Today’s post is all about desserts. Throughout most of my life, I have been more of a real food person rather than a dessert or baked goods type of gal. But as I get older I have noticed that I have more of a sweet tooth. I love ice cream and dream of Italian pastries, strawberry shortcake and a good key lime pie. The sugar craving especially hits me after I’ve been on a treadmill or have swam laps. Luckily in NJ we have MR SOFTEE. And he even makes stops at our swim club. So after I swim my laps, I feel like I deserve some ice cream!
Chasing down the ice cream man was one of my fond childhood memories. If you live in my state you know what I mean. You can hear the twinkling music of the ice cream truck about a half mile away. My kids hear the sweet melody and want to immediately take off and run around the block to find that man with the double cones. You get a good amount of exercise running through the neighborhood and jumping up and down when the truck is in sight. The nice thing is that the ice cream is really good and fairly inexpensive compared to other ice cream stands around here. Just look at this joy.
Another decadent dessert I recently discovered is Triple Coconut Cream Pie. I happened to be watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate on The Food Network and saw this pie. It is made at Ritz Seafood which is a few miles from my house. Once I saw the fresh toasted coconut, white chocolate shavings and cream filling, I HAD to have a piece. My wonderful husband surprised me with a pie for my birthday last week. It was so good and definitely something that you would save for special occasions. Take a look at this pie and try not to salivate.
So what’s your favorite dessert? Do you have an ice cream truck that visits your neighborhood?