Desserts & Sweets
1939 Christmas Cookies Booklet: Wisconsin Electric Power Co.
I made five cookie recipes out of this vintage 1939 booklet from the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. I share photos and results here.
Delightful Orange Spice Cake With Springtime Spices
The orange spice cake is a delightful blend of citrus and spring spices. It has a delightful buttercream with white chocolate and orange flavoring. People will definitely come back for seconds.
Apple Carrot Cake With Flax Seeds, Walnuts, and Almond Flour
Try this easy, healthy, and tasty cake for a nutritious snack or dessert.
Wacky Cake With Coconut Frosting: Depression-Era Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake is made without milk and eggs, two ingredients that were scarce during the Great Depression. Vinegar gives the cake the lift it needs to make it light and airy. The broiled frosting gives a decadent flavor.
No-Bake Drop Cookies: Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats
These chocolate peanut butter cookies take just minutes to whip up on the stovetop. No baking needed!
Cinnamon Chocolate Pavlova With Quince Whipped Cream Recipe
This pavlova recipe incorporates a wonderfully airy pavlova meringue base and an exotic quince whipped cream topping, garnished with beautiful fruit on top.
Healthier Buckeyes for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers
This lightened-up healthier buckeye is still a delicious dessert starring a firm and crunchy peanut butter truffle dipped in luscious dark chocolate. Great for the holidays and buffets.
Exploring Sacher Torte: Facts, Fables, and Fabulous Recipes
Sacher torte is a classic Austrian chocolate cake. Learn its history (maybe) and how to make the best one ever.
My Grandmother's Apple Shortcake: Vintage 1930 Recipe
My grandmother was a very large lady who loved her desserts, and we loved visiting her to try them out. One of her favourites (and ours) was her apple shortcake.
National Chocolate Cake Day: Original Recipe & Celebration Ideas
January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. Celebrate with this delectable recipe with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Bonus: Fun facts about chocolate cake!
"Dream Snow" Book Discussion and Coconut Cupcake Recipe
"Dream Snow" teaches young children about counting to five and animal names using bright, fun colors. I've also included a recipe for coconut cupcakes that look just like snow.
Red Bean Paste and Apple Butter Crème Brûlée Recipe
A delightfully rich and smooth crème brûlée that features a heavenly combination of red bean paste and apple butter.
How to Make the Perfect Pecan Pie (and 10 Fun Spin-Off Recipes)
Pecan pie is a traditional Thanksgiving Day dessert in the United States. Learn its history, how to make the best one, and then have fun with 10 spin-off recipes.
Sampling Autumn Sweets From Kekao (Monthly Craft Chocolate Club)
Chocolate makes any day better. I tried four different gourmet chocolate bars from Kekao, a monthly craft chocolate club. It was fun to consider the different aspects of the bars. The flavors ranged from fruity, salty, sweet, and bitter.
How to Cream Butter and Sugar in Baking: Tips and Tricks
Become a baker who can expertly cream butter and sugar in just a few simple steps!
"Never Let a Unicorn Scribble" Book & Sprinkle Cupcake Recipe
A fun guide for parents, grandparents, teachers, or other adults to read "Never Let a Unicorn Scribble" with their children and discuss questions, bake a recipe, and enjoy an optional craft together. Also contains similar books to read next.
Unique and Delicious Apple Lavender Ice Cream Recipe
This delicious apple lavender combines a wonderful elixir of spices with the crispness of apple and the delicate perfume of lavender, all in a refreshing package.
Exploring Hummingbird Cake: Facts, Folklore, and 8 Fun Recipes
What is a hummingbird cake made of and how did it acquire such an odd name? Let's learn the history of this sweet treat, a basic recipe, and 7 fun spin-off versions.
Exploring Crème Brûlée: History and 10 Fabulous Recipes
Crème brûlée, the French dessert of egg custard and burnt sugar topping, is a sensual contrast of sweet and toasty, creamy and crunchy decadence and (believe it or not) is delightfully easy to make. And, it's naturally gluten-free.
Rose Chai Spiced Cookie Bars (Easy-to-Follow Recipe)
Rose chai baked treats are becoming more popular. These cookie bars are perfect for spring or fall. Rose chai spiced treats are a blend of sweet, spicy, and fragrant. If you love cardamom and cinnamon then this is a recipe you'll want to try.
How to Make Perfect Pâte à Choux (Cream Puff Pastry)
Pâte à choux, that heavenly pastry dough with the ethereal crisp exterior and cavernous interior begging to be filled with sweet or savory. You can make your own for cream puffs, profiteroles, eclairs, and more. Here's how.
Exploring Poke Cake: A Brief History + 30 Recipes!
The Poke Cake was originally created in 1970 to promote lagging sales of Jell-O gelatin. This food fad fell out of favor for a time, but imaginative American cooks have developed new fun flavors. How many? Let’s find out.
How to Make Moon Pies With Jams From Roots Kitchen & Cannery
Homemade moon pies are the gourmet cookie sandwiches your friends wish they could make. Learn my secrets for baking perfect moon pies!
Homemade Affogato: A Delectable Italian Dessert Drink
A popular Italian coffee drink, affogato is one of my favorite summertime beverages. Let me show you how to make it at home!
Exploring Cannoli: History of the Sicilian Dessert and 7 Fun Recipes
Cannoli, a dessert of deep-fried cylindrical pastry shells and rich, sweetened ricotta filling, are synonymous with Sicily. Let’s look at their history and some fun recipes.
Creamy Fruity Pineapple and Rum Crème Brûlée Recipe
This delicious pineapple and rum crème brûlée is wonderfully creamy, fruity, and satisfying. It's easy to make, too!
Exploring Madeleines: A Brief Biography + 10 Recipes
Madeleines are a delicate morsel of cake, a French creation. The original was simply a mix of eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. But there are many more ways to make this little cake. Let's explore its history and 10 great recipes.