Soft, No Spread Sugar Cookies

Soft, no spread, cut out sugar cookies

I love a really good frosted sugar cookie. I like my sugar cookies soft and dense, which is normally the opposite of what rolled out sugar cookies are. Why is it that they are always thin, hard, and crispy when cookie cutters are involved?! Continue reading “Soft, No Spread Sugar Cookies”

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Easter Rice Krispie Treats

I can’t believe it’s almost Easter! This year is flying by, it’s going to be summer before we know it. These Easter rice krispie treats are a super easy and fun Easter treat you can make with your kids (or even if you don’t!) in an afternoon. Continue reading “Easter Rice Krispie Treats”

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Bakery Style Double Chocolate Cookies

Double chocolate cookies

When it comes to double chocolate cookies, I want them soft, with almost a fudgy brownie-like texture. These cookies have a rich chocolate flavor and stay soft for days! They whip up in minutes and require no refrigeration beforehand.

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Ginger Gringles

Delicious Ginger Gringle Cookies

Ahh! Chewy ginger molasses cookies are the best! The taste of these Ginger Gringles takes me back to childhood days in Northern California. These cookies were officially my dad’s favorite. When I got old enough to bake on my own, I made them for my dad’s birthday each year. Even while away at college, I would send a box full of Ginger Gringles to Lakehaven Court in Fair Oaks around April 5th. Continue reading “Ginger Gringles”

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How to Pipe White Chocolate Butterflies (video tutorial)

These delicate lacey winged butterflies are simpler than you think! And I’ve got a quick video tutorial to prove it! All you need is a piping bag (or even a sandwich bag will work), some parchment paper, candy melts Continue reading “How to Pipe White Chocolate Butterflies (video tutorial)”

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Blackberry Lemon Poppyseed Cake

A lemon poppyseed cake with a lemon soak, fresh blackberry buttercream, and a lemon cream cheese frosting—this is my dream cake.

I don’t usually make my own birthday cake, but I’d been dreaming about a cake like this for months Continue reading “Blackberry Lemon Poppyseed Cake”

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Caramel Rocky Road Cookies

Caramel Rocky Road cookies–inside shot with title

A rich chocolate cookie base, loaded with semisweet chocolate chips, toasted pecans, soft caramels, mini marshmallows, and sprinkled with just a little bit of sea salt. Holy moly.

As you already know, I am a cookie baking fiend. They’re definitely my Continue reading “Caramel Rocky Road Cookies”

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Hot Fudge Sauce

This recipe for Hot Fudge Sauce originated with my Grandma Gladys Greer, of St. Johns, Arizona. She boiled it for 3 minutes then quickly frosted a delicious chocolate cake with it. Grandma’s chocolate cake was a stand out! My mom, my sisters and I have continued Grandma Gladys’s tradition by boiling the recipe only one minute and using it as hot fudge sauce. Continue reading “Hot Fudge Sauce”

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White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding; with Vanilla-Caramel Sauce

Restaurants all over New Orleans and many places in Louisiana serve bread pudding as a grand finale. It’s a specialty dessert for many casual and fine dining spots. I think of bread pudding as a Louisiana, or Southern dessert. It actually dates back centuries to Europe. Bread pudding got its start as a way to use up stale bread.  Continue reading “White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding; with Vanilla-Caramel Sauce”

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Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake

King Cake is the traditional dessert served during Mardi Gras. It is symbolic of arrival of the of the 3 Wise Men in Bethlehem to visit baby Jesus. King cake is made with a rich brioche dough and filled with a sweet cinnamon cream cheese filling, topped with sweet glaze, and colored sanding sugar. Continue reading “Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake”

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