Simple Grated Apple Tart Recipe

This simple grated apple tart recipe combines a basic butter tart crust with shredded apples for a delicious fall dessert recipe.  With a hint of cinnamon and just the right amount of sweetness, this homemade apple tart will be a big hit! What is the best apple to use for baking? Fall is here (finally!) and that means stores are bursting with different apple varieties!  But, which apple is best for baking and which ones should you just bite right into?  I grew up in New England and apple desserts are pretty much standard … [Read more...]

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe: 10 Minutes Start to Finish!

This easy salted caramel sauce recipe is absolutely delicious. It is made from scratch on the stove-top in less than ten minutes, with no candy thermometer required! Use it as a topping for sliced apples, drizzle it on your ice cream, or just lick it right from the spoon! What is salted caramel? Salted caramel is made by sprinkling fleur de sel, or any other flaked sea salt on top of caramel or caramel sauce. Why does caramel taste good with salt on it? Basically, chefs call this combination “flavour layering”.  Salt acts … [Read more...]

Easy Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This easy coconut milk chia seed pudding recipe was a simple way to make a healthy dessert.  Loaded with dried pineapple and plenty of coconut, this dairy free pudding was absolutely delicious!   What is Chia Seed Pudding? So, you are on your way to eating healthier but you have no idea what chia pudding is.  Maybe you are looking at this easy dessert a bit suspiciously and wondering what chia seed pudding tastes like.  Well, basically, chia seed pudding is just chia seeds that have been left to soak in liquid, … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Lemon Truffle Recipe

Every year, I make a TON of homemade candy.  I like to add new flavors occasionally and this white chocolate lemon truffle recipe was my new flavor last year. I had never attempted white chocolate truffles before and was a bit nervous.  Honestly, though, the recipe is very similar to a traditional chocolate truffle.  In my opinion, this lemon truffle is honestly one of my favorite holiday candy recipes now.  It is incredibly easy and the lemon flavor is delicate and not overpowering.  Tips for Making These Homemade … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is already hot. We are getting an amazing selection of fresh produce in the stores from Florida.  Fresh strawberries are abundant and inexpensive and I am thrilled.  Berries of all sorts are my all time favorite fruit of summer.  This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious summer dessert recipe that is sweet and refreshing. While you could certainly use a premade graham cracker crust, a pretzel pie crust is the perfect salty balance to this … [Read more...]

Ways to Use Leftover Cake and a Lemon Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Did you make cake for guests and now have too much?  Are you wondering what to do with leftover cake?  Well, I can help! A couple of weeks ago I got sucked into Pinterest and was drooling over a collection of dessert recipes.  I came across a fabulous looking lemon cake recipe that I just had to make.  Then, 3 days later the family went on vacation, leaving the precious cake in the refrigerator for days.  Now I am looking for ways to use leftover cake because the idea of throwing away that delicious cake makes me want to cry! One of my favorite … [Read more...]

Chewy Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Spring break was rather chaotic in my house and I'm glad things are getting back to normal.  I decided to celebrate normal by making my family this chewy butterscotch oatmeal cookie recipe. One kid went to Florida with friends for the week and the other one was in Germany for 10 days with his AP German class.  I am thrilled to have them back home and what better way to spoil them than with homemade oatmeal cookies, right?  They are so sweet and chewy you can't just eat one of them!  And oatmeal is totally healthy, right?  While these cookies … [Read more...]

Frosted Grapes Recipe for Healthy Snacking

This frosted grapes recipe takes deliciously simple grapes to a whole new level. Grapes are one of my family's all time favorite fruits.  If I put out a bowl of grapes I can pretty much be guaranteed that they will be gone by the end of the day.  I have never actually done much COOKING with grapes, though. Usually we just pop them in our mouth until the bowl is empty! When I came across a post on Pinterest about how to frost grapes, I was intrigued! Frosted Grapes are like CANDY, only healthier! So, why make frosted grapes (AKA … [Read more...]

Chocolate Fondue Recipe and Tutorial for Dessert Lovers!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I find myself craving all things chocolate! This Chocolate Fondue recipe seems like such an elegant dessert but it is incredibly simple to make.  Depending on the type of supplies and kitchen equipment you have at home you can make this chocolate fondue over the stove or directly in a fondue pot.  Regardless of how you make it, the key to really good chocolate fondue is high quality ingredients.  Good chocolate fondue needs heavy cream and high quality chocolate.  Everything else is pretty flexible!  If … [Read more...]

Easy Peppermint Sugar Cookies are the Best Christmas Cookie Recipe Ever!

These easy peppermint sugar cookies are seriously the best Christmas cookie recipe I have ever made.  And I have made a TON of Christmas cookies over the last few years! I have a ton of classics from my mom that I make every year.  From her old fashioned cookie recipe for Honey Macaroons to my own bourbon ball recipe, I have a sweet tooth that I indulge regularly during the holiday season. However, this new cookie is seriously my favorite and I look forward to sitting down with a few and a glass of milk at the end of a busy day of shopping and … [Read more...]