Butterscotch Banana Sundae

ButterscotchSundaeFDo you ever have that moment of panic when you realize you have nothing for dessert and you’ve friends coming for dinner? I sometimes get so caught up making the main course that I have no time left to make dessert. Rather than rush out and buy a dessert though, there are plenty of things you can whip up in minutes to create a wonderful home-made dessert.

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Hazelnut and Chocolate Financiers

Hazelnut and Chocolate FinanciersThese glossy, sticky, chocolate coated hazelnut financiers are the perfect afternoon indulgence. I know it may seem like I have a chocolate hazelnut obsession, ( Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, Chocolate Hazelnut ShortbreadsChocolate Hazelnut Tart) but it’s just such a great flavor combination – I personally blame Nutella for fostering this flavor addiction during my formative years. More …

Fresh Lemonade, Gin and Tonic

Lemonade, Gin and TonicI have to admit, I do like gin and tonics. I am pretty fussy though. There are only one or two brands of gin that I really like, I also like a lot of ice and there has to be a decent wedge of lemon. Without the lemon, it’s just not a gin and tonic. I am that crazy person that spends about three minutes squeezing all the lemon juice out before I dare take sip. More …

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