Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream PieSo the beautiful and talented Katy Warren is not a big cake fan.  She likes pie.  LOVES pie.  For her birthday, I wasn’t sure what kind of pie to make… so I made two.  Also, I use the word “so” a lot.

I wasn’t sure what kind to make.. her favourite is Raspberry Pie, but felt it was the wrong time of year to make it (her birthday is in February) hence I made two pies.  Here’s number one…. Continue reading

Double Baked White Chocolate Cheesecake

White Chocolate Cheesecake with chocolate sauceA few years ago, the boyfriend and I stopped by a local restaurant for a cocktail and to have me try what he called “the best dessert ever”.

He ordered a piece of a white chocolate cheesecake wrapped in phyllo, double baked and served with a berry sauce.  And yes, it was very good.  He asked me if I could replicate it.  I responded that I could do better than that….  Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache (but it doesn’t have to be vegan if you don’t want it to be)

Vegan Chocolate Cake - Beth the BakerI know you’re thinking that this can’t possibly be delicious, but it is… I’ve included this as part of my “posting things chocolate for Valentine’s Day”.  This cake works for vegans and non-vegans alike…

Here’s what happens in my family for birthday celebrations, etc..

I have two younger sisters and we’re all  good cooks.  So when we have a family dinner, we split the duties – my sisters, my mom and myself all contribute toward the meal (except Mother’s Day where we don’t have to do stuff… or at least not as much…).  Continue reading

Chocolate Snowball with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Raspberry SnowballEvery year for Christmas, I am required to make this dessert.  It’s generally the only time of year that I make it and my nieces have declared that it “just isn’t Christmas” if I don’t make it.  I’ve been making it since…. 1991 I think!

When I was married, each holiday season we’d spend Christmas Eve at my husband’s family and drive to my family’s on Christmas Day.  Since we’d each take care of part of the meal, the easiest thing for me to do was dessert.  I’d do a different dessert for each family celebration. Continue reading