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Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Irish Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake has long been a favorite dessert of ours, and this Irish Cream Cheesecake recipe with Chocolate Sauce has quickly risen to the top of the list. It's International Whiskey Day and that calls for a celebration! What better way to celebrate than with a...

Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Calling all peanut butter lovers! These Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies are a perfect way to get your peanut butter fix.  Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies. Do I need to say more? This little nugget is pretty much perfect in every way. Crisp on the edges, chewy in the middle...

Fleur De Sel Caramels

Fleur De Sel Caramels

Nothing says the holidays are here like a batch of homemade Fleur de Sel Caramels. And they are so easy to make, you'll never buy them again! I love holiday baking - the cookies, the cakes, the bars, all of it - but making candy used to scare me. A couple of years...

Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Ganache

Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Ganache

Who can say no to Peanut Butter Fudge, especially when it has a layer of dark chocolate ganache on top? Certainly not me! Do you have a favorite food combination that you will never, ever turn down? For me, that’s chocolate and peanut butter.  If ever you need to...

Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

 Sometimes you need to go big or go home and this Chocolate Pie is the perfect way to do just that. The trend these days is to eat healthy, real food full of whole grains and low in saturated fat. Sometimes healthy eating can taste so good, you don’t even notice the...

Cranberry Cherry Slab Pie

Cranberry Cherry Slab Pie

Does making pies intimidate you? Take the stress out of pie making and feed a crowd at the same time with this Cranberry Cherry Slab Pie. Pie is the quintessential dessert for Thanksgiving but not everyone likes pumpkin and pecan. Crazy, right? We always add a few...

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

 Need a sweet to share with a group? This Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is the perfect dessert for any gathering made with pantry staples.  The holidays are near and the social season is gearing up.  Just when you didn’t think it was possible, life got busier. And that's...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Need a gluten-free dessert for entertaining this fall? This recipe for make-ahead Gluten-Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars is sure to be a huge hit with your guests! We’re back with another delicious gluten-free recipe to add to your fall party menus! These...

Almond Pound Cake

Almond Pound Cake

Don't miss the little-known ingredient that gives this tender Almond Pound Cake its rich and decadent flavor! Pound cake might draw up memories of dinner at Grandma’s or holidays from your childhood. It’s an easy, time-honored dessert that has universal appeal. Make a...

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

 No need to heat up the kitchen with make-ahead No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars! It's been steamy here lately, and that means turning on the oven is pretty much the last thing I want to do. Heavy desserts are out, too, when the mercury starts to climb, but I...

Peanut Butter S’mores Cheesecake Dip

Peanut Butter S’mores Cheesecake Dip

This Peanut Butter S'mores Cheesecake Dip is an easy treat for a group that comes together in 10 minutes! S'mores are the quintessential dessert of summer. Whenever we are having people over during the summer, there is no question that someone will ask if we are...

S’mores Ice Cream Cake

S’mores Ice Cream Cake

Get all of the deliciousness of a s'more without the mess with this S'mores Ice Cream Cake.  I have a secret to share with you today: I’m not really a s’more lover. (Gasp! I know, but it’s true.) Don’t get me wrong; every once in a while, one is ok, but overall I’d...

S’mores Cookie Sandwiches with Roasted Marshmallows

S’mores Cookie Sandwiches with Roasted Marshmallows

Put a new spin on a favorite summer treat with this recipe for S’mores Cookie Sandwiches with Roasted Marshmallows! It’s hard to top a good s’more, but I think I’ve done it. These S’mores Cookie Sandwiches with Roasted Marshmallows are bursting with all the goodness...

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars

Change up your cookie craving with a pan of these sweet and salty White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars - the perfect picnic or BBQ dessert recipe. True confession: I could give or take white chocolate on its own. It just doesn’t hold the same allure to me as rich...

Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Easy Rhubarb Apple Crisp is my go-to dessert for spring. Two of our favorite dessert flavors are combined in one tasty bite!  Marriage is all about compromise. And in our house we are talking compromise about dessert. Important stuff here people. I have been...

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

One bite of these super simple Balsamic Roasted Strawberries, and you'll be finding ways to eat them morning, noon and night!  It's your lucky day, friends! I have a ridiculously simple recipe to share with you that can be used at any meal, morning, noon or...

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Everyone needs a go-to dessert when entertaining. This indulgent, make-ahead Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta recipe is mine.  Pat and I went to Italy to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary a few years ago. It was the best vacation we’ve ever taken, not just for...

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Every time I make these Coconut Macaroons, people ask me for the recipe. One bite and you will, too! My love affair with coconut began in college. I'd always enjoyed coconut prior to that, but during a study abroad class in Greece I fell head over heels for these...

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