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Guilt-Free Pumpkin Mousse

In Desserts On November 16, 2011 Comments Off on Guilt-Free Pumpkin Mousse

Here’s to your health! Guilt-Free Pumpkin Mousse is a terrific and healthy dessert you can feel good about serving on Thanksgiving or any day of the week! Our… Read More »


Celebration Cake – Lemon Butter Delight

In Desserts On November 10, 2011 2 Comments

Why name this insanely delicious lemon cake the ” Celebration Cake”? First Reason for Celebrating #1 Well, it is been a week of celebration here at Camp Johnson…. Read More »

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Perfect Time for Cut-Out Cookies

In Desserts On October 7, 2011 2 Comments

My dear friend, Anne, in New York gave me this recipe years ago. I like to add pure vanilla. Anne uses buttermilk, which is delicious, but I like… Read More »



In Desserts On September 16, 2011 Comments Off on Baklava

Oh, what can I say about this amazing Greek dessert beside INCREDIBLE? This is simply one of the my favorites! The key to a good Baklava is not… Read More »


Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

In Desserts On August 20, 2011 Comments Off on Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Last night we celebrated Amanda’s birthday and her mom made the most wonderful Peanut Butter Fruit Dip! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with all of us,… Read More »

Citrus Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

Citrus Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

In Desserts On August 7, 2011 2 Comments

What’s not to love about this cake? It has olive oil, rosemary, lemon, sugar…it’s just terrific! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl whisk together the… Read More »


Crepes with Sauteed Rainier Cherries and Port Wine Cream

In Desserts On August 3, 2011 Comments Off on Crepes with Sauteed Rainier Cherries and Port Wine Cream

Crepes, oh the possibilities! Where to begin? There’s sweet, savory, chocolate, cornmeal … I could go on and on. This basic crepe recipe is perfect for breakfast, a… Read More »


Roasted Cherries with Lavender and Almond Panna Cotta

In Desserts On August 3, 2011 17 Comments

Welcome to week four of the season-long garden party Summer Fest 2011. Food Network has welcomed food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips this summer…. Read More »


Green Tomato Spice Cake with Brown Butter Icing

In Desserts On July 25, 2011 2 Comments

In honor of my recent visit to the Raleigh Farmers Market with NC Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall, I created this recipe highlighting green tomatoes.  The Secretary and… Read More »


Hawaiian Cake

In Desserts On July 15, 2011 Comments Off on Hawaiian Cake

My son Nathaniel’s 22nd birthday is this weekend.  In celebration, we always host a big cookout for friends and family. Among Nate’s requested recipes were Spinach Feta Burgers… Read More »


Saffron Rice Pudding

In Desserts On July 11, 2011 Comments Off on Saffron Rice Pudding

One of my favorite desserts made by my grandmother was her Rice Pudding. I could smell it a mile away. Like her Massa or Portuguese Sweet Bread, it… Read More »

Hummingbird Cake

The Legendary Hummingbird Cake

In Desserts On May 12, 2011 2 Comments

First submitted in the February 1978 issue of Southern Living by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina, Mrs. Wiggins did not include an explanation of its unusual… Read More »