Tag: dessert

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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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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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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Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spiced pecan chocolate chip cookies

A local magazine was having a cookie recipe contest, so of course I wanted to enter! It’s an unusually chilly summer day today, and it’s raining, so I think I came up with these because they remind me of fall. (Update: I was runner-up in the cookie contest!)

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

I love classic custard and meringue pies, especially lemon meringue and lime meringue pies. This recipe is perfect for summer, but let’s be honest, I make it year-round. The one in the picture is made in my vintage Pyrex fridge dish (approximately 8″ x 6.5″ x 2.5″), but I’ve also made it in a traditional

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Gingerbread Ice Cream

Gingerbread Ice Cream

I love gingerbread. Gingerbread cookies, gingerbread lattes, gingerbread everything – love it! I’ve been meaning to try to make gingerbread ice cream since around Christmas, but I kept putting it off and forgetting and then I decided to paint my kitchen cabinets and do a lot of other major things around the house. So finally this

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