Other Sweets

Cool Fourth of July Easy "Pies"

This treat is perfect if you love pie, but don't want to heat up the kitchen for hours.

S'mores Toffee Bark {Recipe}

This recipe is amazing.
I made it as a special S'mores treat for my baby sister's wedding festivities. I've gone on to give it as gifts twice since then. SO good!

Guinness Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust {Recipe}

My hubby is a chocoholic. For his birthday, it's always a challenge to come up with something new that is chocolatey enough for him.

Fruit Pizza {AKA The Best Summer Dessert for a Gathering}

I remember my Aunt Carrie making fruit pizzas for us when I was a kid. I loved them. Everyone loves fruit pizza!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake {Recipe}

It's that time of year... when I make a ridiculous chocolate dessert for my husband's birthday... This year's entry: Chocolate Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Cookie Crust.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls {Recipe}

These cinnamon rolls aren't super quick to make, but the work that goes in to them is definitely worth it!!

Easy Candied Nuts {Recipe}

These Chai Spiced Candied Pecans are so good, and so easy! They're my gift for all of the teachers and neighbors in our lives this holiday season.

Cranberry-Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars {Recipe}

"Tastes like Christmas!" That's what my husband said when he took a bite of these yummy bars. They're one of my new favorite wintertime recipes.

Homemade Gingerbread House {Recipe}

My regular gingerbread recipe is a little too soft to hold up a gingerbread house, this recipe will give you tasty, and strong, gingerbread houses.

"Acorn"y Little Thanksgiving Idea

After I saw this acorn treat idea on the website, The Fountain Avenue Kitchen, I decided my children must make them for their teachers as a treat for the upcoming Thanksgiving break.

Leftover Halloween Candy Treats {Recipe}

Sending the leftover Halloween candy into the office to get rid of it doesn't work. So, I try to repackage it... into Cupcakes, Brownies and these Rice Krispies Treats.

Easy Pumpkin Creme Brulee {Recipe}

I love Creme Brulee. This pumpkin creme brulee recipe is perfect for fall because that carmelized sugar yumminess on top is just right with spiced pumpkin.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars {Recipe}

Apples, caramel sauce, cheesecake... what could be better??

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Cheese Bars {Recipe}

Rhubarb season is wrapping up in my backyard this week. Getting the last of the good stalks. These are super, duper good. And not really all that much work.

Banana Split Dessert Bars {Recipe}

It's official... I have a problem with banana split-styled desserts. But they're just sooooo good!

Lemon Curd {Recipe}

This lemon curd is one of my favorite things. I love it. It's awesome with scones, in pies, as a filling in cakes and cupcakes, and as I recently discovered, in icing!

Turtle Cheesecake Brownie Bars {Recipe}

These cheesecake-brownie bars are really chocolatey, really rich, and really good!

Candy Coal for Stockings {Recipe}

Is anyone in your house on Santa's Naughty List? Try these (very easy) coal candies to let them know Santa's not entirely pleased this year.

Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce {Recipe}

Caramel sauce is both easier and harder than I thought it would be... but once you get it, it's a quick and tasty gift for giving (and eating).

Chocolate-Vanilla Tuxedo Cheesecake

Vanilla Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust and Chocolate Ganache Topping.

Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

With two six-year-olds in this house, we have entirely too much Halloween candy left over long after the holiday. Enjoy these brownies to get rid of your extras, too.

Homemade Cherry Pie with Flaky Crust

In the world of pie, I think tart cherry pie reigns supreme. But that's probably because my Grandma and I made cherry pie when I was little.

Picnic-Perfect Portable Pies

All the awesomeness of pie, but none of the need for forks. "Hand Pie" - Strawberry-Rhubarb version. Yummmm!

Chocolate Graduation Caps

These easy candies make a cute little treat for any graduate - Preschool graduates included.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

I got a recipe similar to this from my aunt in a little book she put together for me for my wedding. I altered it a bit to make it a smaller batch, but I love the texture and flavor of these peanut butter cups.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate... like a match made in Heaven (or the Reece's factory - either way).

Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce

I love, love this sauce on top of homemade vanilla ice cream. The best part about it is how easy it is to make. It only takes about 15-20 minutes start to finish!

Homemade Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

You can make this crisp with any fruit. I've done it with cherries, apples and a combination of strawberries and rhubarb. It's very versatile.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars

The first time I tried these yummy treats at a meeting, I demanded the recipe. Ever since, I've been in love!

Easy Rainbow Pudding Pie for St. Patrick's Day

Seriously, start to finish, it took me less than an hour to do all three of these! (Well, except for baking the crusts.)

Celebrate Pi(e) Day

March 14 is known as "Pi" Day.
And of course Pie is much more fun than Pi, so... Here's a pie for pi(e) day! Lemon Cream Pie.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars {Egg-Free}

My grandmother gave me this recipe for Chocolate Caramel Cookie bars about 5 years ago, when, after the first bite of them, I realized that I could not live without making them again.

Creme Brulee {Recipe}

Creme Brulee is my favorite "fancy" dessert. Even though, really, there's not much too fancy about it, and it's not all that hard to make!

French Silk Pie

This French Silk Pie recipe is adapted from one I found in an old church cookbook. (Don't all of the best recipes come from an old church cookbook?)

Special K Bars

These peanut butter and chocolate treats are two of my sisters' favorite holiday treats. And I call them healthy because they have protein (peanut butter) and Special K cereal.

Pretzel "Turtle" Candies

These treats are very easy to make, even when the kids are involved.

White Chocolate Pretzels

These are my favorites, but until this year, I can honestly say I've never made them myself. They're SO easy.

Peppermint Bark

I'm not really sure why, but my husband really loves peppermint bark. And given how easy it is to make... I'm okay with that.

Mint-Chocolate Brownies

These brownies ARE holiday baking to me. Though I do make them at other times of the year, they are something my Mom made at the holidays, and I love, love, love them.