Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicles

You’re going to love this recipe for Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicles. They’re an easy, healthy snack (or dessert) with only a few ingredients and just the right amount of sweetness. Simply blend, freeze and serve!  Sometimes the world throws unexpected curve balls at you. After initially planning to spend my summer revamping this site, I had to redirect my attention elsewhere. Between several trips out of town, an unexpected and amazing new freelance gig at The Washington Post (stay tuned

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Vanilla Milk Gelato

Vanilla Milk Gelato is creamy, dense, and packed with vanilla flavor. It’s the perfect sweet treat for ice cream lovers! I’m not sure what it is about the word milk, but whenever I see it in a dessert title, I want it. Maybe it has something to do with the implications of milky, at least in my mind: creamy, delicate, smooth, a pleasant mouthfeel, and slightly sweet but far from cloying. Like cream, but without the heaviness. I feel the

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Perfect Chocolate Malt Layer Cake

Chocolate Malt Layer Cake is dense, moist and totally decadent. Chopped malted milk balls add flavor and crunch. You need this dessert! There are many sweet flavor pairings I adore, and chocolate + malt is right at the top of that list. Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor, because I can still clearly remember the first time I tried malted milk balls in the fifth grade. There’s something about childhood food memories that makes the flavors taste that much better, you

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Key Lime Pie Popsicles

If you love key lime pie, you won’t want to miss these key lime pie popsicles with only 4 ingredients! I hesitate to choose a favorite dessert, but key lime pie definitely ranks in the Top 5. I love the flavor, texture, and ease of preparation. Why I hadn’t thought to make key lime pie popsicles before now is a mystery to me. With only 4 ingredients, these beauties come together in no time.

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Milk Panna Cotta with Coffee Syrup

This milk panna cotta with coffee syrup is an elegant dessert that’s very easy to prepare. Wow your guests with minimal effort!  I love making panna cotta for dessert, especially if I’m having guests over. It sounds fancy, it looks fancy, and it’s So. Ridiculously. Easy. Panna cotta makes me look good. Also, it takes less effort than a box of cake mix. I had an interesting conversation recently about how for kitchen novices, certain recipes and concepts will appear intimidating on

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Malted Milk Ball Blondies

These Malted Milk Ball Blondies come together in 30 minutes and are truly addicting!  Sometimes the best recipes happen by accident. When I asked Jeff to pick me up a box of malted milk balls, I actually had a very different dessert in mind (a custard topped with chopped milk balls). My first idea didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, and I came up with a new custard recipe that doesn’t involve malt flavoring. That one should be along next week. In

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Cookies and Mascarpone Ice Cream

You won’t be able to stop eating this Cookies and Mascarpone Ice Cream! It’s an updated twist on a classic dessert. Jeff and I aren’t taking any big vacations this year. Between some renovation efforts on our townhouse and work insanity, the money and time just aren’t there. That’s ok, though! We have a few smaller trips planned, and I got to visit Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Wisconsin Cheese invited me on a tour to see some cheese factories in

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Vanilla Maple Whiskey Cupcakes

These Vanilla Maple Whiskey Cupcakes are a boozy delight, with a buttery maple center and a vanilla whiskey buttercream. I often get questions about my boozy desserts. Can the alcohol be removed? Is this ok for a child’s birthday party? (That’s my favorite). Since alcohol plays such a prominent role in these vanilla maple whiskey cupcakes, I figured it might be a good topic for discussion.

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Roasted Strawberries and Clotted Cream Ice Cream

If you love homemade ice cream, you need to try this Roasted Strawberries and Clotted Cream Ice Cream. Refreshing and flavorful! Strawberries and cream are a perfect combination. Think about it. On one side you have fresh, sweet, fragrant, vibrant, juicy berries. Contrast that against the rich, buttery, milky sweetness of cream. What a dynamic! Put these two ingredients together and you’ve got the building blocks for endless dessert creations. When I recently saw clotted cream at the grocery store, I

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Wild Blueberry Curd Ice Cream

Wild Blueberry Curd Ice Cream is a decadent dessert with a gorgeous color. You need this in your life! I think it’s possible I went all last year without making homemade ice cream or curd recipes for the blog. These are two of my favorite things, and it tells me how burnt out I had become. Therein lies one of the main dangers of turning a hobby into a career. Writing a book zapped all of my mojo, and I was worried it was

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