it and give you a few options for serving the pie. This recipe is very creamy, but can be served with toasted coconut and {Read More}