August 2014 Wrap-Up

This being the last school year for my oldest son has me feeling a little melancholy, and the unseasonal grey and rainy weather hasn’t helped my mood at all. It’s fortunate I have baking to bring me out of my funk.

No-Bake Desserts

This is what made me decide to bring you a bunch of quick and easy desserts that require no baking whatsoever. More than 50 of them, in fact. Just feast your eyes on this collection, and you’ll be no-baking your little heart out!

June 2014 Wrap-Up

I really had fun with some awesome recipes this month. It seems you did, too, because almost all of this month’s recipes were popular and well-received. If you missed any of them, I hope you’ll take this chance to catch up!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I’m having a chunk of coffee cake right now, as a matter of fact. I’d tell you it helps me think, but honestly, the only thing I’m thinking about is crumb topping. And lots of it.

Double-Decker Pavlova with Chocolate

This pavlova, by the way, is the perfect classical dessert, because it’s sort of classical itself. It’s named after a Russian ballerina. And, just like her, it’s delicate and fabulous.

24 Zucchini Recipes

I missed Zucchini Day. It just passed me right by. Several of my friends have asked me for more zucchini recipes. So, here I am. I’ve put together an amazing collection of recipes that will be perfect for using your bounteous harvest.

Twix Cheesecake Bars

It seems like cheesecake bars are like the cool kid on the block these days. Everyone is making them. You name it, you can make it into a cheesecake bar.

Independence Day Treats

I love a good holiday. I love the comradery, the break from the daily grind, and most of all, the food. Oh, the food! Holiday food is the best, isn’t it?

Fruit Pizza

Whose big idea was it to have cake for every single birthday party ever? Nothing against cake, but I can think of about a dozen things I’d rather have. I don’t think there’s a single thing wrong with a birthday brownie, pie, cobbler, krispie treat, or fruit covered cookie.

Strawberry Pudding

When I told Robb I intended to make Strawberry Pudding, he wondered aloud whether it even existed. It will when I make it, I replied. He should just trust me, because it’s one of the tastiest and creamiest desserts I’ve had in a long time!

Blackberry Cobbler

You should know that it doesn’t bother me ONE BIT to have cobbler instead of cake. In fact, I bought the biggest Costco-sized box of blackberries I could find, and made this cobbler twice. Once for me, and once for Carla.

Toasted Coconut Milkshake

Not too long ago, we went to this fancy donut place in town, and Robb got a toasted coconut donut, which is one of the best things in the entire world. I wanted to capture that same flavor in this milkshake. I knew I hit a home run when I heard Robb shout from the other room, “Are you kidding me?!”

Molasses Cookies with Caramel Cinnamon Glaze

I just loved this cookie when it took the form of gingerbread last winter. It was excellent with the dark chocolate cocoa I had for breakfast. Which probably explains why I’m dieting now.

Almond Buttermilk Cake

The book says it’s called a visiting cake because you can see your neighbors coming up the road, and throw this cake together before they get to the front door. It’s just about right, too. This thing was easy like Sunday morning.

20 Amazing No Bake Desserts

Who doesn’t love a no-bake dessert? Nobody, that’s who. I have these amazing ideas for complex desserts right now, but honestly, it’s just so nice outside, I would rather do anything than spend a long afternoon in the kitchen. That makes this the perfect time to pull together a collection of some of my favorite no-bake desserts.