Pumpkin Slab Pie

Pumpkin Slab Pie is the perfect solution if you’re serving a larger group! It makes 24-30 slices, providing a perfect portion of this classic fall dessert. Have you ever heard of slab pies? I’m really into them right now! They’re similar to sheet cakes. Basically, instead of having a round, tall pie (or cake), you bake a long, thin one using a rimmed baking sheet. This is so useful for parties where you’ll need a dessert that serves a large

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How to Make Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce is easy to make at home! You can use it to add flavor to a wide variety of desserts, such as cookies, or as a topping drizzled over ice cream. It also makes a great gift! I’ve loved salted caramel sauce for ages now (how could I not?), but I’ve been on a huge kick recently after having some amazing salted caramel ice cream during the final weeks of summer. I can’t get enough, and I want

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

This decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a chocolate graham cracker crust, peanut butter filling, and a bittersweet chocolate ganache topping. I’m always a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter together. This cheesecake is no exception. There’s something about the combination that’s absolutely perfect, in my opinion. I often find cheesecake heavy, so I prefer using a 10-inch springform and making a thinner cake. I also use sour cream to lighten up the texture of filling and make it less

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Peanut Butter Nutella Mousse with Chocolate Cookie Crumble

This Peanut Butter Nutella Mousse with Chocolate Cookie Crumble is incredibly easy to prepare and beyond delicious! It’s the perfect dessert! Peanut Butter Nutella Mousse with Chocolate Cookie Crumble. That’s one heck of a dessert title, isn’t it? This recipe sounds a bit fancy pants, but I promise it’s not. In fact, this is the kind of dessert I wish I’d had in front of me back in college when I was sitting around watching The Simpsons and listening to

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Cake is a perfect fall treat! No stand mixer is required for the cake, which makes it a great option for novice bakers.  A few weeks ago, I was on a retreat in Columbus with some friends, and we stopped at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. It was insanely good, and I’m excited to see that she’s planning to open up a shop in DC soon. While I was there, I sampled a ton of flavors. One of

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This Sour Cream Coffee Cake is incredibly soft and moist! It comes together in no time, and is perfect for parties.  Growing up, there were a few baked goods I didn’t like. More accurately, I thought I disliked them because I had only tasted poorly made versions. Coffee cake is a perfect example. As far as I can remember, the first coffee cake I tried was one of those boxed grocery store varieties with the see-through top. The cloying white

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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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