Desserts and Sweets

paleo birthday cake cookies

Paleo Birthday Cake Cookies

Paleo birthday cake cookies are the perfect birthday (or any day!) treat. In my quest to cut back on sugar, I’m on a mission to make the best low-sugar treats I can find. Sometimes that includes making them, as the case with these paleo birthday cake cookies. I want to make a disclaimer here before [...]

birthday brownies

Birthday Brownies with No Whip Frosting

An easy brownie recipe with no whip frosting is always a hit. Boxed brownies are easy. But no-box brownies are almost as easy and infinitely better. I said what I said. These birthday brownies (I only call them that because it’s almost my birthday and they have sprinkles!) come together in one bowl. They taste [...]

one blueberry muffin

One Blueberry Muffin

Ever want just one blueberry muffin? You’re in the right place. If you bake a lot, you know the pain of trying not to eat everything yourself. I often give things away, but I also eat a lot more cookies, bread, and pie than a person reasonably should. It’s rough. So mug cakes and things [...]

strawberry coconut cupcakes

Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

Strawberry coconut cupcakes are perfect for a light end-of-summer dessert. I bake a lot. In order to not eat it all myself, I often deliver treats to everyone I know. So whenever there’s a party or gathering, I’m always asked to bring dessert. It can be exhausting at times, but I would be lying if [...]

individual peach cobblers

Individual Peach Cobblers

Easy individual peach cobblers make an impressive, easy summer dessert, perfect for any occasion. My summer is divided into sections based on what types of fruit are in season. It starts with strawberries and ends with watermelon, but in between are one of my favorites — peaches. I make at least one peach dessert every summer, [...]

zucchini pancake recipe

Zucchini Pancakes with Lemon Mascarpone Cream

A spiced zucchini pancake recipe gets the royal treatment with an indulgent lemon mascarpone. Every summer, every chef and gardener I know is scrambling around for various ways to use up all the zucchini in their garden. Because if you’ve ever grown zucchini, you know that there comes a point where you have more than [...]

mini poptarts

Mini Raspberry Chamomile Pop Tarts

These mini pop tarts filled with tart raspberry jam are the perfect bite-sized treat for any time of day. I recently was tasked with making some treats for a baby shower for a friend of mine. So I weighed my options carefully before deciding.  I wanted something simple that didn’t require plates or cutting or [...]

lemon cheesecake

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy no-bake lemon cheesecake parfaits are the perfect anytime dessert when you need something sweet without a lot of effort. Years ago, I worked at a bakery where we made these lemon cheesecake cups. The cheesecake filling was bright and lemony, and it was layered with housemade granola and fresh strawberries. They were one of [...]

brownie ice cream sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day? Yes, please! While technically it is not yet summer, it sure feels that way around here. We’ve had temps in the low 90’s so far this year, so that means we’re in for a brutal July as far as I can tell. What’s better on [...]

coconut chocolate chip cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut chocolate chip cookies are a healthy alternative to traditional and are certain to satisfy a sweet tooth. The world needs a lot of things, but does it need another chocolate chip cookie recipe? Probably not. But I’m going to share this one with you anyway. It’s not your usual caramelized chocolate chip cookie made [...]