Sweets

chocolate avocado mousse

This avocado chocolate mousse is dairy free, gluten free, low in cholesterol and sugar. Most importantly, it is smooth, silky...

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Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart

This is another one of my favorite desserts and one that I have shared with many friends. I use my...

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Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberries and meringues? Deliciously easy and heavenly. A Pavlova is like eating a cloud with slightly crunchy and chewy edges...

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Strawberry Pie

It’s strawberry season in Louisiana. There is nothing sweeter than our locally grown juicy red strawberries. Our farmers markets are...

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Apple Crisp

Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp. For the best consistency and flavor use any one or a combination of these...

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Mom’s Favorite Brownies

I give full credit to Lora Brody for these brownies from her book, “Growing Up On the Chocolate Diet,” which...

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Baileys Irish Cream and Chocolate Mini Muffins

Happy St Patrick’s Day! What could be better than the combination of chocolate and Irish whiskey? These moist, chocolatey little...

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Apple Cinnamon Raisin and Walnut Baked Oatmeal

We eat grits in the south. Lots of grits prepared in lots of creative ways. So it has taken me...

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Scones

If I had to estimate how many scones I have baked in my lifetime, I would guess that it would...

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French-style King Cake

Happy King’s Day! I love January 6 also known as the Epiphany, Twelfth Night, and the official last day of...

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Key Lime Pie

Use your favorite pie crust or my shortbread tart dough recipe below for a delicious and delicate key lime pie....

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Strawberry Shortcake

Ruby red Louisiana strawberries have been my inspiration for many a dessert, salad, and even cocktails. The combination of chocolate...

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