Whoever said icy treats should only be savored in the peak of summer? Satsumas shine in mid-winter. Here's a special way to enjoy them.
These little truffle-like gems are deceptively rich, but contain only wholesome, healthy ingredients.
Home-made, simple, and only 30 minutes of prep time - you won't want to buy commercial peppermint patties again!
The holidays are not complete without a sweet potato pie!
This recipe calls for a food processor, but if you don't have one, you can mix this by hand. Try a pastry cutter or two forks. It will take longer, but it'll work! I've adapted this recipe to be vegan by substituting Earth Balance Buttery Sticks for the butter and it turns out perfect. Keep your ingredients COLD for best results -- I normally keep mine in the freezer. This recipe can be doubled with no issues. Keep extra dough wrapped in plastic in the freezer.
Homemade ice cream with fresh mint!
Use regular thyme and a bit of lemon zest if you don't have lemon-thyme. The panna cotta can be prepared up to three days ahead of time.
Chez Danisse recommends this on top of pancakes, but don't stop there - try it over oatmeal, or yogurt, or ice cream, or by itself in a bowl with a dollop of whipped cream.
Incredible served still slightly warm over simple vanilla ice cream.
This is really two recipes in one: a sweet, tangy rhubarb curd, and a buttery, delicately spiced shortbread. Both are delicious on their own, but put them together with a tad more work and you have a knockout dessert!
This dessert is light and refreshing, and is especially good after a spicy meal.
What a treat to be able to create this tasty South-East Asian dish at home!
An amazing raw pudding that can add a healthy twist to a romantic dessert.
A healthy and very pretty treat! Perfect after school snack or light dessert.
A light but sumptuous dessert - perfect in the middle of the holiday season! This dish is simple, tasty, sweet and tangy, and it is also quite pretty.
A hedgehog is a chocolate-based, no-bake 'cake', or slice that usually uses plain sweet biscuits (cookies) such as shortbread. It often has nuts as well. I've gone for a minimalist chocolate extravaganza but feel free to add nuts if you like.
"If you've always been a bit disappointed by icy semifreddo and other machine-free frozen desserts, I feel your pain. But trust me - even after sitting in the freezer for 24 hours, this baby is creamy, soft, and seriously good - not an icicle in sight. Delicious as a dessert or on its own, it would also be brilliant in all those places that ice cream works so well. Yum. The only thing is that it is quite strongly honey-flavored, which is great in most cases, but could be a little overpowering as an accompaniment to something like passionfruit souffle." -Jules Clancy
These cookies with a trace of lemony-flavored basil are perfect for tea parties and special gifts. Garnish a platter of them with fresh basil sprigs, unless you’d like to keep your guests guessing about the secret ingredient.
If you enjoy the combination of chocolate and citrus, you'll love these cookies.
“Most people have had avocado in a salty and/or spicy format, or at least as an accompaniment to something that is not primarily sweet. If you like avocado, however, you will really enjoy this ice cream. Its natural oil gives the ice cream a very smooth and silk mouth feel, and the lime juice heightens its flavor. Although it may taste too sweet before freezing in the ice cream maker, it will be just right when it’s done.” –Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico
“PastureLand's Chef Bret’s ‘Grandmother’s Sour Cream Orange Poundcake’ is too good to resist, and we could not keep from nibbling before it cooled! The warm, sweet and orangey aroma filled the kitchen, attracting the neighbors (we had the window open on one of the first warm days).”– PastureLand Co-op
Pears and cardamon, when baked together, have a magical quality. Makes four 4-inch cakes or one 8-inch cake.
Cinnamon is the standard spice for topping a crumb coffee cake. This coffee cake keeps the crumb topping and spices it up a little more by using some of the same flavors that are found in chai, including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice. These spices really help to make the coffee cake memorable - and they also make you want to come back for a second slice. - Helen Dujardin
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition has a wealth of healthy and delicious recipes- check out their website!
Kids of all ages love applesauce! Serve it as a snack or for dessert; dollop it on potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes. Increase the quantities and freeze the extra.
Hold the phone- a PARSNIP cake? Like its friend the beet chocolate cake, this parsnip cake is a fun and entirely unexpected way to use fall veggies in your dessert course. With the sweet yet lemony frosting, it’s a hit! A big shout out to Punky Egan, from MATC for developing this recipe and contributing it to MACSAC’s cookbook!
A wonderful cooling dessert recipe that can make use of whatever delectable local fruit is around. Experiment, go wild and enjoy this Eat Local Challenge friendly dessert!
Definitely dessert, but a healthful choice. Wholesome oatmeal, whole-wheat flour and a medley of dried berries will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Grilled white peach halves, allowed to get warm and crisp on the outside, will absolutely melt in your mouth once drizzled with honey and adorned with fresh mint.
Fruit simmered in cinnamon syrup is a typical after-dinner treat throughout Mexico.
This pudding-like papaya puree is an unusual dessert that will surely cause quite a stir! Slightly sweet, slightly salty, very thick and creamy.
Sweet spring time bread with the zingy flavor of rhubarb and the sweetness of brown sugar.
Sesame honey candy, or pasteli, is a traditional Greek confection which combines the simplest of ingredients to create a wholesome, natural treat featuring three simple ingredients: sesame seeds, honey and unrefined sea salt.
A clafoutis is the easiest cake you will ever make.
A great recipe for young bakers that will be enjoyed by all ages.
Rhubarb is another delightful and early treat. Welcome spring with a party and have this be your dessert triumph!
A sweet and unusual dessert.
The perfect topping for a Greek Orange Yogurt Cake!
Rich and flavorful orange yogurt cake.
Finish a fine meal with this velvety and bright indulgence!
Delight your friends, or indulge yourself with these delicious caramels.
Sweet and comforting fall food. Perfect for days filled with crisp leaf piles and pumpkin patches, when Wisconsin trees seem to burst into flame in front of our very eyes, rendering us unable to do anything but gaze up in quiet awe at our world, suddenly ablaze.
Dark chocolate comfort food for the kid in everyone!
Cool, refreshing and nutritious!
Pumpkin pie, without the fuss--or fat--of the crust!
Something different to tickle your sweet tooth!
An old-fashioned favorite.
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