Chocolate Tacos

by Heather Harris Brady It may be a lot sunnier where you are but here after the holidays come the long, gray days of January. To brighten things I like to try new, fun things – especially where dessert is concerned. I made these to surprise my daughter one night at dinner, and she had…

Chocolate Waffles

by Heather Harris Brady This was the official “last day of school” breakfast in our house this morning. I know. Unhinged. Sorry about the photo, this how things look to me early in the morning. Bleak. Years ago, after a new house, new school, and lots of changes it seemed like we needed some way…

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Sundae

by Heather Harris Brady We just finished a spot of traveling recently and this was one of the best things I ate the whole time. As soon as I got home I set out to recreate it so I could share it with you. This recipe is based on a dessert from Hello Betty in…

Pumpkin Ice Cream & How to bake a pie pumpkin

by Heather Harris Brady Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for lots of reasons, including the fact that there are so many pumpkin flavored desserts! I especially love pumpkin ice cream, and since I can’t live with just having it during the fall I decided to come up with my own recipe. Pumpkin Ice Cream, Makes…

Chocolate Mint Cookies/Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Heather Harris Brady These are the Gossip Girls of the cookie world, thin, fabulous and extremely rich. The outside is a nicely crisp, hiding a brownlike interior loaded with chopped Andes Mints. Giant chocolate cookies are ruling my Pinterest right now, but if I’m going to the trouble of making cookies I darn well…

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Cherries Jubilee

by Heather Harris-Brady Besides the tart cherry crop coming in, signs are up all over the area for fresh sweet black cherries. So I was thinking about ways to use them when I got a yen for cheesecake. But it was too hot for a dessert that heavy (and I had just splurged on an…

Coconut Crunch Ice Cream – Asian-Style

This recipe is a little bit of kitchen serendipity. I was developing a recipe for a contest sponsored by Scharffenberger that included a number of exotic ingredients. I got distracted and didn’t notice that my adzuki beans were al dente as opposed to soft and mashable. I continued on, covered them in chocolate, chopped them…

Profiteroles, A State-ment Dessert

It was a lot of fun to research this post. I went through numerous old White House menus from several centuries and I re-read my two White House cookbooks from the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. A common theme emerged. Ever since Thomas Jefferson brought back the method for making ice cream from France, it has…

Peach Man Magnet

Okay, so it’s really peach crisp. But sometimes I have a yen for the cool old recipe names. I mean, what would you rather whip up – blueberry coffee cake or blueberry boy bait?  I can vouch for the fact that this WILL draw men of all ages so use it wisely. I made a…