Creme Brûlée with fresh berries and a mint leaf garnish. You break the sugar crust with a spoon and find the vanilla bean flavored rich custard underneath. So rich and silky. Makes everything feel like a celebration. A mouthful of Creme brûlée with a fresh berry is satisfying delicious! Thanks for a treating me, V. What a finish.
New York Cheesecake. Yes or no?
Movie Clip from Guys and Dolls Watch Frank Sinatra eat a piece of cheesecake and invite Marlon Brando to have a piece- and place a bet?
Tiny pearls of tapioca starch, milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla are the ingredients. Little containers of half and half are served with the Tapioca Pudding at Grant Bar in Millvale PA. Fortunately my friend V, who was treating Steve and me to a lovely dinner, suggested we order dessert. And she reminded me of the Tapioca Pudding they feature on the menu. Being a blog follower V has read my questions about different foods and flavors. (Mushrooms, rhubarb, licorice etc) “It would make a good blog” she said. I couldn’t remember if I’d blogged it before. Tapioca reminds me of childhood. Puddings and custards don’t seem to be as popular these days .
Want to make it at home? Here’s a recipe
James brought home a slice of cheesecake for each of us. He’d gone to Weiland’s Market. My flavor was plain New York Cheesecake. I saw the fresh cherries on the counter and thought they would make a nice addition to the dessert. Laura said “use the Cherry pitter”. It was out on the cutting board. How do I do it? “Like a stapler” she said. So easy. So fun. The juicy fresh fruit was a wonderful contrast to the rich cheesecake.
I ate half. Saved some for tomorrow.
I’d wanted to take a photo of the empty container. It was too much to eat in one sitting.
This is not any ordinary ice cream sandwich.
It’s a Leona’s Pittsburgh Ice Cream Sandwich. Click the link to see all their fancy flavor combinations.
Tuesday evening I joined friends for a seafood supper at Roland’s in the Strip District. The five of us met to dine out, for the first time in over a year. We had a table outside and had a good time at our reunion, eating and toasting to our being together.
One dessert was sufficient to share.
My mother (from Illinois) always made a Christmas JELL-O with the juice of a fresh lemon added. I made it on Christmas Eve but forgot it on Christmas Day and it’s still in the fridge. Maybe we’ll eat some tomorrow. Her other concoction was lemon jello with crushed pineapple and shredded carrots with fresh lemon a pinch of salt. Oh and one made with the little packet of plain gelatin, fresh limes’ juice and sliced green grapes. My childhood memories of JELL-O(click for history as it all started in 1897) my sense is that it’s just not as popular anymore.
So JELL-O, yes or no?
Christmas JELL-O preparation on Christmas Eve
My sister gave me this cookbook
Perhaps your remember my Rainbow JELL-O post which was more of an art project.
I found this photo is my archives.
Artisan Apple and Pumpkin Pies at Citarella, when visiting my sister at Thanksgiving, the year Mark’s family came,too.
If you had to choose just one, which would you choose?
What a perfect mouthful. Steve brought home a fancy dessert from his dinner out. I was headed up to bed. I said I’ll have one mouthful. I put it on a spoon and poured a bit of the accompanying sauce in a little dish. Oh my!
What a mistake to make one teaspoonful. I could have eaten the entire dessert but look forward to repeating the experience tomorrow. Not sure how early in the day would be okay.
I did not lick the bowl but thought about doing so.