Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#CleanSweepWeek - Frozen lemon chiffon pie #recipe from author @AveryAames + #giveaway


I'm still spreading the word about For Cheddar or Worse which comes out Feb 2!!  In fact you can see the trailer for the book by clicking here. 
Or by clicking HERE.


And I'm still offering a giveaway every Wednesday until launch day. See below.

But I'm out of "cheese" mode this week because this is our #CleanSweepWeek or in my words: "use something weird in the cupboard" week.

Well, granted graham crackers aren't weird. Even gluten-free crackers aren't weird, but I've had these crackers in the cupboard for about 6 months and I never got around to doing s'mores with them in the summer, so I wondered how else I could use them before they completely go stale? 

Because they are gluten-free, they aren't as "soft" as a typical graham cracker. So I thought, crumb crust!

Now, I wanted to make test a recipe for the upcoming Valentine's Day because, well, everyone needs a new dessert for that time of year, right?

And what else do I have lying about? A ton of lemons! I bought some for the holidays and didn't use them and then my Meyer lemon tree decided to produce fruit this year. Last year, no, but this year, yep! Not pretty fruit, mind you. Something's wrong with my tree. I'm going to have to call the nursery. But it did produce fruit, so I thought LMEONS. And graham crackers.

Voila! A clean sweep and a lucky one at that, in my estimation!



GLUTEN FREE LEMON CHIFFON FREEZE

Ingredients:

2 egg yolks
6  tablespoons sugar
1/2  tsp. grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs whites
2 tablespoons more sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream

For the egg mixture:
Cook on top of double boiler for 3 minutes, stirring constantly:
2 egg yolks, 6 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Note: I don't own a double boiler. I used to, but it disappeared in one of my moves, so I improvised and put a little pot on top of a larger pot that had about 2 inches of boiling water. You have to be careful when stirring that water doesn't boil up and over the rim.





Let cool.

In a small bowl, beat 2 egg whites until stiff. Add 2 tablespoons sugar. Beat until stiff.




In a medium bowl, whip 2/3 cup heavy cream until they form a peak. Fold whites into whipped cream.

Add the egg yolk mixture to the whipped cream mixture and fold all. Be gentle!



Chill for a half hour.

Meanwhile crush 12-14 Gluten Free cookies and pour into bottom of pie pan.  [I used 12 halves of the specialty crackers.]  Pour in filling.  Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.  [Which I forgot to do!!] FREEZE for at least 2 hours.

Great therapy!!





Serves 6 - 8

THE GIVEAWAY!


Leave your name and email so I can contact you if you WIN, and tell me what is your Valentine's dessert? I'll be giving away your CHOICE of a Cheese Shop Mystery plus some fun swag. Winner will be picked Friday, the 8th.


Savor the mystery and say cheese!


Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!


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125 comments:

  1. Love this refreshing lemon dessert! My favorite Valentine's Day dessert is White Chocolate Chip Brownies. Liz Stark EMS591@aol.com

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  2. This looks yummy! I love cheesecake on Valentine's Day!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. Karen, you know I adore cheesecake! My grandmother gave me a recipe that rivals any NY cheesecake. I've shared many kinds on MLK over the years.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  3. Anything Chocolate for Valentine's Day

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  4. Got hungry just reading the directions. It sounds really good. Since my birthday is the day before Valentine's Day, my birthday cake had to be a chocolate devil's food cake with my Grandmother's homemade coffee and powdered sugar frosting. These many years later the closest I get is a Red Velvet cake. doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, Doward, yum. Homemade coffee and sugar frosting? Yum! I had a recipe from a long-gone restaurant called Blum's with a frosting that was called coffee crunch (which is really whipped egg whites and coffee, sort of). Hmm. Maybe I'll make that soon and share on here. It's so good!

      ~Daryl/Avery

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  5. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway! I would love to read your book. My favorite dessert is a red velvet cake and I make one every year for my birthday which is next month on the 8th. Pkhambrick@hotmail.com

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    1. Paula, would you believe I've never had red velvet cake? Happy early birthday.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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    2. Thank you so much Daryl it really means a lot! I hope you and your family have a nice week.

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  6. My sweetie's on Valentime Day are my 3 grandsons who live in the house next door.I make them cookie pops covered in red sprinkles. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Those cookie pops sound like so much fun! And the kids live next door? What fun!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  7. That is one tasty looking dessert. I usually think chocolate for Valentine's Day but this might be a good change. I like the clean sweep idea, too. I am trying got clean out my freezer and pantry now that the holidays are over. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Sally, good for you. Cleaning out the cabinets is always cathartic to me! I try to do every year right about now.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  8. I love cheesecake for any holiday. For Valentine's Day celebration I add delicious fresh raspberries and...yummmmm! Akat8762@aol.com

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    1. Raspberries on Valentine's is a great idea. All the beautiful red!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  9. The lemon chiffon pie looks so delicious! My favorite Valentine's dessert is Hagen daz white chocolate raspberry truffle. My husband and I love this ice cream. We always get it for Valentine's day. Thank you for the giveaway. crossxjo@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh, yum! My mouth is watering. Now I'm going to have to go to the store!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  10. The lemon dessert sounds wonderful. My favorite dessert for Valentine's day is cheesecake, yum. Thanks for the giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  11. This lemon pie sounds great. I've got to try it. Usually my dessert for Valentine's is cheesecake!!! Dspinlexo@aol.com

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    1. Dee, you know I love cheesecake! I have a caramel cheesecake recipe in FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  12. Anything chocolate is my favorite dessert no matter the occasion, but this lemon dessert has my mouth watering. pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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    1. Pattie, I'm so glad. It's super easy, which is so wonderful. I like easy!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  13. My favorite Valentine treat is Reese's peanut butter hearts. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin@aol.com

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    1. Those candy companies are getting so smart! I didn't know there were Reese's hearts.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  14. Chocolate for me, lemon for a lot of others. suefoster109@netzero.net

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    1. Sue, I wonder if chocolate and lemon would go together. What do you think? I don't know if I've ever seen anything like that. Hmmm. New experiment.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  15. My boyfriend's vegan apple cake.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. I'm assuming vega cake has no eggs and such, is that correct? Apple anything is usually fine with me. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  16. The lemon dessert looks delectable since lemon is my favorite flavor and dessert. For Valentines Day I would love lemon cupcakes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Your picture looks like a still life painting.
    This sounds very refreshing and, obviously, can be made with not gluten free crackers (would they be gluten-free free?).
    Valentine's dessert? Something rich and chocolaty, of course.

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    1. Libby, LOL. Gluten-free "free" LOL!! Love that.

      ~Daryl/ Avery

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  18. Will be trying that recipe very soon. Not big on lemon but that sounds creamy and tasty. Can't wait to read 'For Cheddar Or Worse', love the title.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I hope you enjoy the book! It's one of my favorite titles in the series. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  19. What a wonderful creation. Perfect and light. When I think of Valentines Day I know that chocolate Mousse would be ideal. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Chocolate mousse is an ideal choice. One of my favorites!

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  20. I have a friend that makes a multi-layer cake (cream cheese frosting) with homemade strawberry jam between the layers and on top that I love. It looks so pretty on Valentine's Day. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Forgot my email - elainehroberson@gmail.com

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    2. I'll bet that does look perfect on Valentine's Day, Elaine! What a wonderful use for homemade jam.

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  21. A friend just gave me a ton of Meyer lemons and I have a couple boxes of gluten-free graham cracker crumbs left over from the holidays so I will definitely be trying your pie! I love anything chocolate for Valentine's Day. kimdavishb@gmail.com

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    1. Meyer lemons are such a treat, aren't they? Enjoy the pie! Let me know how it turns out for you, Kim.

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  22. Your frozen lemon chiffon pie looks so good, I may have to try and make it myself. Thank you for sharing the recipe. My favorite Valentine's Day treat has to be Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts, especially if they are coming straight out of the fridge. They are absolutely fabulous cold. Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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    1. Excellent choice for your Valentine's Day treat, Meg. There are many chocolate treats that seem to get even better when kept cold (a friend is rather addicted to frozen Snicker bars!)

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  23. Mmmmm lemon.
    My go too for Valentines is chocolate covered strawberries. Can not get enough of them.
    Lady(dot)Janel@hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Mmmmm lemon.
    My go too for Valentines is chocolate covered strawberries. Can not get enough of them.
    Lady(dot)Janel@hotmail(dot)com

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  25. My favorite Valentine's treat is a chocolate pecan pie. I love this series, thanks for the chance to win.
    ceciliayoung at gmx.com

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoy the series, Cecilia! Chocolate pecan cake sounds absolutely decadent.

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  26. Angel cake with lemon whipped cream filling. Mfg20A@aol.com

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  27. Hi!! Love your books and have them on pre-order! I'm Rhea Kryger and email is rhea.kryger@gmail.com. My husband loves Tiramisu with Dutch chocolate sprinkles on top but also find of lemon Verne! Stay warm! Thanks!!

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    1. Thank you for preordering, Rhea! It always makes me happy to know someone enjoys my books enough to preorder the next one! Tiramusu - one of the most divine dessert creations, don't you think?

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  28. I love unbaked cheesecake with fresh raspberries! Thanks
    Mygnomeshome@gmail.com

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  29. This looks awesome! My fav Valentine's is of course chocolate :)
    staceytoney6@gmail.com

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  30. I love NY Cheesecake with nothing on it when i was going to high school my girlfriend used to make me a chocolate chip cheesecake and it was wonderful but i haven't had that for about 42 years. If my husband made me a dk choc chip cheesecake for Valentines Day i would be over the moon! He is laid off and he likes to cook so i think i will put a bug in his ear... ptclayton2@aol.com peggy clayton

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  31. When my husband and I go out for Valentine's Day we like to share a big piece of chocolate cake at our favorite restaurant.

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  32. Anything and everything chocolate!!! If it comes in a coffee cup I love it even more. saracarver07@gmail.com

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    1. There aren't really any bad forms of chocolate, at least not many I've found.

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  33. Love the lightness of this pie, would be the perfect dessert for a seafood dinner. Great recipe for Clean Sweep Week, too. As for Feb. 14th, chocolate cake is always a fave or fine chocolates served with espresso and a shot of liqueur -- either one would make me a happy Valentine!

    ~ Cleo

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    1. I agree, this would be a wonderful end to a seafood dinner. Now to use the pie as an excuse to make the seafood or the seafood as a reason to make the pie? Decisions, decisions.

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  34. I love iced valentines cookes or cookies with jam especially raspberry. Also some foreign cookies I don't know the the name of. Janngrogan@yahoo.com.

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    1. Don't you love how pretty and colorful the iced cookies can be?

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  35. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)January 20, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Lemon is so refreshing, isn't it? I try to steer clear of desserts these days but I can never resist cake. Any kind.

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    1. There is something rather irresistible about cake, isn't there?

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  36. My favorite Valentine's Day treat is Chocolate Dr. Pepper cake -- it is so rich and yummy! Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Cheesecake would be my favorite thing for Valentine's Day. Chocolate is always good.
    jjrrdavid@live.com

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    1. I hope you'll get to enjoy some wonderful cheesecake on Valentine's Day, Julia!

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  38. Love lemon,great recipe. My favorite Valentine dessert is chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cake. Can't wait to read the new Cheese Shop book.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy For Cheddar or Worse, Dianne.

      Chocolate covered strawberries are such a wonderful treat!

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  39. Thank you for the recipe for the Gluten Free Lemon Chiffon Freeze looks so good! As for my favorite Valentine's dessert, I pick anything with chocolate! (Love chocolate!)
    Thank
    you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Let me know how it turns out for you if you make it, Jen! And I second you on the chocolate.

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  40. That lemon dessert looks SO good, and it's great that it's gluten-free, which I have been for 4 yrs. Love your books, BTW. For Valentine's Day: anything chocolate. Perhaps a peanut butter-chocolate pie. Dianne jademoss17@gmail.com

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    1. I do hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you think, Dianne! Glad you enjoy my books! It always makes me smile to hear that.

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  41. I'd love to have a lemon tree! Lemon desserts are always so refreshing. :-). We have a fig tree, which is great but not the same - plus it hasn't produced much fruit the last few years. I think you did a great job of coming up with a new dessert! For Valentine's Day I usually make a heart-shaped chocolate cake or individual lava cakes… It varies, but it's always chocolate! :-) nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, Nicole, I would LOVE a fig tree! Love figs fresh off the tree! :) Individual lava cakes sound divine!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  42. Thank you for the recipe. Fudge is my favorite Valentine treat-- only indulge on V.Day and during the Christmas holidays. I would be so happy to win the book; thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. How noble of you to only indulge once a year! I couldn't be so good. :)

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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    2. Aha. I reread. You indulge twice. Yay, I don't feel so guilty now. LOL

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  43. My favorite Valentine's Day treat is chocolate-covered strawberries...especially if they come from the Godiva store! Thanks for the opportunity to win a book. cking78503@aol.com

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    1. Oh, yum! Those strawberries are to die for!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  44. This looks awfully yummy! The favorite dessert in our household...Valentine's Day or not...is brownies. They don't last a second. In fact, we passed on the birthday cakes last year and I got pie, my daughter chose brownies and my husband did too. Yummmmmm stuff!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win too!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. Brownies go fast in our house, too! I make Gluten-free ones and you can't tell the difference as long as the chocolate is good!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  45. The go to dessert around here is a funfetti cake. It is my son's favorite. He will be 32 on the first and still chooses that. His wife prefers red velvet cake. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Funfetti? I LOVE the name. What is it exactly? I'd love to try to make it.

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  46. My favorite Valentine's Day dessert is chocolate. Zeta@Iwon.com

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    1. Plain and simple. I think a lot of people would agree.

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  47. Lemon is always good for warm weather, but CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE is my fav Valentine dessert!
    bckey76@comcast.net

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    1. Oh, you and many others, I believe! Yum!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  48. Ginger ice cream and dark chocolate

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, wow, what a wonderful combination! Love ginger.

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  49. My favorite Valentines Day dessert is Death by Chocolate.

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    1. Okay, I don't know what that is, but I like the name!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  50. I would like a nice Chocolate dessert. Donna McKenzie

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  51. I usually make chocolate cherry brownies for Valentines Day. But this lemon pie does look mighty fine!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  52. My favorite for Valentine's Day is some very dark chocolate. I like it dark!
    I haven't read the cheese shop series yet but I have started collecting them. I love your books!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. I like dark chocolate yet. Elaine, I hope you'll read them soon. :)

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  53. Tiramisu is a treat any time. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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    1. I made tiramisu without egg whites this holiday and it was really good. I shared the recipe during December. So much fun!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  54. Everything sounds yummy! Dark chocolate is always a favorite, but for that dreamy date on valentines, my vote goes to Creme Brulee.
    dm_richards(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Creme brûlée. Always a go to at one of our restaurants. So simple yet delicious!

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  55. Chocolate, of course!!! But, I love lemon and that recipe looks divine, so I may just have to find myself something like it for Valentine's day!!
    mtrver@gmail.com

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  56. Hi, My name is Rochelle. My favorite Valentines dessert is a tie. There was a chocolate heart shape cake my mom made when we were kids. It had Cherry pie filling inbetween the layers with more cherry filling on top and a whipped cream border around the heart and chocolate chips decorating the whip cream star boarder.

    The other one is mini cherry cheesecakes with a nilla wafer crust and cherry pie filling on the top.

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    1. I forgot to add my Email address. Fragilebutterfly@hotmail.com

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    2. Oh, wow, Rochelle, that dessert sounds wonderful! I might have to try that. Chocolate and cherry filling? Yum! Thanks for sharing! And I got the email, too. :)


      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  57. I love chocolate covered strawberries. Two of my favorite things in one. ourbutton@yahoo.com

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  58. Im Tammy (piersontl@yahoo.com) Chocolate and peanut butter of any kind valentine's day or not is a winner for me going to try your recipe for lemon chiffon freeze as my mom is celiac and has to be gluten free!!!!

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  59. Chocolate mousse is my bubbys fav

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  60. Hey everyone, the winner has been selected by random generator and contacted. BUT to all who didn't win, I will be having GIVEAWAYS every day for the next week on my FB author page! Check it out THERE. Leave a comment! Best to all ~ Avery aka Daryl

    ~ Daryl / Avery

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  61. Nothing says love to me like a chocolate swirl cheesecake, and definitely from Junior's Restaurant. I'd love to add another one of your fantastic books to my home library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. Chocolate covered strawberries!! Yum yum. grandmatinaof2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. My favorite Valentine's Day dessert is my Cherries on a Cloud. It is a baked meringue crust, then a filling of cream cheese, mini marshmallows and heavy whipped cream, then a layer of red cherry pie filling on top. It is like a cheesecake on a meringue crust and topped with bright red fruit perfect for Valentine's Day. I won't leave my e-mail as I have had people contacting me that shouldn't have from leaving it on various blog postings, but I believe that I can be reached via other ways if I ever were to be chosen. Hope that you understand my feelings on this. Thanks so much for the fun posting today.
    Cynthia Blain

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  64. My favorite Valentines dessert is chocolate pie with whipped cream!
    Lisa H.
    hseaside5@aim.com

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