The easiest way to enjoy strawberries is with a strawberry cobbler. Strawberries baked with a slightly sweet biscuit on top are the perfect way to enjoy the last of the season’s berries.
Chocolate cake with a decadent cream cheese swirl throughout topped with a cream cheese frosting is a great choice to take to an outdoor barbecue or cook out. Need a great dessert for a crowd, this cake is so moist and worth every bite. An easy make ahead dessert that children and adults alike will […]
Strawberries and rhubarb are not just for pie, they’re great made into jam. You’ll love the sweetness of the strawberries with the tart rhubarb. Great on biscuits or toast and making jam is so much easier than you might think.
This recipe for chocolate chip cookies made with browned butter may change your life. There are a few tricks that push these over the top to make them the BEST chocolate chip cookies around.
There’s just something appealing about a hand pie. I think it’s the size and the fact that you can eat it without a fork. We’ve been loving Raspberry Hand Pies this winter but it’s time to branch out. Someone told me a long time ago to add apple brandy to my apple pie to really […]
Shortbread chocolate chip cookies are a buttery treat that have just the right combination of chocolate chunks, salt and butter for a simple but fabulous cookie. Easily made into mini treats. These cookies have been all over Instagram since Alison Roman’s cookbook Dining In came out. I started with this recipe which are worth […]
Everyone has their favorite method for making pie crust. Mine has evolved over the years from using shortening to adding vodka. This method which uses butter and apple cider vinegar is the one I have been using lately and creates the flakiest crust for these amazing hand pies. While some folks use their hands, I […]
Before Natalie went back to school we wanted to make something yummy for her to take back with her to get through sorority rush. The girls have always loved eating raw cookie dough, and it’s all the rage now with cookie dough bars and such. I prefer my cookies baked but I was out voted […]
Cherry chocolate crinkle cookies are not just for Christmas. Cherry preserves and bits of chocolate combine for a tasty treat any time of the year.
Peppermint Brownies with crushed candy canes have peppermint both inside and out for a perfect combination Don’t forget to throw in some white chocolate chips for a great Holiday treat. I always make these for Natalie on her birthday which is just a few weeks before Christmas. Much to her chagrin, it always falls during […]
If you want rich dark chocolate flavor, this is the dessert for you. We love that while it’s not so sweet, it’s still rich and decadent. It puffs up like a souffle while baking and then falls after it comes out of the oven. Sugar sprinkled on top before it bakes forms a thin crust […]
Everyone loves cheesecake but it feels like such an indulgence to eat an entire slice. A mini version is needed and that’s what you will get with this recipe. Dipping them in white chocolate turns them in to finger food, so they’re great to take to almost any event and so much easier than making […]
I’m a crispy cookie kind of girl, soft cookies are just not my thing. Give me a crispy Potato Chip Cookie or crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie and I’m good to go. However, my girls are always asking for soft cookies, go figure. I decided to make these for them, not expecting to like them at […]
My grandfather had an apricot tree in his backyard and every summer we would can and dry all the apricots we couldn’t eat. I’ve never been able to find apricots on the East coast like they grow in California. The ones we get in the grocery don’t even come close to what I remember. All […]
Apple Pie Bars have a buttery shortbread crust and cookie like topping over a combination of sweet and tart apples. Ina Garten’s recipe is a winner. No fork required for this delicious apple pie in a bar.
Hello all! I am Taylor, Barbara’s older daughter and official chocolate taste tester. Although I help Mom with her social media and have helped with cooking as well as being a hand-model for some of the photos, this is my first guest post and I am so excited to share this recipe with y’all!
When the girls were younger we had a pizza place that served dessert pizza. They would always order the one with Heath Bars crumbled on top. They would choose dessert pizza over regular pizza any day. So with Natalie home for a couple of weeks we decided to work on our own creation. Our first […]
Peaches this year in North Carolina are particularly sweet and abundant. I was afraid the late frost would have ruined some of the crops but from what I’ve seen so far, I think it only helped. I’ve tried several varieties this summer and all have been marvelous whether from my favorite fruit stand in the […]
Anytime I have something that doesn’t work out the way I expect it to, I’m on a mission to find a better recipe. I have cooked a few recipes out of Melissa Clark’s book, In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite and already have some favorites. She doesn’t have many desserts in the book but […]
I made these yummy streusel bars for my mom and mother-in-law last month. I was planning on making cookies, but for some reason, my cookies turned out flat, and while delicious, I didn’t want to send ugly cookies. After messing up the cookies, I was in a rush and needed something to put together quickly […]