Category: Desserts

  • No-Bake Energy Bars

    1 C roasted almonds 1-1/4 C pitted dates (can substitute raisins for 1/2 C) 1 T dried coconut (unsweetened, if possible) 3/4 C water 1/4 C cocoa 2 T instant coffee powder 1 t chia seeds 1 T vegetable oil 1/4 t salt Put the almonds, dates, coconut, and water in a food processor and…

  • Creamsicle (Orange-Vanilla) Fluff

    I came up with this recipe for a 1970’s-themed book club potluck. It’s very much in keeping with the “fluffy salads” of the 70’s. They were so sweet, they were actually desserts that were served with, instead of after, the meal. 2 cans of mandarin oranges 1 can of apricot halves (peaches would also work)…

  • Super-Easy Brownies

    This recipe only has one more ingredient than my most popular recipe, “Cake Mix Brownies,” but the results are much more dense, chewy, and chocolatey. 1/2 C + 2 T butter, softened 1 C sugar 2 eggs 6 T cocoa powder 1/2 C flour Optional: 1/2 C chopped walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips Preheat oven…

  • Dinghy Dings

    From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, submitted by Joan Young. 12-oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips 14-oz can condensed milk (not sure if this means sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk, but I suspect evaporated milk would make it plenty sweet, with the marshmallows) 2 T butter 2 C dry roasted peanuts 10-1/2 oz…

  • Avocado Pie

    1 avocado 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 C honey 1 T lemon juice Graham cracker crust Bananas, for garnish Mash the avocado with the softened cream cheese, honey, and lemon juice. Spread in the pie crust and garnish with banana slices. Chill and slice.

  • Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake

    In a medium saucepan, combine the following: 1/2 C sugar 1 t honey 1/2 C butter 1/2 t vanilla 2/3 C water Heat over low until butter is melted and sugar and honey are dissolved. Then stir in: 2 t baking powder Pinch of salt 1-1/2 C flour Set a trivet in the pressure cooker…

  • Steamed Caramel Pressure-Cooker Cake

    2/3 C sugar 1 t vanilla 2/3 C water 1 T honey 1/2 C butter 2 T dried coconut Bring to a boil in a medium sauce pan and allow to cool. In a bowl, combine: 1-1/2 C flour 2 t baking soda 1/8 t salt Stir into the cooled mixture. Set a trivet in…

  • Apple Snow Sauce

    Good on gingerbread or as a topping for fruit salad. 1 package Dream Whip 14-oz can applesauce 3 T lemon juice Fresh-ground nutmeg 3-4 T Amaretto, peach brandy, or Triple Sec (optional) Whip the Dream Whip according to package instructions and fold in the remaining ingredients. Chill, or allow to sit in a cool place…

  • One Pan Mud Cake

    1-1/2 C flour 3 T cocoa 1 t baking soda 1 C sugar 1/2 t salt Dump all these ingredients into an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan, and mix them up. Pour in the following: 5 T cooking oil 1 T vinegar 1 t vanilla 1 C water Mix it up until smooth and…

  • Bermuda Tea Scones

    4 T butter 1 C self-rising flour Handful golden raisins or other dried fruit Splash of sour milk Mix all ingredients to a smooth paste. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve warm. You can also cook them in a heavy cast-iron skillet on the stovetop.…