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Old 03-11-2007, 04:50 AM
Location: on an island
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I am not one of those Eat Dessert First people, saving it for last works for me.
What are some of your favorites?

Raspberry Chocolate Parfait (not difficult, but time-consuming, you have to blend the raspberries, cook a custard, let cool, do the layers, whip the cream etc etc)

Olde English Trifle (involves making a custard; like the parfait, this is easy but time-consuming. It is extremely rich so I usually just make it during the holidays.)

Brownies and Orange Segments
One of my favorites might sound rather bizarre. It's a plate of brownies served with peeled, divided orange segments. That's it. You get your chocolatey brownie, you munch on it, and along with it you enjoy the tangy goodness of a fresh orange. The two flavors compliment each other.

Chocolate Cheesecake
Easy--but heavy duty, rather rich unless taken in small doses

Key Lime Pie
Easy, but using fresh key limes is a little bit time consuming. I like the kind without the meringue.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:01 AM
Location: NJ/SC
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Chocolate Chip cookies are my favorite but Tiramsu is a close second.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:41 AM
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I love all of it. I eat desserts often first when I go out to eat. I had bread pudding the other day with toasted almonds in it at the restaurant I went to..YUM.
I love:
-Hot fudge sundaes
-Homemade chocolate chip cookies
-chocolate pudding
-vanilla pudding
-strawberry shortcake buried in whipped cream
(I make my own version..buy those already made pound cakes, soak a basket of strawberries in sugar water overnight, then heat some strawberry preserves in the microwave, pour over the pound cake slices, put the sweetened strawberries over that..then bury in whipped cream! YUM!)
-Lemon souffles
-Lemon meringue pie
-pecan pie
-bread pudding
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:29 AM
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I'm a pie person, love all kinds and my favorite is strawberry pie with whipped cream (the real stuff). Also love butterscotch pudding, and vanilla bean ice cream.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:39 AM
Location: Prospect, KY
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I made Ina Garten's apple crisp last week for my sons - it was pretty special.

For my favorite - cheesecake - real New York style cheesecake with no topping or sauce or anything - I'm a purist :-). I also like a good oatmeal cookie.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:23 AM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Favorite Desserts

Here's a few that I make or buy most often:

Cream Cheese Brownies
Marble Cheesecake and Bars (Pumpkin, Chocolate, Rasberry) Key lime from Trader Joe's)
Chocolate Cherry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies (Cook's Magazine)
Peanut Butter Cookies
Most any fruit pie (even rhubarb)

Ditto on Cil's Trifle - Haven't made it for awhile. I used to use store bought angel food, strawberries or rasberries and instant pudding when in a rush

Carrot and Coconut Cake, Pineapple sponge (from a now defunct bakery in Cleveland) Buttermilk Chocolate Cake - My grandmother's recipe
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Last edited by tigerlily; 03-11-2007 at 11:24 AM.. Reason: added strudel
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:07 PM
Location: Central Florida
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Wow! Until I got to thinking about this, I didn't think I liked so many sweets!

-- Three Day Coconut Cake (so moist it melts in your mouth!)
-- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
-- Pecan Pie
-- Chocolate Pie w/ Meringue
-- Cherry or Apple Pie
-- Peach Cobbler
-- Banana Pudding w/Meringue

And almost anything else chocolate is good! And I do all these homemade except an occasional frozen cherry or apple pie.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:50 PM
Location: NE Florida
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My friend's MIL makes the best flan...
tiramisu- anyone have good recipe?
strawberry shortcake with freshly baked biscuits and real whipped cream
creme brulee
who am I kidding, I haven't found one that I DON'T like!
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:00 PM
Location: Marion, IN
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If it has more than 1,000 unnecessary calories I will probably enjoy it!

It is strawberry time here in FL, and we had homemade strawberry shortcake tonight.

My fave is frozen coke. I hunted around until I found Slush Mugs (anyone remember those from your childhood?), and I make my own.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:47 PM
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I am a cookie monster for sure but I also love chocolate pudding, cheesecake and carrot cake.
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