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Desserts

Classic Kahlua Chocolate Mousse ~ Can You Dig It?

Classic Kahlua Chocolate Mousse

Kahlua Chocolate Mousse – do you CRAVE deep, dark, thick mmmmmmousse with the flavor of Kahlua? This mousse is “classic” because it put Kahlua on the map when it came to cooking with it. Decades ago, one restaurant, brilliant idea, spread like wildfire, history.

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Pumpkin Blueberry Trifle for Thanksgiving ~ True Blue Treat

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The world is shrinking. How to know? Here in California, I can buy fresh blueberries at Thanksgiving. They’re grown in Chile, the upside down seasons to ours. You can also buy frozen blueberries any old time. They work beautifully in recipes like this heavenly Pumpkin Blueberry Trifle.  Hardest part?  Wrangling a serving bowl big enough to […]

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Very Berry Summer Pudding ~ I Tweaked It Just A Tad

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The photo of a Very Berry Summer Pudding recipe in Southern Living magazine caught my eye. Squishy stacks of juicy fresh berries – how is this pudding? I grew up with Jell-o as my definition of “pudding,” followed by a few scratch successes like this Butterscotch Pudding. Time to try berry pudding, a gorgeous Southern […]

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Four Oh-So Luscious Desserts ~ Curd, Pudding, Mousse, Custard!

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Pudding!  Curd!  Mousse!  Custard!  I don’t care what you call it, these four recipes are MUST KEEP. I’ll bet you have ingredients for at least one of these uber-rich, awesomely yummy desserts… Lemon Curd, Butterscotch Pudding, Kahlua Chocolate Mousse and Pumpkin Custard.

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Gingersnap Cherry Cheesecake and Dinner Parties vs. Restaurants

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This Gingersnap Cherry Cheesecake was our contribution to the party. Dinner parties, in my opinion, are so much better than restaurants. Cost, sure. But parking, pressure to eat and turn the table, not being able to talk with the whole group, the din of music and room noise. And I know how restaurants cook my […]

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Kahlua Sweet Potato Pie with Kahlua Whipped Cream ~ Food Bloggers Gather to Cook and Share for Thanksgiving

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The recipe to make this autumn leaf-laced Kahlua Sweet Potato Pie with Kahlua Whipped Cream is at the bottom of this post. Seven bloggers arrived at our home for an early Thanksgiving Feast in the spirit of blogging recipes for our readers’ holiday cooking. As Project Manager, or more realistically “Micro Manager,” I instructed each […]

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Chocolate Kahlua Zucchini Bread

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Instead of cooking up a healthy minestrone with zucchini my friend Cathi grew in her garden, I baked a boozy Chocolate Kahlua Zucchini Bread. It’s already wrapped up (minus two slices) for my upcoming weekend at Camp GetAway… definitely a grownup snack, but of course, this is a grownup getaway.

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Pineapple-Coconut Cake ~ a Southern Cake for a California Bride

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This bride-inspired Pineapple-Coconut Cake is from Nancie McDermott’s dreamy Southern Cakes – Sweet and Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations (will post the groom’s little cake, behind, soon). My sister remarried on 9-10-11-12. September 10, 2011 at noon. No, no, this isn’t the “wedding cake.” Janie and Mike tied the knot at the house (Mike’s). But […]

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Kahlua-Glazed Peaches & Vanilla-Kahlua Yogurt For Two

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  Tell me if I’m wrong, but more words aren’t necessary. Fresh summer peach. Kahlua. Dunk, roast. Stir a little more into plain yogurt. Fresh vanilla bean. Drizzle. Sweet. Savoring. Kahlua-Glazed Peaches & Vanilla-Kahlua Yogurt for Two. Only Larry and me here, today that’s all that counts.

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Happy Birthday Lemon Bars for my Dad

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The weekend of my dad’s 87th birthday is also the weekend of Camp Blogaway with 90 passionate foodies in the local mountains. The conflict, of course, is how to not be a jerk of a kid. WHEW, Cousin Wendy hosted Easter at her house, which gave me a visit with my pop. ACK a gift!!  […]

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Cast Iron Apple Cobbler

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arry was enjoying an Ozzie & Harriet Sunday.  First, a basketball afternoon game with buddy, Bruce. Returned home to a piping hot Cast Iron Apple Cobbler. “Wow, it smells great in here.” I appreciated the Ozzie reaction, thank you.  Too early for dinner, they then watched another game on TV. Are they living the life, […]

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Iced Cranberry Pecan Drop Cookies

Fresh Iced Cranberry Cookies by Worth The Whisk

Forgive me, Nestle. You often get my money for chocolate chips to make Toll House cookies, but this time I strayed. There was a packet of dried sweet cranberries in my pantry from a food conference goodie bag.  The cranberry package said “made for salads” — a dumb use, in my opinion. Go for the […]

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My Four TOP Recipes Of All Times

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When you write a cooking blog like Worth The Whisk, the mechanics of it can result in earlier recipes being tucked waaaay away in places quite difficult to find without digging.  You might find it interesting to read that these are my four top recipes of all times (on this blog). Not surprising, all desserts.

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