Category: Desserts

Southern Summer Cheese Straws

Cheese straws are a southern favorite.  I have memories of these cheesy sticks of yumminess that go back to the days when our extended family gathered for Homecoming in central Louisiana. Whether at my grandparents house or down by the […] Read more…

Strawberry Season is Here Again! Easy Recipes You’ll Love

It’s strawberry time! A new season of bright, fragrant, ruby-red strawberries always holds my attention. I’m tempted to load up on as many as I can carry and head home with little else, except maybe some heavy cream, and hunker […] Read more…

Peaches and Cream Jigglers

Peaches n Cream Jello

These tasty bite-sized Jigglers gems take the traditional flavors of peaches and cream to a whole new level. (Anything with condensed milk is a winner for me!) Give them a try for your next party or after-school snack. Ingredients 1-3/4 cups […] Read more…

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

This scrumptious dessert completely debunks the whole can’t-please-everyone thing. You absolutely can. Brownies. Cheesecake. Together in every bite. Where’s my fork? Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Prep Time: 40min. Total Time: 5hr. 40min. Servings: 16 servings Ingredients 1 pkg. (4 oz.) Baker’s Unsweetened Chocolate […] Read more…

Easy Coconut Snowball Cupcakes

Some of you –  my amazing amazing Nest Full of New friends – have had so much snow! I can’t even process the crazy amounts of snow in your neighborhoods and towns. As you probably heard, a mere fraction of […] Read more…

Easy Pavlova – The Most Beautiful and Simple Dessert

It’s just gorgeous! This easy pavlova dessert can be on your table tonight! I recently celebrated my 50th birthday and asked my daughter to make me a pavlova. I’ve never tried one and I’ve always admired how delicate and pretty […] Read more…

Coffee Bean Peanut Brittle with Sea Salt & Espresso

Working at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, barista Claire Ostermeier became inspired to create new desserts using the coffee all around her. She began to experiment, combining a variety of ingredients that highlighted both sweet and […] Read more…

8 Tips for Amazing Holiday Cookies

8 tips for holiday cookies

Shortbread for Santa, Hanukkah sweets, New Year’s treats—whatever traditions you hold dear, cookies are key at holiday time. With these few simple pointers on measuring, mixing (not too much!), size, and more, you can make this the year for mastering […] Read more…

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Studded with tart cranberries and baked in a whole wheat and almond crust, this spin on a traditional English confection is perfect for filling your kitchen with holiday fragrance. A crust that doesn’t require chilling or rolling out makes for […] Read more…

Easy S’Mores Ice Cream Cake

I’m big fan of s’mores of all kinds. I even order them when I find them in restaurants! I’ve never had a s’mores ice cream cake, though! Kraft is so clever!  The ice cream inside the cake stays frozen while the s’mores topping […] Read more…

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