Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

It’s happening. Easter is coming. While everyone else is getting pumped about carrot cake, I’m over here dying over my favorite Easter tradition- banana cake. Not just plain banana cake, but banana cake with a light browned butter frosting. This was my grandma’s original recipe which she passed down in her cookbook- All’s Well That…

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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

You know when you have a cookie craving and you need some chocolaty, peanut buttery cookies like NOW? Just me? Okay, well if and when that does happen to you, I have the perfect peanut-butter solution. These cookies are insanely addicting. I’m pretty sure I made 4 batches last month, with hopes of at least…

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Blackberry Upside Down Cake

I think it’s best to always keep a fresh cake on your counter for special occasions. You know, like Tuesdays. It’s no secret that I loaded up with fresh blackberries from the yard last summer and froze them for whenever I had a moment of gotta-make-something-with-fresh-fruit in the middle of winter. Like when I made…

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

I think dessert is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. Especially when you’ve had a long, relaxing weekend, you might need an extra decadent dessert to keep in the fridge to snack on throughout the week. Trust me, it helps. We are going all out with this weeks dessert- chocolate caramel shortbread. One layer of…

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Forget the flowers, bring on the sweets! I know that most typical Valentine’s Day desserts tend to feature chocolate, or at least a red fruit like raspberries, but blackberries are my husbands favorite so I decided to bend the ‘rules’ a little this year. Plus we’ve been on a blackberry kick after rediscovering all those…

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Butter Pecan Cookies

I can’t stop snacking on these soft and chewy butter pecan cookies. I had a feeling I’d like ’em because I’m a fan of butter pecan ice cream, but these cookies were baked with brown sugar to give them a caramel-like flavor, making them one of my new favorite cookies. I’m thinking they would make…

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Blackberry Hand Pies

When it’s cold and rainy outside, you’d do anything for a little bit of sunshine. I picked (okay, I watched my husband pick) a whole bunch of blackberries around our yard this past summer. I was adding them on top of pancakes, throwing them in smoothies, but soon realized there would be way too many…

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Frosting

It’s Christmas Eve and possible that you may still be looking for a festive, impressive, but easy dessert to pass around. My family is pretty evenly split between cake lovers and pie lovers, but the one thing we can all agree on is that whoopie pies (the kind with lots of frosting) are always welcome…

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

I’ve been craving all things peppermint bark lately. This time, it’s the star of the show in these chocolate peppermint bark cookies. There are a few ‘secrets’ to getting that perfect chocolate cookie base. You know the kind- soft, slightly chewy with a brownie-like consistency. I started with some softened cream cheese and butter for…

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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Here’s another favorite from my holiday menu. I love the idea of taking traditional holiday foods like pumpkin pie, and kicking them up a notch. You still get all those satisfying flavors with a little something extra. Especially with dessert. Dessert is one meal you can have some fun with and not have the family…

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Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Okay cookie season, we’re ready for you! I seem to be interested in cranberry cookies around this time of year. Last year I made a batch of Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with coconut and walnuts that had a little more crunch to them than these do. This time we’re still going with a chewy oatmeal background…

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White Chocolate Cherry Bark

Bark is one of the easiest desserts to whip up. And when I say easy, I’m talking 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. AND you can add just about anything you’d like into the mix. I love love love anything with a fruit and chocolate combination, so naturally that had to happen. When…

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