Desserts

Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars

Take a bite of these apple pie bars with ice cream

The Quaker Oats Company as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time for some apple pie oatmeal bars! Apple desserts (like these apple crumble baked apples) just scream fall! It’s fall! For me, that means three months of non stop baking, decorating…

10 best Bars Recipes to tempt your sweet tooth.

10 of my favorite bars recipes

My favorite type of desserts to make are bars and squares.  The main reason is the simplicity of making them.  Many bars recipes are no bake, and even the ones that require time in the oven are still easy to put together. They are also “forgiving” in that you can substitute one ingredient for another…

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

no bake chocolate peanut butter bars

I knew I would love this recipe for these No-Bake Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars before I even made them. They have my favorite ingredients – peanut butter and chocolate AND they are no bake.  What could be better to tempt your sweet tooth? Peanut butter bars are a bit hit in our house. I…

No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

no bake peanut butter energy bites

Are you looking for a really easy to make and healthy snack that is both nutritious and super tasty?  Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat. These peanut butter energy bites make a great…

Patriotic Table Decor

Patriotic Table Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DipintoMeze #CollectiveBias  It’s time for some patriotic table decor. We’ve all had that moment when our friends or parents decide to visit with no notice for an important weekend.  But don’t panic.  Just because you have little warning that you’ll…

Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a progressive dinner party

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner party with these delicious Recipes. One of my favorite things to do with my fiends when we entertain is to have a progressive dinner party.  We go from one house to the next, with each friend contributing something to the dinner party menu. My blogging friends and…

Diet Dr Pepper Brownies – Easy Fun Way to Cook Dessert

Diet Dr Pepper® brownies

These Diet Dr Pepper Brownies are easy to make and have a lower calorie count than normal brownies, since there is no oil in the recipe. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Diet Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. Be sure to join me in this giveaway and…

Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples

Paleo Nutella Baked Apples

Nutella has both dairy and sugar and both of these are not allowed on a Paleo diet.  These Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples are a tasty way to celebrate Nutella day guilt free. I love Nutella. I love baked Apples and I love fun celebration days.  February 5 is Nutella day and what a tasty day…

Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

13 Ways to use Nut Butter - AKA Paleo Nutella - thegardeningcook.com

Paleo Hazelnut Butter is a wonderful substitute for Nutella. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella.  But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet?  Is Nutella a thing of the past for you? Thankfully, that is not the case.…

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Paleo Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Just because you are trying to follow a Paleo diet does not mean that you have to give up your favorite cold desserts.  This Paleo Nutella banana ice cream is so rich and creamy and, with just a few substitutes, can be enjoyed by anyone who is trying to follow a clean eating lifestyle. This…

Paleo Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites.

Paleo espresso chocolate hazelnut energy bites.

Are you looking for an afternoon snack or after workout treat that is Paleo and super delicious? Try one of the Paleo espresso chocolate hazelnut energy bites. They are loaded with goodness, and so, so tasty. These Paleo Espresso Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites pack a nutritious punch in one delicious mouthful. I’m fond of any…

Drizzled Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

If you are looking for me in December, you will likely find me in my kitchen making fudge.  I love to eat it. I love to make it, and I love to take pictures of it.  I’d make it year round if my hips would not cry out in frustration from the extra calories.  This…

My Mum’s Butterscotch pie with a Torched Meringue Topping

My Mum's butterscotch pie

One of my fondest holiday memories, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, is my mum’s butterscotch pie.  The pie is rich and creamy, sweet and mum use to make batches of them every year.  (She had to make extras, or there would be none left after my brother got started on them.) Celebrate the Holidays with…

Turtle Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweetenTheSeason #CollectiveBias It’s time to make a Turtle Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake! The holidays are a time for me to bring out the big guns when it comes to desserts.   There is nothing quite like having family or friends…

Pumpkin Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

These pumpkin swirl mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for your Thanksgiving guests. They are a delicious blend of cream cheese, pumpkin puree and seasonal spices. thegardeningcook.com

One of my mother’s favorite desserts at Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie. I’ve never been much of a fan of a whole pie, (I usually eat just the filling of the pie and leave the crust – I’m quirky that way…) and my husband doesn’t like pumpkin pie all at so I have to improvise a bit.…

Candy Corn Pretzel Balls

Candy corn pretzel balls

Ah yes….fall.  My favorite season. There are so many reasons to look forward to fall.  The cooler temperatures…all the gorgeous colors in the leaves, pumpkin decorating and oh yes…candy corn!  These candy corn pretzel balls are a delicious bite of sweet, salty, creamy fall delight. Time to celebrate the holidays with these candy corn pretzel…

Vanilla-Flavored Custard with Homemade Fruit Sauce

Vanilla custard with homemade fruit sauce. Sometimes simple is the best taste!

Yum….fresh fruit.  This time of the year, the choices are so wide and the flavor is sublime.  My friend Regina, over at Molly Mell, has shared with me her favorite way to dress up custard – with a seasonal homemade fruit sauce!  Sometimes, less is more. This recipe shows that to perfection.  The dessert is…

Sweet Endings – Collection of my Favorite Desserts

delicious desserts

Dessert!  My favorite part of the meal.  (and my hips show it unfortunately.)  My favorite desserts make sweet endings to a meal and are sure to tempt even the most ardent sweet eater. Sweet Endings for your Sweet Tooth. As much as I love desserts, I find that I don’t bake them often. Now that…

Chocolate Raspberry Swirled Mini Cheesecakes

Chocolate raspberry swirled mini cheesecakes

Summer is the time for me to use fresh fruits in many of my cheesecake recipes.  I love the lightness that they give to the dinner menu, and they are perfect to serve when you have a BBQ or grill party. These chocolate raspberry swirled mini cheesecakes are the perfect bite of summertime freshness.  Your…

Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes

silicone baking cups make clean up easy

My friend Regina, at Molly Mel, has been baking up some sweets for the upcoming Easter holiday. Aren’t they cute? These Easter coconut and cheese cupcakes will be a nice finishing touch to your Easter dinner, and the kiddies will love them. Treat Your Family To These Gluten Free Coconut and Cheese Cupcakes. Want to…

Savory Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes

My husband and I are both trying to lose weight right now, but we also have a sweet tooth that we don’t want to deny.  These banana chocolate cupcakes give us the sweet treat we are looking for without a lot of calories. These Banana Chocolate Cupcakes Won’t Break the Calorie Bank. The secret to…

Ice Cream Party Time with Francois et Mimi Ice Cream Bowls

Ice cream party time with Francois et Mimi Ice Cream Bowls

These Lovely Francois et Mimi Ice Cream Bowls are So Versatile. One of the nicest parts of being a food blogger is that vagarious sponsors contact me to review their products.  Normally, I will review what I receive as part of a recipe, or another type of post that I do. But when I received…

Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles

Today's featured recipe is Brigadiero - white Chocolate Truffles from mollymel.blogspot.com

Today’s featured recipe comes from Regina who blogs at Molly Mell.  Regina has sent us this recipe for Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Today’s Featured Recipe is Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Regina tells me that normally Brigadeiro is a brown chocolate covered with brown chocolate sprinkles, but since Valentine’s day is coming,…