Dessert Recipes

French Hot Chocolate

French Hot Chocolate

I started taking French in fifth grade, and I’m fairly certain it was right around that same time I first heard tales of le chocolat chaud from my French teacher. Hyped as a thick, decadent mug of melted chocolate, it was when I was sixteen and sitting at a little café in Paris that I first truly understood those tales. The hype was absolutely every bit legit. French hot chocolate is about as delicious a thing that has ever been created. It’s more …

Best Ever Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Ever Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re a long time friend around these parts, you may recognize this recipe! It’s one I’ve actually shared a couple of times before, but because it’s such a solid recipe and one I personally love so very much, it felt like it was time to share it again. With far prettier, updated photos of course. These are, quite simply, the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat. I say that completely humbly, I might add. They are …

An Easy Homemade Chocolate Tart

An Easy Homemade Chocolate Tart

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Ok, friends, let’s cut right to the chase. When TAZO® reached out to see if I’d be game for coming up with the perfect holiday recipe to pair with their TAZO Chai Vanilla Caramel Latte, I was hyped! I was instantly inspired by a warm, cozy winter afternoon spent watching favorite Christmas movies and wrapping presents with your sister or best friend. Topping …

Christmas Chocolate Bark Six Ways

Christmas Chocolate Bark Six Ways

This fall I was reminded how easy it is to make chocolate bark when I made a bunch of Halloween candy bark, which inspired me to create a whole bunch of Christmas chocolate bark recipes for you! Our kids are crazy for chocolate bark and, since I’ve been keeping them in ample supply, so are all of our neighbors. It’s fun because it’s really easy to make, especially with kids, and you can mix and match the flavors in an …

Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn Fudge

Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn Fudge

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As part of the festive un-cookie exchange I hosted in collaboration with Eagle Brand, today I am sharing the world’s best fudge recipe! Clearly, I’m biased on that one, but I have a bit of a love/hate relationship when it comes to fudge so when I set out to make a fudge recipe, I set out to make the very best …

Triple Layer Dulce de Leche Brownie Cookie Bars

Triple Layer Dulce de Leche Brownie Cookie Bars

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Naming these cookie bars involved approximately 37 different options as I ungracefully attempted to spit out into something short and catchy. In the end, we’ll call these exactly what they are! Triple layer dulce de leche brownie cookie bars. Also known as, pure heaven to your taste buds. Made with a fudge brownie base, layered with decadent dulce de leche and topped …

Homemade Halloween Candy Bark

Homemade Halloween Candy Bark

In our new neighborhood we’re expecting trick or treaters measuring in the hundreds this year. Ours is the trick or treating route de rigueur and consistently has been even since I was a kid. My parents always drove us to this area of the city to amass our fortune of Twix and Kit Kat bars, and I kind of can’t wait to watch all the little ghosts and goblins come and go. In homage to my love for Halloween and the …

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Chances are strong that you’ve seen some variation of this pumpkin cheesecake parfait recipe floating around, because it’s one I seem to see a lot of this time of year. I’ve had a version written on a stained index card tucked away in one of my favorite vintage recipe boxes for years. I’ve made it twice already in the past month, because little Em’s big brothers can’t get enough of these little parfaits and usually wrestle each other over the last …

Pumpkin Spice Vegan Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Pumpkin Spice Vegan Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Since my first foray into making donuts this spring with vanilla bean cake donuts, which I doused in blueberry glaze, I decided I couldn’t let the ubiquitous pumpkin spice season pass me by without making another batch of donuts! Or, in this case, I made like three or four different versions of these donuts until I decided they were good enough to pass the test. And then, I decided because they originally called for so little butter, we should just …

12 Out of this World Nutella Recipes

12 Out of this World Nutella Recipes

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I was 15 when I made my maiden voyage to Europe when we went over to visit my stepfather’s family in Germany. At the time, Nutella wasn’t available in the States and my first taste, spread onto crusty bread of some variety, was like heaven. For years, before it was widely available here, our family in Germany would smuggle it across the pond on visits or send over a shipment around Christmas, and my sister and I would hoard those precious jars like they …

15 of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

15 of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

This is the time of year, where after months of nonstop heat and humidity, I can’t wait for the air to get a little cooler so I can turn on my oven. I’m one of those rare birds who loves to bake as much as I love to cook (it seems most people prefer one over the other), and the first tease of fall has me itching to bake cookies. Pronto. Specifically, I’ve just decided that I’m craving chocolate chip …

How to Make Fresh Summer Smoothie Bowls

How to Make Fresh Summer Smoothie Bowls

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Last summer I was pregnant and could not get enough of everything frozen and fruity. This summer it is insanely hot on the east coast and I have had precisely zero interest in turning on my stove for weeks, effectively leading me to go back to craving all things frozen at every meal. Enter these fruity summer smoothie bowls! They’re my …