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Pina Colada Cupcakes

I have been obsessed with frozen pina coladas in recent months, which in turn, has led me on the search for other coconutty deliciousness. I was searching the Food Network website and found an...

Mini Berry Cheesecakes

Mini Berry Cheesecakes Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar; divided use 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 2.5 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened 1 1/2...

Summer Fruit Galette

I decided to join Tuesdays with Dorie at the urging of Em, The Repressed Pastry Chef. I thought it would be interesting to see varying interpretations of a dessert all made from the same...

Mini Brownies and Cheesecakes

Yesterday I made mini desserts: three types of cheesecakes and brownie bites. I searched the internet for quite some time looking for a great brownie recipe. I decided on a recipe that claimed to...

Oooey Gooey S’Mores

When I think of summer desserts, S’mores immediately come to mind! However, I am lacking a fire pit, I despise camping and quite frankly, I am not the outdoorsy type. So, when I saw...

Chocolate Pudding with a Kahlua Kick

I had leftover bittersweet chocolate from the Caramel-Peanut Topped Brownie Cake that I made last week. I turned to Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I decided to try her chocolate...

Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

I have made quite a few cupcakes in my day, but in recent months I have been doing them by scratch. I find making homemade desserts to be a rather rewarding process from start...

Tollhouse Cookies 2 Ways!

There is nothing better than a warm, gooey cookie. Yesterday I decided to make some good ol’ Tollhouse cookies. I made two varieties; White Chocolate Macadamia Nut (these are one of my dad’s faves)...

Caramel Corn

This recipe is called My Amish Friend’s Caramel Corn, but sadly I have no amish friends, so I changed the title. To be honest, I have no idea what makes it “Amish” besides the...

Banana Cupcakes 3 Ways

I have used this banana cake recipe from Allrecipes several times, especially when I have buttermilk hanging around in the fridge. This time I decided to make cupcakes and frost with my friend, Em’s,...

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Two weeks ago I set out in search of great peanut butter cookie. I read blogs, recipe websites, message boards, pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I decided on a recipe...