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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!…

Making Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galette Cookies

Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galettes (plus printable tags)

Copy Cat Harry and David Fruit Galettes ~ my homemade version of these soft shortbread sandwich cookies filled with fruit preserves are simply amazing.  I’ve included custom gift tags to go along with them, just download and print!…

5 Mouthwatering Flourless Desserts

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

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes in a mug

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes (plus printable gift tags)

Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies) are a variation on tradition using toasted almonds.  These easy shortbread drop cookies with their snowy sugar coating are required eating during the holidays!  I’ve designed special tags to go…

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 so you can share with your bestest friends.…

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 cookie!…

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 the kitchen!…

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 classic holiday candy around.…

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 one.  Bake them to enjoy now, or freeze…

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!…

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 disappointed.…

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 firms up in the fridge in another 30.…

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 factor.  These easy stamped cookies are soft and…

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 the most intensely luxurious mouthfeel ever.  Part cake,…

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 case.…

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 easy coffee cake has a nice crisp sugary…

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 shop case……

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 the price of admission.…

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 fresh fruit popsicles are sublime.…

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 one for every month of the year.…

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 zucchini, crunchy walnuts, and chunks of tart Granny…

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!…

a batch of brownies with peanut butter frosting, cut into squares

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownies ~ these chewy chocolate brownies are topped with a veritable avalanche of creamy peanut butter frosting.  Don’t even bother trying to resist.…

old fashioned zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting in a glass pan with forks

Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old Fashioned Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ a classic that’s a classic for a reason, this moist zucchini walnut cake is delicious even without the generous layer of fluffy cream cheese buttercream!…

a peach frangipane galette, sliced on parchment paper

White Peach Frangipane Galette

White Peach Frangipane Galette ~ galettes are wonderfully casual desserts perfect for cooks who don’t think they can manage pies.  No worries, pie was never this easy, this crisp, or this irresistible.…

cold brew icebox pie

Easy Cold Brew Icebox Pie

Cold Brew Icebox Pie ~ with its deep dark chocolate crumb crust filled with a refreshing cold brew coffee cream, this easy no bake dessert is what sultry night dreams are made of.…

A pan of gluten free spiced peach crisp with melting ice cream

Gluten Free Spiced Peach Crisp

Gluten Free Spiced Peach Crisp ~ just a couple of little tweaks makes a classic peach crisp gluten free and so much tastier.  The crumble topping is made with almond meal and rolled oats, spiced up with cinnamon, cardamom,…

summer's best icebox cakes

Icebox Cakes for the Dog Days of Summer

Icebox Cakes ~ is there anything better than sinking your fork into a creamy icebox cake on a sweltering night?  I don’t think so.  Here are some of the best easy icebox cake recipes out there, choose one and…

How to Make an Ice Cream Terrine

How to Make an Ice Cream Terrine ~ if you’re entertaining friends and family this summer, how about trying one of these pretty terrines?  It requires no cooking skills, and the payoff is enormous for such a simple project.…

Fresh peach shortcake with whipped cream

Fresh Peach Shortcake

Fresh Peach Shortcake ~ fluffy buttermilk biscuits topped with ripe juicy peaches and homemade whipped cream ~  a simple down home summer dessert that’s definitely one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!…

A piece of plum blitz kuchen cake on a blue and white plate with fork

Plum Blitz Kuchen

Plum Blitz Kuchen, or ‘lightning cake’ is a vintage German snacking cake recipe from the 1931 edition of Joy of Cooking.  It’s a quick and easy, as the name suggests, and really delicious for breakfast, brunch, coffee break or…

scooping no churn chocolate ice cream

Chillback with No Churn Ice Cream Recipes this Summer!

No churn ice cream is made the way homemade ice cream’s been done for generations, without fancy equipment.  All you need is a little know how, a creative spirit, and a hankering for a frozen treat.  Here are some of the…

overhead photo of raspberry slab pie in the pan with piece removed

Easy Raspberry Slab Pie

My Easy Raspberry Slab Pie is a luxe dessert for berry season ~  I’ve used refrigerated pie crust to make it quick and easy, just add tons of fresh berries, invite a few friends over, and enjoy!…

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits

Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Swirl Biscuits is the stand out dessert of the summer, with lots of ripe peaches topped off with tender homemade biscuits that think they’re cinnamon buns…this delicious mashup just works!…

texas sheet cake

25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes

25 Irresistible Sheet Cakes ~ from Texas to Maine and back, sheet cakes are a summer staple and I love them!  Whether it’s a birthday, a barbecue, a wedding, or a potluck, you need to have a great sheet…

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream in pan with scoop

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream

Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream is made with real mint leaves and dark chocolate ~ summer eating doesn’t get any better!   The zippy flavor of the fresh mint paired with an extra quantity of dark chocolate makes this the…

A slice of peaches and cream breakfast cake with whipped cream

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cake

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cake ~ a from scratch peach coffee cake loaded with chunks of fresh fruit for a light but indulgent start to the day.  Use white or yellow peaches for this easy peach cake that’s equally…

A slice of old fashioned peanut butter cake with fork

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake is a good old Southern potluck staple that’s reached cult status.  The hot peanutty frosting gets poured right onto the warm cake, and the whole thing gets showered with roasted peanuts.   Just divine.…

raspberry pavlova with whipped cream and berries

Individual Raspberry Pavlovas

Individual Raspberry Pavlovas are naturally gluten free, and divine.  Shatter the paper thin crust of one of these mini pavlovas with your fork and you’ll hit a marshmallowy center flecked with vanilla bean ~  be sure to get some…

Overhead photo of Ballymaloe no churn vanilla ice cream with old fashioned scoop

Ballymaloe No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

Ballymaloe No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream ~ this classic vanilla ice cream recipe from Darina Allen is a dream come true for anyone who craves a homemade ice cream experience but lacks the fancy machine ~ her unusual no…

Overhead shot of individual Tiramisu dessert with chocolate shavings

Easy Summer Tiramisu

My Easy Summer Tiramisu is a classic dessert made in pretty portable glasses because it’s still light out, for Pete’s sake, and nobody wants to be stuck at the dinner table…stroll around the garden, and take your creamy tiramisu…

Pineapple coconut squares with forks

Pineapple Coconut Bars

Pineapple Coconut Bars are an easy tropical inspired treat made with juicy crushed pineapple, coconut, and a brown sugar shortbread crust ~ perfect for breakfast, bunch, or all day snacking.  I recommend the all day snacking :)…

A plate of delicate roasted rhubarb lady's kiss cookies on a plate

Roasted Rhubarb Lady’s Kiss Cookies (baci di dama)

Roasted Rhubarb Lady’s Kiss Cookies (baci di dama) ~ the roasted rhubarb buttercream is sweet and tangy, and the almond cookies are light as air…I’m pretty sure they serve these cookies in heaven.…

Rhubarb Crisp just out of the oven, with large spoon

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp with Cardamom and Vanilla

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crisp with Cardamom and Vanilla ~ I hate to sound bossy but you just have to make this rhubarb crisp at least once this spring, it’s too good to miss out on.  Your reward will be…

Girl holding a slice of Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

The first words out of my daughter’s mouth after she took a bite of this Strawberry Buttermilk Cake?  “Wow ~ this is the best cake I’ve ever had!”  She’s right, this cake is a keeper.  The crust is crisp…

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Classic Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe ~ this Victoria Sponge, aka Victoria Sandwich, is a British afternoon tea cake made with fresh whipped cream and raspberry jam sandwiched between two layers of fluffy yellow cake.  It’s really hard to resist.…

Strawberries and Cream Tart

Strawberries and Cream Tart ~ a simple spring dessert with an easygoing elegance.  This is a go-to recipe when you’ve got last minute guests, or just want to amp up the glam factor on a spring night.  (You won’t…

Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ this is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb.  Pair it with a good cup of coffee and you’ve got the start to…

Creamy Blueberry Lemon Bars

Creamy Blueberry Lemon Bars ~ do you feel like an easy blueberry dessert?  Or tangy lemon bars?  Why not enjoy both with this to-die-for recipe that combines a tart lemon custard with fresh juicy blueberries.…

Chocolate hazelnut blondies, cut in squares

Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies

Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies ~ these blondies are made with hazelnuts, Nutella, and dark chocolate chips for a truly unique flavor.…

Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic, puffed up, fruity snack cake ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky.  It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and it’s officially my favorite way to start the…

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 up this easy one bowl cake in no…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake

You don’t have to be on a gluten free diet to appreciate Yotam Ottolenghi’s Flourless Coconut Cake ~ this super moist, super decadent pound cake is completely grain free and a must try.…

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 is chewy and butterscotch-y ~ these are a…

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

Hot Chili Pepper Truffles

These Hot Chili Pepper Truffles are made with a dark chocolate ganache spiced up with cayenne pepper for a unique homemade candy with a kick!…