Lime Tart Crust

Help me figure out how to prevent crust "shrinkage".

Day Two – Cherry Lime Tart – Easy Tart Crust I am still a complete amature baker. One of my challenges is pie crust. I can never get it to stay up on the sides of the pan when I have to pre bake it. I know I’m not alone here. It happens to everyone. But […]

Fudgy Brownies

Fudgy, chocolaty, easy and delicious Brownies made in one pot. from dietersdownfall.com

Father’s Day Big Mac Cake – Day Two – Fudgy Brownies You want Fudgy Brownies?? I got your Fudgy Brownies! These Fudgy Brownies were intended for a 13 x 9 baking dish, but they were made in two 9 inch round cake pans to be the “beef” in my Hamburger Cake for Father’s Day. This […]

Pâte à Choux “Pastry Puffs”

Easy Pastry Puffs just waiting to be filled. from dietersdownfall.com

Pastry Puffs filled with Brownie Ice Cream and topped with Ganache – Day Two- Pastry Puffs My younger brother has been making pastry puffs since we were teenagers. Seriously! The boy (man) can cook! I think my grandmother taught him how to make them… Anyway, he’s been making them and filling them with homemade cream […]

Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Chocolate Whipped Cream frosting stabilized with gelatin. from dietersdownfall.com

Flourless Chocolate Cake –  Day Two – Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting So, based on Monday’s post and the comments that I got about Gluten-Free versus Naturally Gluten-Free, it looks like I’ll be sharing my “Naturally” Gluten-Free recipes. It seems as if most people agree that it’s become a marketing gimmick to  add a gluten-free label to a […]

Ginger Lemon Whip

Ginger Lemon Curd lightened up with fresh whipped cream and then placed into the freezer. from dietersdownfall.com

Frozen Ginger Lemon Whip with Blueberry Sauce – Day Two – Ginger Lemon Whip Today is kind of an easy day. We’re taking that beautiful curd that we and we are folding it into some whipped cream. Super simple, right? ….No? Do you have a hard time making whipped cream? Here are a few tips… […]

Chocolate Cake

Homemade Chocolate Cake, simple and delicious - from dietersdownfall.com

Day Two – Chocolate Cake Need a rich and moist cake recipe? I’ve made this recipe a few times and I enjoy it each time. It’s really no big secret of a recipe. In fact, you may have seen it or made it yourself. I found the  recipe on the back of a box Cake […]

Red Wine Poached Pears

Wine Poached Pears with fresh Whipped Cream and a hint of Lemon - from dietersdownfall.com

Grilled Cheese Dessert – Day Two – Wine Poached Pears I’m not sure what to say except for YUM! I had never before had poached pears. I really wasn’t sure what I was in for. I could not have imagined the wonderful smells that were coming from the wine and cinnamon and lemon cooking together. […]

Decadent Chocolate Brownies

Homemade Brownies, simple and delicious - from dietersdownfall.com

 Day Two – Brownies. I love Brownies and this is the second part to our Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Banana dessert. There are a thousand different Brownie recipes out there. I have a feeling, this won’t be the last one that I make. I love fudgy brownies, cakey brownies, gooey brownies, brownies with nuts, brownies […]

Challah Bread

This homemade Challah recipe makes enough for 4 loaves. Enjoy a loaf in your Baked French Toast. from dietersdownfall.com

Day Two – Challah Bread or Jewish Egg Bread, whichever you prefer. Today is the day we WORK! We are gonna get our hands dirty, our counter tops dirty, and if you are like me… your pants dirty… Baking bread is sometimes a “feared” event. I don’t claim to be any bread genius, I just follow […]

Tiramisu – Day Two – Ladyfingers

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Tiramisu – Day Two – Homemade Ladyfinger Cookies Ladyfingers can be found in the grocery store. Yes, they are soft and yummy and perfectly fine to buy. However, I want to be proud of what I have not just made, but what I CREATED! I want some bragging rights in telling my friends that the […]