Vegetarian / Vegan

Orange Cake

While I'm not a huge fan of adding a lot of citrus to savory foods, I love me some citrus cake and desserts. The other day I had a lemon-blueberry bar that was pretty much Heaven in your mouth, and I will always love orange-chocolate flavor combinations. Both are my favorite flavors of ice cream/gelato, too.

Veggies for Dessert

Arugula on your cake? At Gramercy Tavern, you can taste just this on pear cake with bleu cheese mousse. Is it really that surprising, given how so many ice cream parlors are coming up with odd veggie flavors? Chefs are creating new desserts from everything from corn and sweet potatoes (understandable) to squash and fennel. Many of these vegetables are already packed with sugar (ask a LCHP dieter when they last time they had corn was!) so it makes sense to include them, but what about the restaurants making treats out of artichokes, olives and celery?

Cool Off with Icebox Desserts

Lemon ice box pie. Mmm. Just the sound of it makes the mouth water, right? Not only are they among the easiest desserts to create, but they are so cool and refreshing that it's almost like bringing a big pitcher of lemonade along with you. Sigh. Yum. If you have a summer picnic, barbecue or other outdoor activity where you need to bring a dessert, an ice box dessert is the way to go!

Pudding Day

Did you miss out on National Chocolate Pudding Day on Monday? If not, you can still enjoy pudding anytime, whether you like instant pudding or you make your own homemade desserts!

It's really easy to make homemade pudding. All you need is sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, salt, milk, butter, and vanilla extract. This recipe from Hershey's also calls for some whipped cream if you'd like to add that to your dessert.

Peaches and Cream Day

Did you know that today is Peaches and Cream Day in the United States? It seems like every day has its own holiday, and today is the celebration of peaches and whipped cream. You might think that it should be later in the season, given that peach picking usually takes place in August, but today is as good of a day as any to enjoy a big bowl of fruit and cream. When it comes to fruity desserts, two things are key:

1. Keep it simple

2. Include a unique twist

Sex on the Beach Pops

Boozy popsicles are a great way to enjoy your favorite drink in frozen form, giving you a nice buzz while you cool off and enjoy a hot day! There are any number of recipes you can follow, but this one for Sex on the Beach pops is one of the best I've come across. Not only does it taste amazing, but the ingredients it calls for are quality, fresh and tasty. All you need are some raspberries and pineapple, some vodka and pomegranate liqueur.

Mother's Day Desserts

It's that time of year again: time to honor Mama! If you're like lots of people, you're looking for a great idea for a special meal or dessert to say thanks to your mother this year. Whether Mom loves sweet or savory foods, a dessert is usually a pretty good idea. So what are your plans?

Some Pasta House locations are giving Mom free cheesecake on Mother's Day, so there's an idea if you're working on a budget! You can also whip one up fairly cheaply

Coffee Popsicles are a Thing

Since last week, I’ve tried the new One-Touch Latte from International Delight, and I have to say I was disappointed. I normally love their products, but this one required extra shaking and harder pressing than was indicated (in both the commercials and the product itself) to the point where I had to look up ways to troubleshoot it and get it to work! It also made the hot coffee spray up and hit me, which didn’t feel great.

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