Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

A soft, fluffy layer cake that bakes up taller than your average cake with mini chocolate chips speckling the batter and chocolate frosting all around. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been searching for a good chocolate chip layer cake recipe. One where the chocolate chips actually stay suspended in the batter and don’t… 

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Dutch Coffee Buns

Dutch Coffee Buns

Dutch coffee buns are yeast rolls traditionally topped with a jam glaze and filled with custard and raisins. Always one to buck tradition and in an effort to use up my leftover holiday baking supplies, I filled mine with almond paste, dried cranberries and then topped them off with a tart cherry jam glaze. This… 

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Coconut Cream Pie Parfaits with Blueberries

Coconut Cream Pie Parfaits with Blueberries

These delectable parfaits are made by layering coconut cream pie filling with graham cracker crust crumbs, blueberries and whipped cream. A deconstructed coconut cream pie with a bonus. Sometimes I forget just how good desserts like this can be. I get so caught up in baking cookies, cakes and brownies that other types of desserts… 

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat Brownies

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat Brownies

Peanut butter rice krispie treats layered atop fudge brownies and enrobed completely in chocolate like a little gift. Let’s talk about the brownie layer first. It’s soft, rich and fudgy with an occasional crunchy bite because it has rice krispies in it too. They’re softer than what’s found in the top layer from being baked… 

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Chocolate Chip Cranberry Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Banana Bread

Banana bread bursting with dried cranberries and mini chocolate chips. The tart berries paired with the sweet chocolate and subtle hint of banana is a particularly delicious combination, not to mention, befitting of the season. This is a bread that only gets better as it ages. The banana flavor becomes more pronounced after a day… 

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White Chocolate, Blueberry & Toasted Coconut Truffles

White Chocolate, Blueberry and Coconut Truffles

Blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, white chocolate, crystallized ginger and macadamia nuts come together in these delectable truffles. My entry in the “Blueberries Meet Their Match” blogger recipe contest being held by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. The challenge was to use blueberries with coconut, balsamic vinegar, rosemary or bananas. Being I had six bags of… 

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Vanilla Pecan Pie

Vanilla Pecan Pie

This is a sponsored post for McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Pecan pie gets an exciting new twist! This double-decker pie features a layer of cream cheese topped with sticky pecans. It’s like two desserts in one. Pie meets cheesecake. The best of both worlds. It may look complicated to make but… 

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Little pumpkin cakes sandwiched with marshmallow fluff buttercream. Why they’re called “pies” I’ll never know because whoopie “cakes” is more fitting. To their credit whoopie “pies” is cuter. The word on the street is that pumpkin is out of season already. I refuse to believe it. It’s just a rumor pumpkin haters would have you… 

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