Category: Sweets

Homemade Pancake Syrup

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

Pumpkin muffins, made from scratch, are the perfect treat for fall and all through the holidays. Nothing beats the scent of pumpkin spice coming from your kitchen. This version of pumpkin muffins is a classic you'll want to make all year long - a little spice and everything nice!

Pumpkin Muffins

This Make-Ahead Pumpkin Pie is absolutely delicious and should be at the top of your to-do list, especially if oven space is limited. It’s no-bake and egg-free, too. All you have to do is no-bake a few of these up as early as two weeks before the feast and freeze them. When you’re ready for pie, they’ll be creamy and smooth as any freshly-baked pumpkin pie.

Make Ahead Pumpkin Pie

This easy chocolate mousse is the stuff chocolatey dreams are made of, and the fact that it's so unbelievably simple to make is thanks to an unlikely secret ingredient: mini marshmallows. Yep, that's right! This chocolate mousse is egg free, fuss free, and pure silken chocolate pleasure with every bite. Spoon into little demitasse cups to serve at a party, or fill a graham cracker crust shell to make a chocolate mousse pie. As for the marshmallows, well, that can be our little secret. I won't tell a soul.

Easy Chocolate Mousse

If you’re looking for the best Pumpkin Cheesecake, all recipes are not created equal. This beautiful pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust is rich, smooth, and made from scratch using a few indispensable tips I’ve learned along the way. For a pumpkin pie cheesecake lover, Thanksgiving can’t come too quickly!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

These easy, adorable Halloween walnuts are coated in colorful candy melts and make a wholesome sweet treat. Add candy eyes for scary monsters or candy-coated chocolates for pumpkin stems. Your kids will definitely want to get in on the decorating fun, too! 

Halloween Walnuts

Brownie Pizza

These delicious Mint Brownies pair a chewy brownie base with cream cheese mint filling and a rich chocolate sauce. And they are so easy to make! The best part, the longer they sit, the chewier they get. But you mind find it difficult to resist eating the whole batch. You've been warned.

Mint Brownies

Calling all coconut and chocolate fans (you know who you are)! This recipe for German chocolate cake turns up the dial on the chocolate and then gets slathered in a luscious homemade frosting that’s loaded with pecans and shredded coconut. This may be the best layer cake of them all.

German Chocolate Cake

It doesn’t get any more spectacular than Black Forest Cake: luscious chocolate sponge cake layers brushed with cherry liqueur, filled with cherries, then covered in sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Most people just buy Black Forest Cake from a grocery store, but when you bake your own, you get to skip the candied maraschinos and make it just the way you've always wanted it, using fresh cherries, rich cocoa, and real whipped cream.

Black Forest Cake

My Grandma calls these no-bake Peanut Butter Bars “Almost Reese’s” for good reason—they’re as close to the real deal as I’ve ever tasted. They come together in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients and they’re naturally gluten-free; the only hard part is trying not to eat them all.

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

If you’re looking for the fluffy, perfect vanilla-scented cake your grandma (and mine) used to make, this recipe for Hot Milk Cake is definitely the one. Made with scalded milk, this lovely, old-fashioned cake is soft, sweet, and absolutely foolproof.

Hot Milk Cake

You can thank the French for coming up with cherry clafoutis: the easiest, most delicious dessert you'll ever make. Even if you've never been a great baker, this foolproof recipe is so forgiving and simple to whip up that you just may surprise yourself.

Cherry Clafoutis

A good lemon meringue pie is the stuff dreams are made of. Just one look at this swoon-worthy dessert, with its tall, glossy peaks and tart lemon custard and you’ll want— no, need— an extra large slice. Maybe you should make two...

Lemon Meringue Pie

Light and heavenly, meringue is little more than egg whites and sugar, whipped into clouds of pure delight and gently baked. Billows of it can be used to top a pie, but it’s equally wonderful on its own, too, piped into cookies, kisses, cakes, and nests for fresh fruit. 

How to Make Meringue

Florida’s official pie is the sweet and tart Key Lime Pie, loved by all who taste it. Dreamy, smooth, and cool, it’s a pie that any Key West local would be happy to sink their fork into. This recipe is as close to the classic, universally accepted recipe as it gets: a graham cracker crust, a light yellow filling made with egg yolks, and a topping made of slightly sweetened whipped cream.

Key Lime Pie

Not too sweet and perfectly spiced, there’s no better summer dessert than a warm peach cobbler, fresh out of the oven, with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. No need to grab a box of cake mix, because this made-from-scratch recipe comes together in a flash and bakes up into fluffy, golden brown perfection. This summer, life’s a peach!

Peach Cobbler

For anyone who has tasted it, this old fashioned, no-bake icebox cake just might be the closest thing to a culinary miracle you can get. Even if you didn’t grow up eating this incredible dessert, now is your chance to make sweet memories of your own. All you need is some whipped cream, the thinnest, crispiest cookie ever, and about ten minutes.   

Icebox Cake

It’s summertime, and that means outdoor fairs, festivals, and carnivals are popping up in just about every town throughout the Midwest. As you might have guessed, my favorite part about a summer fair is the food, especially the sweet and crispy funnel cakes, served piping hot with a thick dusting of powdered sugar. Americana at its finest! 

Funnel Cakes

Blueberry Cobbler: not quite a pie, not exactly a cake, but a piece of Americana worth celebrating (all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!). This made-from-scratch cobbler is just as easy as the ones made with cake mix and it tastes better, too. It brings pie lovers and cake lovers together with its perfect combination of sweet baked dough and summer fruit.

Blueberry Cobbler

If you’re looking for the irresistible cream puffs that have been served at the Wisconsin State Fair since 1924, you’ve come to the right place. These light-as-air pastries are filled with a lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. Everyone has their own special way of eating them, but absolutely no one can resist the power of a cream puff.

Cream Puffs

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