Desserts

  • “Bring Your Own Lampshade” Browned Butter Cupcakes

    We spent the past weekend in Wisconsin, as another of my nieces graduated from high school. It was nice seeing family again, ...

  • “I’m thirty-seven–I’m not old!”

    (Source) Yes, I really have been waiting years to be able to use that quote. It feels weird to say that I'm pushing 40 ...

  • #Sponsored – Strawberry Streusel Frozen Yogurt

    Recently, I was sent some new items to try from General Mills and the Platefull Co-Op. Fiber One Streusel Bars. I was given ...

  • (Chupon Chocolate #Review) Green Tea White Chocolate Cupcakes

    A little while ago, I received a box of chocolate in the mail: Chupon Chocolate! Chupon Chocolate is made by infusing imported ...

  • Almond Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

    I was a little disappointed with the last batch of cupcakes I made. They were okay...Decent-enough that the bambino actually ...

  • Amaretto Pound Cake

    When I was growing up, my mom would occasionally buy a Sara Lee Pound Cake along with a jar of Hershey's Hot Fudge Sauce, ...

  • Amaretto Strawberries with Sour Cream

    I've spent the past couple weeks in a funk, one that culminated in my throwing a bag of clothes across the living room in ...

  • Baileys Chocolate Cake

    I had this urge over the weekend to throw myself back into baking. I made cupcakes for the bambino's birthday, per his request, ...

  • Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake

    Gods, this week and last. Things have been crazy-busy as of late. Baking jobs for the bambino's school. Working last Saturday ...

  • Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

    After we got back from Rochester last week, we swung back down to Sioux Falls to go to Costco, and pick up a few things ...

  • Boston Cream Pie French Toast

    I joke often about how my personal Facebook feed is full of nothing but food and The Replacements. Every once in awhile, ...

  • Boston Cream Pie Ice Cream

    I've had Boston Cream Pie on the brain ever since I read this entry on How to Philosophize With Cake. If you're not reading ...

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Blondies

    Thou saw the fields laid bare an' waste, An' weary winter comin fast, An' cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to ...

  • Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Bourbon Salted Caramel Frosting

    I did some baking for the bambino's school. Twice a year, during parent-teacher conferences, the PTA asks for parents to ...

  • Browned Butter Butterfinger Bits Cookies

    While I'm in denial about it (because of what follows), it's slowly starting to feel like Autumn here on the prairie, which ...

  • Browned Butter Chocolate Peanut Chip Blondies

    Over the weekend, in spite of being sick, I wanted to bake. It's been really stressful at work (and not likely to let up ...

  • Chocolate Cake Pudding with Whiskey Butter Sauce and Eggland’s Best (Giveaway CLOSED)

    Happy New Year!!! I've been wanting to share this recipe for a long while now. I first tried it out with some leftover cupcakes ...

  • Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

    Who doesn't like a good cake? And Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream combines the best of both worlds--Sweet ...

  • Chocolate Espresso Cake with Frangelico Browned Butter Frosting

    Need a cake for a special occasion? Make Chocolate Espresso Cake with Frangelico Browned Butter Frosting. Topped with crunchy ...

  • Chocolate Ice Cream

    It's been HOT lately! Okay, well not hot exactly...warmer than it has been. Which means I'm really craving ice cream. I'm ...

  • Chocolate Mascarpone Cupcakes

    Man...This harsh, cold winter needs to be DONE. I know it's worse in the eastern half of the country--Believe me, I'm glad ...

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

    I decided (again) to revisit the icebox cake. I wanted something with chocolate and peanut butter, though. I couldn't really ...

  • Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread

    These Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread cookies are a tasty and different addition to a cookie tray. I'm alternately cursing ...

  • Cinnamon Almond Chocolate Cake

    This Cinnamon Almond Chocolate Cake is not what it should be. It should've been spicier and more pudding-like in its consistency. ...

  • Cinnamon Chip Scones

    I spend most weekends baking, mostly for blog projects that often get pawned off on my coworkers. For as many cupcakes that ...

  • Cinnamon Cookies Stuffed with Baileys Ganache

    A few weeks ago, I had a couple large cupcake-making jobs for a couple of coworkers. One of the cupcakes I made were an ...

  • Coffee Ice Cream

    It's damp and chilly outside right now. And it's supposed to stay that way for the rest of the week. Jay is sick, the bambino ...

  • Cosmic Cupcakes for Plutopalooza

    I learned quite a few years ago to embrace my inner sci-fi/space geek. If you know me in real life, you're already well ...

  • Cranberry Almond Bakewell Tart

    Not too long ago, I started participating in Twitter parties. It pretty much is just Twitter-surfing, while following a ...

  • Cream Puffs

    Cream Puffs are easier to make than you might think! Fill them however you'd like (vanilla pudding, chocolate custard, whipped ...

  • Custard Tart Cupcakes

    A few months ago, I came across a picture of a cupcake that caught my eye. I know, that's not hard at all to do. I have ...

  • Dark Chocolate Balsamic Truffles

    As I allued in a previous post, I wanted to find something to do with the Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar I recently purchased. ...

  • Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Mascarpone Frosting

    It's funny to think about the things people turn to when it comes to stress-baking. Some people bake brownies, some make ...

  • Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

    I bought some hazelnuts with the intention of making some Chocolate-Hazelnut Biscotti for my failed Gevalia House Party. ...

  • Double Chocolate Iced Coffee

    I try not to talk too much about the bambino here on the blog, other than giving his opinion on some of the dishes I make ...

  • Easy Classic Cheesecake

    I always have such a backlog of recipes I want to make...Sometimes it's hard to keep them all straight, and inevitably, ...

  • Easy Gingerbread Cutouts

    Even though this is my least favorite time of the year, and Christmas is about my least-favorite holiday, I do try and quell ...

  • Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

    A few months ago, I dropped a good chunk of change at Ideal Wedding--Not for wedding supplies or anything like that, but ...

  • Eggnog Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Whipped Cream #SundaySupper

    Eggnog Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Whipped Cream is an elegant take on the classic holiday beverage. Are you a fan of eggnog? ...

  • Einkorn Cookie Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl

    One of the things I toyed with getting after finding out I won that Williams-Sonoma gift card while on vacation was an upgraded ...

  • Espresso Pots de Crème

    Espresso Pots de Crème are thick, velvety cups of rich chocolate, topped with a boozy whipped cream. They're perfect ...

  • Fudge Brownies

    Allow me to wallow a bit in this post. For even though I made the above Fudge Brownies, that's the only one I got to eat. ...

  • Ginger Creams

    Ginger Creams are made from a recipe that was given to me by my grandmother-in-law, Shirley. The recipe has been in her ...

  • Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

    I know what you're thinking...Green Velvet? Yes, Green Velvet Cupcakes, with a mouth-watering Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting. ...

  • Hazelnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

    Hazelnut Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream are a delicious treat. Nutty cupcakes topped with a rich meringue buttercream, ...

  • Hazelnut Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

    By now, my dad, younger sister and family are back in Ohio and collapsing into that "Thank the gods we're home" exhaustion. ...

  • Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

    Every once in awhile, when I hit up the Starbucks inside the grocery store, I like to get something other than coffee. Especially ...

  • Hazelnut Mascarpone #IceCreamForOXO

    I make no secret that I love ice cream. It's perfect in the summer, when it's hot and muggy out. It's even perfect in the ...

  • Holiday Brownies

    For obvious and not-obvious reasons, I haven't exactly felt the magic of Christmas this year. The holidays are kind of a ...

  • Holiday Puppy Chow

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias ...

  • Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

    Growing up in Cincinnati and having access to places like Graeter's Ice Cream, I was a bit spoiled in the dessert department. ...

  • Irish Cream Waffles with Whiskey Strawberries #SundaySupper

    It's been ages since I got out the waffle iron. I seriously think it's been well over a year maybe? Possibly not quite that ...

  • Jameson Butter Pecan Shortbread

    I've been busy enough this week, that I haven't been able to do as much baking of St. Patrick's Day desserts as I'd wanted ...

  • Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli Cupcake.

    Ah, pop culture references. For someone who's never read or sat through any of The Godfather books or movies, I know plenty ...

  • Maple Toffee Shortbread

    I know maple syrup is generally processed/made in the spring, but for some reason, it makes me think of fall and winter--Maple-Glazed ...

  • Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Now that I've been doing Weight Watchers for about 2 months, it's still sometimes a shock when I plot out the points of ...

  • Nutella Mascarpone Trifle

    There are days when I want to give up on adulthood, and run away from it. I want to pack Jay and the bambino in the car ...

  • Nutella No-Bake Cookies

    I was on vacation last week, though it didn't exactly feel like it. I had a quick trip to Ohio to see family and Echo & ...

  • Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies

    There is a reason I don't make cookies more often. I eat them all. I don't even get to the point of baked cookies, I'll ...

  • Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies – #OXOGoodCookies

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, I've teamed up with OXO to Bake A Difference, helping to ...

  • Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I had an unexpected day off this week, due to what I thought was a sick bambino. In retrospect, I think the sore throat ...

  • Pear Crisp – And a Trip to Stillwater Orchards

    This post is brought to you by the IFBC, the second in a series of three posts about my attendance at this years' conference. ...

  • Pecan Toffee Bars

    I'm the worst when it comes to being sick. I hate it. I got sacked with that horrid norovirus right around my birthday, ...

  • Princess Leia Cupcakes – OXO Good Cookies

    This post is sponsored by OXO's Cookies for Kids' Cancer I tell people all the time that the whole reason I make "pretty" ...

  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart with Salted Caramel Sauce

    I know, it's barely October, and since practically the middle of September, people have been going bonkers for pumpkin anything. ...

  • Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

    I meant to make these Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies about a week ago, but I got lazy. I've been fighting what ...

  • Pumpkin Toffee Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

    I had leftover pumpkin from the cupcakes I made last week, and was debating on what I wanted to do with it. I thought about ...

  • Pumpkin-Pecan Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting

    I wish I was better organized sometimes. With some things, I am extremely particular, and keep things orderly. My food magazines ...

  • Red Velvet Cupcakes

    I don't think I've ever actually posted my recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes. I'm too lazy to go back and check the archives, ...

  • Roasted Peanut Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

    Well, I've sold my Replacements tickets. And I'm really frakking depressed about it. They're going to someone who missed ...

  • Rosettes and Krumkake

    I spent Saturday afternoon over at my mother-in-law's, so that I could learn how to make rosettes and krumkake, two of the ...

  • Salted Bittersweet Crémeux with Toasted Hazelnuts

    I've had my last issue of Food and Wine opened to the same recipe for long enough that the magazine is now a bit misshapen. ...

  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I ran out of baking inspiration. It seems silly, I know. Normally, I've got a slew of recipes and ideas on the back-burner, ...

  • Salted Caramel Stracciatella

    I've been posting a fair number of Weight Watchers recipes lately, and while no food is technically off limits, I needed ...

  • Salted Chocolate Tart

    I feel like I've been on a ridiculous sugar-binge lately. It seems that every time I turn around, I'm shoving something ...

  • Salted Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies

    Yeah, that's a mouthful. Salted Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies. But it's worth it for a bite of these beauties. Chewy ...

  • Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    I know, it's barely September and I'm already breaking out the autumnal baked goods. I don't go gaga for pumpkin the way ...

  • Steel-Cut Oat Snack Cake

    Saturday night is turning out to be a big frakkin' deal. The tickets have been purchased, the hotel room's been booked, ...

  • Strawberry Cinnamon Cream Cheese Tart

    I usually don't go all that gung-ho for Valentine's Day...Long-time readers know Jay and I have a pretty rotten track record ...

  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

    After my unfortunate bout with an ACE inhibitor, my endocrinologist finally got back to me about my reaction, which was ...

  • Strawberry Crepes

    So....I'm back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon. I'd been thinking about it for awhile anyway, because a lot of people at ...

  • Strawberry Ice Cream

    I tried making some vanilla ice cream a few weeks ago, and sadly, it was a colossal flop. Which surprised me, as I used ...

  • Strawberry Trifle with Amaretto and Crème Fraîche

    Ahh, desserts. They are often both a blessing and a curse. I love a little something sweet after a meal, but sometimes don't ...

  • Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

    It truly is amazing how time seems to be flying by these days. I've been feeling like this entire month has gotten away ...

  • Supreme Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yet another crap week. Gods, I am ready for winter to be OVER. On the one hand, I'm glad the weekends have been nice, since ...

  • Tiramisu

    Tiramisu. Just the mere mention of it causes me to lose focus on anything else and to start drooling uncontrollably. I didn't ...

  • Tiramisu Brownies

    What a week. Between more issues with the bambino and school, coming down with the Cold-That-Never-Dies (according to other ...

  • Tiramisu Crepes

    I was trying to think up a way to use up the rest of my mocha drizzle and mascarpone from the Tiramisu Pancakes I made the ...

  • Tiramisu Ice Cream

    Are you sick of ice cream recipes yet? I'm really not kidding when I say I could eat this stuff all day everyday. I decided ...

  • Toffee Ricotta Scones

    Yes, Toffee Ricotta Scones. I know what you're thinking. Ricotta? In scones? Trust me, it works. I've made scones with mascarpone ...

  • Trifle with Apple Butter and Whiskey Salted Caramel

    Trifle with Apple Butter and Whiskey Salted Caramel is a bit of a mouthful, eh? It's worth the hassle of a lengthy name, ...

  • Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Frosting

    It's almost the end of January, though that usually means absolutely nothing as far as winter in SoDak goes. If we're lucky, ...

  • White Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

    I had a veiled request for some cupcakes...A coworker, fishing for cupcakes without actually asking for them, wanted to ...

  • Winter Cupcakes

    Leaving the bank was somewhat bittersweet. I was participating in the Secret Santa gift exchange for the first time in a ...