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Topaz Parfait

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Topaz Parfait
There was a time when it seemed like almost all desserts were made with Jello, even when you wanted a fancy dessert to serve at that elegant dinner party. Jello gelatin mixes had interesting flavors, bright colors and were surprisingly versatile – and while you’re probably not going to reach for a box …

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Dulce de Leche Creme Brûlée

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Dulce De Leche Creme Brulee
Dulce de leche is an amazing milk-based caramel sauce that is very popular in Latin and South American countries, though it is found in many different countries throughout the world. It is very sweet and very rich, with a distinct flavor of caramelized milk that really sets it apart from other …

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Piña Colada Bread Pudding

Piña Colada Bread Pudding

Pina coladas are a great vacation drink. They’re made with coconut, pineapple and rum, then blended with ice until everything is creamy and ice cold. The tropical flavors are enough to make you picture yourself lounging beside a pool in Hawaii. But the flavor combination in the drink doesn’t need to be …

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White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

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White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

Chocolate mousse is an indulgence that is a real treat on special occasions – at least, special occasions are just about the only time I see chocolate mousse being served. Mousse is easy to make and it is light enough that it can be served any day of the week, for any …

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Arroz con Leche

Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con leche is Mexican rice pudding whose name literally means “rice with milk”. I’ve seen many versions of arroz con leche that use different kinds of rice, different kinds of sugar and different kinds of milk. Some use sweetened condensed milk, while others use regular milk. Some swear by brown rice, …

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Dessert Wine and Raspberry Tiramisu

Dessert Wine Tiramisu
A traditional tiramisu is a “pick me up” because ladyfingers are soaked in an espresso mixture before being layered together with rich cream and more ladyfingers. This is not your traditional tiramisu, but it is still a great way to end a meal – especially if you’re celebrating particularly festive occasion. …

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