Tag Archives: Dessert Sauces

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Every spring I hafta make this coffee cake and this is not just any old coffee cake, it’s my Rhubarb Coffee Cake with a Vanilla Streusel and to top it all off, a Vanilla Sauce. Did you get all that? It’s a one, two, three punch of sweet tart goodness. Over the top and out of bounds, hands down, this is one of my all time faves. This spring, I’m rewriting & reposting with new photos. (Look at the pic at the bottom of the page and you’ll see why! And besides, you need this for Mother’s day!!)

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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Sour Cherry Compote

One of my summer/fall favorites is this marvelous Sour Cherry Compote. It’s a little sweet, a little tart and goes so well with so many things. I often make up a batch and can or freeze so I have it to pull out in the winter, too.

Sour Cherry Compote
Sour Cherry Compote

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Easy Caramel Butterscotch Sauce

I can’t wrap my head around it – some people call it Caramel Sauce, others Butterscotch. But they’re all talking about a rich, delicious, luscious sauce.

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce
Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

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Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique

This is just a fun little whisper of a dessert, barely sweet and absolutely scrumptious. I don’t know why it took my so long to grill plums and serve them for dessert. I just didn’t “get” it. Now I do. Brushed lightly with honey and seared over high heat for just a minute totally intensified the flavor.

Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique
Grilled Plums with Mascarpone & Balsamic Gastrique

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

What goes better with Cajun food, like my Shrimp & Grits, than Bananas Foster? Or Bread Pudding? How about Bananas Foster Bread Pudding?

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel – while the name evokes a gourmet treat (and it is) it always makes me want to snort just a little. Make caramel sauce and add a little salt. I know it’s fantastic, but people seem to just go nuts over the name! Anyway, salted or not, you just can’t beat a rich, luscious home-made caramel sauce.

Toffee Caramel Cheesecake, garnished with home-made Salted Cararmel and Milky Way Bars
Toffee Caramel Cheesecake, garnished with home-made Salted Cararmel and Milky Way Bars

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