December 8, 2009

Birthday Wish

Hey Sweet Bloggy Friends!
Today is my birthday, so I'm not taking the time to do a long post.
I woke up to the kitchen decorated with streamers, by my kids, and a hot Peppermint Mocha from my hubby. He speaks my language.

Here's my birthday request:
You know I love anything sweet (well, except for fudge). So... leave me a comment and tell me your favorite dessert. It may be something you make, your momma makes, or you've had in a restaurant. Let me know where you've had it. I'm always open to new recipes if you want to include that too. ;)

Have a wonderful day. Thanks for being a special part of my life. You bless me.


Joy for the Seasons said...

Happy birthday! Thank you for you fun, creative, and encouraging blog posts! I have an unhealthy relationship with hot fudge brownie sundaes from Goodberrys. My fave dessert to make when I am having a girlfriend over is a chocolate chip cinnamon coffee cake. YUM!!

The Chubby Dove said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Friend!

My fav sweet thing is my late aunt's chocolate chip coffee cake. It would actually go really well with that cup of peppermint mocha your hubby made.

It's a fam secret, so I won't post it, but if you email me, I'll give it to you.

Have an awesome birthday!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with lots more good things!

I love rice krispie treats, apple pie, and cheesecake. Cannot pick just one dessert!

Beth said...


O Mom said...

My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I have made one from scratch (Betty Crocker Cookbook) and have even made the no-bake Jello brand kind, which was surprisingly good. I have even ordered it instead of dinner a few times when we've gone out! Happy Birthday!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Happy Birthday!! I love ANYTHING chocolate.

Sandy said...

Well, you know, my Sweet, that I love all things sweet... but one of my favorites is making flan & sharing it with you! When I get my hand back, I'll make you (us) some. No need to give you the recipe, 'cause you always say, "Why don't YOU just make it for me?"
Happy Birthday!!!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Happy Birthday!

Chocolate Chess Pie and any kind of cheesecake.

Laura Corbett said...

Happy Birthday Gretchen! I know one of my favorite desserts is a Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle. This one may have to wait until Spring when Strawberries are in season.

2 (8oz) packages of Cream Cheese, softened
1 (8oz) container cool whip
2 pints of Strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar, divided
4 tbls orange juice
1 loaf frozen Sarah Lee pound cake, thawed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes

In a bowl, toss strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar, set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, orange juice and remaining sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Drain Strawberries. Place half of the cake in a trifle or serving bowl. Top with a third of the cream cheese and half of the strawberries. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you get all your heart desires!!! My favorite desert is a tie between pumpkin pie and blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday, Gretchen! I love sharing my name with someone as cool as you.

Peppermint mochas are to die for.

Ummm...favorite sweet. This time of year...peppermint bark, or actually, I had some kickin' gingerbread at Trader Joes (sample) today. Of course I then had to buy the mix.

Kay said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful start to your day. Could you have your husband call mine? :)

I think one of my very favorite desserts is what they call a Chocolate Delight. The best I ever had was at the Victorian Tea Room in Mabank, Texas, but I've had them many times. You know, it's that layer thing with a graham cracker crust, then I think a cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture, then chocolate pudding, and topped off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. MMmm, mmm. Good!

Hope you're having a great day!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Happy Birthday! I'm not sure if I could pick just one! Love a mint mudpie with some good fudge on top or some creamy creme brulee... yum. Enjoy your day!

codi.susanne said...

These are ALWAYS a hit - Oreo Balls(AND one of my faves!)
Mix 1 package of double stuff oreos(or regular stuff mint oreos) with one package of cream cheese and freeze.
Melt white chocolate/almond bark and take mixture out of fridge and make into balls, rolling in white chocolate.*works best if you do this in steps-melt a little chocolate, cover the oreo balls and put everything back in fridge while you melt more chocolate*

Once you finish all of them, freeze till hard and enjoy!
Happy Birthday!

Kellie said...

Happy Birthday, dear! :) I love anything chocolate but a weakness of mine is Chocolate Chess Pie. It is simple and oh, so yummy.

I love peppermint mochas, too.. glad you enjoyed the beginning of your day and I hope ALL day has been wonderful! :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

That is a great language you speak!

Happy Happy Birthday to you!

sandy toe

Terri said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like your day had the perfect start. I just had a vanilla square at a recent Church function, it was heavenly. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Amy Kinser said...

Happy birthday!

One of my all time favorite desserts is a delicious gourmet cheesecake that my husband fixes a couple of times a year. It is layers of delectable goodness. The great part is that he fixes it and I don't have to be anywhere around.

Dawn said...

sending a fellow december gal a happy birthday wish! sounds like your day started off fun... hope it just got brighter!

dessert? i love dessert! so... my newest favorite is a peppermint swirl cake with peppermint hot fudge :) i have the recipe... want it?

Penny said...

I LOVE coconut creme pie! My grandmother made me one to take home one Thanksgiving; however, my car broke down & I ate the whole pie waiting for help...yada, yada, yada....I just began eating it again a few years ago.

gigi said...

Happy Birthday!
I love all things chocolate, but my favorite dessert is Angel Food Cake with strawberries and whipped cream. YUM.

KR said...

Oh my Happy Birthday!! Hope it was lovely. Haystacks are one of my favorite goodies.

1 Bag Butterscotch chips (don't go generic; they taste weird)
1 Bag chow Mein Noodles
1 T. Peanut Butter

Melt the butterscotch chips in the microwave. Takes about 2 minutes, but check every 30 seconds or so. They burn quickly. When they are melted, stir in the peanut butter then the chow mein noodles (don't use the whole bag--about 3/4). Drop onto waxpaper in little "haystack" looking piles. They firm up quickly are are a big hit! YUM!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day was awesome! What a sweet tribute your mom made on her blog.

My favorite sweet thing? Oh, I have to pick just one?
Since it's Christmas, I will have to say that my favorite sweet thing during this time of year is a very simple sugar cookie with sprinkles. I cannot stop eating them!

Momofgirls said...

Happy Birthday! You share it with my husband AND my mother!! Wonderful people must be born on December 8th!!

Samantha said...

So sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday on your Birthday, but I hope you had a wonderful day.