Category Archives: Desserts

One Bowl Chocolate Brownies (or Brownie Cookies)

Technically, this recipe is to make Brownie Cookies, but I like to make a whole pan of brownies. I love an ooey gooey brownie, ya know, the inside part of the pan of brownies. I do not want the crisper outside pieces, no siree. This recipe is my mom’s and the name “One Bowl” makes me chuckle because I have always […]

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Cranberry Orange Shortbread Bars

These beautiful flavorful bites of buttery cranberry orangey yumminess are based on a recipe from my grandmother for Apricot Bars and they are so delicious. So delicious in fact, that the recipe popped in my mind when I decided to enter my first ever cooking contest last October. Our local newspaper held a holiday cookie contest and I entered. It […]

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Easy Apple Morning Pies

Somewhere along the way I saw a recipe for making homemade Pop-Tarts and I thought I would like to try it. But Pop-Tarts are so sugary and having grown up in a house with a nurse, I can’t shake the feeling that Pop-Tarts are “Bad”. “Bad, bad, bad”. I like to be bad once in a while. The closer I get […]

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Browned Butter & Toasted Coconut Krispie Treats

I am pretty sure that I do not spell “krispie” the same way twice. Is it krispy or krispie? And once you really start to look at the word, it becomes one of those words that looks awkward no matter what way that you spell it, so you start to go a bit buggy. Today, I am in the mood […]

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Cherry Cobbler Breakfast Cake

This pan of heaven came about because I had leftover cream cheese filling from making Fruit and Cream Cheese Turnovers. And because I bought a can of cherry pie filling since I did not have one on hand but had been needing a cherry pie filling pastry bad, real bad. So, my mind got busy and created Cherry Cobbler Breakfast […]

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Individual Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Treats

I saw a beautiful chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake on a blog called “Sweet Phi” and it stuck in my brain. I could not stop thinking about it. The chocolate ice cream and peanut butter cups just taunted me. Her dessert just looks amazing and chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combos. I ended up tweaking the […]

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Orange Zest Whipped Cream

It does not get much simpler than this Orange Zest Whipped Cream, but boy does it deliver on taste. I added it to a “Breakfast in Bed” menu and I have to say, it very well may have been the shining star that morning. The subtle fresh citrus taste added just a touch of brightness to the bowl of fresh […]

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Homemade Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelon is just one of those fruits that I automatically think of for refreshing summer treats. The color is amazing, a real treat for the eye. The flavor is so sweet and mellow. The crunchy melty texture is pure fun. And served cold, is it so perfect for summer. So, since the calendar says that it is summer, even though […]

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Peanuts & Ice Cream Parfait

Ever since I picked up these taller size mason jars and then the colorful lids, I have been dreaming about the treats that I would make with them. While traveling on Road Trip, I decided that it should be an ice cream treat and over this past weekend, I knew that one treat needed to be the Peanut Buster Parfait […]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Bar

I don’t even remember what I was searching for online but I ran into this peanut butter cookie recipe last week and I took an online detour. I LOVE peanut butter cookies, real peanut butter cookies. Some peanut butter cookies have an artificial peanut butter taste and that will just not do. Not do at all. Apparently this recipe originated […]

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Mother’s Day Waffle Sundae & “No Diet Day”

I am preparing for my own Mother’s Day celebration this weekend and one of my favorite desserts came to mind – a waffle sundae. I love Vanilla Ice Cream on a store-bought waffle. I might like it on a homemade waffle too, but right now, it is an easy toaster oven fluffy waffle that sets my heart afire. For this […]

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Marshmallow Cereal Bars

I am trying a new “Recipe” program so let’s see how this will look! Is there anything better than a marshmallow krispy treat? I could, and have been known to, eat a half a pan all on my own. Love those things. Those delicious little goodies were the mastermind behind my idea for Marshmallow Cereal Bars. If marshmallows are good […]

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Carrot Spice Cake Mini Trifles

This little dessert has a bit of a story. I wanted a carrot cake so I made one. The problem is that I have not had a carrot cake in so long that the only flavor I can remember is the cream cheese frosting. But I wanted just the cake, and not the frosting, because I wanted to make a […]

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Easy Apple Crisp

I am no stranger to apple crisp but when I had this version at a friend’s house, I just had to have the recipe. It was the best one that I think I have ever had. She makes extra topping and I just think that is brilliant. It also tastes better when it sits, so it is a great “make ahead” dessert […]

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Brownies

I am still enjoying the chocolate & cherry flavor combination so I created these brownies for Valentine’s Day, but you can make them for any day that you are craving this combo (it’s one of my favorites). I used a box mix for the brownie base because, well, don’t tell anyone but I love the taste of some box brownie […]

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Chocolate-Cherry Cake

    This is a family recipe that my grandmother used to make for the birthdays in the family. It was shared with me a while ago and I dusted it off and made it for a recent birthday in our house. Scrumptious! Delicious! You have to make it… It’s beautiful in its “birthday suit” (look at those cherries and […]

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

I received this fabulous pan as a gift along with a recipe for Scandinavian Almond Cake. The pan was recently purchased at a German Christmas Market and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I made the cake as the recipe indicated but the next time, I would cut down on the sugar by at least 1/4 cup because it is […]

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Halloween Goodies!

I have mixed feelings about Halloween. Happy Halloween by the way! (or almost, if you are reading this on the eve when I actually posted it). It is a fun holiday. I love silly spooky and I get a kick out of the old time black and white movies as well as the kid shows. But I also have to […]

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Coconut Creme Pie

(I have the worst natural lighting in my house – it is either too bright or too gray!) This delicious pie was from a family friend. I make it a little more “coconutty” by using coconut milk. I have also used coconut cream but then I do not add any additional sugar because it is sweet all on its own! […]

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Rice Krispy Treat Ice Cream Pie

We had a guest this summer who reminisced that when she was a kid, she would have this rice krispy treat ice cream pie at a friend’s house and she loved it. So, we decided to make it! This frozen pie is made with a rice krispy treat crust instead of a graham cracker crust. You could mix up any combination […]

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Caramel Bits Krispy Treats

This is a variation to the Marshmallow & Sprinkles Krispy Treats that I made. This time I used Caramel Bits as the add-ins. Caramel Bits are little pieces of caramel that are prepackaged and all ready for your baking needs. I found them from Kraft, but another company may make them too. They added a slightly different taste and a wonderful […]

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Marshmallows & Sprinkles Krispy Treats

I have a bake sale this weekend and I am so excited to bring a few different goodies. The biggest question I had to ask myself was, “What catches my eye when I see goodies?” Rice Krispy treats came to mind immediately. Even better, they are so easy to make and can be made in so many ways – wonderful! […]

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Easy Lemon Pudding Pound Cake with Strawberries & Bananas

This is a delicious and super easy make-ahead cake to put together for a summertime dessert. It is light and creamy with all of the fresh fruit flavors layered inside. I made it to go with a Shrimp Scampi Pizza (I am working on getting that recipe together), which was a rich garlicky-buttery yummy dinner. That kind of dinner calls for a […]

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“Festive 4th” JELL-O Cupcakes

I was going to call these “Patriotic” JELL-O cupcakes, but when I could not find my recipe for JELL-O cake, I looked online and lo and behold, JELL-O had already titled a recipe that way. I guess it makes sense that they would cover the holidays. So, I had to come up with a new name. I love a challenge. […]

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“Now That’s a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” Treat Package

  I love the IDEA of chocolate covered strawberries but eating them takes all of the fun out of the idea. The chocolate is hard and it falls off of the strawberry at the first bite. Then they are just a messy mess of trying to gather chocolate bits to add to each bite of strawberry. At that point, the […]

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