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Thursday, January 20,2011

Dark Chocolate Chunk Date Bars

By Danette Randall
So go plan your date night, stock a little bubbly to help things along, and most importantly, give yourself permission to have a great time. Actually, most important, let me know how the date bars and the date night turn out. Im very nosy, fill me in people!.
Thursday, January 13,2011

Minneola Orange Toasted Walnut Cake

By Danette Randall
I like the Minneola, named after Minneola, Fla., just so you know, because it has the sweetness of the tangerine, but then a nice blast of tart from the grapefruit side. It's extremely juicy, and easy to peel, which makes it convenient when you are using multiple oranges to bake with.
Thursday, January 6,2011

Low-Fat, Gluten-Free Pear Cobbler

By Danette Randall
I decided just to re-use my resolutions from last year, which were - wait for it - no resolutions. I felt great about it, and had no guilt when indulging in every Dessert Diva treat under the sun.
Thursday, December 30,2010

Chocolate Peppermint Cake with Minty Glaze

By Danette Randall
Yes, I've made the decision on what to do: Smash those babies up and stick them in a cake. Genius, I know. I like the fact that you have to smash them up, get out all that aggression that built up over the last few months.
Thursday, December 23,2010

Gingerbread Cake with Crystallized Ginger Glaze

By Danette Randall
This cake can serve as your dessert, your snack, you can pair it up with tea and hot chocolate, or, of course, with coffee and a little bit of Bailey's. I believe that's the route I will be taking. Ginger is also good for you, so really this dessert can do double-duty as your gift to a friend or loved one's well-being.
Thursday, December 16,2010

Eggnog Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

By Danette Randall
No eggnog from a container in this treat. We are using all the ingredients you find in basic eggnog, so you will have that amazing aromatic nutmeg goodness, but a few added bonus ingredients to tickle your tummy strings. If your taste buds can be tickled, then so can your tummy, I say.
Thursday, December 9,2010

Orange Zest Cranberry Bread

By Danette Randall
Out of all the berries out there, cranberries seem to fit the bill, no matter what time of year. Of course, around the holidays, they are everywhere, just staring you in the face. Even the solid glob that comes out of the can seems appetizing this time of year. Not that I’m judging the peeps who like cranberry with the lines of the can on it — you are my people. Just here to offer another idea for the beloved berry, which involves no can in sight.
Thursday, December 2,2010

Fruitcake Cheesecake

By Danette Randall
Its nice to be the dessert diva, but cant someone just ask me to bring the green bean casserole sometime? Not only do they want an extraordinary pumpkin pie, they want a variety of pumpkin desserts, and then for me to surprise them. Heres a cheesecake my friend Sara Lee made .
Wednesday, November 24,2010

Toasted Walnut Pumpkin Cookies

By Danette Randall
Of course, I am always responsible for the desserts. Now that I think about it, Im responsible for most everything on the table. All I ever ask is that my people bring the hooch. You dont need kitchen skills to master that task, and it makes me just as happy as the turkey and stuffing does.
Thursday, November 18,2010

Chocolate Toffee Pumpkin Fudge

By Danette Randall
This treat is rich and creamy, with traditional pumpkin pie spices mingling delightfully with the chocolate toffee. You will love how simple it is to whip up a batch, but remember, patience is your friend with this recipe bringing it to a boil a couple of times is necessary to reach that wonderful consistency that melts in your mouth.