Dessert

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Delicious Chocolate Halloween Bark Recipe

I am always looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate the holidays and Halloween is one of my favorites. Halloween treats are a must, and the cuter the better! I love to make all kinds of treats, and finding ways to use leftover Halloween candy is always a fun challenge. I had a few … Read more

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Cinco de Mayo Dessert : Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

With summer upon us I thought this is the perfect time to share my family’s FAVORITE Cinco de Mayo dessert that will be the perfect compliment to your tacos and guacamole. 😉  Have you ever wondered how to make a tres leches cake? Well, you’re in luck, because this is a super easy Tres Leches … Read more

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The Most Delicious Seven Layer Bar Recipe

I love dessert and I love it even more when it is super easy.  The kids have been excited for the latest Disney Channel Original Movie, Freaky Friday, to come out, and it’s finally happening.  So, of course we need to celebrate. 😉 I have so much fun putting together movie nights for the kids … Read more

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The Most Delicious Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

During these dog days of summer nothing makes a hot day feel better than a cold treat.  This delicious snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich recipe will make all of your trouble melt away.  The best part is, they are so easy, you won’t even mind making them for the neighborhood…because believe me, when the kids hear … Read more

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Delicious No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Easter Nest Cookies

One of my favorite things about food, are the memories that it carries with it…kind of like music.  When I hear a certain song on the radio I am transported back to a period of time like a Jr. High dance and can vividly remember that moment in time.  When I make certain recipes, the … Read more

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Chocolate Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.  Does that sound decadent or what?  You guys…I found the most AMAZING ice cream!  Have you tried the pumpkin pie ice cream from Trader Joes?  It is DIVINE!  I knew when I tasted it that I needed to make something fun with it, and well, I had some chocolate chocolate … Read more

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Grasshopper Pie Recipe: The most Delicious Birthday Treat

I’ll admit, sometimes when I tell people that I love Grasshopper Pie I get a funny look. 😉  For years I had my kids going, convinced that they were actually eating grasshoppers in this yummy dessert.  When I finally told them the truth they didn’t find it too funny. lol!  I don’t remember the first … Read more

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Indoor Smores : Rocky Road Ice Cream Smores

Nothing screams summer like smores and ice cream, so I decided to pair the two together for this amazing indoor smores recipe that is sure to be your new favorite smores dessert.  It has all the elements of a classic smores : chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows, with a little bit of a twist.  These … Read more

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Pineapple Dessert : Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Gelato

I’ve been on a pineapple dessert kick lately…it must be summer. 😉  Have you ever grilled pineapple before?  One of my favorite Hawaiian sandwiches (recipe coming soon!) includes grilled pineapple and I just love it.  This is a super simple, somewhat healthy dessert, because at least it’s fruit and not cake, right? 🙂  Grilled pineapple, … Read more

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe : Perfect for Summer

Strawberries are in season and nothing says summer like a sweet strawberry shortcake.  It doesn’t get any easier than this strawberry shortcake recipe.  I am a fan of homemade whipped cream, so I did use that for this shortcake recipe, but if you are afraid of making cream from scratch or running short on time, … Read more

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The Best Carmelitas Recipe – Best dessert Ever!

This, my friends, just happens to be quite possibly one of the best desserts ever! No joke… because dessert is a serious thing to me! It covers all the “perfect requirements” a dessert should have…sweet… gooey… slight crunch…chocolatey,, caramel-ey…a perfect mix of different textures… it’s just perfect! My family gets so excited whenever I make … Read more

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How to Make Yummy Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

These easy to make thin mint ice cream sandwiches are sure to lure all the little leprechauns in your neighborhood.  I mean, who doesn’t love a great mint and chocolate combination?  I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE to buy Thin Mints from the cute little Girl Scouts in my neighborhood and then … Read more

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Perfect Cinnamon Roll Recipe : Quick Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Yes, I can confidently claim these to be “The Best” cinnamon rolls ever because I have been told that by everyone that has had them! I’ve never had a Cinnabon cinnamon roll, but an owner of one asked if they could pay me to bake my cinnamon rolls for her… “best cinnamon roll I’ve ever … Read more

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Delicious Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsMovieNight #CollectiveBias Are your kids as excited as mine that the new Minions movie is finally available on DVD?  I don’t think that the word banana will ever be said normally again in our house.  They will always … Read more

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Decadent Oreo Cake

Oreos hold a special place in my heart.  My grandpa LOVES them.  He used to sneak them without grandma knowing, and taught me his ways. 😉 I remember growing up, he had a cookie jar shaped like a stack of oreos that held the chocolatey sandwich cookies.  When I ran across a recipe for this … Read more

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Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

I’m not typically a pie girl, but this recipe has been in my family for years, and it is my absolute favorite Dutch apple pie.  Something about the crumb topping makes it just irresistible!  With the 4th of July right around the corner…what is more American than Apple Pie, right?  Bring this to your BBQ … Read more

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Sweets: Nutella Cinnamon Palmiers

Palmiers are a sweet little french treat you can make at home! Start with defrosted puff pastry (found in most grocery store freezer sections), Nutella and cinnamon sugar. Spread the Nutella across the pastry with a rubber spatula or butter knife. Next, sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture and begin to roll one side … Read more

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Make these in Minutes: A Cute Little Easter Chick Dessert

I’m back this week with a simple idea to dress up your Easter dessert table! It’s a completely edible treat, including wafer paper grass from World Market! Simply make your favorite frosted cupcakes (or grab some from your local bakery) and surround them with edible grass. Top with your favorite foil-wrapped holiday chocolate. Imagine how … Read more

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Sweets: Easter Bunny Cookies, Two Ways

From St. Patrick’s Day treats to Easter treats… it’s a quick turn around between holidays, so let’s get you ready to dazzle, create and amaze this spring! We’re talking easter bunny cookies, two ways. You could say level 1 difficulty and level 2; we’re going to focus on level 1 today, but here’s a quick … Read more

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Sweets: Rainbow Cake, a Second Way!

Remember last week we made a gloriously tall rainbow cake for St. Patrick’s Day? Well why not kill two rainbows with one stone? If you’re going to all the trouble of coloring your cake batter six ways, let’s use that leftover goodness to make a whole new treat! It’s simple as can be. Fill cupcake … Read more

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Easy to Make Magically Delicious Rainbow Cake

I’m just an Irish girl at heart, and with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate by making the magically delicious rainbow cake. Turn up the volume on your celebration this year! Add simple chocolate coin candy detail for that extra festive sparkle! Next, it’s time to play with food coloring. … Read more

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Sweets: The Ever-So-Easy Shortcake (that isn’t really shortcake!)

I’ll just call this what it is… a dessert hack. It’s my take on strawberry shortcake, and it’s so simple and delicious! Take puff pastry from freezer section of the store. Thaw and cut pastry with your favorite biscuit cutter (or a drinking glass works well, too!) Brush the top with an egg wash (1 … Read more

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Sweets: Recipe: Blissful Butterscotch Bars

They’re like rice krispy treats on overload; dense, peanut buttery, krispy goodness with a layer of decadent chocolate and butterscotch on top. If that’s not enough flavor for you, I’ve topped it with our homemade ganache recipe from last week! Why not, right? These bars make the perfect treat or after school snack! And an … Read more

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Sweets: Chocolate Ganache

The fastest way to anyone’s heart is through chocolate ganache. It’s a scientific fact. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s the best ganache recipe I know of… here’s what you’ll need: I like to make a double batch of this sauce and share it with neighbors and friends. It’s delicious over ice cream, … Read more

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Sweets: Salted Caramel Monkey Bread Mash Up

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary at the gorgeous Rancho Bernardo Inn, located in beautiful, sunny San Diego. One of the highlights of our trip was enjoying one of the most decadent, cozy desserts I’ve ever had. At the hotel’s Veranda restaurant, Sean and I decided to try their cinnamon monkey … Read more

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Sweets: Red Velvet Bliss

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of red velvet desserts! I’ve got both my hands up. Ordering this southern classic is easy as pie, but getting that bakery quality red velvet flavor and coloring is a whole other challenge. Until now. Let me introduce you to the cheat of the century. LorAnn’s Red Velvet … Read more

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Confetti Cake DIY: Make this Amazing Dessert and Surprise Your Guests

I’m always on the hunt for new and fun cake ideas, and I’m obsessed with anything that resembles confetti, glitter or sprinkles, so this cake is pretty much perfection in my eyes.  This simple confetti cake trick will leave a lasting impression on your guests, and it makes the perfect centerpiece for any dessert table! … Read more

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Cider Glaze

Who says sparkling cider is just for drinking and toasting? Why not for dessert too? I had so much fun trying out the recipe for this little Sparkling Cider pound cake created by Nikki from Chef In Training.  It’s perfect for a holiday party or to celebrate the New Year with! The glaze is deliciously … Read more

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