Category Archives: Dessert

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (baked)

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A rich, creamy cheesecake bursting with dark, rich semi-sweet chocolate Yield:  16 Ingredients:  Crust1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs*6 Tablespoons butter, melted3 Tablespoons sugar Filling6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate12 Tablespoons cocoa powder (baking cocoa)4 Tablespoons butter28 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (4 1/2 8 oz. packages)1 cup sugar**2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 eggs,… Read more »

Vanilla Raspberry Cheesecake

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A smooth creamy cheesecake with a pink raspberry layer hiding inside Yield:  12 servings Ingredients:  Crust Ingredients: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs4 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons sugar Cheesecake Ingredients: 24 ounces cream cheese, softened1 1/4 cups sugar3 eggs, at room temperature1/2 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 tablespoon cold water1/2 tablespoon vanilla1/2 cup sour cream1… Read more »

Foolproof Pie Crust

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Flaky pie crust that complements any kind of pie Yield:  3 pies with tops* Ingredients:  2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour**1 3/4 cup butter or shortening (shortening will make the flakiest crust)1 tablespoon sugar2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon vinegar1 egg1/2 cup cold water Instructions:  1. In a… Read more »

Strawberry Pie

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Fresh juicy strawberries smothered in a homemade glaze, served in a pie shell Yield:  one 9-inch pie Ingredients:  3 T cornstarch1 c sugar1 c cold water2 T white corn syrup2 T strawberry flavored gelatin3 drops red food coloring (optional)about 3 c washed strawberries, sliced or dicedone 9-inch baked pie pastry… Read more »

Triple Chocolate Cream Pie

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A thick layer of silky chocolate cream sandwiched between a crunchy chocolate crust and thin chocolate shell Yield:  10 Ingredients:  Crust (alternate: two 8″ graham cracker pie shells)1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs *2 Tablespoons sugar4 Tablespoons butter, melted Filling1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup chocolate syrup1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips8 oz…. Read more »

Tapioca Pudding

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My mom’s old-fashioned recipe for a super easy and very delicious tapioca pudding! Yield:  about 2 quarts Ingredients:  9 tablespoons granulated/instant/Minute tapioca*1 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt3 eggs, beaten well8 1/4 cups milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions:  1. In a large stock pot, whisk together the tapioca, sugar, salt, and eggs…. Read more »

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

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A flavorful medley of blueberries and rhubarb with a crispy oat crumb topping! Yield:  16 servings Ingredients:  4 heaping cups rhubarb, washed and thinly sliced (1/2 inch)*4 slightly-heaping cups whole blueberries, washed and drained1 cup sugar3 tablespoons flour1 tablespoon vanilla extract, optional Crumb topping ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened… Read more »