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A Surprise Dessert Gift For Jim..... 
Dec. 19, 2011 1:47 pm 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2011 6:08 pm
Season's Greetings
So what is on your wish list this Christmas?

Jim and I decided years ago that we did not want to exchange gifts with each other! You know our best gifts are actually given throughout the year!

We decided to gift to the kids and grandchild. We offer homemade treats and desserts to our family gatherings… These count as gifts… don’t you think?

To each other we share a wonderful Christmas dinner of prime rib, asparagus with hollandaise sauce and twice baked potatos. Jim cooks the main meal and dessert is on me!

  Every year I make either cheese cake or chocolate cake. This year I really want to wow this Man o’ mine with an unique dessert d’ jour!

Any and all suggestion accepted… just don’t tell Jim! I really want to surprise him!

Merry Christmas to My Allrecipee friends and buddies!
Dec. 19, 2011 2:39 pm
Sounds as if there won't be much room for dessert. Maybe these you can eat one or as many. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/apple-crisp-cups/detail.aspx
Dec. 19, 2011 2:41 pm
weeble says: hello. i'm the submitter of this recipe. i forgot to add an important side note to this recipe. if i have apple juice on hand, i'll use it in place of the water. i find that it adds another layer of flavour and sweetness to the apples.
Dec. 19, 2011 2:51 pm
Saved the recipe! They sound so good... they might be christmas breakfast! Jim loves Apple crisp.. how did you know?
Dec. 19, 2011 3:26 pm
Ah, Jim and I go way back, jk lol. It's hard to top a dessert of cheesecake or chocolate cake. Just thought they might be different.
Dec. 19, 2011 3:40 pm
So sorry I can't help, I don't bake, I am not much of a sweets eater, but I think it is a great tradition. If he decides he wants salty/sweet let me know. Savory is my bag.
Dec. 19, 2011 3:45 pm
Bd... tooo funny! LMBO! Cover Girl, I never think salty sweet... but you know me... Sweet, Sweet! Savory might go better with this rich meal! Bring it on!
Dec. 19, 2011 5:38 pm
I don't eat sweets, but I have always loved Peach Cobbler.
Dec. 19, 2011 5:49 pm
King... Ohhhh Peach cobbler! Wish they were in season... maybe a apple cobbler... with some butter pecan icecream! Bad Terry... that would be for me not Jim. Still not a bad idea!
Dec. 19, 2011 6:10 pm
Just wanted to pop in and say that I love your cats' Christmas family portrait!
Dec. 19, 2011 6:47 pm
ok gal, go with the bourbon pecan pie ...i halve the boubon unless i'm making it for a certain left-coaster we all know.
Dec. 19, 2011 7:17 pm
Terry Tripp, I have peach trees, in my yard and when I am mowing the lawn sometimes (when in season) I reach up and grab one, they are so good.
Dec. 19, 2011 7:19 pm
I have been drooling over tiramasu. I have a friend who makes a great one-but she won't budge on her recipe. Here is one- http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tiramisu-ii/detail.aspx I'm not sure if it is any good. However, I will be watching for the most yummy dessert you come up with for your hubby.
Dec. 19, 2011 7:40 pm
gderr, Oh ho... ho...ho.ho.ho! Bourbon and pecans and pie! That has Jim Tripp written all over that recipe!
Dec. 19, 2011 7:48 pm
Lela, tiramasu... so much a me dessert! Saved it! Still might choose it cause nothing screams tiramisu other than prime rib!!!
Dec. 19, 2011 7:54 pm
Magnolia B!... My Kitties send you a Holiday Puuurrrr! They are such camera hams!
Dec. 19, 2011 8:40 pm
gderr... is this the recipe? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/favorite-bourbon-pecan-pie/detail.aspx
Dec. 19, 2011 11:05 pm
I have two incredible desserts for you. One is the marvelous french dessert, Coeur a la Creme. I'll post the recipe later in this response. The other is a Turkish Coffee Pudding (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Turkish-Coffee-Pudding-233949) Both of these have recieved monster reviews every time I make them. The recipe for the Creme is gonna be hard to read on here, so if you want it, drop me an email and I'll send it to you (readwulf@cablelan.net) Best of luck on all your wonderful Christmas traditions!!
Dec. 20, 2011 5:05 am
Terry, if Jim takes his chocolate seriously, you can't go wrong with flourless chocolate cake. So easy to make. With good quality bittersweet chocolate, it's not too sweet, but oh-so-good. I tried to add it as a personal recipe for you, but AR is being silly about copying directions right now. Here's the Cook's Illustrated link. If you want it, drop me an email at duffy.hawes@me.com and I'll get it right off to you.
Dec. 20, 2011 7:10 am
Readwulf and Lucy, sent you both an email... I can't wait till Christmas dinner! Happy Holidays to you both!
Dec. 20, 2011 7:21 am
Readwulf that coffee pudding looks so awesome... I copied it to my recipe box to share with others!
Dec. 20, 2011 6:51 pm
Hey, Terry. I just wanted to let you know, I didn't see an email from you...
Dec. 20, 2011 6:54 pm
eeek I spelled my own addy wrong, its (raedwulf@cablelan.net) No wonder I never got it lol.
Dec. 21, 2011 1:15 pm
Creme Brulee is my go to fancy dessert. This is the recipe I use and it is always silky creamy and crunchy!
Please note when you add the milk to the caramel it bubbles and the caramel hardens but just keep stirring until it dissolves. Also you can strain it once you add to the eggs to get out any lumps.
Dec. 21, 2011 1:16 pm
In the address above disregard the at the beginning and end. Sorry don't know how to post an address with out my computer adding them in!
Dec. 21, 2011 1:17 pm
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Dec. 21, 2011 5:33 pm
Fyne... Creme brulee... I really need to try that one day... gonna try... I love fancy desserts... and tell that computer of yours to behave! lol.... thanks for the recipe!!!!!
Dec. 23, 2011 9:45 pm
one of the most frequently requested desserts I have ever made is the cream puff cake from AR. The puff pastry is amazingly easy, and you can use any flavor pudding you like in the filling. I like white chocolate! have a merry christmas and enjoy!
Dec. 24, 2011 11:50 am
Mele Kalikimaka Terry!
Dec. 25, 2011 11:03 am
Mele Kalikimaka!Hope you and yours had a great holiday!
Dec. 25, 2011 6:13 pm
PhylMar... Just checked this out... Love it! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Dec. 26, 2011 9:54 am
Terry! I am so sorry I missed this, but maybe next year!! In combining the ideas of chocolate cake and cheesecake how about Fudge Truffle Cheese Cake ( http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fudge-truffle-cheesecake/detail.aspx ). I'm not of a dessert maker but made this fro Christmas this year. It was so decadent and luscious! I topped with a ganache. Took advice of settin water bath on rack below and left in oven an hour after cooking. Just a thought!! Happy New Year!
Dec. 26, 2011 2:36 pm
mickdee... now I'm sorry you missed this! got the recipe... consider you in for next year's choices!!!!! Happy New year to you!
Dec. 26, 2011 6:08 pm
mick... Jim just read the recipe... you are in for tomorrows dessert! He's going for surgery on wednesday, for a total knee, I guess he deserves a little fudge truffle cheese cake! Thanks so much!
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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
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