Category: Desserts

Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Scrumptious chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips are a fun departure from the traditional chocolate chip cookie. I bought the white chocolate chips this winter to make something with cranberries that I never actually ended up making, and I’m afraid to look at how old the cocoa I used was – but these turned out

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35 Amazing & Unique Pie Recipes

Collage of various pies with text that says 35 amazing and unique pies

Pi day is next week, and I’m starting to scheme what kinds of pies to make. If you’re also looking for a pi day pie, this collection has 35 nontraditional pie recipes that will definitely be a big hit on pi day. There’s no bake pie, pot pie, slab pie, boozy pie, hand pie, vegetarian

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Meringues With Chocolate Mousse

Individual meringues filled with chocolate mousse

This recipe is based off of a pie my mom makes. It was my sister’s favorite dessert to have on any special occasion. In a pie format, cutting this into slices without the meringue breaking into a million pieces can be problematic. I made these last night to take to a dinner party, and pretty

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Eggnog Cupcakes With Cinnamon & Nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting

Three eggnog cupcakes on a wooden plate

So I had this eggnog liqueur left over from the party I had last weekend. I wanted to use it up, and I’m not really one to drink eggnog, so I wanted to come up with a dessert concoction of some kind. Because I’m not the biggest eggnog fan, I wanted to do something I

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Apple & Cranberry Blondies

Two apple and cranberry blondies stacked

I needed to make a non-pie dessert for Thanksgiving again this year. Last year, I made these spice cupcakes with apple pie filling and cinnamon buttercream. I didn’t want to do a cake this year, but I also wanted to do something unique. I thought about cranberry white chocolate chip blondies, but I also really

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot chocolate cupcake

I was trying to come up with a unique chocolate recipe in preparation for my guest appearance on the Conversational Chaos podcast. The Rage Monster (one of the podcast’s hosts) requested something chocolate. I warned him that I was making something experimental, and if it didn’t turn out, at least it would be a fun

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Lemon Cookies With Vanilla Glaze

Lemon cookies

When I first started to make these lemon cookies the other day, I used a base that was similar to how I make sugar cookies. I wanted the dough to be rolled out like sugar cookies, but the dough didn’t shape up to make that happen. The lemon juice and the baking soda gives these

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Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

Moose tracks ice cream cake

I thought the 16th birthday of someone who really likes Moose Tracks ice cream would be a great time to try to make my first ice cream cake. I used store bought cake mix and frosting to cut down on the intensity of the experience since I thought this could be a bit labor-intensive. As

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Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

I had a get-together to celebrate my new basement yesterday, and because it was Derby day, I had a few Derby-themed items on the menu. I was going to make a Derby pie, but I didn’t want anything I was serving to require utensils. I’ve made bite-sized Boston cream pies before, so I decided it

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Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

cupcake

I needed a dessert other than pie to make for Thanksgiving. I was originally going to make a spice cake, but I opted for cupcakes because they’re easier to distribute (and grab and go). This recipe uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base to save a few steps, but I disregard all of

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