Cookie Press Giveaway!

Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra III’m still here, I’ve just been super busy with family and friends, specifically one that was in town from Australia! And I promise to have new recipes soon. In the meantime, a giveaway.

You might remember back in March I won a bunch of cool Wilton products. Well, one of the items they sent me was a cookie press, which is similar to one I already have. So, I’m giving the new one away. To enter, all you have to do is tell me about your favorite dessert ever, whether it was something you made or ate a restaurant–just give me the details! And while you’re here, feel free to tell me (anything you want) about yourself, I like to know who reads this blog.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 5, 2009. One winner will be selected at random on Monday, July 6 and contacted by email shortly thereafter. Please note this contest is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.


101 Responses to “Cookie Press Giveaway!”

    maren on 1 June 22nd, 2009 4:12 pm

    carrot cake! from skinny bitch in the kitch! and im not even vegan! omg soooo good

    Lottie on 2 June 22nd, 2009 4:23 pm

    I am a creme brulee freak. My job used to require that I travel often to L.A., and fancy schmancy dinners were part of the deal. So I always ordered creme brulee for dessert — and that town has some fab creme brulee. My friend used to call my quest to find the ultimate example of it “Creme Brulee Across L.A.”

    Well, wouldn’t you know it wasn’t in L.A. that I found it. Nope. It was in my very own home town. And it was made by a dear friend of mine, who was just starting a catering business. He catered a teacher dinner for my daughters’ school, and made the most kick-ass creme brulee you’ve ever tasted! His secret? He used Mexican vanilla. It’s slightly more gragrant – kind of perfumy, like a flower – and it was unbelievably good in his brulee.

    So – that was my ultimate dessert.

    BTW – I used to make cookies with my mom using the 1960’s version of this press. I got a vintage one at a flea market and used it up until recently, when a part of it broke, rendering it useless. But still pretty cool-looking.

    Would love to get the new updated version!

    Enjoying your blog – take care,


    Kristy on 3 June 22nd, 2009 4:32 pm

    Lazy Man’s Peach Pie. Yuummmmm. It is a wonderfully sweet concoction of self-rising flour, sugar, and milk that you pour into a casserole dish in which you have melted a stick of butter. Then you dump in a can of peaches in heavy syrup (do not stir!) and bake until golden brown and a little crispy around the edge. Best of all – not egg – my youngest is allergic. (Oh…and it’s just as good made with blueberries and a hint of cinnamon.)

    Love your blog!


    Betty on 4 June 22nd, 2009 4:34 pm

    My favorite dessert is currently the Sexy Red Velvet cupcake from the Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery in New York. It’s so moist and the frosting is so fluffy. It is HEAVENLY.

    Jeanelle on 5 June 22nd, 2009 4:34 pm

    My favorite dessert is oreo cheesecake that I make mmmmm so yummy an oreo crust and my super secret topping.I’m a Mom of 5 who loves to bake (well I read your BLOG and look at all the yummy recipes and say I’m going to bake) I’ve baked your red velvet cupcakes and your brown sugar shortbread so far. I envy your cupcake decorating skills. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

    JAB on 6 June 22nd, 2009 4:34 pm

    My new favorite dessert is from Hungry Girl’s New cookbook, 200 Under 200. It’s a triple chocolate trifle and is SO good and very low fat. It uses chocolate vitatops as the base, which I am addicted to. Then there is chocolate pudding & chocolate flavored cool-whip layers on top. YUMMY!!!

    Allison on 7 June 22nd, 2009 4:34 pm

    I think my favorite dessert ever is a carrot cake recipe from Martha Stewart – no nuts in the cake, but it does have fresh ginger, and the cream cheese frosting has ginger and orange zest in it. A-MAZ-ING.

    kng on 8 June 22nd, 2009 4:37 pm

    brownies from cooks illustrated!

    Pam on 9 June 22nd, 2009 4:43 pm

    Probably any kind of cheesecake ever. Your blog was one of the first food blogs that I ever came across and I love it!

    Jill on 10 June 22nd, 2009 4:48 pm

    I just made lemon cheesecake for the first time and it was life-changing. I almost cheated and bought lemon curd instead of making it from scratch and I’m so happy I didn’t — the knowledge that I can now have lemon curd at whim makes me giddy.

    About me: I like to to eat. A lot. Even so, I am incredibly picky so it’s always a challenge to find new recipes that I enjoy. I believe I just landed a summer job at a bakery though, so it should be a fabulous experience.

    Sarah on 11 June 22nd, 2009 4:50 pm

    I’d have to say that Caramel Brownie Cheesecake from LaRocca or Chocolate Guinness Cake from the Rose & Crown pub in EPCOT are my favourites… the Guinness cake is serves with a shot of the beer too, makes it doubly delicious!

    Mind you, I wouldn’t pass up a tall stack of buckwheat pancakes smothered in maple syrup for a late night treat either!

    Diane on 12 June 22nd, 2009 4:57 pm

    My new favorite dessert is the “Choc Whoopie Pie! “Im in love with a Whoopie pie, is that crazy or what ?
    I could eat them till Im sick!
    I love to bake and do almost daily, If theres no one around to eat all my sugar creations I send them to my husbands office , His crew loves me !
    Thanks for sharing all that you do!

    Mom24@4evermom on 13 June 22nd, 2009 5:02 pm

    My favorite dessert is creme brulee with raspberries. Mmmmm. I love the crackly topping and the smooth, sweet custard.

    I’m a SAHM who has a blog chronicling a bit of my family. I love to cook–probably a bit too much, I’m a definite foodie. I toss around the idea of someday doing a food blog, but right now I feel like I don’t have the energy to take it on.

    Thanks for the chance for the cookie press.

    Jessica on 14 June 22nd, 2009 5:11 pm

    You know the more I think about it, I haven’t had too many fantastic desserts out to eat. I made a coconut tres leches cake for my birthday a few years ago that was pretty amazing though. It was a really dense coconut cake soaked in condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream of coconut (it was SWEET) and filled with a sort of coconut creme anglaise. I frosted it in a coconut buttercream and covered it in toasted coconut. It was pretty insane. Thank goodness for people at work to eat it!

    If not that, I’ve had some pretty fantastic bread puddings with various whiskey/ bourbon sauces (Im from New Orleans. We love our bread pudding)

    I am a digital compositor (art, special effects-y type stuff) who probably should have gone to culinary school. Worked for a good while as a cake decorator and I fell in love. I bake and cook pretty much anything that strikes me now (mostly baking). And hopefully after I redo my website I’ll do more consistent food blogging. Oh and I’m getting married in a few months, which is very cool.

    Jaya K on 15 June 22nd, 2009 5:23 pm

    Deep dish chocolate-chip cookie (I like to use a veganized version of the NYT’s ultimate c.c.c.) with a heaping scoop of butter pecan soy ice cream on top!
    Although, I have to admit, any and every dessert is alright by me, be it a bowl of fruit or a three-layer cake.

    Amber on 16 June 22nd, 2009 5:24 pm

    Mocha Kahlua ice cream pie from Milestones restaurant in Vancouver. The BEST ever. If I could recreate it I would in a heartbeat.

    Love the blog!!

    Rachael Bryant on 17 June 22nd, 2009 5:25 pm

    My favorite dessert is grasshopper pie. I think because it reminds me of growing up, my mom would make it for us every year on our birthday. So yummy!

    kathy on 18 June 22nd, 2009 5:28 pm

    Carrot cake from a Southern Living cookbook. It is chock full of carrots, pineapple, coconuts and walnuts and is three layers high. It must have a million calories and is just divine
    I’m a single mom of a 17 year old daughter and I opened a little bead store in October and absolutely love it. Since I sent my daughter to cooking school when she was little she now does about 90% of the cooking which is just awesome for me and whoever may be visiting at dinner time

    klara on 19 June 22nd, 2009 5:30 pm

    The best dessert I ever ate would be a napoleon shortcake with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries at a restaurant in Urbana, IL when I was in grad school. It’s because of this dessert that I’m more likely to try something non-chocolate on a dessert menu.

    (Close second would be vegan chocolate chip cookies from the Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant, also in Urbana.)

    I’m a librarian! I work with kids. The only nice thing about getting older is that I get better at baking.

    jen on 20 June 22nd, 2009 5:37 pm

    an explosion of brown sugar and candied walnuts in a pumpkin pie at thanksgiving. it was the first time I think I ever actually entered a type of food coma, where I sprawled on a hard grandmother fancy couch and still managed to instantly pass out. so painful. so delicious.

    Rachel on 21 June 22nd, 2009 5:37 pm

    Mmm, I must say nothing beats a good homemade pudding. You know, American pudding. Not the general category that is pudding in England.

    About me? Hmmm. I’d say I’m probably one of your youngest readers…

    angela on 22 June 22nd, 2009 5:38 pm

    Red velvet cake… I love it so much, I have been working on a Pink Velvet so I can have it as my wedding cake. 😀 So far I have come close, but not perfected it. I love your blog. I am a 24 year old nanny. But I would love to start a bakery. Until then I will bake for my family. I would love a cookie press to play with 😀 thanks so much

    Dova on 23 June 22nd, 2009 5:51 pm

    My favorite dessert is key lime pie, something I rarely eat, but am in heaven when I get the chance to. It is so simple to make, but I never think to make it! Maybe I will this week…gotta get some key limes the next time I am at the grocery store 🙂

    I am a mom of 3 who loves to cook and happened upon your blog a year or so ago when I was searching for some Jewish/Kosher recipe and was so glad that I did. You make the kind of stuff that I love, simple and yummy. The other night, I made your Strawberry Buttermilk Cake around 9pm – sometimes you just need dessert 😉

    maria on 24 June 22nd, 2009 5:54 pm

    I have a lot of favorite desserts but my current favorite is the Mango Passionfruit Torta Cotta from the freezer section at TraderJoe’s. It’s a good blend of tangy and sweet and the crust, oh that nougat crust! I eat it frozen but you can defrost them a bit as well. Yum!

    Jenifer on 25 June 22nd, 2009 6:18 pm

    Pumpkin Cheesecake. I have yet to attempt to make this fabulous dish but why should I when there is a great desert place around the corner who’ll gladly sell me a slice for $5?

    Now, I’m in a moment of longing for the Fall when Pumpkin Cheesecake comes back on the menu.

    Cathy on 26 June 22nd, 2009 6:23 pm

    You know, I’m pretty simple. I LOVE brownie sundaes. They are the best, brownies, good ice cream, chocolate topping, whip cream. OH MY!! And I’m not even a chocoholic, if you can believe that!

    Jennifer on 27 June 22nd, 2009 7:01 pm

    Oh lawsie, that’s a tough one. I don’t think I could ever pick an all-time favorite, but my recent seasonal addiction is strawberry shortcake.

    There’s a local bakery that makes a marvelous incarnation: tons of macerated strawberries, a perfectly buttery/crumbly shortcake biscuit that’s slightly sweet but also slightly salty–all topped with a very generous amount of freshly whipped cream. Sitting outside in the sunlight with my dessert and a fork has been the highlight of every weekend lately. 🙂

    Suzanne on 28 June 22nd, 2009 8:08 pm

    My favorite desserts are the chocolate cupcakes from Savannah’s Back in the Day Bakery. The cake is moist and divine, the frosting- there are no words for it. The ultimate YUM (and I love me some frosting).

    I am a currently unemployed admin. assistant who takes care of her 3-yr-old neice during the week. I started cooking and reading cookbooks when I was four and haven’t stopped since! BTW, your Strawberry Buttermilk Cake is wonderful- I used my daddy’s favorite blueberries in it. ( I use whole wheat pastry flour to bake with- it produces a nice crumb.)

    Tiff on 29 June 22nd, 2009 8:35 pm

    I love Tiramisu! It’s my favorite dessert, even if I haven’t had much luck making it myself.

    Nancy on 30 June 22nd, 2009 8:55 pm

    I love dark chocolate cake with white sour cream frosting!! Totally uncool and unsophisticated, but hands down, my favorite dessert!!

    christine on 31 June 22nd, 2009 10:14 pm

    there’s this delicious cookie that i made which was absolutely scrumptious. full of some of my favorite things: hazelnuts, toffee pieces, bittersweet chocolate, and oats! they were gone in a snap!

    danielle on 32 June 22nd, 2009 10:32 pm

    i don’t know if it counts as dessert, but there is this white chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe i found in an easy bake oven cookbook that is the most amazing thing i’ve ever made. i guess when you put some cake underneath it it becomes dessert, but really, the frosting is what is so amazing.

    Sweetie on 33 June 23rd, 2009 1:50 am

    wow, i’ve scrolled through some of the replies and i wish people had posted recipes bc they all sound great! looking forward to your new posts too.

    favorite dessert to make: the double layer caramel cake from thanksgiving ’08. what a labor of love.

    about me: i’ve started a blog to chronicle my journey through all the recipes in flo braker’s baking for all occasions.

    Monika on 34 June 23rd, 2009 4:23 am


    I’ve been paging through your website and flickr photos for quite some time now, you have made some incredible desserts… so you are greatly missed (by me at least) and I hope to see some of your recent accomplishments. 🙂

    About me: I’m a software developer who recently discovered a great interest towards cooking and baking. I like cooking my Hungarian and Romanian national dishes but also to try out new recipes.

    Although I try to bake different types of cakes and cookies, my favorites are the ones with chocolate. I am a big chocoholic.

    Browsing through the food images on flickr, David Lebovitz or La Tartine Gourmande gives me ideas of what to cook or bake, how to style the food but also trains my eyes for nicer food photography. I am however quite inexperienced in both cooking and baking, food styling and food photo but I am trying my best to improve.

    My favorite dessert? Well, I have many of those, not just one… starting with the Australian Homemade Banana Dream ice cream with fresh banana and big chunks of Belgian chocolate, all kinds of cheesecakes, chocolate or berry muffins and, last but not least, brownie is definitely my all-time favorite.

    It is very difficult to decide for only one, I simply love all delicious desserts and can’t get enough of them. 😀


    Carrie on 35 June 23rd, 2009 4:43 am

    I love my mom’s chocolate croissant bread pudding. So easy to make. Chocolate chips covered with bits of toasted croissant and then covered in a delicious custard. Bake it in a water bath and get ready for yumminess. My sweet tooth has been a little out of control lately.

    lynh on 36 June 23rd, 2009 4:48 am

    Your site makes me laugh. (with you, not at you! most of the time…)
    pretzel salad is actually one of my favorite deserts. It’s SUPER awful – in a good way. I couldn’t stop eating it. Also, I love fruit pizza. Another awful, but in a good way kind of thing. I eat them only in the summer, at cookouts.

    Shelly on 37 June 23rd, 2009 5:08 am

    My favorite dessert of all time has to be cheesecake, just plain cheesecake. With that said I haven’t met a dessert I didn’t like, but have to stick with the classics for all time faves!

    Kelly Barker on 38 June 23rd, 2009 6:07 am

    My favorite ever is Robert Redford, the dessert (maybe the actor, too). I went to school at William Jewell College in Liberty MO, just outside of Kansas City and there was a little restaurant called The Hardware Cafe. They have the most delicious food but were known for the Robert Redford Dessert. With a cream cheese and walnut crust topped with a delicious chocolate not really pudding but not quite mousse middle and finished off with a whipped topping. It is THE BOMB! I could be down to my last dime but I would ALWAYS find a way for some Robert Redford!

    I love your blog, lots of yummy foods! You have a great sense of humor and enjoy all of your posts.

    About me: I am mom to 6 great kids, married to the best of the best and owner of my own in home bakery with delivery and shipping to wherever!

    I look forward to some really great food recipes!

    Take care!

    Margaret on 39 June 23rd, 2009 6:23 am

    My mom’s cheesecake. She adds about a dozen eggs and the juice of 5 limes to give is a lighter texture. It’s AMAZING. I get homesick just thinking about it.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Amy on 40 June 23rd, 2009 6:23 am

    Hmmmm…. this is a tough one. But, do pancakes count? I mean… they’re not technically a dessert, but they probably should be. I could easily eat pancakes everyday. Yum.

    Sara on 41 June 23rd, 2009 7:04 am

    My current fave are Irish Car Bomb cupcakes — the Guinness chocolate cake alone is divine, but they’re insane with the Jameson chocolate ganache and Bailey’s buttercream frosting — super rich and flavorful, plus the added giddiness of knowing you’re eating the cupcake version of one kick-ass bar drink 🙂

    I totally need a new cookie press! Mine gave out last December in the midst of a massive cookie baking extravaganza. It was sad. [crossing my fingers]

    Ace on 42 June 23rd, 2009 7:10 am

    i just made these for a date a few weeks ago and am totally smitten: choux paste puffs with fresh strawberries and homemade vanilla bean whipped cream. i guess really it’s the whipped cream that gets me, but fresh strawberries softened with a bit of sugar and a cream puff, ::swoon::.
    heart your site, think it’s so fun!

    Seanna Lea on 43 June 23rd, 2009 7:45 am

    I don’t need a cookie press (I already have one), but I couldn’t resist talking about one of the best desserts I’ve made.

    My husband is a huge fan of pumpkin anything, so I made a pumpkin ice cream pie. I was lazy and used a store bought graham cracker crust, and then I layered homemade pumpkin ice cream with fresh marshmallow sauce. It was very well received and a couple of my fellow pumpkin fans were fighting over the last piece!

    TheAngelForever on 44 June 23rd, 2009 8:49 am

    Recent favorite was the Tie Dye Cheesecake (red velvet cake layer on the bottom) from the Pop Century Resort at Disney World. A delicious mixture.

    Cheryl on 45 June 23rd, 2009 9:37 am

    I like the pumpkin pecan cheesecake from Cheesecake factory and the Pecan Bars from

    mindy on 46 June 23rd, 2009 10:58 am

    i love hot fresh pecan pie with vanilla ice cream on top

    Carol on 47 June 23rd, 2009 11:10 am

    It was a piece of red Velvet Cake from the Bubble Room on Captiva island, Fl. It was so exquisite that I found a copy of the recipe online and make it often, and it’s just as yummy.

    Rae on 48 June 23rd, 2009 11:33 am

    Chocolate brownie ice cream sundaes. . .with homemade brownies and chocolate sauce. Make the ice cream if you choose. . . .Delish! I add nuts and lick the bowl when I am done. Simple but sooo good!

    CakeSpy on 49 June 23rd, 2009 12:33 pm

    My mom’s birthday cake! Silver-white cake with pink (always!) buttercream frosting. Hands down! Although if you want to know my favorite dessert of the WEEK, it’s the red velvet cake from Kingfish Cafe in Seattle. 🙂

    scottsgal on 50 June 23rd, 2009 1:44 pm

    My favorite dessert is the chocolate melting cake they serve on Carnival cruise lines. It’s a brownie type cake with melted chocolate fudge in the center served with vanilla ice cream – decadent!

    Kelly Ann T. on 51 June 23rd, 2009 2:43 pm

    My favorite is the Chocolate Stampede served at Longhorn Streakhouse. With 6 types of chocolate it is so rich and wonderful.

    Brooke on 52 June 23rd, 2009 2:52 pm

    I am a sucker for anything with rhubarb in it, but my favorite has to be strawberry rhubarb crisp.

    Gayle J on 53 June 23rd, 2009 3:07 pm

    I love just about all desserts but my favorite would be pecan pie.

    Mary Ward on 54 June 23rd, 2009 5:56 pm

    Hands down, my mom’s pineapple upside down cake! It’s the best ever.

    MRS.MOMMYY on 55 June 23rd, 2009 6:55 pm

    carrot cake with cream cheese icing is my all time favorite but I am the only one who likes it in the house so I make chocolate volcano cake alot

    Olive on 56 June 23rd, 2009 9:31 pm

    one of my all time favorites would have to be pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. they’re so fun to make and are great gifts during the holidays(:

    Miranda Allen on 57 June 23rd, 2009 10:13 pm

    My favorite desert is brownies with m&m’s

    Jeannette on 58 June 24th, 2009 4:54 am

    cheesecake. i can’t live without it. i hear cheesecake and i am immediately enamored. 🙂

    quiltingreader on 59 June 24th, 2009 8:25 am

    My favorite desert is cheesecake.

    Elsa on 60 June 24th, 2009 8:49 am

    Homemade vanilla-pineapple ice cream.

    It’s something my father used to make for family parties using his (now) old-fashioned ice-cream maker. Guests would line up to take a turn at stirring, in age (strength) order since the work would get harder as the ice cream hardened. First the wee ones, up through teens, then young adults, and finally my father.

    susan on 61 June 24th, 2009 8:55 am

    MMM cheesecake! that is my downfall! It is the best! I love to make it and eat it.

    Wendy on 62 June 24th, 2009 3:34 pm

    We call it “better than sex” dessert…but since experiencing it, I would have to disagree, however it does come in a VerY close second.
    It’s plain and simple, called “Chocolate Pudding Dessert” from Utah’s Lion House Cookbook…and it is fantastic.
    A nutty shortbread crust, topped with a cream cheese/whip cream mixture, followed by deliciously rich chocolate pudding and finished off with fluffy whipped cream. LAYERS of goodness. I’m going to make it right now!

    Alyssa on 63 June 24th, 2009 3:59 pm

    Guiness Stout Chocolate cake! This winter I took a cooking class through ‘The Chopping Block’ in chicago called ‘From Beer to Eternity’ The soup, biscuits, pork tenderloin glaze and the chocolate cake all incorporated beer. Being from Wisconsin and loving to cook and bake this class was right up my alley. The Guiness Stout Chocolate cake is my favorite dessert to date….although my brother is going page by page through the Martha Stewart baking book and a few of those desserts have come mighty close.

    Corynn Chan on 64 June 24th, 2009 8:17 pm

    Anything tangy and light and fluffy! Mmm mm mmmmmmmm!!!

    Elaine on 65 June 25th, 2009 9:38 am

    Homemade Pound cake or a milky way cake, both decadent, and delicious, top the pound cake with fruit of choice or nothing at all!

    CB on 66 June 25th, 2009 5:08 pm

    Cupcakes! But I’m also getting into cookies and a new cookie press would really get me in the swing of things. Thanks for hosting! I hope I win!

    Laura on 67 June 26th, 2009 6:25 am

    Raspberry pie. Every year when the bushes were in bloom, my mother would send us out to pick the berries. When we’d come in with enough berries she’d make a pie with a cream cheese base, homemade jam and fresh berries on top.

    Colleen on 68 June 26th, 2009 8:59 am

    I love coffee ice cream with toffee chips and white chocolate cream sauce. Just strolling by to check out your oatmeal cream pie recipe, which is also one of my favorite desserts!

    Carrie M on 69 June 26th, 2009 11:51 am

    I am a huge fan of dessert. Almost any kind but particularly chocolate. My favorite dessert is the Chocolate Bag at Jake’s in Portland, OR. It is molded dark chocolate ‘box’ filled with a white chocolate mousse, whipping cream, fresh mixed berries and a raspberry coulis. YUM!!!

    Mia J. on 70 June 26th, 2009 4:20 pm

    One of the desserts I remember is the Aloha Pie I got when I was on my honeymoon. It was coconut ice cream on a chocolate crust with macadamia nuts and covered in chocolate…..yummy.

    Jessi A on 71 June 27th, 2009 2:37 pm

    I would have to say my favorite is Chocolate Chip Kuchen from the German community in South Dakota. It rocks.

    hope on 72 June 27th, 2009 7:10 pm

    my absolute favorite dessert is oreo cheesecake. I could eat a whole one by myself!

    Kelley on 73 June 27th, 2009 8:43 pm

    CoOkIeS……………… any kind!!! But only made from scratch of course! I love eating them straight out of the oven….but there is also 1 more confession. I end up eating a few tablespoons of the dough before I even cook them!

    Now that’s DeSsErT!!!

    Isn’t it funny how a homemade cookie sure does put a smile on someone’s face…

    annalene on 74 June 28th, 2009 9:15 am

    my favorite dessert of all time is lemon sorbet, the more sour, the better. i think the best i’ve had so far was il laboratorio del gelato in nyc, perfect icyness and and flavor!

    Valerie Suhanosky on 75 June 28th, 2009 11:47 am

    a swedish poundcake recipe i found at a tag sale has been our family
    dessert favorite, it takes only five ingredients to make our meal ending a delightful one.

    Lona on 76 June 28th, 2009 9:28 pm

    I can’t really choose, but once I went to a Japanese restaurant and they served black honey pudding. It was. SO DELICIOUS. Great texture, and the best honey-tasting thing EVER.

    Nicole D. on 77 June 29th, 2009 9:29 am

    My favorite dessert is tiramisu!

    Jennifer on 78 June 29th, 2009 11:15 am

    My current favorite is the roasted pineapple dacqioise I made for a recent “Tuesdays with Dorie” recipe. I keep thnking that I must make it again. SOON. It has layers of nutty meringue, whipped cream, roasted pineapple and coconut.

    Paula H on 79 June 29th, 2009 3:45 pm

    My favorite was my Nanny’s (grandma) Pumpkin Pie. She made it with real pumpkins and a homemade crust. The top had roasted coconut on it. I regret that I never had her write it down.

    Marisa on 80 June 29th, 2009 6:29 pm

    A berry farm near my house makes these amazing fruit and custard pies every summer that are nearly overflowing with fresh fruit! They are incredible!

    Tasty Health Food on 81 June 30th, 2009 1:24 am

    My favorite dessert ever… It’s so hard to choose, but I’d have to go with homemade banana bread with a cinnamon sugar crumble topping. YUM! I also actually love your cookies and cream fudge recipe, and it’s been a huge hit at parties. 😀

    MMW on 82 June 30th, 2009 4:14 pm

    My fave dessert is tiramisu!!! love the stuff. I try to make it at home but it is just not the same!


    Sarah Z on 83 June 30th, 2009 6:50 pm

    My mom and I went to a french pastry shop in FL and had a fruit tart – it was so yummy!

    Diane Du on 84 July 1st, 2009 7:39 am

    I love the Mexican Apple Pie from El Chico. It is served on a heated skillet and topped with Mexican brandy butter sauce and cinnamon ice cream. Sometimes we stop in just for dessert.

    Mary on 85 July 1st, 2009 7:52 am

    I love ice cream! I guess that would have to be my favorite dessert. I am just looking up recipes now because I have 15 egg yolks I need to use!

    Becca on 86 July 1st, 2009 8:55 am

    My favorite dessert is anything that has fruit in it. I LOVE fruits and the freshness they provide when they’re incorporated into pastries and other desserts. It just makes everything taste so much better! :]

    Maria on 87 July 1st, 2009 11:09 am

    I’m not going to lie, I ADORE the chocolate peanut butter cups they used to serve at Souplantation. I’m going to have to try making those someday!

    Molly on 88 July 1st, 2009 12:36 pm

    A perfectly cooked molten chocolate cake (I usually use the recipe from Martha Stewart Living’s Everyday Food)… with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. DEFINITELY my favorite dessert of all time.

    Amy on 89 July 1st, 2009 2:42 pm

    Currant sorbet. Currant juice and simple syrup and a touch of lime juice, frozen and then run through the food processor to give it an airy texture. I would have been making it RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND if it hadn’t begun raining the moment I stepped outside to pick currants today. Grr.

    Mishia on 90 July 1st, 2009 4:08 pm

    I love the Lucky 8 from PF Changs. It’s a egg roll stuffed with chocolate and peanut butter. then you dip it in caramel and roll it in toffee. So good.

    wendy wallach on 91 July 2nd, 2009 9:45 am

    My favorite dessert is Grand Mariner Souffle.

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    My open roads on 92 July 2nd, 2009 1:16 pm

    fav desert, oh my, I have so many! 🙂
    All time fav is banana bread, good for everything, after dinner, with coffee, etc. Then there are cream puffs that we get from T&T supermarket, so yummy.
    Thanks for all the recipes you post, I love your site!

    Karen on 93 July 3rd, 2009 10:49 pm

    So hard to pick one favorite dessert. I love a recipe that my mother makes called Texas Fudge Squares — the most decadent frosted brownies you’ve ever tasted! I’m also crazy about chocolate-chip meringues and just about any kind of ice cream, but particularly cinnamon ice cream from Max’s Best in Washington, DC. So good!!

    Danielle Stout on 94 July 4th, 2009 2:07 am

    Warm apple pie with a crust that crumbles, vanilla ice cream and caramel. It is the only thing I like better than chocolate!

    Lisa H on 95 July 4th, 2009 2:36 pm

    I love peanut butter cookies! My absolute favorites.

    Jessica on 96 July 4th, 2009 3:59 pm

    My favorite dessert is cheesecake, made almost anywhere by anyone!

    Sarah K on 97 July 4th, 2009 8:25 pm

    My friend invited me to dinner with her very rich family at a fancy Italian restaurant, where we had an equally rich and fancy dessert. The name was too long and Italian for me to remember, but I do remember how marvelous it tasted. I was already stuffed full of pasta from the dinner, but when this chocolate wonder came to the table, I couldn’t help but eat every last bit!

    It was like a small chocolate volcano, with a hidden fudge bottom, gooey dark chocolate for lava surrounded by a fresh vanilla cream bedding, topped with strawberries. All of that, drizzled with dark, milk, and white chocolate and sprinkled with chocolate shavings. Not only was it by far the best-tasting dessert I have ever had the honor of consuming, the presentation was wonderful as well! The whole dinner was candlelit, and they layered the dessert plate in a delightful, marbled mix of melted chocolates. It was almost too beautiful to eat!

    I can’t even imagine how much that dinner must have costed, so I am grateful to my friend and her dear family for giving me such a blissful dessert experience. When it comes to this nameless dessert marvel, sometimes money can buy you happiness! =)

    jennifer h on 98 July 4th, 2009 9:55 pm

    My fave is homemade truffles that are rolled in either nuts or cocoa powder. They are so rich that you only need to eat one…. or two…. or perhaps three! 🙂

    Amanda L. on 99 July 5th, 2009 7:11 am

    My mom’s snickerdoodles. It’s from a recipe that’s been passed down in our family and I’ve never found another that comes anywhere close to the one’s she makes.

    wendy on 100 July 5th, 2009 7:18 am

    Ok the bestest ever dessert is red velvet cake with butter cream frosting that my momma makes. It is so good…so very very very good.
    I remember taking to to school in cup cake form (well back when home baked goods were still allowed) and i remember it for dessert with sunday suppers with my family.
    It is so awesomely good:)

    H. McMurtry on 101 July 5th, 2009 7:34 pm

    Best ever dessert is gelato from Italy.
    I’ve tried several gelatos here in Ohio and they don’e come close in flavor.

    I’ve tried making it and don’t have it right yet. I loved the intense flavor and getting back to Rome isn’t in my plans.