gone fishin'...

but I'll be back tomorrow.

Can you guess where Katie, Nancy, and I are going? The picture is a hint.

*Puppet Master time... It's dessert time, dear readers. Do you want me to make a seven tiered chocolate cake? Suggest it. Another round of beet ice cream? You're on. You have until Monday to come up with dessert.

IB kid here. I like creme brulee and I'm willing to make it even if my mums not, plus I would love a reason to use my torch thingymabob ;]
I'm just suggesting...


Mental P Mama said...

If it's Chilhouly, can I come??? Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

How about a coconut flan??? Maybe you could carmelize some sugar on the top of that??

Anonymous said...

Desserts are my favorite thing to make. (Good thing since I'm a cheesecake baker, eh?)

Can I make multiple suggestons? If so, here's my list (if not, take the first one and leave the rest off!)

1. Earl Grey Creme Brulee

2. Three layer ultimate chocolate cake with raspberry preserves between the layers and covered in dark chocolate ganache.

3. Creme Brulee Cheesecake

4. Chocolate and vanilla zebra cake stuffed with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with ultra fudgy homemade hot fudge sauce and raspberry coulis. (Can be seen on my blog.)

5. Ginger Ale floats (made with homemade ginger syrup, club soda and homemade vanilla ice cream- garnished with crystallized ginger and mint.)

6. Heart Attack Chocolate pots de creme.

7. Sugar Crusted Scottish Bannock (like a ginormous scone) topped with vanilla bean gelato, raspberry coulis and hot fudge sauce (can be seen on my blog).

I'll stop now.

Anonymous said...

This was like the best creme' brulee I ever had...

Crème Brûlée Italian Style...
...with risotto, Grand Marnier–soaked currants
and raisins, citrus zest and candied lemon wheel.

BTW, Tag!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Ok these are some of the desserts that my kids go nuts for:

Whoopie Pies
Apple Pie Pastries
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Squares
Billys Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes (I didn't stutter, there are 2 vanilla's in there)

and more that the adults go wild over:

Black Bottom Coconut Bars
Tropical Angel Food Delight
Triple Berry Trifle

Dessert is my thing! I could go on and on but I will spare you all, lol.

Anonymous said...

Lemon Bars
Cherry Pie
Banana Cream Pie with white Chocoalte whipped cream
Blueberry-Lime Pound Cake
Robert Reford Dessert
Blackberry champagne cake
Creme Brulee

Anonymous said...

I wanna see you guys do my triple chocolate pudding parfait!

Or a molten chocolate cake :)

Christine said...

Oh, Vegas, Baby! :)

This looks a lot like the ceiling at the Bellagio. ;)

Oh, yummy... all those above sound SOOO good!

Snooty Primadona said...

I adore creme brulee. It's my favorite ever. I don't have a clue as to where you're going but that picture is FABULOSO! Have fun!

I'll think about you while I'm whiffing & shanking golfballs on the course...

Melissa said...

I have no dessert suggestions. Not a dessert person.

However, I am jealous of you going to SF. The minute I looked at your picture, I thought of this:


I have a load of pictures of his work that sits at the beginning of the jellies exhibit up there.

Now I'm sad. I want to be in Monterey. :(

Have fun you guys!

Anne Stesney said...

Baked Alaska! I want someone in my food bloggy network to make it. As long as that someone isn't me.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Are you going to play with psychedelic jellyfish?

Oh dessert. How I love thee. Three things: The big joke around here for special occassions is that my mother-in-law says she'll make Floating Islands. The "islands" are meringue and they float in a vanilla custard. This is a really old-fashioned recipe that no one makes anymore, but she has made it a few times. It's kind of fun. Also, the best dessert ever for a dinner party (because it takes about 2 minutes and can be made way ahead of time) is a chocolate pots de creme recipe that is made entirely in the blender, doesn't need to be baked, and then is topped with a pool of straight heavy cream. If you don't die from pleasure eating it, you will kill the person next to you for theirs. And then there's chiffon cake (kind of like an angel food cake, but it has fat in it, unlike angel food) with fresh berries and whipped cream.

I think I just went into diabetic shock writing all this down.

Jill said...

How about To-Die-For Blackberry Cobbler, or Chocolate Cream Floats? Or how about them together!


Anonymous said...

It is Chilhouly! And I know what you're thnking . . . how in the world does that Okie know about Chilhouly? Can you believe the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has a massive Chilhouly installation and we have seen it? I would kill to own a piece.

And IB girl -- I KNEW you were my kind of girl. I LOVE creme brulee. It's my favorite and I make it all the time. (If you consider once a year all the time.) Anyway, I vote for creme brulee.

Mayberry Magpie

Familia said...

is it chihuly at the de young? or is it the murano factory in venice?

speaking of venice, one of my favorite desserts is panna cotta from a recipe from the sf chronicle from a long time ago.

otherwise, for summertime dessert i would suggest ice cream sandwiches made from homemade ice cream and homemade cookies. how about caramel ice cream and oatmeal cookies? or chocolate ice cream and chocolate chip cookies?

Anonymous said...

Are you really gonna give Sous Chef Numero Uno access to the the blow torch thingamaboby?

Really ECM, if the kid has an off day, you'll be saying syonara to her eyebrows.

Just lookin' out for ya, Ib Kid. You know I'm diggin' you, just want you to have eye hair.

xxoo Kim

Anonymous said...

Great! But we need some time to think about this dessert!

Have fun guys! Are you guys going to the Monterey bay aquarium? Are these colorful jelly fish or something? We wanna go!!!!!

amycaseycooks said...

One dessert idea from my kitchen

Twinkie Ice Cream Cake - don't knock it 'til you try it

me again said...

I knew this was coming. Desserts. Crikey, I could write an entire book filled with nothing but desserts. So I will show remarkable self-restraint and only suggest the following:

--the most amazing carrot cake ever. Okay, carrot cakes sounds kinda retro and a bit boring. This one is NOT! It has pineapple and coconut and is truly fantastic.
--lemon-lime mousse. A go-to dessert for me, for sure. It's easy and it's make-ahead. Even when folks say they're too full for dessert, sit this down in front of 'em and they'll hoover it down.
--yummy old-fashioned rice pudding. I make GREAT rice pudding, if I do say so myself. Which I just did.
--butter tarts. You are to be forgiven if you don't know what butter tarts are; they're a Canadian thing. Think pecan pie tarts, but without the pecans -- with raisins and/or walnuts, and the filling is not as firm as pecan pie.
--banana cream pie. REAL banana cream pie. No cool whip, no instant pudding mix. From scratch. Heaven.
--chocolate mascarpone brownies. Brownies raised up to a new level of deliciousness. Yes, made with marscarpone.
--ice cream sundaes made with homemade white chocolate ice cream (no beets!) topped with dark chocolate/orange sauce. Chocolate and orange are one of my favourite flavour combos. But this isn't about me. Moving on....
--skor/almond/coffee ice cream. Homemade, of course. For those who love coffee-flavoured desserts.
--old-fashioned chocolate cake. Once you down a homemade chocolate cake, made with buttermilk, you'll never want any other. I've had the recipe forever, I suspect it's one of those ancient recipes that are treasures.
--s'mores trifle. Remember that banana cream pie made without the cool whip. This is the complete opposite. You've got your basic cool whip, you've got marshmallow fluff, you've got marshmallows. And graham crackers. Totally unhealthy and totally yum.

I'll stop now 'cause this is getting embarrassing.

me again said...

Hmmmmm. Noble Pig already suggested banana cream pie. My bad. Take that off my list. Add Irish Cream Cheesecake instead. :-)

Anonymous said...

One more (kind of...)

How about creamy slow-cooker tapioca pudding with a topping bar (brandy sauce or brandied whipped cream, macerated fruits, jimmies, crushed candy bars, fresh cherries or strawberries, or blueberries, etc...)?

I mention this because we had it last night with double-shot cappuccino cookie bars and it was better than good while it lasted!

Anonymous said...