Category Archives: Desserts

Mexican Chocolate Roasted Walnuts

The nut-roasting process tends to be tricky. I’ve burned (at least slightly) far more batches than I haven’t. So when I came across a recipe on the Baked Bree site for roasting walnuts in a slow cooker, even though that seemed weird, I had to give it a try. In the process I switched up the spices, and ran with a Mexican Chocolate idea. Absolutely delicious and dangerous to try living in the same house with them. I’m very excited to have a new hit for dessert, lunches or get togethers of any kind. Continue reading Mexican Chocolate Roasted Walnuts

Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake with a Granola Crust

It’s pushing it to call this a low-calorie dessert, but it’s far healthier and a thoroughly delicious variation on the calorie-dense, conventional, cream cheese version. Bill, Anna and I agreed wholeheartedly that the Greek yogurt made for a tastier, tangier variation. As for the granola crust: far more interest and flavor than the sandy, graham cracker crust we’ve come to expect. Even though  the blueberries turned out perfect, I’m excited to play around with other toppings. Next time:  strawberries. Then maybe a fresh strawberry/blueberry combo. Continue reading Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake with a Granola Crust