Category Archives: Desserts

Flan with Chocolate Cake

I saw this recipe on Cook’s Country and it was so beautiful I decided I had to try it.  My family was skeptical about the flan portion but they loved it.  It’s a perfect combination of creamy flan and a … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Cake

This Caramel Apple Cake is a rich, decadent bundt cake with a nice fruity tang that lightens it a bit.  I make this every fall when the apples are just harvested. Caramel Apple Cake Cake: 2 c. sugar 3 eggs … Continue reading

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Tart Crust Recipe

I have used this tart crust recipe for fruit tarts and for chocolate tarts.  It works great for all of them! Tart Crust Recipe 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1/2 c. … Continue reading

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

When we were on vacation last week, the restaurant we had breakfast at was giving out fresh from the oven coconut cookies.  They were amazing and even though my kids don’t typically like coconut, they loved these, so here is my version of … Continue reading

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Spritz Cookies

2/3 c. sugar 1 c. butter, softened 1 egg 1/2 t. salt 2 t. vanilla 2 1/4 c. flour Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar, butter, egg, salt and vanilla until combined.  Add flour. Refrigerate for 30 min to … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies with Salted Peanuts

Brownies 3/4 c. butter 7 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 1/4 t. salt 4 large eggs 1 c. all purpose flour 1 c. roasted salted … Continue reading

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Fairy Cookies

1 c. powdered sugar 1 c. granulated sugar 1 c. butter 1 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 t. vanilla extract 4 1/2 c. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. baking soda 1 t. cream of tartar granulated sugar and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peppermint Bars

1/2 c. all purpose flour 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. kosher salt (you can use table salt but I like the larger size of kosher) 1/2 c. butter, room temp 3/4 c. packed brown … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Cookie-cakes: 1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1 t. ground cinnamon 1/2 t. ground ginger 1/4 t. ground nutmeg 1/4 t. ground cloves 1 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. vegetable … Continue reading

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M&M Cookies

1 c. shortening 1 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. granulated sugar 2 t. vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 c. flour 1 t. baking soda 1 t. salt 1 1/2 c. M&M’s Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In electric mixer, beat … Continue reading

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