Fresh Strawberry Tart

Fresh Strawberry Tart Sliced/Fresh Strawberry Tart

Every year in my garden I grow strawberries, although I can never seem to gather enough for a delicious strawberry tart, the kind I dream about making each spring. Maybe that is because I can't resist the urge when I see a … [Read more...]

Chef Kathy’s Winning Cookie Recipes

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December 5, 2012 Greetings Everyone, With Christmas fast approaching and all of your holiday baking about to begin, I wanted to share some of my winning cookie recipes with you to bake for your family and friends. My … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Pecan Caramel Sauce and Bourbon Cream

Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding with Maple Pecan Caramel Sauce and Bourbon Cream

It's time to start thinking about our Thanksgiving dinner and all the wonderful recipes we want to make. One of my favorite desserts to serve is this delicious Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Pecan Caramel Sauce and Bourbon … [Read more...]

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

Is there no better cookie than a good chocolate chip cookie? I will have to admit, I don't like just any chocolate chip cookie, I want an award winning, yummy to the max, crispy on the outside (that stays crispy), and moist on … [Read more...]

Apricot Dream Cake

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This delicious Apricot Dream Cake is light and fluffy and perfect for spring and Easter. The crust is made of home-made macaroon cookies. A macaroon is a chewy cookie made with sugar, egg whites and coconut. This recipe is … [Read more...]

Heart-Shaped Valentine Chocolate Mousse Cake With Raspberry Sauce

Valentine Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry Sauce Plated - 2

HOW DO I LOVE THEE! By making him/her this decadent heart-shaped Valentine Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry sauce THAT'S HOW! Did you know people with a sweet tooth are SWEETER! I was reading the Food Network magazine … [Read more...]

Berry Cobbler With Port Whipped Cream and Toasted Pecans

Berry Cobbler with Port Whipped Cream and Toasted Pecans

Fall is here and I have been craving cobbler! This easy berry cobbler with port whipped cream and toasted pecans is very easy and delicious, so I think I will whip it up! Here in Texas we love dewberry cobbler. A Dewberry is a … [Read more...]

Splendid Ice Creams

Splendid Ice Creams - Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Greetings Everyone: The Featured Recipes are: Banana Ice Cream with Caramelized White Chocolate Freckles Salty Caramel Ice Cream Lemon Frozen Yogurt Making a career out of ice cream might seem like a child's dream. … [Read more...]

Lemon Frozen Yogurt

lemon yogurt plated

Do you love something super rich, super creamy, that has a tangy yogurt bursting with an electrifying scent of tart lemon? If so, you will love this Lemon Frozen Yogurt! There is nothing more refreshing than a bowl of it! A … [Read more...]

Spectacular Lemon Mousse Pie

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This past mother's day I made this lemon mousse pie for my mom.. She loves pies and it being spring and all, I thought this pie would be perfect for the occasion. I was right, she loved it and we had a wonderful visit. She … [Read more...]

Lemon Mousse with Fresh Blueberries

lemon mousse

When spring arrives we start to see some beautiful changes. The breezy blue sky promises warmer days to come and we start seeing a whole new spectrum of colors, smells and experiences. Even our choices in food changes from … [Read more...]

Spiced Chocolate Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Sauce

Spiced Chocolate Cake with Carmelized White Chocolate Sauce

This decadent Spiced Chocolate Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Sauce would make a fabulous presentation for your "Valentine Dinner" or for any other special occasion! I attended a seminar last month from a wonderful … [Read more...]

Garnishing

Strawberry Garnishing

Garnishing is simply any attempt to add color and/or flavor so as to accent or dress up a dish you are serving. A garnish ties everything together! Whether you are cooking at the White House or just at your house, it can go a … [Read more...]

Pecan Tart

pecan tart

A pie is composed of a sweet or savory filling in a baked crust. It can be open-faced (without a top crust) or, more typically, topped with a full or lattice crust. A pie is generally made in a round, slope-sided pan and cut into … [Read more...]

Award Winning Almond Cream Bars

Almond Cream Bar

Almond Cream Bars Several years back I won a cookie contest with this recipe. I love these cookies because they have a velvety creaminess, along with a nutty, chocolatey crunchiness, and a hint of almond all in the same … [Read more...]

Lemon and Orange Glazed Pound Cake

plated lemon-and-orange-glazed pound cake

  There is nothing more delicious than a good pound cake!  The key to making this impressive recipe is to have your eggs, heavy cream, and unsalted butter all at room temperature before beginning.   Use this kind of … [Read more...]

Favorite Gourmet Sauces

favorite gourmet sauces - chocolate spice cake

As you grow as a gourmet cook, you will find yourself developing a list of your favorite gourmet sauces. Every now and then we all run across or invent a sauce that turns out be especially yummy and versatile. These will become a … [Read more...]