Pumpkin Cheesecake

How Chef John Makes “Punkin” Cheesecake – a Must See!

Chef John does it again. The Queen has asked for pumpkin cheesecake. I check out the version on ATK, but am so taken with Chef John’s production values, I decided to include his version here. Dad’s version will revert to a graham cracker crust and add bourbon to the whipped cream dollop. More to follow! Continue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake”

Pecan Bar Thingies

Pecan BarOK, this recipe is the most decadent, delicious and delightful dessert recipe you’re likely to find here on DRB. The Queen (it’s all her fault) brought this recipe home from someone who brought these little devils to a church potluck. You may know those church potluck cooks…they feel no guilt making their most delectable, diet-wrecking, downright tasty dishes to church potlucks when they’d never make them for their foodie friends. God love ’em.

Anyhow, let’s say you are looking for a pretty-easy dessert you can serve to anyone (who’s not diabetic) and get a “Wow, this is fantastic!” reaction. OK, get ready…. Continue reading “Pecan Bar Thingies”

Coffee Crunch Cake

Coffee Crunch Cake is the Queen’s absolute favorite birthday treat. Picking one up at Stickney’s restaurant in Palo Alto (sadly, now gone) was part of the drill for her big day each year. But now, Dad (not much of a baker), has finally made one from scratch to help us celebrate, although now far from California. Continue reading “Coffee Crunch Cake”

Wanna date?

Dates are a really nutricious and sweet (average date only 23 calories) snack food and baking ingredient. Here’s a date & pecan bar recipe that still has them talking at church (made dessert for 50) and work (took the leftovers in to nourish the troops). Continue reading “Wanna date?”