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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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DESSERT ‘SALAMI’

Yep! I said dessert salami… …buttery,sweet, dessert salami… …made with rich dark chocolate… …and almonds…   …and dried cherries…     DESSERT ‘SALAMI’   1 cup slivered almonds 1/2 cup dried cherries 6 tbsp butter 2 cups dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee (I used espresso) 2-3 almond biscotti, crushed 1 tbsp grated orange rind Melt chocolate chips and butter over simmering water. […]

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PUDDING IN A PINCH

I bought a small package of chia seeds the other day at the market after reading so much about the health benefits…. Rich in manganese, phosphorous and calcium (makes my Kat bones stronger) Rich in fibre (we could all use more fibre) Packed with protein (have to create some new Meatless Monday recipes) Rich on Omega 3 (2 tbsp apparently my daily requirement) and my […]

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