Very Berry Summer Pudding ~ I Tweaked It Just A Tad


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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Tangerine Pudding with Citrus Yogurt


You know I write from Southern California, right? Here, practically every yard has a heavily laden citrus tree. Ours are lemon and lime. Which was the problem; when I was making Tangerine Pudding one recent evening, I was a smidge short on fresh-squeezed tangerine juice. Lemon or lime wouldn’t fix my problem, I needed tangerine. […]

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Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding


Making fresh pumpkin puree the other day yielded 9 cups of potential. Larry and I like pumpkin pie, but we also like rice pudding, so I googled around for recipes and ended up combining a few to produce this one. I suppose I could have tried to crockpot it. But even with constant stirring, this […]

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How to Make Pots de Crème The Lazy Way


This is positively YUMM-O.  I say yumm-o because Rachael Ray made this on Oprah.  I used to watch Oprah religiously (now, she may have jumped the shark… we’ll discuss that another time).  Rachael was talking my language:  Chocolate.  Easy.  Decadent.  Mom’s Recipe (any TV cook who features a recipe of their mom’s means that dish […]

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Extreme Kahlua Chocolate Mousse


It doesn’t get much better’n this. Besides being remarkably easy to make (thanks to the crockpot), once chilled, this food from the Gods becomes super dense, like the center of an incredible chocolate bon bon. Take a bite and you will go, “mmmmmmmm.” But heed this warning: do not dish up a portion the size […]

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Butterscotch Pudding


I cannot stop thinking about this Butterscotch Pudding. Friends Barbara, David and Annie were coming for dinner and I wanted a simple killer dessert you might see at a cool restaurant and say, “oh boy!”

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Sour Cherry Rice Pudding


A few years back, our friends Vicki and Rich made a yummy discovery: a store in New York City called Rice to Riches sold rice pudding.  Really excellent rice pudding.  Rich then noticed he could order it for delivery to Los Angeles.  One dinner party, they brought us a mouthwatering bucket of the good stuff.  […]

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