Silky smooth butterscotch pie topped with whipped cream made with Bailey's Irish Cream.

Butterscotch Pie with Bailey’s Irish Whipped Cream

Happy Pi Day!  When planning this recipe, I didn’t even realize that I was going to publish it on 3.14.  What a happy accident! I have never in my life had a butterscotch pie before and I can’t remember exactly why I started thinking about one.  But once it got into my head I couldn’t…

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Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart - a smooth citrusy tart made with soft ricotta and mascarpone on a bold chocolate shortbread crust.

Chocolate Orange Ricotta Tart

The inspirations for my recipes often come from the most random places.  For this refreshing citrus tart, I was browsing Pinterest one day and came across a recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes, which is one of my favorite breakfast dishes.  I was given some new tart pans at Christmas and wanted to use them, and…

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Hostess Copycat Recipes - make Hostess chocolate cupcakes at home!

Hostess Copycat Recipes to Make at Home

Copycat recipes are so much fun!  I love experimenting with making homemade versions of popular packaged snacks.  Sure it’s a little less convenient, but if you love being in the kitchen you no doubt get a kick out of recreating your favorite treats right at home.  I’ve put together a round-up of some awesome copycat…

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How to make a red velvet ice cream cake

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Ice Cream Cake

Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day, the holiday is a perfect excuse for playing with red velvet creations. Though it’s the dead middle of winter and we just experienced yet another snowfall, I found myself wanting to make an ice cream cake. Using a springform pan makes putting together an ice…

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Caramel apple spice cake with caramel cream cheese frosting, garnished with crushed Speculoos cookies!

Caramel Apple Spice Cake

I don’t make many layer cakes, mainly because of the extra time and labor involved.  Christmas calls for something a little extra special though, so I put together this dreamy caramel apple spice cake. The idea for this cake is based off of a cupcake recipe that we absolutely love.  Since the cupcake recipe yields…

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Triple Chocolate Salted Tart

This sinful confection is one of my favorite desserts that I have ever made.  It’s rich, bold, and satisfying but doesn’t leave you feeling bogged down by an overload of sugar.  It comes together easily, doesn’t require any special skills, and would be an impressive addition to your holiday gatherings this year. This tart… oh…

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Peanut Butter Cinnamon Oatmeal Mug Cake + Giveaway

Mug cakes are both wonderful and dangerous things.  A few tablespoons of ingredients, a couple of minutes in the microwave, and poof: you’ve got a warm personal-sized mug of delicious, sweet goodness.  There’s a billion and three different types of mug cakes that can be made, but this one just rose to the top as…

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Sweet Cornbread Cake With Buttermilk Ice Cream

I started to dream up the idea for this dessert during our trip to Hawaii.  We tried a piece of cornbread from the Diamond Head Market & Grille that was so sweet and delectable that it easily could have been mistaken for a cake.  So I thought, well, why can’t it actually be a cake?  Why can’t cornbread…

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Little Debbie Zebra Cakes Recipe

Little Debbie Copycat Recipes To Make At Home

If you grew up in an area where Little Debbie cakes were available, many of these treats will have you drowning in a sea of nostalgia full of school cafeterias, after school snacks, and waiting with bated breath for the seasonal and holiday special flavors to be released.  These insanely fun copycat recipes will allow…

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