DESSERTS

4th of July Berry Tart

4th of July Gluten-Free Fruit Tart {Vegan}

Posted on Jun 29th, 2014

This post is sponsored by Pamela's Products in conjunction with my partnership as a Pamela's Baking Partner. Text and images by Lindsey Johnson I…

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5 Amazing Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

This post is sponsored by Pamela's Products as part of an on-going partnership. I'm so happy to be a Baking Partner again in 2015! School started…

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A Cake for Colby and Chelsea.

Posted on Dec 12th, 2010

When I finish a big project, like a wedding cake, I am always relieved and sad for it to be finished.  It's funny to get attached to something like…

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A Dozen Eggnog Recipes

Posted on Dec 20th, 2012

I fell in love with eggnog a few years ago.  It's been fun to see a whole host of eggnog recipes pop up--for actual eggnog and desserts inspired by…

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Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 7th, 2013

Oh....hello.  Just me with another summer ice cream recipe to ruin your diet.  This Almond Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream combines three of our…

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Aprium Sherbet

Posted on Aug 11th, 2007

This might have to be revisited at another point. I really loved the flavors in this sherbet. It wasn't too sweet. The flavor of the fruit really…

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Baking 101: Making the Perfect Devil’s Food Cake

Posted on Jul 13th, 2007

Okay, okay. This is where I get sort of bossy. In order to make a really, really, really good cake, you MUST have a stand mixer. Did you get that?…

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Bananas Foster Ice Cream

Posted on Feb 25th, 2009

Bananas have always been on my list of "Love-Hates." I love them. I hate them. I love them. Nah...I hate them. And so on. It started when I was a…

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Banoffee Pie

Posted on Nov 30th, 2007

My dear friend, Jenni, posted about Banoffee Pie awhile back. I've been thinking about it and hearing about it off and on ever since. I knew I needed…

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Berry Picking and Red Berry Sorbet

Posted on Jul 27th, 2007

To say I have been slightly obsessed with picking berries this summer would be a slight understatement. Ever since I heard that a friend of mine…

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Blackberry Coconut Sorbet

Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

 Blackberry Coconut Sorbet.  Three ingredients.  No dairy.  Little sugar.  Pure bliss.  And?  (Come…

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Blackberry Rosewater Ice Cream

Posted on Apr 29th, 2013

Saturday night, after a full day of hard work and chores, I made the first batch of homemade ice cream for the season.  Blackberry Rosewater Ice…

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Blood Orange Cream Cookies

Blood Orange Cream Cookies

Posted on Apr 6th, 2009

  So there's this blog I'm totally in love with. (And I'm not alone.) And every time Cannelle et Vanille shows up on my reader, I feel my heartbeat…

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Blood Orange Cupcakes with Faux Buttercream Icing

Posted on May 1st, 2009

I finally figured out what to do with my two blood oranges! Why not make cupcakes? I sort of threw this recipe together from a couple of recipes I…

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Blood Orange Sherbet

Posted on Apr 27th, 2009

I've lost count of how many sherbet recipes I've adapted from the original Cooks' Illustrated recipe. It's such a great recipe. I hope you enjoyed…

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Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream

Posted on Apr 10th, 2012

{This is from the archives with newly edited pics. Perfect for Spring and Summer, don't you think?} I miss the blueberries we picked on the East…

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Brandied Apple Pie

Brandied Apple Pie

Posted on Sep 24th, 2012

Fall is here! My very favorite time of year. I'm teaming up with my amazing friend Becky again. This time we're cooking with apples.  Perfect for…

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Buttered Pecan Pots de Creme

Posted on Feb 16th, 2012

I had grand plans of using a bar of Amano chocolate to make gluten-free, dairy-free molten chocolate cakes for Valentine's Day. I haven't given up on…

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Buttermilk Caramel Sauce

Posted on May 11th, 2006

My mom's friend, Carolyn, gave her this recipe for Buttermilk Caramel Syrup. It is hands-down the best syrup I have ever tasted in my life! Everyone…

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Buttermilk Ice Cream with Poached Cherries

Posted on Jul 11th, 2012

Buttermilk ice cream. Cherries. You want this, I promise you--you do. The ice cream is creamy and tangy and marries perfectly with the sweet…

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Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Late Summer Fruit

Posted on Sep 14th, 2009

It's not secret that our family adores buttermilk. I've probably started many posts about buttermilk with that very sentence. I'll repeat that again:…

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Butterscotch Blondies

Posted on Mar 14th, 2012

When I was a little girl, my mom would occasionally make Butterscotch Brownies (Blondies) out of her old red and white Better Homes and Gardens…

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Cacao Nib Pavlova with Balsamic Strawberries and Cream

Posted on Feb 14th, 2013

I started out the day by giving each of my kids a list titled, "10 Things I Love About You." Sadly they were much more interested in their peanut…

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Cantaloupe Sherbet by Guest Amanda Waddell

Posted on Apr 24th, 2009

I love connecting with readers. Amanda left a comment a few weeks ago about adapting a recipe for sherbet using cantaloupe. I asked her if she'd…

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Caramel Apple Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

Posted on Jan 16th, 2011

As of yet, I have not enjoyed enough gingerbread in my life. When that day comes, I will let you know. I'm working on stocking my cupboards with…

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Caramel Hazelnut Gelato {Labor Day Ice Cream Social}

Posted on Aug 27th, 2012

My husband's cousins had just left my house. We'd had a fabulous day of making ice cream and lunch, and sharing it together.  I felt happy.  I went…

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Caramel Peach Ice Cream

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013

Yes.  I went there.  Believe me when I say that Caramel Peach Ice Cream is definitely where you want to go.  Pinky swear.  It kinda started when…

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Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge

Posted on Oct 1st, 2012

Pictures and text by Lindsey Johnson Oh...you guys.  I feel like I'm on a roll with my candy making adventures.  This time it's delectable…

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Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel

Posted on Nov 14th, 2008

Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel is a revelation. I didn't think I liked pumpkin pie until I had this pie. It has a deep, dark caramel flavor,…

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Cashew Dulce de Leche French Macaron Recipe

Posted on May 8th, 2013

Before we talk about how glorious the flavors are in this Cashew Dulce de Leche French Macaron recipe, we need to talk about macarons. Why are they…

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Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Posted on Dec 13th, 2013

Thanks to Pamela's for sponsoring this post. Cardamom is one of my favorite spices - a close second to cumin. During the holidays I amp up my use…

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Chestnut Honey Squares {Review of The French Kitchen Cookbook}

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013

Patricia Wells is one of my favorite cookbook authors. Her book, Salad as a Meal, is one of my very favorites. Patricia teaches cooking classes where…

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Chewy Spice Cookies

Posted on Sep 20th, 2013

I was in the mood for baking the other day, so I pulled out all of my baking ingredients and placed them on the counter.  I wasn't sure which…

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Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Mint Filling and Whipped Ganache

Posted on May 18th, 2006

A Minty Variation on Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Cake Ingredients: 2 cups white sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup Hershey's…

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Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

Posted on Sep 9th, 2008

It's good to be back and baking! Thank you to everyone for the sweet comments. I am feeling almost back to normal. And we have almost settled into…

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Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Posted on Mar 6th, 2009

And yet another post full of sugar and carbs...Am I ruining your diet? Sorry...I gave up on being thin a long time ago. (That's a blatant lie--I…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

Posted on Mar 21st, 2006

For an updated version of this cake, please click here. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake 2 or 3 8" layers of chocolate cake You can use…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake Revisited

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2008

I can never quite decide how I want to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake... There are no written laws, right? That's why baking is so…

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Christmas Treats and Sweets

Posted on Dec 16th, 2010

(Clockwise from left to right:  Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, Orange Spiced Candied Nuts, Caramel Turtles, Caramel Popcorn, Cherry-Almond Divinity,…

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Cranberry Almond Pie Bars

Posted on Mar 28th, 2013

Shirley J asked me to develop three recipes using their new Cranberry Almond Timeless Grains Cereal.  I've had a lot of fun testing out my ideas and…

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Cranberry Caramel Sundae with Homemade Ginger-Cardamom Ice Cream

Posted on Dec 9th, 2013

Cranberry Caramel Sundae. This is now a thing. A thing you will want in your life stat. The base is a very holiday-ish homemade ginger-cardamom ice…

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Cranberry Tart {Guest Post on BHG.com}

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

Oh, you guys! It's almost here! Thanksgiving is just a few days away. I was out this morning picking up a few last items I needed for the big day.…

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Creamy Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Posted on Jul 10th, 2006

This is one of our favorite ice cream recipes. This Creamy Key Lime Pie Ice Cream is rich and tangy. It's great on its own, but you could put the…

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Creamy No Bake Key Lime Pie

Posted on Mar 10th, 2008

I will never get sick of Key Limes. Nope. Not ever. I've been discussing the recipe I recently posted for Traditional Key Lime Pie with my…

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Creme Brulee Ice Cream

Posted on Jun 20th, 2012

Every so often a dessert comes into your life and you think: This is my favorite. That is how I feel about this ice cream. Years ago I formulated…

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Curried Vegan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

Pumpkin pie lovers fall into two (maybe three) camps - purists and adventurists. At least that's the case in my family. My husband was abhorred by…

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Dairy-Free Meyer Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Posted on Mar 7th, 2012

Meyer lemons.  Have you tried them yet? I keep seeing them for sale.  I think no one in my community knows how fabulous they are.  Even…

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Date Almond Vegan Ice Cream

Date Almond Vegan Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches (And Some Other Goodies!)

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2014

I know what you're thinking. Well, maybe I do. If you're like a certain person I live with, you think it's completely illogical to make ice cream (or…

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Double Vanilla Sables Cookies {Heilala Vanilla Giveaway}

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013

Is there anything better than a basic French butter cookie? Yes. That is to say if you add a good dose of vanilla. These Double Vanilla Sables are…

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Eggnog Creme Cookie Sandwiches with Eggnog Buttercream

Posted on Dec 19th, 2010

This time of year brings memories of my Grandma Maxie and her Christmas cookies.  She was a fabulous cook and baker.  I still remember her hands,…

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Experiment: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon Curd

Posted on Jul 9th, 2008

I had some leftover whole milk ricotta in my fridge that needed to be used. (I made and froze another Orange Ricotta Cheesecake for my husband's…

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Fig Brown Butter Frangipane Tart

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

So this Fig Brown Butter Frangipane Tart. It's pretty much amazing. I fell head over heels for figs this year. I like them in salads. I like them…

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Florida Pie

Posted on May 13th, 2008

  If you have been a reader here for awhile, you know that I love lime and coconut--together or apart. And of course, I adore key lime…

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Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Posted on Feb 4th, 2015

In our family, we have high expectations for gluten-free cookies. I'm the only gluten-free one, so a lot of the time, I make stuff for everyone…

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Fresh Cherry Pie

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2008

Cherries. One of my favorite things about summer. I picked up two gigantic bags at a local outdoor market last week. They were on sale because…

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Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

Posted on Jun 6th, 2007

It's strawberry season! And while we love eating those ripe, juicy red berries right off the plant, it's mighty refreshing to turn them into…

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Frozen Coconut Key Lime Tart

Posted on Jul 13th, 2008

This Frozen Coconut Key Lime Tart is really, really good. It's so refreshing on a hot July day, or even a cold day in December. We love, love, love…

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Fruity Guacamole with Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Chips

Posted on Jul 25th, 2012

As I mentioned last week, I was able to attend evo conference.  I was able to attend a fun dinner sponsored by the California Avocado Commission…

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Fyrstekake (Norwegian Cardamom-Almond Tart)

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

Becky and I are baking together again.  This month we're sharing Scandinavian holiday recipes.  Becky is Swedish and I am 1/4 Norwegian.  And…

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013

Peanut butter and oatmeal are one of my favorite combinations. The nubby texture of oatmeal cookies is pretty irresistible paired up with peanut…

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Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Posted on May 18th, 2015

This cobbler recipe was created in partnership with Pamela's Products as part of the 2015 Baking Partner program. Well, spring whizzed by, didn't…

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Gluten-Free Apple Pecan Oat Bars

Posted on Sep 30th, 2015

Ah, you guys! Fall baking season is in full effect. I don't care if it's still nearly 90°F outside. My oven has been on and I've been baking up a…

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Gluten-Free Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Penuche Frosting

Posted on May 24th, 2012

Gluten-free cakes are an interesting thing to tackle.  So many different gluten-free flours create such different results.  I've found that I don't…

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Gluten-Free Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie

Posted on Nov 25th, 2015

Like many, I grew up with the ubiquitous pumpkin pie made from the recipe back of the pumpkin puree can. It's not that that pie is bad, I just…

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Posted on Feb 16th, 2014

As you know. there are SO many chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. And to those, I add what my family and I think is best gluten-free chocolate…

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Lemon Curd Tart with Gingersnap Crust

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

This Gluten-Free Cranberry Lemon Curd Tart with Gingersnap Crust is based on one of our favorite tart recipes that we first made for Thanksgiving…

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Lime Cornmeal Cookies (and Giveaway!)

Posted on Dec 6th, 2015

Early on in my marriage, I subscribed to Everyday Food, which sadly doesn't exist anymore. I LOVED that little magazine so much. It made new…

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Gluten-Free Gingersnaps with Lemon Cream Filling

Posted on Jan 11th, 2016

These Gluten-Free Gingersnaps with Lemon Cream Filling are full of bright flavor. Tart lemon cream frosting is sandwiched between two gingery, chewy…

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Gluten-Free Lemon Almond Cornmeal Cookies

Posted on Mar 21st, 2011

These cookies aren't cheap to make.  I have to throw that out there before I tell you anything else.  Why?  Because of the almond paste.  The…

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Gluten-Free Maple Custard Tart

Posted on Dec 6th, 2012

Last year was the first time I had a gluten-free Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I rather enjoyed the challenge to adapt my favorite recipes. This year…

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Gluten-Free No-Bake Cookies #fbcookieswap

Posted on Dec 15th, 2014

This year I decided it was time I participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. It was so much fun and I'm glad I did it. Julie Deily and…

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GF Peach Bars with Sugar Cookie Crust

Gluten-Free Peach Custard Bars with Sugar Cookie Crust

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2014

Yep. It's October, but I'm squeezing in one more peach recipe before they are gone for the year. As quickly as peach season arrives, it also ends.…

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Gluten-Free Peach, Plum, Raspberry Tart with Cardamom Cream and Almond Crust

Posted on Aug 15th, 2012

It's Julia Child's 100th Birthday today.  Sara Parkinson of BYU's  Daily Universe interviewed yours truly along with my friends Becky Olsen and…

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Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark Brownies

Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark Brownies Recipe

Posted on Dec 24th, 2016

There's a bit of story and history behind these Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark Brownies... I first made Peppermint Bark Brownies way back in 2006 in the…

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Gluten-Free Pistachio Fig Pinwheel Cookies

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

Have I got a good recipe for you today! Remember the Peach Curd Bars I made in the fall? Pamela's Products asked if I would like to develop another…

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Oct 26th, 2016

These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars are something extra special. I think of all of the recipes I've developed during my…

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Gluten-Free Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce

Posted on Dec 19th, 2013

  Sometimes there are foods that we love so much, but have never made at home. Gluten-Free Sticky Date Pudding with Toffee Sauce is one such food.…

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Posted on Nov 19th, 2012

Three days until Turkey Day!  I'm hosting my husband's family this year.  They don't know it yet, but I'm doing a gluten-free menu.  I think…

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Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2011

C is for coconut, chocolate chip and crack.  All of which these cookies have in them.  Purely addictive. I saw Jenny and Brooke post their…

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Gluten-Free Vegan Linzer Cookies

Posted on Feb 7th, 2012

I had so much fun making these cookies.  Three years ago when I was baking with the Tuesdays With Dorie group, I made lovely Linzer Sable Cookies.…

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chewy Gingerbread Bars

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012

As promised, the Chewy Gingerbread Bars. For anyone who still thinks that if it's gluten-free it can't be good, well...I defy you to try these.…

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tutti frutti ice cream

Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Homemade Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Recipe

Posted on Jul 19th, 2012

Let's talk family reunions and old-fashioned homemade ice cream for a minute.  In my mind, you can't have one without the other.  And it is that…

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Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Raspberry-White Wine Syrup

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012

If creme brulee is at the top of my list of favorite desserts, it's a close second between ice cream and panna cotta. What's not to love about…

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Grilled Gluten-Free Skillet Cake with Summer Fruit

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

This post is brought to you by Pamela's Products. We made it to Boise almost four weeks ago. It's been a whirlwind romance! I can't believe it's…

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Hazelnut Brown Sugar Ice Cream with Coffee-Toffee Sauce

Posted on Apr 19th, 2007

This creamy, smooth ice cream is made with hazelnut-infused whole milk. While it is excellent and rich enough all on its own, a small amount of…

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Hazelnut-Toffee Cookies

Hazelnut-Toffee Cookies

Posted on Mar 12th, 2009

  These Hazelnut-Toffee Cookies are very good. Veeeerrrrry good. Soft and chewy. Studded with chocolate, crunchy hazelnuts, and buttery toffee.…

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Herbed Goat Cheese Tart with Cherry Tomato Compote and Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography Review

Posted on Mar 14th, 2013

Happy Pi Day! Celebrate with this tasty Herbed Goat Cheese Tart! I think this is the first year I have actually made a pie (tart) for 3.14.  I…

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Holiday Q+A: Dessert for a Crowd

Posted on Dec 20th, 2010

Hi Lindsey, Please help! We've been invited to my sister-in-law's for Christmas and there will be 21 adults plus many kids running around. I'm…

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Honey and Stone Fruit Ice Cream

Posted on May 29th, 2012

This is from my draft folder.  Amid many computer problems that last few years, many posts fell by the wayside.  Pictures were lost on my other…

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Hot Fudge Sauce

Posted on May 6th, 2006

This hot fudge sauce recipe is based on one my grandmother makes for family gatherings. Instead of cocoa powder, I like to use a combination of…

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How To Pit Cherries Without A Cherry Pitter

Posted on Jun 25th, 2012

Cherry season has arrived!  Let's all give a hip-hip-hooray!  Today I want to share a tip I learned years ago from The Martha about pitting…

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Homemade Marshmallows

How To: Homemade Marshmallows

Posted on Apr 15th, 2008

I don't know why I haven't made homemade marshmallows until now. I'm a huge marshmallow fan, for one. And for two, I'm a pro at making meringues.…

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How-To: Making Chiffon Cake

Posted on Jun 28th, 2008

Have you ever tried Chiffon cake? It's a very light, airy foam cake akin to Angel Food Cake that is made with flour, sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs.…

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Indian Spiced Pear Honey Sorbet

Posted on Mar 19th, 2012

I had a busy weekend. Do you ever have those weekends where you're glad to see Monday come? Nah, me either. I'm never glad to see Monday come.…

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Irish Butter and Oat Shortbread Cookies for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on Mar 13th, 2012

My daughter came home from school yesterday asking me if leprechauns were real and "what do snakes have to do with St. Patrick's Day anyway?"  I…

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Julia Child’s Floating Islands Recipe

Posted on Jul 17th, 2012

Other kids would be playing outside during summer vacation, and I did that too, but mostly I would spend the afternoons watching cooking shows on…

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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Posted on Jun 5th, 2013

So it's finally summer around our neck of the woods and all my kids can think about is homemade ice cream and popsicles and how many hours they can…

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Key Lime Tart

Posted on Feb 16th, 2008

  I have to preface this by saying that I thought this Key Lime Tart was going to be a complete failure when I took it out of the oven.…

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peppermint bark brownies

Kitchen Q and A: Peppermint Bark Brownies

Posted on Dec 21st, 2008

(Click HERE for the updated recipe.) Peppermint Bark Brownies have one of my most asked for and popular recipes. People love these! The idea…

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