Category Archives: Desserts

Blondies Have More Fun

Just look at these gorgeous golden bars studded with dark and white chocolate and toasted walnuts…they’re a sight to be seen. The secret to their supreme deliciousness (or so I’m told, by the brilliant folks at Food 52) is the … Continue reading

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Christmas Chocolate Caramel Tart

This Chocolate Caramel Tart was the perfect end to Christmas Dinner this year. It was rich, decadent, and ideal for celebrating. And speaking of celebrations, I didn’t even screw up the caramel! The crust is a simple chocolate dough that … Continue reading

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Showers for Brides and Babies

A very dear friend of mine got married this month and I had the honor of not only being a bridesmaid but also making her wedding shower desserts. When I initially asked her what her favorite flavors were, she panicked … Continue reading

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Today is Dessert Day!

So apparently today is National Dessert Day, which is just ridiculous because, come on, every day is dessert day. If you’ve got yourself a bag of Oreos and a jar of peanut butter, boom, it’s dessert day. But it did … Continue reading

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A Shower of Sweets

Last December, a glorious event occurred. My cousin Hallie, who is more like a sister to me or a best friend to whom I’m lucky enough to be related, got engaged to a fantastic guy named Matt. It was pretty … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Some love it, some loathe it, but I’m pretty sure everyone agrees on the delectable array of sweet treats that abound this time of year. Sure, a box of chocolates is fine, but nothing says I … Continue reading

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It is the season of the spirit…

…the message if you hear it is make it last all year! And with that musical quote from A Muppet Christmas Carol (the best version of the classic Dickens tale if I do say so myself), I give you gratuitous … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake, Laura Ingalls Wilder-Style

Check out that gorgeous confection! You’d think it was made use all the usual modern conveniences such as high-speed mixers and modern ovens. Well, you would be WRONG. This cake was baked with love in a wood-burning cook stove fueled … Continue reading

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Lime Berry Tart

You know what’s awesome? Lime sugar. I know, right? Sounds delicious. It’s just sugar blended with lime zest. Simple, sweet, and citrusy. It’s also the foundation of the lip-smacking lime berry tart I made for a dinner party this weekend. … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread Bars

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The time to express your love for people through copious amounts of chocolate. If you’re lucky, your sweetheart will be presenting you with a box of these decadent chocolate raspberry bars rather than some crummy old box … Continue reading

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