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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars

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Peanut Butter Butterfinger Chunk Bars
Peanut butter cookies always remind me of childhood, largely because I think that I ate way more peanut butter cookies as a kid than I do these days. Fortunately, it doesn’t take long to bake up a batch to satisfy my desire for a little nostalgia – or to pour a glass of …

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Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp
When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a …

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Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
I know a lot of people who associated rich, chocolaty crinkle cookies with the holidays, as they are a popular item for seasonal cookie platters. But I like chocolate all year round, so I don’t just save these delightful cookies for the end of the year. My Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies can certainly …

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Apricot Ice Cream

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Apricot Ice Cream
Fresh stone fruits are wonderful to work with in the kitchen, whether you’re talking about peaches, plums, nectarines or any other fruits in the family. They’re delicious and versatile, so you can eat them out of hand or bake them into anything from a fruit cobbler to a pie

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Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

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Blueberry Lemon Brunch Cake

There are two types of cake that I will serve at breakfast: streusel-topped coffee cakes and moist, fruit-laden cakes. The fruity cakes could certainly be considered as dessert options, but when cakes are loaded with fruit I tend to feel that they don’t need frosting and that frosting-less cakes are very valid …

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Vanilla Cream Pie with Vanilla Meringue

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Vanilla Custard Pie
Cream pies come in all flavors – from chocolate to coconut – but there is one flavor that you don’t see all that often: vanilla. While I will take a slice of cream pie in just about any flavor you would like to serve me, there is something simple and satisfying about a …

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Lemon Vanilla Muffin Tops

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Lemon & Vanilla Muffin Tops

There is something about muffin tops that makes them the most delicious part of the muffin. It’s not that I don’t like the base of the muffin – especially if it is packed with juicy blueberries or other goodies – but the domed top just seems to have an extra …

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