Category Archives: Desserts

Salted Caramel Sauce

A delicious homemade salted caramel sauce that makes a perfect dip for apples or other fruit, and an amazing topping on ice cream and so many other desserts.

The caramel can be kept at room temperature for several weeks. If it thickens too much to drizzle, heat in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir.

Here are a few things to try your caramel sauce on:

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart

Apple Pie

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Vanilla Cheesecake

Double Chocolate Waffles

Cream Puffs

Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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Halloween Cookies

Looking for fun Halloween cookies to make with your kids this year? Here are a few favorites:

Yummy Mummy Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bat Cookies

Halloween Spider Cookies

Chocolate Halloween Pretzels

Autumn Spiced Fall Leaf Cookies

Twix Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Happy Spooking!

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Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

One final zucchini recipe before summer leaves us for good.

Three kinds of chocolate (Nutella, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips) make the zucchini hard to spot in this delicious quick bread. But the added vegetable helps to keep the loaves soft and moist. And it lets you pretend this is a healthy treat.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread 3

This recipe make one regular-sized loaf or 6 mini loaves, which freeze perfectly and are just the right size for when there are only two of us left at home.

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Proverb Cookies

Fortune Cookies

On Sundays, I teach a children’s church class of about a dozen 4-7 year olds. This week our lesson was on the book of Proverbs. While there are many good lessons and teachings in Proverbs, there isn’t a clear story line that grabs the attention of young minds.

To try to keep them at least a little bit engaged as we discussed some relevant proverbs, I made fortune cookies with slips of paper inside containing a few proverbs that we could discuss. I tried to impress upon them that these were NOT fortune cookies, but “Proverb Cookies”.

This is the list of proverbs that I printed to put in the cookies. Some we opened in class, and the rest were given out to others later.

Proverb Cookies Phrases

When making fortune cookies, there are always a few that don’t fold correctly, or harden too quickly to fold. My family always loves these casualties to my baking.

Fortune Cookies 2

Click the link below for detailed instructions on how to make and shape the cookies:

Making and Shaping Fortune Cookies

Fortune Cookies 3

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Lemon Meringue No-Bake Cheesecake

Lemon Meringue No-Bake Cheesecake

A delicious marriage of lemon meringue pie and no-bake cheesecake!

If you make your own lemon curd, you will come out about even on the eggs, since lemon curd only uses yolks and the meringue topping only uses whites.

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I like to line the inside of my springform pan with a 4” high acetate strip before adding the cheesecake filling (after cooking the crust). Sometimes these are called “cake collars.” This will help keep the sides of your cheesecake smooth when removing it from the pan. The strip will just peel off of the cheesecake after taking off the side of the springform pan.

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Sugar Free French Silk Berry Pie

SF French Silk Berry Pie

Happy π Day! Here is a sugar free version of a French silk chocolate pie. The addition of fresh berries make it less rich, but you will still want to eat it in small serving sizes.

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