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Tag: Desserts

OLD FASHIONED FRIED APPLES

OLD FASHIONED FRIED APPLES

Tender, sweet, sliced apples that are cooked to perfection in a sauce that is rich, buttery, and fragrant with warm, fall spices.  These old fashioned fried apples are just like grandma made. I like to serve them with Herb Roasted Pork Loin and Sauteed Haricots Read More..

FRESH WATERMELON SHERBET

FRESH WATERMELON SHERBET

Is there anything that says summer more than a creamy, cold, watermelon dessert?  This no-churn frozen dessert recipe is fresh, bursting with watermelon flavor, and has only 4 ingredients.  Plus, no-churn means that you won’t need an ice cream maker to whip up this delicious Read More..

SALTED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

SALTED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

Get ready for the perfect sweet and salty treat.  This trendy cookie recipe has taken the internet by storm and since we’ve all been self-quarantining at home, why not give it a try! I wish that I could take the credit for this recipe, but Read More..

CLASSIC ZEPPOLE DI SAN GIUSEPPE

CLASSIC ZEPPOLE DI SAN GIUSEPPE

Traditional Italian pastries are typically made during the Feast of St. Joseph.  They are rich, buttery pastries that are filled with vanilla Italian pastry cream and garnished with a syrupy cherry. If you have ever had an eclair or a cream puff, then you’ve experienced Read More..

RED VELVET CUPCAKES

RED VELVET CUPCAKES

Moist, buttery, slightly tangy, and beautiful in color, this classic cupcake recipe is the perfect ‘little bite’ to share with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Red velvet anything is a favorite of mine – cake, cupcakes, pudding, pancakes, even a red velvet martini.  So delicious. Read More..

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

Creamy, rich, and velvety, this classic dessert recipe is a sublime chocolate experience that is impressive enough for guests your Thanksgiving table and yet easy enough for every day. Do you connect beautiful memories with food?  I do, all of the time. Chocolate mousse takes Read More..

PEANUT BUTTER TRUFFLE SPIDER COOKIES

PEANUT BUTTER TRUFFLE SPIDER COOKIES

These easy holiday cookies are as tasty as they are adorable.  A peanut butter cookie, topped with a chocolate truffle and decorated with some chocolate legs and candy eyes make a perfect Halloween treat that the kids will love. Kids adore these cookies.  They have Read More..

OLD FASHIONED APPLE CRISP

OLD FASHIONED APPLE CRISP

This old fashioned recipe is an apple crisp like grandma used to make.  Bake this classic comfort dish in your oven and enjoy the aromas of fall fill your house.  Serve this dish with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream for a homey dessert Read More..

MOJITO TART

MOJITO TART

Creamy, tart, and citrusy, this elegant dessert is your favorite cocktail in dessert form.  This tart is basically a key lime pie with rum and mint. Delicious. It’s such a fun thing to serve this elegant dessert to family and friends, knowing that they think Read More..

TRES LECHE CAKE

TRES LECHE CAKE

This easy dessert recipe consists of an airy sponge cake that is soaked in a creamy, sweet, mixture of three different types of milk and then topped with fluffy vanilla whipped cream. Also called ‘pastel de tres leche’, this dessert is a traditional celebratory dessert Read More..

Making Mealtimes Fun: How to Turn Eating Into a Family Affair

Making Mealtimes Fun: How to Turn Eating Into a Family Affair

Most American families reportedly have just one meal together in less than 5 days a week, according to recent surveys. This is despite the scientific evidence of family mealtimes being good for your psychological well-being and physical health. How can you make mealtimes more fun for Read More..

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM BARS

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM BARS

Step back into your childhood with this nostalgic recipe for homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream bars.  Fresh fruit and cream will bring a bright flavor to the bars and the strawberry/cookie crumb will transport you back in time to a happy summertime place. I saw Read More..

KICKED-UP A NOTCH TEXAS SHEET CAKE

KICKED-UP A NOTCH TEXAS SHEET CAKE

My mom, who was an incredible baker, made the most delicious, rich, moist, brownie/cake dessert that she called a Texas Sheet Cake.  I adored when she made it and watched diligently to learn the recipe and implement it in my own home. Over the years, Read More..

INDIVIDUAL CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKES

INDIVIDUAL CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKES

Who doesn’t adore little, individual desserts?  Cupcakes, mason jar desserts, hand pies, or little, mini bundt cakes that can be savored and enjoyed at your own pace.  I love my own little dessert that I can eat the whole thing and not feel guilty…or have Read More..

INCREDIBLE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE

INCREDIBLE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE

This may be my favorite dessert.  What’s not to like about an individual dessert with a rich, cakey exterior hiding a warm, gooey, pudding-like chocolate center?  This cake is perfect for a romantic dinner, to serve for a holiday dessert, or to impress guests during Read More..