Dessert

Chocolate Pistachio Swirl Cake

Chocolate Pistachio Swirl Cake

  This recipe from my friend Heather has a super sweet history.  Heather’s mom was given the recipe from her own mother written on the outside of an envelope.  When Heather asked for the recipe, her mom continued the tradition and passed it on written 

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

A delicious sweet-tart combination of lemon curd with an almond flour crust makes this take on traditional lemon bars gluten-free and kosher for Passover. This recipe is the answer to what to do with all those egg yolks after you make some Strawberry Meringue Cake.  

Strawberry Meringue Cake

Strawberry Meringue Cake

An amazing gluten-free dessert that with one minor modification can be made into a kosher for Passover dessert (swap the corn starch with potato starch – it works perfectly with either).  This cake has layers of meringue, creamy decadence, and fresh strawberries. You can make 

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

While these little bundles of coconut goodness are kosher for Passover, there really is no reason why they have to be limited to once a year. A great gluten-free treat that only has 6 ingredients.  These coconut macaroons are heaven by themself but become otherworldly 

Travis’ Favorite Cookies

Travis’ Favorite Cookies

Smooth like hot cocoa, tasty like a brownie, all in the portable package of a cookie. I wanted to call these triple chocolate brownie cookies since they contain three different types of chocolate, but my son insisted that I call these Travis’ favorite cookies because 

Lemon Cloud Cookies

Lemon Cloud Cookies

A delicious balance between tart lemons and the sweetness of dusting with powdered sugar makes this cookie a delicious lemony treat.   A tablespoon cookie scoop like this one helps to keep all of the cookies the same size. This dough is quite sticky.  Don’t 

Ultimate Lemon Squares

Ultimate Lemon Squares

What happens when you have a lemon squares recipe that you love and your husband comes home from a boys’ snowboarding trip and says you have to make these lemon bars they are amazing?  You have a lemon bar recipe off. I baked both recipes 

Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle

The taste of a brownie, with the crisp of a cookie.  For those that like things crispy and chocolaty these are for you. We came across something like this at Costco and my husband challenged me to make them at home.  I scoured for recipes 

Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles

Want something easy to toss together that you can add to you cookie basket.  Insert pretzel turtles.  My friend Ginger had these at her Christmas party and I couldn’t stop eating them.  I had no idea how simple they were, they taste so good.   

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

I found this recipe many years ago when I was tasked with finding a good gluten free dessert that I could bring to book club.  Having a candy thermometer takes a lot of pressure out of this recipe so that you can monitor what is 

Choose Your Fruit Coffee Cake

Choose Your Fruit Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is something that is very versatile. Can be served as a dessert, or as a breakfast treat.  I have tried many recipes over the past few months and have not been happy with any of them.  I broke out my old cookbooks and 

Apple Pie for Beginners

Apple Pie for Beginners

This is a super easy to put together apple pie that is great for beginners.  How do I know?  My 8 yr old daughter was able to put the whole pie together by herself.  Mom helped put in and out of the oven.     

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

I remember seeing those shiny bright red apples in the grocery store and thinking I should make those.  Also, my oldest daughter is not a fan of caramel (gasp), so these are a great alternative and treat that she can enjoy.  These do require a 

Roll Out Butter Cookies

Roll Out Butter Cookies

These cookies are a kid favorite for decorating.  For one of my kids’ birthday parties, I gave the kids different colors of frosting and let them “paint” their own cookie.   You can use cookies, or biscuit cutters or even a pizza wheel to make