Chocolate Marquise (fancy plated chocolate mousse with meringue)

Once again this month there was a great challenge.  This time Husband, who isn’t much of a dessert person unless it is chocolate was very pleased with the Marquise and since both kids were home from college, there were plenty of takers as it made a lot.  It...

Lime Cream

I love lime, even more than lemon and use it often.  This recipe is kind of  a cross between lime curd and key lime pie filling.  It is essentially a lime custard but with lots of butter and whipped up until it is creamy, inspired by a recipe for Lemon Cream from...

Creamy Pesto and Sausage Penne

After making all that great Pesto for holiday gifts, I did sort of keep some for myself and found a great way to use it for a quick weekday meal.  It took about 15 minutes, just long enough to cook the pasta.  Considering all the basil, I’m counting this as...

My Top Ten recipes for 2010

I decided not to fight the trend and picked my top 10 favorites.  Also, I mistakenly thought this would be a quick post to finish up the year with but it turned out to be much more difficult than I thought to narrow them down to just ten.    My sister-in-law (the...