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EASTER TRIFLE

EASTER TRIFLE

Easter dessert this year started with a feed of muffins…all lemony and gingery.  Not too sweet.  Just right. (Recipe here)   Cut into little chunks they made the base for our sweet treat.  And the great thing about this dessert was that each component could be enjoyed separately.  A little muffin with our morning coffee for example. The crème anglaise, made with Bird’s Custard Powder is also great on its own, or with some fresh fruits added. Sweet morsels of…

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GUINNESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

GUINNESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

I’m chanelling my Irish roots today.  Some tasty Irish Whiskey Baby Back Ribs (recipe here) are crisping on the grill as I write this and some delicious Colcannon (recipe here) has been prepared ahead and kept warm while I whip up a little deliciousness for dessert But since life is uncertain, we had dessert first.  Two whole slices.  Shameful but oh so good. So richly chocolatey.  So moist. I’ve had this recipe stashed in my database for a long time…

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PRESSURE COOKER CHEESE CAKE

PRESSURE COOKER CHEESE CAKE

Here I am again, playing in the galley. I’m loving my little cooker that is similar to an Instapot in that I have the option of steaming, slow cooking or pressure cooking.  Versatility! A few days ago I made successfully a pizza with the slow cooker option.  That’s right, a pizza (recipe here).  Today I’m making a little dessert for a dinner party.  Simple cheese cake under pressure and it was surprisingly easy. Equipment required: pressure cooker of course, a…

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LEMON CREAM PIE

LEMON CREAM PIE

No gluten! No dairy! No sugar! No cooking! No kidding! I’m not one to seek out specifically gluten/or dairy/ or sugar-free recipes but this one caught my attention.  I love anything lemon. It makes  a just enough. Perfect for my little spring form pan and tiny refrigerator. Perfect to serve for a small dinner gathering and perfect for the two of us for several days. But how could something this good, so lemony, so sweet, be healthy I had to…

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS with SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING

You read that right – Sweet Potato Frosting and it was spoon-lickin’ yummy.  And just two ingredients.  Where else can you marry rich dark chocolate and a vegetable and call it healthy.  The muffins also were packed with veggies…and rich dark chocolate…and so moist! Super easy to throw together once all the ingredients were gathered.  Dry ingredients all stirred or sifted to make sure there were no lumps, then the wet stuff was folded into the dry.  Lastly I folded…

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BLUEBERRY MANGO SHORTCAKE

BLUEBERRY MANGO SHORTCAKE

My sister  made shortcake biscuits for me years ago.  They were so moist, so fluffy, so good.  I haven’t made them in years because we rarely eat dessert but what a treat they were, biscuits cooked in my little stove top oven, fresh fruit drizzled with lime juice and maple syrup, cream whipped to soft peaks. The original recipe is made with Bisquick but I bring my own clone mix onboard (recipe here) Now that I have the rack for…

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MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

MINI (VEGAN) PUMPKIN PIES (no baking required)

Want a touch of something sweet for your next dessert? Here’s a good one for you.. No baking required, so easy to make and vegan, these little pumpkin pies were really delicious. I simply ground up some almonds, coconut shreds, added a little coconut oil and maple syrup… Pressed the mixture into my mini cheese cake pan. (a regular muffin tin would work well with little parchments cups) I added the pumpkin mixture, then refrigerated for a few hours.  …

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NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE (Stove-top version)

NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE (Stove-top version)

Now that my Omnia oven is all washed up from our Italian Easter Pie I can make a little Easter dessert for you. …and for Captain François of course. Ahh the limitations of boating life… not a lot of space and most of us, even on special holidays, would rather be out of the cabin enjoying the fine weather and sunshine. NOT-MY-MOMMA’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 small can pineapple bits in juice,…

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CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE

CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE

It has been a while since I made a dessert onboard R.E.D. but there was a can of bing cherries just begging to be used for something sweet. Some butter, sugar and flour… some seasonings that paired well with cherries… My trusty Omnia stove top oven… and Voilà! Dessert on a boat!   CHERRY COBBLER DUMP CAKE 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1-1/2 tsp baking powser 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla…

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VEGAN PANNA COTTA

VEGAN PANNA COTTA

I made this dessert the other night for a dinner party… Panna Cotta with Blood Oranges in Grand Marnier Caramel Sauce… (let me know if you would like this recipe. It isn’t vegan but it is SO good.) It is really easy to make and takes so little time. Would I go to the bother of making the caramel sauce on the boat? …possibly. Would I likely keep a good supply of heavy cream onboard? …possibly. I tried several ways…

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