Archives: Dessert

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

April 24, 2013 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes, Spring, Summer

Classic Strawberry Shortcake is one of those recipes you need to know how to make: easy-to-make biscuits layered with juicy strawberries and freshly whipped cream…heaven! It’s the perfect dessert for Spring and Summer! My biscuit cutter is a little smaller than 2 1/2″ so I got a few more biscuits out of the batch. I like to use coarse […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

March 14, 2013 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

If you’re looking for a chocolate dessert that that will make you swoon then look no further. This wonderful cake is smooth and rich, and perfect for entertaining (Christmas, Valentines, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc.)! While easy to make, the cake does require time in the fridge (about 7 hours) so plan accordingly. Before serving the cake, drizzle each plate […]

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Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

December 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Caramel Oatmeal Chewies | Filed in Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

  I’m a big fan of just about any kind of caramel and chocolate treat. These gooey bar cookies are definitely a winner: chocolate chips, crunchy pecans and a rich caramel drizzle layered between an oatmeal cookie base and crumble topping. They are rich, delicious and easy to make. I always use Mrs. Richardson’s brand Butterscotch […]

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

November 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Pumpkin admirers will love this moist pumpkin cake. It’s easy to make, not too sweet, and tastes pumpkin pie-ish (only better)! The cake took longer to bake than the recipe states. I had to turn my oven down a bit so it wouldn’t brown too much. Check the cake at 30 minutes and if it’s […]

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Bourbon Chocolate Cake

February 12, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

  With Valentine’s Day just days away, I thought I’d post one of my favorite chocolate desserts: Bourbon Chocolate Cake. This fantastic dessert is dense, rich and worth every luscious bite! Even if you don’t enjoy sipping the barrel-aged spirit on it’s own, I’m confident you’ll love this cake. The bourbon (I prefer Jim Beam for this […]

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Raspberry Sauce

February 8, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Dessert, Entertaining Tip, Handy Hints, Recipes, Sauce

This ultra simple recipe for Raspberry Sauce is the perfect finishing touch for a potpourri of desserts. Slightly sweet and slightly tart in flavor, its a perfect compliment to chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and almond. Drizzle the sauce over ice cream or serve with a slice of pound cake or flourless chocolate cake. I like to spoon it […]

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Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

December 20, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

If you’re still working on your Christmas morning menu, this recipe for Cranberry Streusel Cake would be a good one to consider. The moist, festive cake is both easy to make and delicious. The sweet, brown sugar streusel is a nice balance to the tart cranberries. To simplify things the morning of, have your cranberries chopped and measured, and […]

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Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

October 10, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes

I’m always on the lookout for new coffee cake recipes so I was intrigued to find this one for Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping. The cinnamon-spiced cake is moist and filled with apples…perfect for cool Autumn morning gatherings, and great with a cup of coffee! The recipe calls for making a brown sugar glaze which I […]

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Fresh Peach Cake

September 22, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer

Here’s a simple recipe featuring my favorite summer fruit: peaches. The coffee cake is easy to make, delicious, moist and lightly spiced…and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter, and omitted the pecans. The cake is best served the day it’s made, but leftovers are still […]

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Chocolate Pancakes

September 17, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Chocolate Pancakes | Filed in Breakfast, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

I made these chocolatey pancakes the other day for my youngest’s birthday breakfast. They’re fun, not too sweet, not too chocolatey (is there such a thing?). I cut down on the sugar (using 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup) and served them with some easy-to-make Raspberry-Strawberry Syrup instead of the chocolate sauce. The sweet-tart syrup was perfect with them. This would […]

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