Desserts and Sweets

No-Knead Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

Brioche cinnamon rolls are perfect for a holiday brunch, or just any morning you want to have something special. If there’s a holiday celebration in my family, you can bet I’ll be asked to provide something. Usually dessert, but sometimes a side or some homemade bread. For Easter, we’re doing a brunch. While I could [...]

waffle cone bark

Dark Chocolate Waffle Cone Bark

Waffle cone bark. What? As summer gets closer, that means it’s time for ice cream. And I do love me some ice cream, especially in a waffle cone. I love chocolate.  There are always chocolate bars, truffles, chocolate-covered pretzels, and other treats stashed away in my kitchen. I also have baking bars handy when the [...]

vegan banoffee tart

Vegan Banoffee Tart with Espresso Whipped Cream

Vegan banoffee tart? Yes, please! I like bananas, but only in desserts if I’m being honest. I’m not one to peel and eat a banana but I can go for some banana bread almost anytime. And banana cream pie? One of my faves. Banoffee is not banana cream, but it’s pretty delish. Basically a caramel [...]

raspberry oat bars

Gluten-Free Raspberry Coconut Oat Bars

Easy raspberry oat bars with toasted coconut are an easy dessert for any time. Almost every time I go to a gathering, I’m asked to bring something sweet. Sometimes I bring pie. If it’s fancy, I might bring a decadent chocolate tart. But there are times when it’s not fancy, and it’s I also don’t [...]

mocha coffee sugar

Mexican Mocha Coffee Sugar

Mocha coffee sugar with a hint of heat is perfect for cold winter mornings! I like food, and I cook, so I am often gifted not just cooking tools, but also gourmet food gifts. Things that are nice to have, but I wouldn’t buy myself. Mostly because they are expensive. One of those gifts was [...]

chocolate berry pies

Berry Chocolate Mini Pies

Mini chocolate berry pies make the perfect gift for your significant other, best friend, or just to treat yourself. I can’t think of a better treat for Valentine’s Day than these easy berry chocolate mini pies. Kind of like fancy (but also kind of rustic?!) PopTarts. I made these because I had leftover pie crust, [...]

tiramisu overnight oats

Tiramisu Overnight Oats

Tiramisu overnight oats are dessert for breakfast. So good. Italian food is not my favorite cuisine. I like it. I’ll eat it for sure. But tiramisu is definitely one of my favorite desserts. There’s something about the creamy, coffee flavor that gets me every time. And you can be sure that if I see it [...]

slice and bake chocolate chip cookies

Caramelized Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for the BEST slice and bake chocolate chip cookies, look no further. Usually by this time of year, I bake ten different types of cookies.  This year, I took a break and haven’t baked any. I’ll be making a few pies this week, but that’s it as far as my holiday baking [...]

chocolate candied hazelnuts

Salted Chocolate Caramelized Hazelnuts

Chocolate candied hazelnuts make the perfect edible holiday gift! This is the time of year I’m looking for things to make for snacking. For gifts. To impress at holiday parties. Cookies are always a hit, but everyone makes cookies. So this year, I’m trying to make things that are a little more decadent than cookies, [...]