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Desserts & Sweet Tooth

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All people with healthy physical appetites have a sweet tooth somewhere in their heads. ~Macmillan's Magazine, 1887

I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~Jason Love

My celebrity crush is Betty Crocker. ~Keith Wynn, @ravenrhapsodies, tweet, 2017

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~Author unknown

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis

      Yes, triumphant we still believe what once militant we maintained — that the only way to eat cake is when it is just out of the oven, that the only way to eat ice cream is to dip it out of the freezer, down under the apple tree, in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Afterward, when it appears in sober decorum, surrounded by all the appurtenances of civilization, it is a very commonplace affair; out under the apple tree it is ambrosia.
      Why not go further? Why not take all our desserts in life when they taste best, instead of at the proper time? If we postpone our pie, it is often snatched from us and we never get it at all. So let us take our pleasures without apology. ~Elisabeth Woodbridge, "On Taking One's Dessert First," The Jonathan Papers, 1912  [a little altered —tg]

Finally caved and did that ancestry thing, and it turns out I'm 72% pastry. ~Keith Wynn, @ravenrhapsodies, tweet, 2020

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~Erma Bombeck, unverified

Desserts are the fairy tales of dining — a happily-ever-after to supper. ~Terri Guillemets

Mousse: How pudding describes itself on its résumé! ~Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, @LastWeekTonight, tweet, 2015

Whipped cream isn't whipped cream at all unless it's been whipped with whips. Just as a poached egg isn't a poached egg unless it's been stolen from the woods in the dead of night! ~Roald Dahl, "Down the Chocolate River," Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1964

You are my favorite excuse to whip cream. ~@AnonymousVoyeur, tweet, 2010

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney, unverified

As a librarian, I find that one of youth's most popular bookmarks is a popsicle stick, but this is usually licked dry and sanitary first. I am inclined to believe, however, that this is not invariably done from motives of cleanliness. ~Gerald Raftery, "Ambrosia — with Mayonnaise Yet!," in The New York Herald Tribune, 1961

It's impossible to be gloomy when you're sitting behind a marshmallow. ~Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts, 1969  [Lucy, roasting marshmallows with Snoopy —tg]

Oh! dear to memory are those hours
When every pathway led to flowers;
When sticks of peppermint possessed
A sceptre's power o'er the breast,
And heaven was round us while we fed
On rich ambrosial gingerbread.
~Eliza Cook

Spearmint and peppermint never lose their charm for the palate that still remembers the delights of youth. ~Henry Van Dyke, Fisherman's Luck, 1899

PEACHES AND CREAM will convert any man on the face of the earth... ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague

Méringue covers a multitude of sins. ~Joe Perkins, 1886

Is it wrong to find life's meaning in a cinnamon roll? ~Keith Wynn, @ravenrhapsodies, tweet, 2017

We will have two kinds of dessert. Hugs and kisses from mamma, and hugs and kisses from papa... ~Jay Benson Hamilton, "How Santa Claus Made One Dollar Hold Out," 1891

Who put the flame in the crème brûlée, brûlée
Who put the jam in the rama lama ding dong?
~Terri Guillemets, "A little after-wine ditty," 2014 [Props on this mad silliness to George Jones Jr, Goffin & Mann. –tg]

A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste; or, Transcendental Gastronomy, 1825

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