Desserts

Banana Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs have always been a super special treat for me. That started when I was a little girl and my Mom and I would go shopping and stop at…
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OVERNIGHT CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST BAKE

Entertaining around the holidays can mean your meals for two suddenly turn into meals for 20. But now you can take the stress out of breakfast with a morning meal…
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CINNAMON APPLE CAKE

Christmas season means finding fruit cake for sale in all the stores. Lots of fruit cake. Actually, any more than zero is too much for me. I don’t like fruit…
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Lemon Brownies

Mine would have to be anything citrus.  Growing up in Arizona you know it’s springtime when you can smell sweet orange blossoms in the air.  It’s a scent than can’t…
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FRENCH TOAST BITES

I am obsessed with the idea of brunch. My husband always makes fun of me for it because he doesn't really understand why it wouldn't just be called lunch. Every…
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Christmas Rice Krispie Trees

Guys, Christmas is coming up SO soon!! I’m listening to my Mariah Carey Christmas album as I speak (or..type..but you get the picture.) These Rice Krispie TREES (nice play on…
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CHRISTMAS MAGIC COOKIE BARS

I’ve got spring fever and I’ve got it bad.  I’ve had enough snow, enough cold, enough frosty car windows when I leave for work in the morning – enough already!…
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THE CHEESECAKE PROJECT – A LIGHT, CREAMY CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Warning: this is not your typical New York style, dense cheesecake. Despite its appearance of looking overbaked when it comes out of the oven, this is a light and creamy cheesecake recipe that’s a cross between…
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

This is my favorite fudge. It's my own recipe that I have perfected over the 35 years that I have been making it.And now I want to share it with…
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Perfect Chocolate Fudge

What is your favorite Christmas Goodies. Is it fudge? This Perfect Chocolate Fudge is exactly that PERFECT! My daughter-in-law made this fudge and I can’t tell you how good it…
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SNOWBALL COOKIES

I think it’s about time we all started Christmas cookie baking, because you know, it’s never too early for cookies, is it? It totally feels like Christmas here, I mean,…
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Grilled Pound Cake Dessert

Can you believe that until last week I had never turned on the grill by myself? For the month of July I decided it was high time to do Operation Use…
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White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is like oatmeal – there is a million ways to prepare it, one yummier than the otherThis week I decided to combine two of my all time favorites in…
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AVOCADO CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Happy Monday, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m still studying for my finals, so mine wasn’t the best, but I got to ran almost a full 13.1…
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SKINNY CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CUPCAKES

These little babies here (the cupcakes, not the zucchinis. Dad picked one which was seventy times the size of my head yesterday, so there’s no way I can call them…
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pancakes

Who here likes cookie dough for breakfast? (Time to picture me putting my hands up and all that jazz. I can never say no to cookies first thing in the…
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Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Cake

This cake. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t have a proper oven in my dorm because I’d totally give up on life and spend the rest of my days laying…
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Skinny Brown Sugar Vanilla Cheesecake

Though truth to be true, the portion of cheesecake I had was the tiniest thing ever, which kinda makes me want to cry, since this one is one of the…
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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

What’s better than Saturday mornings with a warm mug of tea and a stack of cloudy pancakes smothered in syrup and topped with a dab of melty butter? Nothing. NO-THING.…
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Frozen Strawberry Crunch

This is definitely one of my all-time favorite desserts! Frozen Strawberry Crunch reminds me of a more ‘mature and formal’ version of those strawberry crunch bars I ate as a…
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Creamy Coconut Lemon Squares

These are ubiquitous. Everyone loves a good lemon bar - even the chocoholics who say it's not worth it if it ain't got chocolate in it will snatch up a lemon square…
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Giant Molten Dark Chocolate Brownie Cake

This dessert has the texture of a brownie, but uses the technique of a cake.....it kind of has two personalities. It starts with creaming butter and sugar. You've done that…
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Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my favourite candy bars when I was a child was Bounty. Top it off with an almond and it becomes Mounds. My Nonna used to give us change…
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Salted Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter is Better. Always.Shortenings, especially highly emulsified ones, can create very uniform cake crumb structure. This is true.Lard makes the flakiest pie crust.I completely agree.BUT, butter makes everything taste better.Heck…
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The Best homemade Strawberry Cake

Warning: this post contains quite a few pictures. I couldn’t help but overload you with pictures of moist and fluffy strawberry-filled cake, dripping with a simple strawberry syrup and finished…
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BERRIES WITH CHOCOLATE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate in this life. I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by lots of good food and good people in my life right now and…
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OLD FASHIONED BANANA PUDDING

A classic Southern banana pudding made with alternating layers of vanilla wafers, bananas, and made-from-scratch custard flavored with vanilla and bourbon.
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Maple Pecan Pumpkin Biscotti

Happy November! (And Happy Halloween yesterday!) In honor of all the kids who trick-or-treated last night, and even the dedicated parents I saw who dressed up, too, I decided to post…
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Spiced Banana Gingerbread

So…I was getting a little creative with some over-ripe bananas I had on hand. Naturally, I thought of banana bread, but it just didn’t seem right to go with a classic banana…
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No-Churn Ice Cream with Toffee and Chocolate Bits

We went to bed with the windows open last night. It’s been in the mid-70’s all week. Oh, California. You slay me. I swear if the pool was done, we…
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CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BERRY SHORTCAKES

Two classic warm-weather desserts are weaknesses for me – one is peach cobbler and the other is strawberry shortcake. I could literally eat half of a 9 by 13 of…
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NO COOK BLUEBERRY LIME CURD TARTS

Lemons and blueberries are a famous culinary pair – but I decided to switch it up and use blueberries and limes together. No, the fact that I had no lemons…
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LOW SUGAR BAKED APPLES WITH COCONUT PECAN STUFFING

I make baked apples every fall for two reasons: (1) they are soft and velvety and comforting and (2) they make my whole house smell delicious! This version of Baked…
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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce that can be used on just about anything. It’s easy but decadent, perfect for any dessert that you want to make special. Rich with butter and cream, pure…
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Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Waffles

Bright, citrusy, lemon gluten-free waffles stuffed with fresh blueberries. Slightly crisp on the outside; soft and pillowy on the inside. So good you'll want to eat them for breakfast, lunch,…
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Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Last year I was driving alone to visit a friend at school a few hours away. It was a gorgeous spring day; my windows were down and the music was…
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The Perfect Pie Crust in Eight Steps

I was going to call this “Pastry Dough for Dummies.” And then it occurred to me — you guys are all outrageously intelligent! I know there are a bajillion pie…
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert

Christmas is approaching and the vast majority of us are already thinking about gifts, menus and all the paraphernalia that surrounds it, each one of course adapting it to your…
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OLD FASHIONED RICE PUDDING

Tell me, have you ever had rice pudding? I swear, I grew up on this stuff. We have a family friend who always made rice pudding for get-togethers, and I…
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Blackberry Cobbler

My mother has a cupboard full of cookbooks but the one we most frequently pulled from her shelf when we were cooking or baking was her worn red Betty Crocker…
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Mangonada Margaritas

If you love frozen margaritas, you'll love this tropical frozen mango margarita, called Mangonada Margarita. Mangonadas (also called mangoneada, chamangos or chamoyadas) are similar to mango sorbet and a popular…
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FLUFFY COCONUT LIME PORRIDGE

Okay. Maybe there are only nine, but who cares. It's porridge we're talking about—sweet, creamy, fluffy porridge which feels like a hug in a bowl. Oatmeal might be too simple…
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Southern Buttermilk Pie

Hi friends! It's so good to be back here today sharing a delicious dessert with you. My name is Deanna, and I write over at Gloriously Made for those of…
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Clean Eating Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

You can have cheesecake first thing in the morning and not feel guilty about it. Creamy, luscious goodness that is also protein and calcium packed, low in sugar and unhealthy…
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Donut custard Recipe

When it comes to taking advantage of food, the most creative ideas come out. It's rare that in my house some sweets get hard, there's no time! However, I don't…
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How to make the best easy bread pudding

Today I show you how to prepare a delicious and easy bread pudding. It is a delicious and very creamy dessert that also looks beautiful on the table, you can…
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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

No reason why a crazy chocolate muffin shouldn’t be the main event for brunch. After all, it’s got all the elements of a fine breakfast. There’s banana, yogurt, orange juice,…
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Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Recipe

The Chew is having a contest to “find the next Weight Watchers chef”. Last week on the show, two contestants for the Weight Watchers contest made breakfast recipes and my…
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LUSCIOUS FRUIT SALAD

Once you’re known as a food blogger (among friends and family at least) you can never again show up at a potluck or barbeque with a non-dish. A non-dish includes…
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Pie Party Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie

The very first lemon meringue pie that our oldest daughter ate was prepared by her lemon-loving grandmother.  In their house, if something wasn’t made with mayonnaise, it was at least…
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