Category Archives: Desserts & Sweets

Blueberry Crostata

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This is a quick and easy dessert that’s also super delicious. Paired with some vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream and you’re set! INGREDIENTS 1 Pie Crust, (store bought works but homemade is best) 3 to 4 cups Blueberries, … Continue reading

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Vanilla Layer Cake with Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

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I love baking! We pretty much always have a homemade dessert or snack around. Usually it’s cookies, but there’s just something so satisfying about having an entire beautiful cake to enjoy. This cake is stored in the refrigerator so it … Continue reading

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The BEST Pecan Pie in the world!

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Yep, this is the best pecan pie in the world! Well, that’s my opinion and I haven’t tried every pecan pie, but out of the ones I have tried, this is my favorite. This pie is super easy to make. … Continue reading

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Homemade Donuts – just like Krispy Kreme!

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My husband really loves Krispy Kreme donuts… but he only likes them when they’re fresh outta the oven (who doesn’t?!). So he was definitely happy when I made them at home. These donuts are amazing! Yes, I know this is … Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Sandwich Cookies

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Coconut cookie, kinda like a macaroon, filled with coconut cream… all I can say is these cookies were gone in a flash! Seriously good and easy to make. Makes about 3 dozen sandwich cookies. INGREDIENTS For Cookie: 3 cups Unsweetened … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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I’m a cheesecake lover. My husband doesn’t love it as much as I do… until now. This cheesecake was so delicious I happily gave half of it to our neighbors (or else we would have eaten it all). The neighbors … Continue reading

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Mint Pie with Oreo Mint Cookie Crust (no bake pie)

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I never used to like Mint, except for candy canes and tea… but for the last couple of years I actually crave mint things and love them! That being said, I recently bought a package of Mint Oreo Cookies. I … Continue reading

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Homemade Honey Bran Muffins… just like Mimi’s Restaurant

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When we lived in Los Angeles I would buy bran muffins from Il Fornaio, they were so good. Then we moved to Tennessee, and I started buying bran muffins from Mimi’s Restaurant. My husband likes to have a bran muffin … Continue reading

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Cooking with Hickory Nuts (Hickory Nut Milk, that is)

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I’ve been wanting to do a post about Hickory Nuts ever since my husband brought a bag of them home (to Los Angeles) after he had visited his hometown in Tennessee. That was over 2 years ago! Now we’re living … Continue reading

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Coconut Macadamia Cookies

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Delicious dense and chewy, these cookies are incredible. I love the combination of coconut and macadamia nuts… throw in some white chocolate chips and you’re in for a real treat. These cookies are super easy to make! Makes about 3 … Continue reading

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Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Ok, I’m just going to admit it now… I’m an Ice Cream Addict. I actually have an entire freezer drawer (see below – it’s actually overflowing into the bottom drawer right now) dedicated to ice cream and other frozen treats … Continue reading

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Almond Cherry Crisp

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The scent of this Almond Cherry Crisp baking filled the house. We couldn’t wait to get a warm scoop of the Crisp with a cold scoop of Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. It was so good. I love the flavor of the … Continue reading

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Dream Cake with Raspberry Filling & Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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This cake is delicious, dense, rich and unforgettable… and the Buttercream Frosting is just perfect! That’s why I decided to call it “Dream Cake”. Since it’s been gone I’ve been dreaming about it. haha I kept the cake in the … Continue reading

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