Thursday, September 29, 2011

Designer Desserts

Last Friday, after having lunch with my Mom and sisters we stopped in at Designer Desserts, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. The bakery is so cute!

Here is the owner/designer, Adam Wiltfang. He loves his job!!
Just a few that really caught my eye......Guinness.....
Key Lime Pie...........
Tuxedo Cheesecake.............

Creme Brulee...........
I didn't try any......not one.......but my favorite would be Creme Brulee!! What is your favorite cupcake?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is Mom's Birthday. Lauri, Kelly, and I took her out to lunch at "Pikk's Tavern" in Valparaiso, Indiana. Kendra we missed you not being with us today:(

The menu at Pikk's is very fun.
We started out with Pikk's Fries with Malt vinegar-agave, red pepper aioli, and pesto mayo for dipping.
Here's the birthday girl......



Tuna Poke...Ahi tuna with soy and ginger, sesame, red onion, and wonton chips.

Caesar Salad...romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, polenta crouton, Caesar dressing. The polenta croutons were wonderful!

BLT Wedge...bacon, iceberg lettuce, tomato, crouton, peppercorn ranch.

Shrimp Cocktail....made to order at the table.

Put all the shrimp in the shaker with the sauce selection and shake, shake, shake.

Shrimp Cocktail-gulf shrimp served with your choice of sauce (traditional cocktail, Mexican, Asian, or Pikk's tartar) Shaken and served table side. Our Pikk was Asian:)

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mommy, Happy Birthday to you! We love you Mom:)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

No Bake Lemony Cheesecake


1 jar Dickinson's Lemon Curd

1 8-oz package light or fat-free cream cheese, softened

2 cups light or fat-free whipped topping, thawed

1 9-inch graham cracker pie crust

fresh raspberries or lemon slices, (optional)

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add curd. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into prepared pie crust and refrigerate 2-3 hours. Garnish with optional fresh raspberries and lemon slices. Makes 6-8 servings

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baked Kale

Mom discovered this recipe. It's a good one:) Recipe:

fresh Kale, washed and pat dry, break into bite size pieces

fresh garlic, sliced thin

olive oil

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread Kale onto a cookie sheet. Add the sliced garlic. Sprinkle olive oil. Salt and pepper. Bake for 12 minutes, toss and bake for another 5 minutes. Edges of Kale should be browned and crispy.

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