Category Archives: Desserts

1, 2, 3 Chocolate Sauce

This chocolate sauce is synonymous with my childhood summers, Christmases, or Spring Break. Basically, any time we went to visit my maternal grandparents on their farm. It was a nightly ritual that after dinner the 5 gallon bucket of Schwan’s … Continue reading

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Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Cream Cheese Frosting

  For the frosting: 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature Pinch of salt Zest of 2 lemons Juice of 2 lemons 4-5 cups powdered sugar 3 tbsp poppy seeds Preparation For the … Continue reading

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Peach Galette

A few month ago, Chris & I were watching a food show on Netflix & one of the segments showed a woman preparing a peach galette (something I’d never heard of before) but the seed was planted, & for months … Continue reading

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Leah’s “I luv cake!” Cake

When Leah turned 2, we celebrated her birthday, a small gathering of family & close friends at the house. After playing & presents it was time for cake & ice cream. Situated in her high chair, I gave her a … Continue reading

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Mocha Cake

I recently celebrated a birthday and made my own cake for the occasion. Some people are surprised by that, but since I enjoy baking and trying new things, I actually look forward to it & contemplate various ideas throughout the … Continue reading

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Recipe Redux: Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Have you ever made something and then allowed 6 more years to pass before making it again only to discover one of the prepackaged ingredients has changed and you have to guesstimate? That’s what happened tonight while baking these cupcakes … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cupcakes

What’s not to love about a little cup of chocolate cake for a birthday? I made these for a good friend’s birthday a few months ago. Ingredients for the cupcake: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 6 tbsp Hershey’s … Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Pie Bars

I first tried my hand at this recipe several years ago and it was disappointingly lackluster. At the time, my mom jotted down tips and suggestions and it’s been hanging out in my 3-ring binder ever since. After consulting her … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

Let’s take a moment and behold the gloriousness of German Chocolate Cake. This is by far one of my favorite cakes and surprisingly one that I had not previously made. Growing up, it was always one my mom would make … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Date Cake

This is another recipe pulled from the archives of my mother’s trusty recipe box. Like most recipes from mom, this one stems from my childhood. I’d never made it myself until this past summer when my parents were returning from … Continue reading

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