Category Dessert

Cheesecake Cookies

With yesterday being President’s Day and having a wonderful 3 day weekend at home, I decided to make the dough for these cookies on Sunday afternoon and bake them for my neighbors on Monday morning. I already had all the ingredients and the wrapping goodies, including the American flag fabric. If you like cheesecake, then you will really enjoy these little bites of cheesecake heaven. 
Yields: 5-6 do...
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Cupcake Recipes & Decorating

Please take a look at my page for creative cupcake ideas with recipes and decorating techniques. ENJOY!
For The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting EVER:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon or full teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa to give your frosting a chocolate beige coloring...
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Sweet Tooth Fresh Fruit Cup

We all have this from time to time. The craving of something sweet. Mostly chocolate and full of sugar. I recently came up with a quick fix for my late night sweet tooth. I decided instead of grabbing a delicious chocolate truffle to scoop up all the fresh fruit I had in my fridge and fruit basket. I came up with roughly a tablespoon each of blackberries, strawberries, banana, blueberries, and Cool whip...

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Chocolate Chip Heart Cookie

You’ve all seen them. Mostly at the mall walking by the Mrs. Fields cookie stand. We got them at parties when we were kids. Well I bought myself a Giant Heart Cookie Pan from Wilton to see if they were easy or difficult. I had a recipe I planned to use but decided to go with the Wilton chocolate chip heart cookie recipe that came with the pan for my first attempt...
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Red Velvet Cake

My sister-in-law lives in San Diego and we don’t get to see her as often as we would like. Her birthday falls just after the New Year so we thought it would be nice to celebrate her special day during Christmas this year. I asked my brother-in-law what her favorite dessert was and he said it was red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting...
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White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

From the Ghirardelli Macadamia White Chip Cookies recipe on the back of the Ghirardelli Classic White Chips package
Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 36 minutes | Total time: 56 minutes
Yield: 5 dozen cookies or freeze half of the dough if you don’t want to make all 5 dozen
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, ro...
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Red Wine Chocolate Truffles

The best part about chocolate truffles is the wine! You use ½ cup of red wine and you can enjoy the rest in a wine glass sipping while making yummy truffles. These do take a little time and are somewhat tedious, so keeping the wine glass full will help this process go a tad quicker.
Yields 30-40 truffles
8 ounces (225 grams) high-quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopp...
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Russian Teacake Cookies

I always love the taste of these cookies, especially around Christmas. They are perfect on their own and even more perfect with a cup of tea or coffee...
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Caramel Apple Pie

Ingredients {for the apple filling}: Enough for one pie
  • Firm Apples- 6 large Fuji apples (sweeter) or Granny Smith (more tart)
  • Sugar- 2/3 cup *See Notes at the bottom
  • Cinnamon- 1 1/2 tsp.
  • Dulce de Leche (this takes 2 hours) – Use half of the can in the apples and the other half for topping or...
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Perfect Pie Crust

This is the Tenderflake lard company’s recipe for flaky pie crust. Tenderflake is based in Canada so I modified a little since I couldn’t get my hands on their lard.
Ingredients: {for the pie crust}Yields 3 times 9″ double pie crusts or 6 pie shells
5 ½ cups all purpose, pre-sifted flour
2 teaspoons of salt
1 lb. or 16oz. of Farmer John Premium Manteca Lard or any lard
1 egg, lightly ...
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