Category Archives: Sweet Stuff

6 Wonderful Recipes for Watermelon-Lovers

6 End-of-Summer Dishes for Watermelon Lovers

Watermelon is a summer fruit that makes many appearances in my home during the season. Every bite of the juicy melon practically screams “summer.” The end of melon season is bittersweet because it means that I’ll have to wait several months to get my hands on a fresh crop – but I make the most of it by enjoying watermelons as often as possible as ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodles are always a popular cookie in my kitchen. The cinnamon-topped sugar cookies appeal to just about everyone, from kids to adults. The cookies are typically made by rolling balls of cookie dough in a cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking, a process that gives the cookies their signature look and flavor. I whipped up a batch of Snickerdoodle Bar Cookies over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Food Processor Coconut Macaroons

Food Processor Coconut Macaroons

When it comes to easy-to-make cookies, coconut macaroons are one of my favorites. The cookies only require a few simple ingredients – namely, egg whites, coconut and sugar – and I typically only add in a pinch of salt and a bit of vanilla extract or citrus zest to make them stand out. If you happen to have a food processor in your kitchen, you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Ice Cream Cakes at Home

Ice cream cakes are a treat that I always looked forward to growing up. I typically only encountered this dessert on special occasions, such as a birthday party, and the triple-thread combination of cake, ice cream and frosting pushed the cake to the top of my “favorite dessert” list. For years, the only ice cream cakes I had were ones that came from an ice ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Piñata Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Piñata Cake

A beautiful layer cake always has some “wow” factor to it, but there are always ways to add a little more. You can use unusual flavor combinations to surprise tasters, or add unexpected fillings, like ice cream or lemon curd, to go with layers of frosting. If you want your cake to make a big impression, however, you should try making a piñata cake. A piñata cake ... Read More »

5 Delicious Donut Recipes for National Donut Day

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

National Donut Day is June 5th and it is a good excuse to eat a donut or two – even though I rarely need an excuse to indulge in a donut! Many donut shops, both local stores and large chains (including Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme) celebrate with discounted or even free donuts, but homemade donuts are also a wonderful way to celebrate. These are ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: DIY Bananas Foster

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Bananas Foster

Bananas foster is one of my favorite retro desserts because it is easy to make, fun to make and tastes delicious. The recipe dates back to 1950s New Orleans, which was a shipping hub for bananas at the time. A clever chef combined fresh bananas with brown sugar, butter and booze, then served the mixture over a scoop of ice cream. Oh – and he ... Read More »

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