Category Archives: Donna Does Desserts

Donna does them, and does them right.

Seeing double at the ice cream bar.

Seeing double at the ice cream bar.
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For Illustration Friday, subject is: double. Which is what you'll become if you eat too many of these. My friend Candy (her real name) says the reason ice cream sundaes are so good is that they combine the hot sauce with the cold ice cream. I had never thought of that combination as the key factor, ...

Trader Joe’s does it again. Bad pie, TJ.

Trader Joe’s does it again. Bad pie, TJ.

Picture of homemade pie. You would think that with a title of (take deep breath) Trader Joe's Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Praline Tart, how could they miss, right? Nice cheerful orange label with chocolate dots, attractive looking pie. But I won't make you wait until the end of the review: thumbs down. What is the difference between tart ...

Giant ice cream sundae.

Giant ice cream sundae.
out of jimmies

For Illustration Friday, the subject was: "sugary." I've always hated to follow directions, and the sound of this word sets my teeth on end, anyway. I've never liked powdered sugar on baked goods. But I do like jimmies! Out here they call them sprinkles. I prefer all chocolate. I found a whole forum on jimmies, here. Someone ...