Desserts

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Jump to recipe: Apricot Tart Recipe A couple years ago, Jerry and I took an AmaWaterways river cruise down the Danube.  I had never taken a cruise before so I really had no idea what to expect.  I was blown away!  If you like to […]

Layered Chocolate Sheet Cake

Layered Chocolate Sheet Cake

Jump to recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake Yesterday was my birthday.  47 years old.  Holy crap.  How did that happen?  Well, thank God it did and I hope it keeps happening for another 47!  I love birthdays.  I think of birthdays as your own personal New […]

Alexandria’s Birthday Pumpkin Pie

Alexandria’s Birthday Pumpkin Pie

Flashback Friday Today on Lakeside Table it’s Flashback Friday!  Last year about this time, my eldest step daughter, Alexandria, turned 25.  How did that happen?  First of all before I go any further, I have to say, I am completely blessed with not 1 but […]

The Ever Versatile Chocolate Mousse

The Ever Versatile Chocolate Mousse

If there is any dessert that under appreciated, it’s the beautifully velvet Chocolate Mousse.  It has got to be one of the best desserts because it is so versatile as well as being smooth, deeply chocolate-y, and rich.   Before we go any further, let’s just […]

Sugar Cookies for our Corvette FUNFEST Road Trip Picnic

Sugar Cookies for our Corvette FUNFEST Road Trip Picnic

Take a Road Trip to Mid America Motorworks’ FUNFEST  For the past 24 years, every September the heart of Effingham, IL is revved up with the roar of thousands of Corvettes.  The 3rd Thursday of September kicks off the 4 day long weekend event with […]

Mini Almond Blueberry Tart

Mini Almond Blueberry Tart

Jump to the recipe here: Blueberry Tarts Hand-Held on a plate I love a good hand held munchie.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a sandwich, lettuce, wrap, cookie, ice cream cone, or tart.  Actually, I never really thought of a tart as something you could eat […]

Firefly Inspired Chocolate Chili Cupcakes

Firefly Inspired Chocolate Chili Cupcakes

Finding Inspiration and Chocolate Chili Cupcakes Jump to recipe:  Chocolate Chili Cupcake Recipe Recently, I met and interviewed Firefly Grill’s new Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Conti.   After I photographed all the new desserts, Chef Conti brought out a dozen spoons and said, “Here you […]

Strawberry Schaum Torte

Strawberry Schaum Torte

The Germans have their Schaum Torte.  The Aussies and New Zealanders have their Pavolva.  The Italians, Swiss, and French have their meringues.  These are all very similar, consisting of beaten egg whites and sugar.   But for our purposes today, I’m going to share with […]