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  • chocolate pudding in a cup with whipped cream and spoon

    Perfect Chocolate Pudding

    Making Perfect Chocolate Pudding is within the skillset of every cook, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. This homemade pudding has a rich chocolate flavor and a thick, velvety texture,…

  • one banana banana bread cooling in loaf pan on white board

    One Banana Banana Bread!

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts ~ when there’s just one banana left on the counter, this one-banana, one-bowl quick bread recipe steps up to the plate.…

  • an apple crumb bar

    Apple Crumb Bars

    Apple Crumb Bars are an all season treat filled with layers of juicy fruit sandwiched between a light cake base and a buttery crumble topping. They bake up a little bit…

  • slice of chocolate layer cake

    Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

    Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake recipe ~ it’s a classic! When I hear the word dessert, this homey, rich, chocolatey cake is what springs to mind. Everybody should make it at least once.…

  • chocolate soufflé in a white ramekin

    Easy Chocolate Soufflé

    An Easy Chocolate Soufflé recipe anyone can master with just five pantry ingredients. This special chocolate dessert rises beautifully and won’t fall ~ it’s guaranteed to impress!…

  • Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream

    Banana Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Buttercream ~ snack time just got a whole lot more interesting with this unique combination of bananas, poppy seeds, and lemon ~ you can whip…

  • Sicilian orange cake, sliced

    Sicilian Orange Cake

    If a fresh orange could magically morph into a cake, it would taste just like this Sicilian orange cake; it’s got so much natural citrus flavor!…

  • gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are made without flour, butter, or oil, yet they hold their own against any chocolate chip cookie out there. These healthier gluten free cookies are…

  • blood orange crumble bars sliced into squares

    Blood Orange Crumble Bars

    I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and…

  • creme brulee in two ramekins

    Classic Crème Brûlée

    How to make classic Crème Brûlée with simple step by step instructions for silky vanilla custard topped with crackly caramelized sugar ~ using a kitchen torch, or your broiler. Everyone should…

  • Double Chocolate Muffins

    My double chocolate muffins are moist high rise muffins loaded with chocolate chips ~ aka chocolate cake for breakfast. Best of all, they’re super easy to make and ready in about…

  • coffee pudding in a small glass with spoon

    Homemade Coffee Pudding

    This homemade coffee pudding is a home run. If you love coffee desserts you’re in luck because this easy recipe delivers tummy warming comfort with a jolt of caffeine. And it’s…

  • a glazed old fashioned buttermilk doughnut on a cooling rack

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes are a specialty of the house here at the Great Island kitchen, I’ve got one of these irresistible breakfast cakes to fit every doughnut fantasy……

  • Sour Cherry Almond Bars

    Sour Cherry Almond Bars ~ these brown sugar and oatmeal cherry almond bars are officially my new favorite sweet snack. The cherries are nice and tart, the almond scented crumble dough…

  • raspberry and champagne sorbet

    Raspberry Champagne Sorbet

    Raspberry Champagne Sorbet is the celebratory dessert to end all celebratory desserts. Think New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduations, showers, weddings ~ all of life’s big moments should end…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Last Minute No Bake Holiday Treats

    These lightning fast no bake holiday treats are the best last minute gifts for family, friends, and Santa. And I’ll tell you what, these 11th hour wonders turn out to be…

  • shortbread cookies recipes

    One Classic Cookie Dough – 12 Ways!

    One Cookie Dough – 12 Ways! My signature shortbread cookie dough has been my holiday go-to forever, no wonder I’ve come up with so many variations. This classic cookie recipe is…

  • 3 show stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes

    3 Show Stopping Christmas Cakes ~ want to win Christmas this year? Make one of these fun holiday layer cakes that are specially formulated for maximum impact with minimum fuss. …

  • Best Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are an enduring classic for a reason ~ the combination of a rich, buttery shortbread cookie filled with silky chocolate ganache just can’t be beat!…

  • gingerbread spritz cookies in a bowl

    Glazed Gingerbread Spritz Cookies

    Glazed Gingerbread Spritz Cookies are fun to make and have a lovely old world flavor. They may be tiny in size, but they’re bursting with Christmas spirit!…

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone ~ 3 ingredients!

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

  • A plate of gingerbread star cookies with sprinkles

    Starry Night Gingerbread Cookies

    Starry Night Gingerbread Cookies are thick cut out stars topped with royal icing and glittery sprinkles ~ these sparkly cookies will outshine all the others for the holidays!…

  • Slice and bake cookie dough

    Fruitcake Shortbread Cookies

    Fruitcake Shortbread Cookies are buttery slice and bake cookies that take their cue from the holiday treat everybody loves to hate, only this time fruitcake will be the star attraction of…

  • Christmas Popcorn Snack Mix

    Our Christmas Popcorn Snack Mix is sweet, salty, crunchy, and super fun to eat. This easy chocolate covered party mix is ready to fuel you through your next Netflix binge or holiday…

  • rolling and cutting gingerbread cookie dough

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies

    Complete Holiday Guide to Freezing Cookies ~ Learn how to freeze all your favorite Christmas cookies so you can relax and enjoy more of your holidays inside and outside of the…

  • buche de noel layer cake on a cake stand with meringue mushrooms - 2

    Bûche de Noël Layer Cake

    A bûche de Noël layer cake is a spectacular but do-able holiday dessert. This woodsy toasted hazelnut cake with chocolate hazelnut frosting tastes divine, and actually gets applause from the table…

  • meringue mushroom cookies

    How to Make Meringue Mushrooms

    I’ll show you how to make meringue mushrooms ~ these easy meringue cookies look just like cute little woodland funghi. You can use them as a decorative element on cakes and…

  • Scandinavian rice pudding with cranberry sauce

    Scandinavian Rice Pudding with Cranberries

    Scandinavian Rice Pudding with Cranberries is the very definition of comfort food, no matter what corner of the earth you currently call home. If you’ve got a stove, a saucepan, some pantry staples, and…