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Rice Pudding Apple Crisp Bread Pudding
Homemade Rice Pudding takes milk, rice, and sugar and produces a wonderfully sweet and creamy dessert which so often evokes feelings of nostalgia that we think of it as a 'comfort' food. more An apple crisp is perfect when the weather turns cold. There is something so appealing about warm baked apples covered in cinnamon and sugar, made all the more tasty with a crisp and crunchy topping. more Bread Pudding starts with bite sized cubes of bread that are covered in a rich custard-like mixture of cream, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract and ground spices. more
Chocolate Pudding Hot Chocolate Baked Rice Pudding
Homemade Chocolate Pudding is wonderfully rich and creamy with a deep chocolate flavor. more James Beard once said that, "A steaming cup of hot chocolate with buttered toast is surely one of the most heart warming, body-warming, and taste-satisfying combinations known to man." more A lightly sweetened baked pudding made with white rice and milk that has a wonderfully creamy texture. more
Cinnamon Rolls (Buns) Banana Bread Pancakes
Although you may be able to buy these gorgeous buns, nothing compares to the smiles you are rewarded with when your family wakes up to the smell of these baking in the oven. more Its thick sweet batter is full of mashed bananas, cinnamon and toasted nuts and when you pull the bread from the oven the golden brown crust is delightfully crisp. more These batters produce a pancake that is light and fluffy with a soft crust and spongy texture. more

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Chocolate Mousse

Lemon Sponge Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding

Chocolate Mousse has a lovely rich chocolate flavor and a creamy smooth texture. more The top layer is a light and airy sponge cake and underneath the cake is a deliciously tangy lemon sauce. more Butterscotch Pudding Recipe gets its wonderful butterscotch flavor from dark brown sugar and a generous amount of pure vanilla extract. more

Pumpkin Pie

Vanilla Pudding

Homemade Granola

My personal favorite pumpkin pie recipe is this Pate Brisee recipe, as I like its' wonderful buttery flavor and crumbly texture. more Vanilla Pudding is smooth and creamy with the wonderful flavor of pure vanilla extract. more Homemade granola is simply a mixture of rolled oats, coconut, and almonds that are mixed with melted butter and honey and then baked until golden brown. The result is a wonderfully crisp textured cereal with just the right amount of sweetness. more

Banana Pudding

New York Style Cheesecake

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Banana Pudding combines layers of creamy vanilla pudding with slices of sweet banana and vanilla wafers. more New York Style Cheesecakes are creamy, and smooth, and rich, and dense, and absolutely delicious. more Pumpkin Bread Pudding is a delicious combination of cubed bread that is soaked in a rich custard containing cream, pumpkin puree, and spices. more

French Toast

Chicken Pot Pie

Oatmeal Cookies

French Toast is one of those breakfast dishes that almost doesn't need a recipe. All you do is dip slices of bread into an egg custard and then fry until golden brown and crisp. more

A Chicken Pot Pie has a top layer of buttery crisp pastry that covers a deliciously creamy filling full of chunks of chicken and sauteed vegetables. more

Loaded with oats, this version produces a crisp and chewy cookie that can be filled with chocolate chips (white or dark chocolate), dried fruits, and/or chopped nuts. more

Carrot Cake


Peanut Butter Cookies

This Carrot Cake is moist and flavorful with grated carrots and is frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. more Cream Scones have a lovely crisp crust with a rich buttery flavor and light and fluffy texture. They are delicious cut in half and served with Devonshire Cream and either jam or lemon curd. more Peanut Butter Cookies are instantly recognizable by their crisscross pattern. They have that 'sweet and salty' flavor combination that make them irresistible. more

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lemon Bars

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with butter and a combination of white and brown sugars which produces a rich and chewy cookie with caramelized edges. more Lemon Bars start with a delicious shortbread base that is covered with a lemony filling that separates as it bakes; giving us a thin cake-like crust on top of a tangy citrus-flavored sauce. more Molten Chocolate Cakes have a rich chocolate flavor with a pudding-like center that is dense and moist. more

Lemon Meringue Tart

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Key Lime Pie

Lemon Meringue Tart is a delicious combination of a sweet pastry crust, lemon curd filling, and airy meringue. more Sticky Toffee Pudding is a sweet date filled pudding with a  sticky, gooey and moist texture that is served warm from the oven with toffee sauce poured over top. more Key Lime Pie has a sweet and grainy graham cracker crust, a creamy and tangy lime flavored filling, and is topped with a soft and fluffy whipped cream. more


Coffee Cake

Butter Tarts

Waffles are really easy to make and use the same batter you use to make pancakes. more A mixture of toasted nuts, chocolate chips, ground cinnamon and brown sugar is used both as a filling and topping for this cake. more These Butter Tarts consist of flaky pastry shells that are filled with a sweet mixture of butter, brown sugar, and eggs. more

Pecan Pie

Chocolate Banana Bread

Apple Pie

Pecan Pie is a delicious combination of toasted pecans, sugar, and eggs which gives this pie wonderful flavor with a dense and chewy texture. more

Chocolate Banana Bread combines the sweet flavor of ripe bananas with chocolate. more

The Apple Pie, with its two rounds of pastry enclosing slices of cinnamon sugared apples, is a favorite dessert in North America. more

Cinnamon Toast Chocolate Pudding Cake Blueberry Pancakes
When I think of comfort food Cinnamon Toast always comes to mind. This is one of those childhood foods that my mother always served us during the cold winter months. more A Chocolate Pudding Cake has two delicious layers, a rich and moist brownie-like chocolate cake along with its' own thick and creamy chocolate pudding sauce. more Blueberry Pancakes are delicious, with their golden brown crusts, their light and spongy texture, their rich and tangy flavor, made all the better by the sweetness of the blueberries. more
Banana Cake Banoffee Pie Banana Cream Pie
This Banana Cake is tender and moist with the sweet flavor of bananas. It is frosted with creamy smooth Chocolate Fudge Frosting. more A Banoffee Pie has a buttery crisp shortbread crust, toffee, slices of sweet bananas, all covered with loads of whipped cream. more A Banana Cream Pie is all about crisp pastry, a velvety smooth vanilla flavored filling, loads of bananas, all covered with fluffy whipped cream. more
Chocolate Cream Cookies Coconut Cream Pie Recipe Peanut Butter Pie
These Chocolate Cream Cookies have a buttery crisp texture and are filled with a sweet and buttery cream. A sandwich cookie at its best. more A Coconut Cream Pie takes a buttery crisp prebaked pastry crust and fills it with a coconut flavored cream and a whipped cream topping. more This elegant Peanut Butter Pie has a chocolate crust, a rich and creamy peanut butter filling, and a smooth chocolate Ganache topping. Tastes like a giant peanut butter cup. more
Lemon Meringue Pie Homemade Soft Pretzels Impossible Coconut Pie
This pie takes a prebaked pie crust and fills it with a deliciously tangy lemon cream filling. The crowning touch is a billowy sweet meringue. more These homemade soft pretzels have a beautiful golden brown crust that wonderfully crisp and chewy with a soft and chewy bread-like interior. more All the ingredients for this Impossible Coconut Pie are simply combined and baked. What's amazing is you end up with a delicious three layer pie. more
Butterscotch Pudding Cake Lazy Daisy Cake Baked Apples
Warm and homey, this dessert consists of a moist and dense white cake that's baked with it's own deliciously sweet butterscotch sauce. more A Lazy Daisy Cake is composed of a soft and fluffy textured Hot Milk Sponge Cake that is topped with a crispy caramel flavored Broiled Frosting. more A delicious dessert made with Apples that have their cavity filled with cinnamon brown sugar and nuts that are baked until soft and tender. more
Oatmeal Porridge    
The porridge of my youth started with 'rolled' oats which are oats that have been cleaned, toasted, hulled, steamed and then flattened into flakes and, depending on the thickness of the flakes, are labeled either 'old-fashioned' or 'quick-cooking' more    

The light and refreshing desserts I enjoy in the heat of summer are very different from the warm and comforting desserts my body craves during the cold of winter. There are all sorts of recipes that are perfect 'winter' desserts, but puddings are particularly well suited for this time of year. Puddings contain the most basic of ingredients (milk, sugar, eggs, flour, fruit and/or spices) and their simple flavors satisfy our need for nostalgic foods. Plus, who wants to drive around town on a dark night trying to find some exotic ingredient for a complicated dessert when making a creamy smooth pudding will more than suffice.

The British sometimes use the word 'pudding' to mean any sweet dessert. But if we put that meaning aside, Webster's' Dictionary defines 'pudding' as a thick, soft dessert, typically containing flour or some other thickener (cornstarch, rice, tapioca), milk, eggs, a flavoring, and sweetener. Sweet puddings range from milk based to custard based and can be steamed, cooked on the stove (sometimes in a double boiler) or in the oven (usually in a water bath). The trick is to cook them slowly to prevent curdling so the end result is a soft and creamy dessert that can be eaten hot, if you can't wait, or cold, if you can. 


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