Category: Sweets

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

Delightfully delicious and easy to make, this chocolate sauce is a straightforward ganache that is the perfect topping for ice cream, cake, or any homemade dessert in your recipe box. Glossy, luscious, and pleasing to the eye and palate, you’ll never buy store bought chocolate sauce again!

Chocolate Sauce

Lemon Lush is an easy dessert recipe made with layers of pecan shortbread, sweetened cream cheese, lemon pudding, and whipped topping. Rediscover this classic summer dessert or enjoy it for the first time. You'll want to go light on dinner so you have plenty of room left for Lemon Lush!

Lemon Lush

Loaded with a lush assortment of seasonal berries and other fruit, this fruit tart recipe is just the sort of elegant, deceptively simple dessert to serve at the end of a special lunch or dinner. Because of its glossy apricot glaze, which is a little pastry trick I'll show you, folks will always ask if it's from a fancy French pâtisserie. Whether you say oui or non is entirely up to you.

Fresh Fruit Tart

These cupcakes are pretty, pink, and light as clouds. I use fruit purée in the batter and freeze dried strawberries whipped into a classic cream cheese frosting to give them their rosy color. As a result, every bite is a berry lover’s dream come true! 

Strawberry Cupcakes

A southern classic, Hummingbird Cake delights all who taste it. Chock full of sweet tropical fruit and a cream cheese frosting pressed with toasted pecans, you’ll be migrating back to this perfect cake on a regular basis!

Hummingbird Cake

Carrot cake lovers, rejoice!  This is the carrot cake of your dreams, complete with a swoon-worthy cream cheese frosting. Make a towering layer cake, a batch of cupcakes for a bunch of little rabbits, or a bundt cake for your next book club!

Carrot Cake

An easy Peanut Butter Buckeyes recipe. While popular in Ohio, The Buckeye State, anyone can get excited about peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate! 

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

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