dessert

  • Christmas Cookies Galore: Ginger Snaps, Sugar Cookies, & Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Merry Christmas! We have been baking all morning for Santa, friends, family, and neighbors! We choose ginger snaps, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. This is my favorite book to refer to when I want to make cookies. You can check it out here. There are so many different types of cookies, bars, squares, and biscotti whether [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Peanut Butter Coconut Cream Pumpkin Pie

    Did you know something magically decadent happens when pumpkin mingles with peanut butter and coconut cream? I found out when my father-in-law devoured the 3/4 of this pie! In all honesty, he chose this to be his birthday cake so he was completely entitled :) .  The filling is creamy, generously spiced, not too sweet, [...]

  • Fluffy Banana Cupcakes Topped With Chocolate Ganache And Caramelized Bananas

    I heard about Chiquita hosting a recipe contest which ends tonight at midnight!  The winner will receive $2000. I would even be happy with a runner up mention. The requirements are to include bananas, cream cheese, and chocolate chips. I'll be honest: Other than my oatmeal cranberry cookies, I am not a regular at making up baked [...]

  • Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes With Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

    If you've been to Trader Joe's lately, you have seen that they are all about everything pumpkin under the sun! Incorporating the above 3 ingredients, I made the most amazing pumpkinlicious treat. Modifying a recipe I found, I created these moist, fluffy, decadent, but healthier homemade cupcakes. I omitted the chocolate chips, cut the sugar in [...]

  • Natural Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

    Oh strawberries. Juicy. Sweet. Plump. Beautifully red. Naturally heart shaped. Fun fact: I also recently learned that North Carolina is the #3 for harvesting the most strawberries in the United States. Personal fact: As much as I enjoy chocolate, I will always pick strawberry shortcake over a brownie sundae! These cupcakes do require some love [...]

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