Sweets & Treats

Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit - Food Gypsy

Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit

July 10, 2015 | 15 Comments

Weekend indulgence.  Dutch Baby Pancake with Summer Fruit, a flan-style brunch or late night snack that induces a carbohydrate coma and yet feels healthy because hey, there’s fruit. I’ve never understood the name Dutch Baby Pancake...

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Tiramisu Pancakes

May 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

This Tiramisu Pancakes recipe is a direct result of my lack of will power.  A simplified Brunch oriented version of the classic Italian dessert, I’m sure Nona would not be impressed.  And you know what?  So...

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Chocolate Torte Au Naturel - Food Gypsy

Chocolate Torte Au Naturel

April 22, 2015 | 15 Comments

Chocolate Torte Au Naturel a cake so naked it’s gluten free and made with 100% organic, fair trade chocolate, sugar and coffee.  Hell, even the butter is organic! Happy Earth Day from the Gypsy Kitchen,...

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Dulce de Leche Brown Butter Blondies

December 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

Rich caramel flavour made all the more intense with the nutty sweetness of brown butter for a decedent delight, Dulce de Leche Brown Butter Blondies. It’s party time.  As one year ends we gather together...

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Maple and strawberry, a simply irresistible combination.  Heighten the natural acidity of the berries with lemon, underscore the herbal nature of maple with cardamon, and shed new light on a humble Maple Strawberry Shortcake.  ...

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Pie in a Jar, Three Ways - Food Gypsy

Pie in a Jar – Three Ways

January 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

Three simple ideas for individual pies, fresh from the freezer, anytime.  Perfect for a picnic or outdoor entertaining, Pie in a Jar is my favorite do-it-yourself idea for rustic weddings and outdoor parties.  Don’t stop...

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Bourbon Ice Cream and Praline Popcorn - Food Gypsy

Bourbon Ice Cream with Praline Popcorn

December 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

Bourbon Ice Cream with Praline Popcorn, or as I like to call it ‘Redneck Ice Cream’ made without an ice cream maker,  with the help of Mother Nature and yee’ old frigidaire. We have no...

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Pear Almond Tart with Whole Wheat Crumble Crust

December 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

A lovely Pear Almond Tart the wholesome twist of a whole wheat crumble crust, the finishing touch to our holiday feast.  Rich and mellow, it was an elegant end on a dark winter’s night.  Pure,...

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies - Food Gypsy

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

December 16, 2013 | 6 Comments

A light twist on a holiday classic, this recipe for Lemon Shortbread Cookies doubles, triples and multiplies as deep as ten times in a snap.  It’s a soft dough and therefore not ideal as a...

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Mom's Boozy Butter Tarts - Food Gypsy

Mom’s Famous Butter Tarts

December 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Nothing says Christmas quite like a taste of home.  This year I finally weaseled Mom’s Famous Butter Tart Recipe out of her. “Well,” she says “the first thing you need is a good overproof rum.”...

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Nutella Crackle Cookies - Food Gypsy

Nutella Crackle Cookies – Git Yer’ Chocolate On

September 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Deliciously chocolaty and terribly addictive Nutella Crackle Cookies are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.  I apologize in advance for causing you to sneak into the kitchen under the cover...

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Sweet Summer Fruit Cobbler - Food Gypsy

Sweet Summer Fruit Cobbler

August 23, 2013 | 1 Comments

We only have three months of summer, and yet natures gives so generously in that short time.  As fruit ripens across the country, it’s time for a taste of summer, ripe and delicious, and oh...

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