Dessert

Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies

Homemade Multi-Color Sugar Cookie Dough This sugar cookie recipe is ideal for using cookie cutters because the dough doesn’t lose its shape or spread too much, and it’s nicely sweet and crispy. It is adapted from the Stained-Glass Cookie recipe included in The 1971 Betty […]

Grapefruit Tart with Homemade Mascarpone

Grapefruit Tart with Homemade Mascarpone

Grapefruit Tart Recipe This grapefruit tart recipe was adapted from the one on Epicurious.com. It is fresh and light, and the presentation is stunning. Ingredients Sweet pastry dough For filling 4-5 grapefruit 3 Tbl grapefruit juice, squeezed from membranes 8 oz homemade mascarpone cheese at […]

Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough

Sweet Pastry Dough Recipe This Sweet Pastry Dough recipe was adapted from the one on Epicurious.com. It takes about an hour and a half to complete, start to finish. It is very versatile, lightly sweet, and It makes enough for one 9″-10″ tart. Ingredients 1 […]

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

This chocolate biscotti recipe was adapted from the one on David Rubel‘s website. They’re super chocolatey and just the right mix of crunchy and chewy. They’re relatively easy to make and quick, too. From start to finish – just over an hour. Ingredients 2 eggs at room […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Thick and Chewy

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Thick and Chewy

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Chopped Walnuts Check any Favorite Cookies List and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies always rank in the top ten. This recipe is based on one we found on Smitten Kitchen. We love it for so many reasons. The flavor isn’t too […]

Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

For Adults: Salted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies There’s one cookie that most everyone loves, and that’s the chocolate chip cookie. This version is especially for adults. It’s crunchy rather than soft, uses bittersweet chocolate, sea salt and toasted walnuts. Adapted from David Leibovitz’s Salted Butter Chocolate […]

Homemade Ginger Cookie Recipe

Homemade Ginger Cookie Recipe

Ginger Cookies These ginger cookies are unlike any other ginger cookie you’ve ever had. They’re soft and crispy, oh so buttery, with a soothing vanilla and ginger finish. When possible, serve them still warm from the oven (after cooling 10-15 minutes). This recipe was adapted from the recipe […]

Pear and Peach Crumbles Recipe for Two

Pear and Peach Crumbles Recipe for Two

Fresh Pear and Peach Crumbles Sometimes pears and peaches aren’t great. When that happens, I like to use the fruit as an ingredient in a baked dish. This recipe is so quick and easy to prepare, you can make as few or as many as you need. […]

Lemon Bundt Pound Cake

Lemon Bundt Pound Cake

If you love lemon pound cake, then this recipe is for you. Lots of butter, fresh squeezed-lemon juice and lemon zest, and buttermilk give it an unforgettable taste and texture that can’t be beat. I use the Original Bundt Pan, made of heavy duty aluminum. […]

Lemon Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

Lemon Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

This crust is amazing. You’ll see that this is the second lemon tart recipe featured on this website. This one features an amazing shortbread crust, rather than the traditional french tart crust. This recipe is adapted from the Ina Garten Lemon Curd Tart recipe on the FoodNetwork […]

Dark Chocolate Truffle Hearts

Dark Chocolate Truffle Hearts

A Valentine’s Day gift made with love… and chocolate. I use heart shape silicone chocolate molds for this recipe. This Dark Chocolate Truffle Hearts recipe is adapted from a recipe on Premeditated Leftovers.   Dark Chocolate Truffle Hearts Ingredients 6oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 5 Tbl […]

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

Simple and so good As you can see from the photo, this is not a thick lemon tart. You can double the filling recipe if you like, but we think it’s perfect just the way it is. Adapted from David Lebovitz’s Lemon Tart recipe. Ingredients […]

Green Tomato Pie

Green Tomato Pie

The best thing about an early frost This classic green tomato pie recipe is a super way to use up all those green tomatoes in your garden that, due to the weather, won’t have time to ripen. Adapted from the Green Tomato Pie recipe on the […]

Campfire Apple Crisp

Campfire Apple Crisp

Easy assembly and cleanup: Campfire Apple Crisp A great recipe when you crave eating a warm dessert around the campfire. The ingredients are easy to pack: combine raisins, sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon in a ziplock baggie. Apples travel well – so that just leaves the butter. […]

Rock Drops

Rock Drops

A tea-time treat These tasty scone-like biscuits are also called Rock Cakes or Rock Buns. According to Wikipedia, the name “Rock” refers to its appearance, “rough surface resembling a rock.” Ingredients 1.75 cups (7.5 oz)  all purpose flour 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder 1/3 cup (76 […]

French Apple Cake

French Apple Cake

Classic recipe: French Apple Cake A springform pan is needed for this recipe. Adapted from David Lebovitz’s French Apple Cake recipe. Ingredients 3/4 cup (110g) flour 3/4 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 4 large apples (a mix of varieties) 2 large eggs, at room temperature […]

Ginger Nuts

Ginger Nuts

The classic dunking cookie Lyle’s Golden Syrup is the secret ingredient and this recipe is best when you can get your hands on a can. But in a pinch, you can substitute 2/3 cup light corn syrup and 1/3 cup molasses. It’s not going to be […]

Chocolate Peanut Toffee

Chocolate Peanut Toffee

A tasty alternative to baking cookies You will need a candy thermometer and room in your freezer to make this chocolate peanut toffee recipe. Consider making it during the holidays as a hostess gift. It is a terrific alternative to traditional cookies. Adapted from the Chocolate Peanut […]



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