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  • A slice of roasted banana bread

    Roasted Banana Bread with Walnuts

    This Roasted Banana Bread with Walnuts is the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever made…seriously. Want some?  You’ll need an entire bunch of bananas, some buttermilk, a full bag of walnut…

  • gluten free whole tangerine cake

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    The Best Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring ~ there are always lots of entertaining opportunities in Spring ~ Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions.  From decadent chocolate…

  • Raspberry Eaton Mess in a glass with spoon

    Raspberry Eton Mess

    You don’t have to be a prep school alum to appreciate a Raspberry Eton Mess ~ it’s a traditional British dessert made with meringues, berries, and lots of whipped cream. It’s…

  • Raspberry Lemon Tea Cake with fork

    Raspberry Lemon Cake

     My Raspberry Lemon Cake recipe with lemon buttercream is made with yogurt, fresh raspberries, and lots of lemon juice for an old fashioned from scratch layer cake that’s perfect any time…

  • Black bottom strawberry cheesecake squares

    No Bake Black Bottom Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

    My No Bake Black Bottom Strawberry Cheesecake Squares is a make-ahead friendly recipe made with fresh strawberries and a dark chocolate cookie crust ~ it’s an easy strawberry dessert that anyone…

  • a stack of strawberry lemon blondies 2

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies ~ these easy strawberry blondies are moist and dense, (think soft shortbread) with plenty of little jammy pockets thanks to a cup of diced fresh strawberries in the…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes.  …

  • Strawberry Cake with fresh strawberries

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes

    The Best Spring Strawberry Cakes ~ the prettiest, spring-iest, strawberr-iest cakes out there,  choose one, two, or three to make this season!…

  • Strawberries and Cream Pots

    Strawberries and Cream Pots (no bake)

    Strawberries and Cream Pots garnished with edible flowers ~ a dreamy no bake strawberry pot de créme made quick and easy on the stove top.  This spring dessert showcases the timeless…

  • Fresh strawberry cake topped with strawberries and flowers

    Easy Strawberry Cake

    My Easy Strawberry Cake recipe is a simple white layer cake filled with bright strawberry jam, frosted with an almond buttercream, and festooned with a lovely wreath of fresh berries.  Nobody…

  • Lemon poppy seed mini tarts

    Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust

    My Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust is a sunny, tangy dessert that’s perfect for sweetening up these last weeks of winter.  Just whisk together the lemony filling and bake,…

  • Tangerine Marmalade Crumble Tart, sliced 2

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary ~ an easy crumble tart infused with a hint of fresh rosemary ~ perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!…

  • Nutella Sandwich Cookies, stacked

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies ~ these easy cookies have a delicately crisp exterior, and are soft and chewy inside.  A thick layer of Nutella filling seals the deal.  So yummy.…

  • A glass of Kentucky Bourbon Vanilla Bean Pudding with spoon

    Kentucky Bourbon Vanilla Bean Pudding

    Kentucky Bourbon Vanilla Bean Pudding ~ this thick, classic, creamy vanilla pudding spiked with bourbon is an irresistible and comforting adult dessert!…

  • Will You Marry Me Brownies, sliced with powdered sugar

    Will You Marry Me Brownies

    Will You Marry Me Brownies ~ a simple pan of homemade brownies has won more hearts than any box of bonbons or dozen roses ever could.  This easy chocolate dessert is…

  • Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

    Warm Lemon Pudding Cake (gluten free, or not!)

    My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is downright magical ~ it’s an easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert that bakes up with a fluffy cake layer and a tangy pudding layer.…

  • A stack of glazed Buttermilk Lemon Bread slices

    Buttermilk Lemon Bread

    My Buttermilk Lemon Bread is a tangy lemon loaf that practically sings with fresh lemony flavor, and I’m spilling all the secrets to this perfect citrusy pound cake right here!…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are the answer when you need something sweet in a hurry.  Great for holidays, gifts, parties, or just emergency snack attacks.  …

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone

    My Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone is an Italian confection that is pure chocolate hazelnut nirvana.  It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, but nobody has to know how easy it was to throw…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

  • Clementine Melting Moments on a green plate with a cut clementine

    Clementine Melting Moments

    Clementine Melting Moments  ~ can a simple cookie really taste like a fresh juicy clementine?  You bet, these little bite sized, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are infused with the essence of fresh…

  • These easy cocoa meringues are the minimalist of cookies ~ just a few simple ingredients whip up into something magical! Meringues are a naturally gluten free, fat free treat!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues!

    12 Days of Holiday Meringues ~ meringues might just be the perfect holiday treat, they’re easy, pretty, gluten free, and light enough to leave room for all the other holiday cookies!…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates.  And the best part?  If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • Crisp Almond Lace Wafer cookies

    Reader’s Recipes: Almond Lace Wafers

    These delicate almond lace wafer cookies have a wonderfully light crisp texture and can easily be made gluten free.  Dip them in chocolate or leave them plain, they’re always a hit!…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite.  It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • 5 Mouthwatering Flourless Desserts

    These 5 mouthwatering flourless desserts prove you don’t need traditional white flour to make a knock-out sweet treat! …

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate.  Who wouldn’t want some of that?  Nobody, that’s who.  And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • a log of Hazelnut Sandies cookie dough, sliced

    Hazelnut Sandies

    Hazelnut Sandies ~ I love the toasted nutty flavor, I love the buttery shortbread texture, and I love that little sandy finish from the sugar coating.  This is my kind of…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ I’ve tracked down the best tips and tricks for make ahead cookies so you can enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of…

  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, sliced, on a cooling rack

    The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

    Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a must make every fall — this pumpkin bundt cake is moist and tender with just the right amount of spice, and the chocolate chips take…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s still the best…

  • Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

    Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies

    Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies ~ this classic chewy oatmeal cookie dipped in a rich maple glaze is deceptively simple and divinely delicious ~ you won’t be able to stop at just…

  • Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

    Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars

    Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars are an unbeatable combination of buttery walnut shortbread and tart homemade cranberry curd.…

  • hands making pie dough on a dark ground

    15 Inspirational Apple Pies!

    15 Inspirational Apple Pies for the fall season ~ clear your weekend schedule and tackle one or two of these glorious recipes, you’ll be a master once the holidays roll around!…

  • Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

    Gingerbread Snickerdoodles ~ soft, buttery, chewy snickerdoodle dough is infused with molasses and coated with sugar and classic gingerbread spices for a holiday-ready twist on a favorite cookie!…

  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies in foil

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies ~ these spiced molasses cookies have been upgraded with a bit of dark chocolate for a ‘best of all worlds’ holiday cookie.…

  • Pieces of Buttermilk Pecan Fudge stacked on parchment paper

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge ~ this creamy white fudge has got a sweet tangy flavor like nothing else I’ve ever tasted.  I highly recommend you try this unique treat, you won’t be…

  • A stack of homemade Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark ~ this is it, the ultimate easy peasy homemade candy that you can make for yourself, or for gifts.  The prep is just 5 minutes, and it…

  • Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

    Soft Glazed Gingerbread Cookies ~ if you love baking holiday cookies I bet you’re always on the hunt for a new recipe, one that’s not too hard, but has that wow…

  • A pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake, sliced on a white plate

    Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake

    You know the drill I’m sure…after this Pumpkin Spice Ice Box Cake sets up in the fridge for a few hours the creamy filling penetrates the crisp chocolate wafers and creates…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    5 fall desserts that will make you swoon

    5 fall desserts that will make you swoon ~ 5 of my favorite easy desserts guaranteed to make you weak at the knees…better be sitting down for this one, just in…

  • Dutch Apple Cake being sliced

    Dutch Apple Cake

    Every bite of this Dutch Apple Cake is sweet and juicy thanks to layers of thinly sliced Honeycrisps, baked up in a no fail batter with a touch of spice.  This…

  • Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake, sliced, with sprinkles on parchment paper

    Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake

    Are you ready for cake?  Because I’ve got cake!  This classic Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake is a nod to that irresistibly glossy chocolate doughnut that calls to you from the doughnut…

  • Honey Spice Cookies with glaze

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies

    Honey Spice Hazelnut Cookies ~ these nutty, glazed cookies are a perfect way to ease into fall baking, and they’ll provide a little old world spice for your holiday cookie assortment…

  • oatmeal cranberry cookies in a jar

    Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

    These Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are the old fashioned style oatmeal cookies: perfectly crisp on the outside, and chewy inside.  The sweet/tart cranberries are a nice bonus!  …

  • Fig galette with lavender honey sliced into wedges on parchment paper

    Fresh Fig Tart with Lavender Honey

    Fresh Fig Tart with Lavender Honey ~ this crisp galette with a jammy fig filling can go anywhere from breakfast and brunch to dessert.  The homemade lavender infused honey is worth…

  • hands holding a zucchini walnut crumble bar

    Zucchini Walnut Crumble Bars

    Zucchini Walnut Crumble Bars ~ you’ll welcome the summer zucchini glut once you try these homey little bars.  The layer of spiced zucchini is unusual, to be sure, but one taste…

  • white peach popsicles on a white surface

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles ~ Mother Nature gets all the credit for these ~ fresh white peaches are washed,  pitted, chopped, pureed, poured into a popsicle mold, and frozen.  These healthy…

  • My Vegan Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Tart makes a fun non-dairy breakfast treat for any occasion. Customize your healthy tart with whatever fruit's in season.

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes

    A Year of Fruit Tarts ~ 12 gorgeous recipes!  Fruit tarts aren’t just for summer, you can enjoy them all year round with seasonal ingredients…here are some of my favorites, there’s…

  • honey roasted plums with fresh ricotta cheese in a glass bowl

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta

    Honey Roasted Plums with Fresh Ricotta, a unique Italian style fruit dessert that opens up all sorts of delicious possibilities for summer evenings……

  • apple walnut zucchini bread

    Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread

    Apple Walnut Zucchini Bread ~ if you could pack late summer/early fall into a bundt pan and bake it up, this is what you’d get, a moist cake loaded with shredded…

  • hands holding chia limeade popsicles

    Healthy Chia Limeade Popsicles

    Chia Limeade Popsicles ~ file this 2 ingredient frozen treat under easy, healthy, refreshing, vegan, and last but not least, delicious!…