Tuesday treats: raspberry sauce

Because it is raspberry season in our “neck of the woods”, I think this is a great seasonal dessert.

My mom actually made this sauce on Sunday, and we used it to top angel food cake and vanilla ice cream.  It’s not too sweet so it is a  perfect topping for a sweet piece of cake.

Red Raspberry Sauce
1/4 cup raspberry jam or jelly
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 oz. frozen raspberries (not in syrup)
Place all ingredients in container to be pureed. Puree until smooth.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
I could have eaten the whole cake.

S’more brownies

This has nothing to do with nutrition or local food, but I have to include some desserts for sweet fun!

Father’s day dessert was my job and knowing how much my father and husband like chocolate, I had to come up with a chocolatey dessert.  Everyone loves a s’more and a brownie, so why not combine them.  I found several recipes like this online and just used the ideas from all of those to create this.

I found lots of recipes like this online and used them to create these.

1 box of brownie mix

2 cups marshmallows

2  chocolate bars broken into pieces (You could definitely use more to make them more rich.)

7 graham crackers broken into pieces

I used Ghirardelli brownie mix (as I think they are the best).  Make brownies as directed on box and put into 9 x 13 inch pan.  Bake for about 5 minutes less than directed on box.  In this case, I baked them for 32 minutes (directions didnt include bake time for 9 x 13 pan).  Put smore ingredients on top and bake for 5 more minutes.  Cool and Enjoy!