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Cheesecake. Creamy Rice Pudding - Allrecipes. Mint Pana Cottas With Blackberry Coulis. Thank you, thank you to all of you who visited Kate and myself and leaving wonderful birthday wishes.

Mint Pana Cottas With Blackberry Coulis

Wow! You do know how to party!! For your comments, the dancing and singing ecards to the thoughtful emails: thank you. We ended up gathering the usual troops, a.k.a the neighbors and the kids and grilled, drank had a fire and s'mores...and of course cake, which the twins had to adorn with those not so great never ending magical candles...argh!!! To say that my head was heavy this morning at work was an understatement but I could not get out of those appointments.

Pana Cotta is probably one of my favorite desserts. Mint Pana Cotta With Blackberry Coulis:Serves 4 1 cup milk1 cup heavy cream1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup chopped fresh mint2 teaspoons powdered gelatin bloomed in 2 Tb water (means to pour the water over the gelatin and let it sit while you prepare the pana cotta) Combine all the ingredients, except the gelatin, in a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Parmesan-Roasted Butternut Squash. Serves8 Active time:10 min Start to finish:1 hr November 2008 The best qualities of a gratin shine in this incredibly simple side dish: Pieces of sweet butternut squash and a flurry of salty Parmigiano-Reggiano meld with cream to form a warm, cohesive whole.

Parmesan-Roasted Butternut Squash

View more of our favorite recipes from this issue. 2 1/2 lb butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 sage leaves 2/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Cooks’ note: Butternut squash can be cut 1 day ahead and chilled in sealable bags. Homemade Turtles! Here is a recipe I got from my (wonderful) neighbor for quick and easy turtles.

Homemade Turtles!

I was a bit skeptical when I first saw them but after eating one I was hooked! Seriously, don’t knock em till you try em! These are perfect for an impromptu gathering or a nice treat when you’ve got a craving. Ingredients:Mini Pretzels Pecan Halfs Rolos That’s it! 1) On a cookies sheet, arrange the pretzels then place a Rolo on top of each one. 2) Remove from the oven and immediately start placing the Pecans on top and pushing them down, squishing the Rolos. 3) Enjoy! Brown butter brown sugar shorties. There are cookies, and there are cookies.

brown butter brown sugar shorties

There are melted toffee bits and pound-of-chocolate brownie-like discs that require half a glass of milk for a single bite and there are snappy little sables called Punitions. There are peanut butter cookies with chocolate pieces, peanut butter pieces and tiny chunks of peanuts in them and there are toasty little twice-baked shortbreads with scraped vanilla beans inside. There are pecan squares on shortbread bases boasting nine sticks of butter and two pounds of pecans and there are these: brown butter, brown sugar shorties. Some cookies are packed into tins with truffles and orangettes and shipped to friends around the country and you have other cookies with tea on a cold, windy day.

S'mores brownies. Disclaimer: The City Sage cannot be held responsible for sugar highs, ecstatic trances, and out-of-body experiences that result from consumption of these brownies.

s'mores brownies

Bake at your own risk. When Courtney at Under a Paper Moon posted these brownies last week, I knew I was in trouble. I waited to make the recipe until a day when I could pawn them off on the hubster's coworkers, thereby emptying my fridge of their quiet yet incessant siren's call. These brownies are not difficult to make, but they do require time and patience.