Category Dessert

Blackberry Pretzel Cheesecake Ice Cream

What is it with Americans and raspberry sauce? Even today, when I think of a berry sauce, I imagine it curtained over a previously frozen cheesecake slice with a mushy graham cracker crust and a glossy bloom of canned whipped cream. “Cheesecake” is one thing, but “Raspberry Cheesecake” gets restaurant-goers acting like they’re in the […]

Lavender Lemon Pound Cake (Tea Time)

The first time I read Jane Austen I was 16 or 17, probably a late start compared to most fanatics. I had gone through some life-consuming family turmoil for the first half of my teens and stopped reading as voraciously as I had earlier in life. I missed a stretch of formative years in fiction, […]

Malted Chocolate Pudding Parfaits with Pretzel Crunch

Resist the urge to add crunch, my husband is saying to me. I mean, please, love, don’t add crunchies to all my food. I’ve just served him a last bowl of that blood orange sherbet from last week, and without thinking, topped it with a crumbled up waffle cone. Oops. It’s hard for me to […]

Crandlecakes Valentine’s Roundup

Love is in the air! And so is procrastination! Planning on making your loved one a sweet treat tonight? Try whipping up one of these! For the Peanut Butter Lovers Valentine’s Peanut Butter Heart Cookies The Gluten-Free! Very Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies The “I Can Barely Boil Water” Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls The “I Can’t […]

Blood Orange Sherbet

I am always running into Waco transplants. At running club, at the restaurant, in line at the grocery store — I’ll be five minutes into a pleasant conversation with a bright, friendly woman when we both realize we’re from out of town. I can’t figure out if we’re attracting each other with this magnetic pull […]

Valentine Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

There are a lot of Valentine’s Day haters out there, and I get it. The holiday can feel like a lot of pressure, whether you’re in a relationship or not. If you are, you’ve probably had one of those probing conversations, where you try to figure out just how important Valentine’s gifts are to your […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Bars (Vegan, GF)

There’s something really special about finding someone who has the same eating preferences and habits as you do. A person who indulges in the same types of foods, who likes to eat at the same restaurants. Someone you can trust to make you just the dinner you’re in the mood for when you get home […]

Very Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies (GF!!)

In the words of my old roommate, Hoy hoy! (It’s like “hello,” but more…jolly.) I’m writing this post from the midst of a storm of activity. We’re unveiling an updated menu at the shack tomorrow (gulp! today?!), so that means painting signs, updating the computer system, training people on the new stuff, etc. Plus, Shorty […]

Ridiculously Simple Cinnamon Rolls

So, let’s forget for a minute that we’re all trying to be super healthy right now. These ridiculously easy cinnamon rolls are here because, well, there are some among us who just need to eat a sweet treat. Normally, I would be pretty averse to cooking with prepared foods like puff pastry because I like […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Saga: Part II

The chocolate peanut butter bar saga continues. If you read my recent post on vegan, gluten-free chocolate peanut butter date bars, you might have seen through my supposed satisfaction with said bars. Here’s the truth: I would definitely make those gluten free wonders again, but they don’t hold a candle to the food memory they […]