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Southern Banana Pudding

25 May

Southern Banana Pudding just might be the ultimate comfort dessert food.  Simple, silky, and made from scratch.

Southern Banana Pudding is the ultimate dessert comfort food.  It is rich and creamy, with the subtle flavors of banana and vanilla.  Living down south for the past few years now, I have embraced the cuisine and on the hunt for the most delicious dishes.  Banana pudding is a great way to use up those bananas before they go bad.  Sometimes I will make a banana bread, but, this is my favorite way to make quick use of ripe bananas.
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Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

6 Dec

Pumpkin Cookies is a great recipe to start off the holiday baking season.  What you get and moist, chewy cookies with a little bit of spice.

It’s that time of year again, holiday baking time!  We all have our favorite cookies to make and share during the holidays, but it is always fun to find new recipes for delicious cookies.  Pumpkin Cookies is a simple recipe that everyone is sure to love.  What you get and moist, chewy cookies with a little bit of spice.  Perfect for the winter season, and a great way to use all the canned pumpkin you can find plentiful in the stores.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

20 Jul

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is the perfect summertime dessert.  It is refreshing and pairs wonderfully with any dish.  A sweet and tart dessert that will be your new favorite.

This fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe comes from my Great Aunt Joe.  She lived in Nicholville, NY, and always grew her own rhubarb, making the most delicious pies.  I loved when we would visit her in the summertime, she always seemed to have a fresh pie ready to eat.  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a  sweet dessert, perfect for summertime when everything is in season.
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Blueberry Crisp Recipe

25 May

Blueberry Crisp is one of my families favorite fruit dessert recipes.  It is great for summertime when blueberries are in season and extra delicious.

Blueberry Crisp is one of my families favorite fruit dessert recipes.  It is great for summertime when blueberries are in season and extra delicious.  Super easy to put together, Blueberry Crisp is perfect to bring to potlucks or picnics.  This recipe makes 12 servings, but it will go fast.  You can also halve the recipe without too much effort, the nice thing about a crisp is that unlike other desserts, measurements don’t have to be exact.
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Kool-Aid Sugar Cookies

28 Apr

Kool-Aid Sugar Cookies are extra spectacular!  Beautifully colored with just a touch of your favorite Kool-Aid flavor.  Fun to make and eat, give them a try today.

Sugar cookies are always a favorite to make, especially around holidays.  They are simple to make, using very few ingredients and not taking up a lot of time.  Children love to help roll out the dough and cut out the cookies, so you can make it a family event.  Baking some cut out sugar cookies is a great way to spend time with the family, and teach your children the basics of cooking.
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Raspberry Pudding Cake

8 Apr

Raspberry Pudding Cake is a delightful little dessert, full of fruity flavor, easy to put together, and deliciously low-fat.  You're family will love it!

Raspberry Pudding Cake is a delightful little dessert, full of fruity flavor and easy to put together.  When they bake, pudding cakes magically separate into a cakey layer and a custardy pudding layer.  This old American dessert classic has re-emerged in recent years to the joy of many.
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Banana Pudding Pie

6 Apr

Banana Pudding Pie is the perfect recipe for all those upcoming spring/summer parties and picnics.  Delicious and easy to make with no baking involved.

Banana Pudding Pie is the perfect recipe for all those up coming spring/summer parties and picnics.  It is incredibly easy to make, taking no time at all, and requires no baking unless you choose to make your own pie shell.  Unlike some other banana pie recipes, Banana Pudding Pie has a very delicate flavor.  Using vanilla instant pudding layered with bananas, helps infuse the flavor without making it overpowering.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 Feb

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies are rich and hearty thanks to the dark brown sugar, whole wheat pastry flour, sweet butter, and extra vanilla.  Delicious!

My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies have finally made an appearance on The Hungry Wife!  There are many recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies out there, and most are pretty similar with slight changes in ingredients that make them special.  Best Chocolate Chip Cookies are rich and hearty thanks to the dark brown sugar, whole wheat pastry flour, sweet butter, and extra vanilla.
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Cranberry Apple Pie

19 Nov

Cranberry Apple Pie with Sweet Walnut Topping is a nice alternative to the traditional apple pie.  The topping is like candy coated nuts, to the fullest!

Every year around this time, cranberries can be found all over.  I have a tendency to use the plentiful cranberries in everything I can think of, because I think they are terrific.  Cranberry Apple Pie with Sweet Walnut Topping is nice little alternative to the traditional apple pie.  The topping is my favorite part, it is like candy coated nuts, but to the max!  Even with two cups of cranberries, this pie is sweet and the tart really helps control that, keeping the sweetness just right.
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Cranberry Pie Recipe

4 Nov

Cranberry Pie highlights the best qualities of cranberries.  You still get that little bit of tart, but it is completely tamed down with a sweet filling.

Cranberry Pie Recipe calls for just six ingredients, and helps you celebrate the holiday season and harvest in a whole new way.  I am a huge fan of cranberries, and love finding ways to use them in more than just cranberry sauce and juice.  I think if you use cranberries in the right way, you can make believers out of the most difficult critics.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake

29 Oct

Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake is sweet and delicious.  The frosting tastes exactly like the filling in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  Yum!

Recently I got the opportunity to review some baking products from Naturally Nora.  I asked them to send me the cake and frosting mixes necessary to make their recipe, Peanut Butter Chocolate Layer Cake.  My husband chose this one to fill his sweet tooth craving, and I must admit, chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best dessert flavor combinations.
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Root Beer Float Cake

19 Sep

Root Beer Float Cake is a cake mix recipe where water is replaced by root beer.  This adds a flavor boost as well as a little extra rise to the cake itself.

I was given the task of supplying a dessert for my husbands company picnic this year.  Last year I brought a strawberry pie, which was excellent and went over really well, but the picnic also took place in June during strawberry season.  Since they moved the picnic to September this year, I decided to come up with something a little different.  Root Beer Float Cake was just what I was looking for.
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Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie

5 Sep

It is officially fall when Pumpkin Pie starts showing up on the dinner table. Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie takes it to a new level, with the Italian cream cheese making the filling nice and airy.

It is officially fall when Pumpkin Pie starts showing up on the dinner table.  I am a huge pumpkin lover, and like to use it as often as possible, and what I make most is this amazing Pumpkin Mascarpone pie.  Taking it to a new level, the Italian cream cheese, mascarpone, lightens up the filling and makes this pumpkin pie out of this world.
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Frozen Lemonade Pie

16 Aug

Frozen Lemonade Pie, so simple to make with only 4 ingredients and no baking.  Just mix the frozen lemonade and other items together and place in the freezer.

Frozen Lemonade Pie is an easy recipe and is the perfect dessert to beat those hot summer days.  Frozen Lemonade Pie is a cinch to make with only 4 ingredients and no baking required, making this about the easiest recipe in existence.  Just mix the ingredients together and place in the freezer.  You will be so happy when the mercury rises that you have some cool refreshing Frozen Lemonade Pie to enjoy.
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Parisian Almond Macarons

26 Jul

Parisian Almond Macarons are tasty little jewels that are all about finely crafted restraint.  These recipes are simplified using fillings of jam and easy to make ganache.

Wander through the city of Paris, and you’ll find shop windows piled high with brightly colored Almond Macarons.  Unlike the big, brash coconut version most of us are familiar with, these little jewels are all about finely crafted restraint.  In France, however, most macarons are filled with buttercream, so preparing them is a fairly labor-intensive process.  To make these Parisian Almond Macarons, The Hungry Wife simplified the fillings by using marmalade, jam, ganache, and curd.  There is a single batter that could be used to prepare five different cookies.
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Orange Pound Cake

13 Jul

Orange Pound Cake, pristine in its simplicity, is perfect unadorned, but it's also good with orange slices or maybe with strawberries and fresh whipped cream.

There are many, many recipes for pound cake, but The Hungry Wife thinks we have the very best – rich, buttery, dense, and finely textured.  Here at The Hungry Wife, we love to make and eat a wide variety of pound cakes, all adapted from a recipe we found in Family Circle magazine for a pound cake that won a blue ribbon for Mrs. McCollum at the Rockingham County Fair.  Our hats off to you, Mrs. McCollum, wherever you are!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

1 Jul

Red Velvet Cupcakes are ultra delicious, and if you've never tried Red Velvet it's time you did.  It is a little richer than your average white or chocolate cake, which is why Red Velvet makes such good cupcakes.

These Red Velvet Cupcakes were the first thing that came to mind when I was planning my birthday dessert. Cupcakes are growing in popularity with speciality shops popping up everywhere. To me, cupcakes have always been one of my favorite treats. They are little personal-sized cakes from heaven, that will travel with you and not make a mess.

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Muhallabia Massawa Pudding

30 Jun

Muhallabia Massaw Pudding has a creamy, smooth texture and the winning combination of cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla makes it an instant favorite of anyone who tries it.

Muhallabia is a refreshing dessert from the Red Sea port city of Massawa in Eritrea.  There, it is commonly served for dessert during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.  Muhallabia Massawa is often considered the most regal and delicious of puddings in Middle Eastern cooking.
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Horchata Rice Pudding

18 Jun

 Horchata Rice Pudding tastes very similar to the traditional pudding I grew up with, but with a little something extra.  Because this Rice Pudding recipe is made with almond milk and rice milk, we call it Horchata.

Rice Pudding is one of my ultimate comfort desserts.  I love sprinkling bowls of Rice Pudding with cinnamon and curling up to savory every sweet bit.  Horchata Rice Pudding tastes very similar to the traditional pudding I grew up with, but with a little something extra.  Horchata is actually a traditional Spanish and Latin American beverage made with ground almond, sesame seeds, barley, or rice.  Because this Rice Pudding recipe is made with almond milk and rice milk, we call it Horchata.
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Sour Cream Rhubarb Dessert

6 Jun

This Sour Cream Rhubarb Dessert is an awesome way to use, eat, and enjoy rhubarb. Rhubarb is a vegetable with a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts.

Rhubarb, I can’t think of anything that brings me back to my childhood more.  It may sound a little strange, but I have extremely fond memories of our cabin in the Adirondacks and my Great Aunt Joe whenever I eat it.  It always seemed that when we visited my Aunt Joe, she had a fresh, homemade rhubarb pie ready for us, and I loved it.  This Sour Cream Rhubarb Dessert is an awesome way to use, eat, and enjoy this unique vegetable.

Rhubarb is a vegetable with a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts. It originated in Asia over 2,000 years ago. It was initially cultivated for its medicinal qualities, it was not until the 18th century that rhubarb was grown for culinary purposes in Britain and America. It is often commonly mistaken to be a fruit but is actually a close relative of garden sorrel, and is therefore a member of the vegetable family. Rhubarb is also rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber.  It is a cool season, perennial plant that is very winter hardy and resistant to drought.

Be sure to serve Sour Cream Rhubarb Dessert warm and topped with whipped cream.
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