Category Archives: dessert

Sanity Goals Update

December has been a whirlwind this year. Some things have been much easier than expected at Chez Harris, and the reverse has been true, too. The holidays do usually tend to kick up my most neurotic, overachieving, compulsive self, and … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Cookies–‘Tis the season!

Mmmm…’tis the season for hazelnuts, and I wanted to make sure I shared these in time for the holidays! I really love them. The outside is chewy, and the inside is soft and melty-ish hazelnutty goodness. They’re definitely my newest … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Mousse Pie-Vegan, Grain-free

Ah…PIE! This is so delish, so simple, so mahvelous, you must try it–stat. 10 min to prep and very little work. Sometimes we have the mousse in a pie crust, sometimes we have it straight up. Either way, this is … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Pie-Vegan, Grain-Free

Just in time for Thanksgiving! I am so tickled. I have been experimenting with this one for quite some time and I’m delighted that I finally got it right. The “rejects” were delicious, of course, but just didn’t hold together … Continue reading

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E’s Cake

13 years ago today, I went swimming in a gorge in Ithaca with a friend of mine. We kissed. Okay, we spent half the night kissing. And here I am, making a cake to celebrate, along with a belated birthday … Continue reading

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Self-Care through Creativity & an Ooey, Gooey Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

Self-Care through Cookies ahem! Creativity & an Ooey, Gooey Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe I have been thoroughly enjoying our July Self-Care Retreat with my fellow hosts: Valerie of City Life Eats,  Shirley of GFE,  Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl, Iris … Continue reading

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Cashew Cookies

I will be the first to admit feeling very dubious about cookies that didn’t have chocolate.  In my mind, a cookie is a tasty vessel for chocolate.  Oatmeal raisin cookies were posers and I couldn’t imagine why someone would want … Continue reading

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Vanilla Almond & Coconut Vanilla Marshmallows

Irony: noun \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\ : Posting on My 3 Nutrition Guidelines and the value of limiting processed sugar and then following it with a post on homemade marshmallows I love making candy.  I don’t know why.  I don’t really … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Glazed Walnuts

Mmmm….I love nuts.  What’s not to love, really?  Delicious, portable, lots of variety…And of course, walnuts have nutritional benefits, with some ALA, which is a kind of omega 3 fatty acid. And I’ve always been a fool for nuts with … Continue reading

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Panna Cotta and Florentines: a Daring Baker Adventure

After missing last month’s DB challenge, I’m back with two! The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis … Continue reading

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