08. January 2015 · 2 comments · Categories: Food · Tags:

When I wrote about the quasi cookie-crusted sweet potato mash we had at our very first American Thanksgiving this year, there was quite a reaction from our UK friends.  Mostly flabbergasted.

I have to say that I prefer to leave dessert to the last course, but we’ve found it to be a stumbling block here in the USA.  It seems that dessert is lurking everywhere.  Coffee-flavour iced coffees, for example, are actually coffee ICE CREAM flavoured iced coffees – big difference.  We’ve taken to calling it Beware the Lurking Cookie.  The Lurking Cookie hides where you least expect it.

This week’s Lurking Cookie caught us by surprise. I’d bought some butternut squash ravioli at Trader Joe’s.  Sounds innocuous enough, no?  Cooked it up, served it with a bit of butter, a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and a dash of black pepper.  Tucked in….

Spat it out!   The Lurking Cookie wins again!

I checked the ingredients.  Would you believe the ravioli filling was butternut squash and amaretti biscuits?!

Is this a time-saving device to eat your main and dessert in one go?

Savoury and sweet: yay or nay?


  1. I am a fan of sweet + savory, but not in something like ravioli that definitely should not have cookies added in…

  2. sounds right up my street!!!