Just Desserts!

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  • on NOVEMBER 22, 2009
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Frozen Grand Marnier Torte, Recipe by Sarah Tenaglia, Photography by Mark Thomas

It’s no wonder everyone’s New Year’s resolution is to lose weight considering the homemade treats and delectable goodies that begin to bombard us this time of year! One is not even safe at work.

Case in point – as I sit and write this blog, there is a plate of candy on the bookshelf next to me, a bowl of chocolate on my way to the kitchen and on our reception desk. I think the candy at the reception desk is the most cruel. I enter the building – “oh look! candy. Let me take one for the trip to my office“.  I leave the building to go to the bathroom – “oh look! candy! Let me reward myself“.  I enter the building back  from the bathroom – “oh look! the candy is still here. I think I’ll just take another piece“. The vicious cycle continues throughout the day whether I’m leaving for lunch, taking a call outside or going on break.

It doesn’t stop at candy. Workmates bring in muffins, cakes, cookies, and pastries of every kind. All diet plans woefully go awry this time of year yet we forgive ourselves because ’tis the season to indulge especially if you’ve been good all year. (If you weren’t, we’ll pretend)

So without further ado, here are some dessert recipes. We say, “savor and indulge!” at every possible chance whether its at the family dinner table, a friend’s coffee table or (gulp) the office break counter!
Frozen Grand Marnier Torte with Dark Chocolate Crust and Spiced Cranberries

Poached Pear and Brown Butter Tart

Cranberry Crown Cheesecake


Pumpkin Bars

Paula Deen’s Red Velvet Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Neelys Maple Glazed Donuts