dessert recipes

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Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

This cake is autumn on a plate. I actually pieced the recipe together from a couple of different recipes based upon an idea I had. The cake I liked is an Applesauce Cake recipe that appealed to me both because it had applesauce and buttermilk, two components that are...

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How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

Are you looking for an easy way to make a box cake mix taste like a bakery quality cake? Adding pudding to cake mix makes the cake more moist, dense, and flavorful. It is perfect if you want a nice quality cake, but lack a lot of time or experience. First, let me say...

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Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can't tell you how important a good cookie recipe is to me. It's like my version of the "Little Black Dress." And I think the most illusive of those recipes is a good chocolate chip cookie. Naturally, there are about a dozen things that can go wrong when making...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies, the quintessential staple of the school bake sale fundraiser. They are cheap to make and easy enough to enlist the help of the kids. When making these cookies, I realized it's probably been years since I've made or even eaten them. I don't know why...

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Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver (pronounced EB-el-sku-wyr) are a Danish dessert often served during Advent with glögg (Danish mulled wine).   It's like a really fluffy ball shaped pancake. The word æbleskiver means "apple slice" in Danish. Traditionally, a small slice of apple is baked...

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Peach Cobbler a la Mode

Peach Cobbler a la Mode

It is peach season and around here that means peach cobbler.  I love how simple it is.  I used fresh Georgia peaches and enhanced the flavor with cloves and cinnamon.  The topping is a simple oatmeal crisp crumble.  You can double the topping...

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Caramelized Pineapple with Rum

Caramelized Pineapple with Rum

I recently made Smoked Pork Ribs with Pineapple Glaze. The original recipe called for a 20 oz can of sliced pineapple, when all I really needed was the juice. Well, when life gives you extra pineapple, caramelize it. This is a delicious treat served alone or over ice...

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Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Spice Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Spice Cake Recipe

Last week I reviewed The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread by Laurie Sadowski. This cake is a very delicious recipe from that book.   I've made it recently for my weekly Bible study. We were having a birthday celebration and I wanted my gluten-free friends to have a cake...

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Guest Post: How to Make Amazing Fudge

Guest Post: How to Make Amazing Fudge

Today, I am honored to host Kerry from Valium, Vodka and Vegetables as our guest blogger.  I met Kerry when our mutual love of Hobbits brought us together for a movie premier.  I have learned that she is creative, funny and has a passion for delicious food....

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Swiss Buttercream Icing

There are four common buttercream recipes: American, French, Italian and Swiss.   Swiss buttercream is by far my favorite.  It is very light and not overly sweet.  I have often had people ask if it is whipped cream icing. It also has a very nice gloss to it. The egg...

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Guest Post: Cathedral Cookies

Guest Post: Cathedral Cookies

I'm really excited to have Heidi from Mommy Made From Scratch here today sharing her recipe for Cathedral Cookies.  They look so simple and yummy, but also so creative! I've gotten to know Heidi a little bit through her blog and e-mail.  She is an amazing mom of two...

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