Category: Sweets

Recipes for sweet food. Recipes include tart, cookie balls, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies, cobblers, cookie bars, sweet breads and muffins.

A legendary chocolate chip cookie bar with a devoted following, Congo Bars are exactly what to bake when you’re craving chocolate, nuts, and coconut. Some might say that nothing else even comes close to how good they are. 

Congo Bars

A picture of blackberry cobbler on a plate topped with whipped cream.

Blackberry Cobbler

These darling polka-dotted Tahini Cookies have the texture of shortbread and a perfect, not-too-sweet nutty flavor. They’re guaranteed to captivate even the pickiest cookie lover, so grab a jar of tahini and get baking!

Tahini Cookies

When life hands you lemons, make homemade Lemon Bars; equal parts tart and sweet, these gorgeous little bar cookies are guaranteed to brighten up anybody’s day.

Lemon Bars

Think of a Powdered Sugar Icing as the little black dress of the baking world. This sweet, versatile icing makes cakes, cookies and quick breads look polished and extra special, and they taste better too!

Powdered Sugar Icing

My ultimate Lemon Bundt Cake recipe - now updated with blueberries! Dress up a boxed lemon cake mix for the ultimate easy spring dessert. Trust me, you're going to love it.

Lemon Blueberry Cake

These Lemon Cookie Balls are inspired by seasonal lemon-flavored Oreos.  They are made like traditional Oreo Cookie balls but taste lighter and brighter, like lemon cheesecake. These balls require only 3 ingredients, but optional the decorations will add a pop of color to your holiday table!

Lemon Cookie Balls

It's Mardi Gras and I'm dreaming of the wonderful, sweet scent of beignets! But why travel to New Orleans and Cafe du Monde to grab these sugary delights when you can recreate the magic in your home kitchen? Make your best cafe au lait and get ready to be covered with powdered sugar.  Don’t worry, it’s totally worth it!


Award-winning Homemade Cinnamon Rolls have been a family tradition passed down from baker to baker; I’m proud to share my recipe for the best made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting you’ll ever taste.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The most luscious, creamiest, most velvety peanut butter frosting is yours for the spreading. If you need peanut butter frosting for cupcakes, brownies, or a big chocolate cake, this is the recipe that wins all the prizes. Easy to make, easy to love, and oh, so hard to resist.

Peanut Butter Frosting

I know you’ll fall head over heels in love with this classic Chocolate Fondue. Like the best desserts, it’s festive, simple, and oh, so romantic. The hardest part may be deciding what to dip in chocolate first.

Chocolate Fondue

There’s no cookie more festive and seasonal than colorful Fruitcake Cookies—they’re like little bites of Christmas. Make a batch now, and I promise they’ll be eaten up before you decorate the tree, they’re that good.

Fruitcake Cookies

A side shot of Christmas Crack on a white cake stand.

Christmas Crack

A side shot of homemade syrup being poured over waffles.

Homemade Pancake Syrup

A side shot of texas sheet cake on a metal baking sheet.

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Inspired by the famous Houston’s Restaurant in Austin, Texas (now known as Bartlett’s), this Apple Walnut Cobbler is like upside down apple pie, because that’s exactly how you make it. The baked apple pies are then topped with a rich caramel sauce that has been accented with walnuts, which add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

Apple Walnut Cobbler

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