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    Default Fancy after meal desserts - cheesecakes or other gourmet creations

    Please post your dessert recipes here.
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    Default Yummy Rice Pudding

    Rice Pudding
    2006, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved

    Adult and Kid Friendly Food

    Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min Level: Easy Serves: 8 servings (2/3 cup, 1 teaspoon condensed milk)

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups water
    • 1 cup Arborio rice
    • 3 cups vanilla soy milk
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • Pinch salt
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
    Directions

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    Bring the water to a boil in a medium sized, heavy, ovenproof saucepan. Add the rice, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, until rice is nearly cooked. In a large bowl, whisk the soymilk, sugar, and salt. When the rice is cooked and still hot, add the soymilk mixture and cinnamon stick. Cover, place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes.
    Remove from the oven, uncover, and remove the cinnamon stick. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pudding will be slightly liquidy; the liquid will continue to absorb into the rice and thicken as the pudding cools. Distribute among 8 bowls, drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of the condensed milk. Dust with cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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    Italian Ice

    Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
    Prep Time: 20 min Level: Easy Serves: 10 to 12 servings

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups raspberry syrup (recommended: Torani)
    • 3/4 cup lemon juice
    • 1 lemon, zested
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
    • 5 pounds crushed ice (about 6 ice trays)
    Directions

    Combine the syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and mint in a small pitcher. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
    Shave the ice by placing 2 to 3 cups crushed ice at a time in a food processor and running the machine until the ice is finely shaved. Store shaved ice in a large re-sealable plastic bag in the freezer for up to 1 day.
    Place 1 1/2 cups of crushed ice in a serving dish. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of the syrup mixture over the ice. Serve immediately.

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    SUPER EASY caramel sauce-

    I baked a cake today and had a craving for a sweet, sticky sauce. I made this one and can't stop tasting it!! I didn't add any brandy. YUMMO!

    Brown Sugar Sauce - Allrecipes
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    Not super fancy, but not overly plain either

    Crepes (French Recipe)

    2 cups flour
    2 cups milk
    4 eggs
    Whisk together then:
    Add 1/2 cup melted butter and whisk until blended.

    Pour approx. 1/4 cup onto large hot (med/high heat) frying pan (must be non stick or spray with Pam, if you add too much oil to the pan it will change the consistancy and they don't work well). Lift pan and rotate to spread mix around thinly on the the whole pan surface.
    Use spatula to lift the edges and then flip after approx one minute. Remove from pan about 30 sec. later and repeat until mix is done.

    Top with strawberries, blueberries, homemade jam, nutella, maple syrup, or other yummy stuff. Roll it up, sprinkle with icing sugar and eat.

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    Default I stole this from a friend on another site! (Crock pot chocolate mud cake)

    And am going to attempt it soon!! It's a guaranteed hit, and I think it would be good for the bribery factor with the kids!


    Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe - and More Great Family Fun Recipe Ideas

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    I've got a few favorites, I have a bit of sweet tooth!

    Panna Cotta with Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar (dh's favorite!)
    Panna Cotta
    2 tablespoons water
    1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
    2 cups whipping cream
    1 1/4 plain goat's milk or whole milk yogurt (I get the highest fat yogurt I can find)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup sugar

    Strawberres
    2 1 pint baskets of strawberries, hulled, thinly sliced
    3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

    For Panna cotta:
    pour 2 tbls water into small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water, let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Wish 1 cup cream,yogurt and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Heat remaining 1 cup cream and 1/2 cup sugar in small saucepan over medium heat, stiring until sugar dissolves and cream comes to simmer. Remove from heat, add gelatin mixture, stirring to dissolve gelatin. Mix hot cream-gelatine mixture into yogurt mixture in bowl, divide mixture among 6 3/4 cup rmekins, using about 1/2 cup for each. Refridgerate uncovered overnight.

    Strawberries:
    Toss strawberries, vinegar, sugar and pepper in large bowl to combine, let stand 30 minutes, tossing occassionally. Spoon strawberries over panna cotta and serve!!

    Soooo good and pretty easy

    Also have a white chocolate/raspberry creme brulee I make but don't feel like typing out!
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    Default Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Crust:

    1 1/2 cup flour
    1/8-1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup melted butter

    Instructions:

    Mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well combined and only slightly crumbly. Press into greased 9“x13“ pan and bake at 350F for 10 minutes, or until starting to brown. Remove from oven and cool.



    Filling:

    2 cups choco-chips (semi sweet or bitter sweet work best)
    2 pkgs softened cream cheese (full fat - don't skimp on the light stuff)
    2/3 cup white sugar (granulated)
    2 tsp vanilla
    2 lrg. eggs
    1/2 cup evaporated milk (2%)
    icing sugar/cocoa powder for decoration if desired


    Instructions:

    Melt chocolate chips (in microwave or in double boiler) set aside until room temp.

    Beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer until well mixed. Add vanilla, continue to beat. Add eggs and continue to beat. Add milk and chocolate, alternating, gradually. Beat for another 1-2 minutes.

    Pour filling on top of cooled crust. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until center is set. Cool on wire rack, in pan. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours minimum). Sprinkle with sifted icing sugar, or cocoa powder or a mix of the two! Cut into 48 pieces and serve!
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    Default Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie Recipe

    All I can say is Yummmm...

    Ingredients

    • 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature
    • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • STREUSEL TOPPING:
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons cold butter
    • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature
    Directions

    • In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Combine the pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Pour caramel topping over bottom of pastry shell; top with apple mixture (shell will be full). Drizzle with butter.
    • In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.
    • Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack.




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    Default Cheesecake filled strawberries

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    Default Creamy Banana Ice

    I got this from Moosewood at home - can't believe I hadn't tried it before.

    Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas (yup, that's all)

    Peel.
    Slice into rounds.
    Freeze on a tray (may be lined with wax paper) for at least an hour.

    Pulse in a food processor or blender, pausing occasionally to clean the sides.

    Serve.

    YUMMY! has the texture of ice cream - delectable. And all you need to have in the house is bananas!




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