Desserts

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Imagine this: you’ve just had a hearty two-course meal, complete with appetizers and the finest wine available. You’re almost full to the stomach, but something’s missing. The meal’s not over yet; not without dessert! After all, what’s a better way to finish off your meal than by having a couple of bites of your favorite sweet dish? It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or fancy, even a simple creation like a fruit trifle can help you curb your craving.

Of course, you need to pick the right dessert for the occasion. It should be something that complements the food you just ate and gives your palette just the right amount of sweet or tangy flavors to round off the entire meal. Looking for ideas? We’ve got some easy dessert recipes lined up for you! From Hot Chocolate Cookies and Molten Lava Cakes, to Strawberry Romanoff, we’ve got you covered!

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

Who says dessert is for after dinner? I say let’s start our Valentine’s Day celebration with a delicious, fluffy, and sweet Strawberry Shortcake Waffle. A Belgium waffle is made with a boxed strawberry cake mix and pureed, fresh strawberries for maximum berry flavor. Then its topped with strawberry ice cream, strawberry syrup, whipped cream, and a dusting of powdered sugar. If you want decadence for your morning, then this is just what you’ve been waiting for!

Heart Sugar Cookies With Marbled Icing

Heart Sugar Cookies With Marbled Icing

Surprise your loved ones with these gorgeous (and easy!) Valentine Sugar Cookies WIth Marbled Icing. Forget about the fancy piping and decorations, these cookies get dipped in a swirled icing for a beautiful marbled effect. Another bonus is that the cookie dough doesn’t need to be chilled before rolling it out!

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

These lemon shortbread cookies are buttery, full of lemon flavor, and perfect with a cup of hot tea. In about 30 minutes, you can have a batch of homemade cookies that will keep you coming back for just one more.

Healthy Strawberry Granita

Healthy Strawberry Granita

Healthy strawberry granita is an easy, sweet, and refreshing dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth without a lot of calories. Refined sugar and dairy free, this dessert uses fresh berries, lime juice, and just a touch of balsamic vinegar.

Caramel Apple And Pecan Cheesecake

Caramel Apple And Pecan Cheesecake

An alternative to the Thanksgiving pies, this caramel apple, and pecan cheesecake is luxuriously creamy, not too sweet, and has all of the luscious Fall flavors. The best part is this dessert can be made up to four days ahead of the holiday! My Thanksgiving Read More..

Chewy Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy browned butter pecan cookies have the slightly salty and sweet flavors that everybody craves! They’re nutty, and buttery, with a caramel note from brown sugar. These cookies are spectacular with a cold glass of milk or a cup of hot coffee. The flavor of Read More..

Burnt Almond Torte

Burnt Almond Torte

This rustic Burnt Almond Torte is an iconic Pittsburgh treat that everyone loves. Moist yellow cake is layered with silky, vanilla pastry cream, and iced with a fluffy almond-flavored buttercream frosting, then covered in toasted, sugared almonds. One bite and you’ll be craving more. For Read More..

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

This Chocolate Biscuit Cake was Queen Elizabeth’s favorite afternoon tea sweet. It was also Prince William’s groom’s cake. It is rich, and very chocolatey, but not overly sweet. The best part is that it’s a no-bake cake! In honor of Her Majesty’s passing, I’m having Read More..

The Queen’s Favorite Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

The Queen’s Favorite Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

These Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies are rich, tender, and buttery. They were among the late Queen Elizabeth’s favorite sweets for her afternoon tea. This recipe is from the Buckingham Palance Pastry Chef, John Higgins. The cookies are lovely for bridal or baby showers, Mother’s Day, Read More..

Key Lime Custard

Key Lime Custard

Key Lime Custard is the tart, creamy, and sweet, end-of-summer dessert that’s perfect for an ‘End-Of-Summer’ barbecue. This dessert uses ingredients you probably already have on hand, looks impressive, and is ready in less than thirty minutes. Make this a cool and creamy finish to Read More..

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream is a no-churn, decadent treat that’s made with only six ingredients. Nothing screams summer like a dish of homemade peach ice cream. So hit your farmer’s market, pick up some Georgia peaches, and make your family this delicious dessert. Georgia Read More..

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut Tapioca Pudding

Coconut tapioca pudding is a cool and light summer dessert that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and salads.  I like to serve this after a meal of spicy Grilled Piri Piri Chicken, Easy Succotash, and a Tropical Slaw With Pineapple. Add a Brazilian Caipirinha cocktail Read More..

Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Decadent No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

This decadent no-churn chocolate ice cream requires no special equipment and takes only minutes to whip up.  The hardest part is waiting for it to freeze! Making ice cream is a summer ritual at our house. Back in the old days, it required rock salt, Read More..

Old Fashioned Applesauce Snack Cake

Old Fashioned Applesauce Snack Cake

This old-fashioned applesauce snack cake is moist and full of delicious cinnamon and apple flavors.  It’s great on its own, but sublime with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! What’s A Snack Cake? A snack cake is a cake that’s typically easy to make, is Read More..

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are the ultimate two-bite treat when you want just a little something sweet.  Using canned pie filling makes these little cakes quick and easy to whip up as well. I like to serve these as part of a dessert table for parties.  Read More..