Archive for the Delicious Desserts Category

Cinnamon Sledges

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Cinnamon Sledges

Brigid made these for the bake-off and took home a win! Take a look at her recipe.

My mom would make these cookies around the holidays, and they are always a hit!

Nocciolato Gianduia Torta (aka Nutella Cake)

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Hazelnut Cake

Who doesn’t love Nutella? This cake is as Italian, tasty, and caloric as Pasta Carbonara. Decorate in a rustic fashion and imagine your Nonna placing this on the table after a huge Sunday night dinner. Nocciolato Gianduia Torta (aka Nutella Cake) IngredientsFor ganache filling and frosting: 2 cups heavy cream 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted [...]

The Annual Holiday Bake-Off – “Batter up”

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Belmont Room

One of my favorite co-workers and friends, the lovely and talented Maria B., is constantly dreaming up ways to make the office a more creative (and in this case delicious), place to work. She’s organized two annual company-wide contests; the pumpkin carving contest, and the holiday bake-off competition Batter up. And by organized, I’m taking [...]

Chocolate-Almond Torte

Posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at 10:05 am
Chocolate Almond Torte

recipe: adapted from  Food Network Ingredients 1 1/4 cups blanched, sliced almonds 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced, plus more for greasing 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs, separated, plus 3 egg yolks Grated zest of 1 orange 1 tablespoon dark rum 1/2 teaspoon salt Confectioners’ sugar, [...]

Cookies of Christmas Past

Posted on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 4:41 pm
Christmas Cookie platter

Christmas is always such a whirlwind–all the baking, shopping, and wrapping. I love all the hustle, but this year I decided to take a step back and impose a no-bake policy on myself. We are hosting Christmas Eve dinner, and then whisking ourselves away skiing in the catskills, and something had to give – I [...]

Pumpkin Cookies

Posted on Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hello Dining Detour! I want to thank Kristin for having me back to do another guest post! In keeping with her Fall theme lately, I am here to share with you my ALL TIME Favorite Fall cookie. The second it begins to remotely feel like Fall, I get serious cravings to make these cookies, and [...]

Maple Nut Oaties

Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I found these cookies on a food blog, Heather Eats Almond Butter that I read religiously (well besides dining detour). I thought they looked really healthy and sounded great. Plus, all the comments on them said that their husbands LOVED them. Healthy and their husband’s loved them? Sign me up!

Christmas Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
Christmas Cookie platter

I spent close to 30 hours baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Oh the joy of the holiday season! Here are my cookie platters in all their sparkly Christmas glory.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Chocolate Crinkle cookies

These cookies are a hit year round. They taste like brownies and become festive around the holidays because of the powdered sugar/chocolate contrast.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These oatmeal cookies are a year round crowd pleaser. In the past 2 months I have made them 3 times. I suppose the oatmeal makes the cookies healthier, but not sure if “cookies”and “healthy” belong in the same sentence. Either way they are delicious.