I love looking back at some of my old recipes. These three Halloween desserts are from the early years of my blog (which is obvious from my photography skills) when my kids were younger and loved fun Halloween-themed treats. I dug them up to share with all of you and your kids, because these are a blast to make with kids, and just as much fun to serve at an adult Halloween party.Read More
Cherry season is here, and while these tart beauties may be best known as Northeastern fruit (D.C. cherry blossoms, anyone?), different varieties are plentiful across the northern states. I love using cherries in cakes and desserts because they are tart AND sweet, making them a burst of balanced fruit flavor. They’re tasty in toppings, filling or inside cakes. You’ll find all kinds of cherry desserts below.Read More
I love tropical desserts because of the sweet, tart flavors. Key lime pie, for example, is one of my favorite desserts and I seek it out whenever I can. Plus, tropical fruits are vibrant and colorful, which makes for a gorgeous serving plate. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite tropical desserts below and you’ll also find resources for where to buy tropical fruit if you can’t get it locally. If you are reading this in the winter, these desserts will give you the feeling of someplace warm, and if you are somewhere bright and sunny, they’ll pair perfectly with the weather.Read More
Kick off your summer with some tasty Memorial Day desserts. These recipes will please a crowd and are great for the summer season.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer here in Minnesota. I think that’s true almost everywhere, but after the long, cold winter and often erratic spring, it’s especially so in The North. Like every changing season, there’s no better way to enjoy all the time has to offer than with tasty, seasonal desserts. For Memorial Day, I’ve put together a list of treats that include crowd pleasers for big weekend get-togethers, and a whole bunch of fruits. It’s nearly summer now, which means it’s time to enjoy as much fruit as possible the next few months.Read More
There are a few classic dessert flavors, but perhaps none more so than peanut butter. Its rich, creamy texture and unmistakable taste always transport me right back to childhood. I’ve put together a list of my favorite peanut butter desserts to bring you back to that happy place too, and you’ll find a bunch of different styles of peanut butter cookie in here, which is an all-time classic and one of my favorites. And no list would be complete without several treats that include everyone’s favorite combo: chocolate and peanut butter.Read More
Tart, bright, delicious, versatile — you can describe lemons in so many ways. If you search my recipes, you’ll often find lemon as the star or in a supporting role. It’s a favorite ingredient for its ability to stand out and deliver wonderful flavor, but also it’s subtleness in brightening up desserts that need just a little tart kick. If you are looking for perfect lemon desserts for a party, or just to satisfy a citrus craving, these recipes will deliver on big, bold lemon flavor.Read More