Category: Desserts

Banana Split Cake

Banana Split Cake

Banana Split Cake Go bananas with this sweet and delicious Banana Split Cake from Kraft. Find out how to turn your favorite ice cream dish into a delightful cake. Prep Time: 15 min. Total Time: 5 hr. 25 min. Servings: 24 servings What You Need 9 graham crackers, crushed (about 1-1/2 cups) 1 cup […] Read more…

Homemade Honey Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Unless you’ve tried them, you have no idea how amazing homemade marshmallows are compared to store-bought. Like the immeasurable difference between store-bought and homemade angel food cake. It’s truly transcendental. Yes, they’re that much better. Whole Foods has created a brilliant recipe for homemade marshmallows that uses honey in place […] Read more…

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 creek, there was always fried fish and a big cauldron […] 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 down for some serious enjoyment. We love picking our own […] 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 boiling water, divided 1 envelope (1/4 oz.) KNOX Unflavored Gelatine […] 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 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine 2-1/4 cups sugar, […] 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 an inch of snow tends to immobilize everyone here in […] 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 they are. Little did I know that there was a […] 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 savory. In the end, she used coffee three ways in […] 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 the art of cookie baking. Read on for eight essential […] Read more…

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