Desserts

Apple Cider Donut Cake

Apple Cider Donut Cake

My friend Jen loves apples, and knows I love recipes. One day during Fall 2012, she sent me a recipe for an Apple Cider Donut Cake. I looked for a reason to make it all autumn, but lacked either the ingredients or the time. I finally […]

Cookie Bars!

Cookie Bars!

Even after countless cookie recipes I’ve made on this blog, one of my favorite sweets to make is these cookie bars. They only take 5 ingredients, and no mixing bowl! They’re so incredibly easy and hands-off to make. And so incredibly delicious. I always keep […]

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

Fudge brownies are my newest favorite brownies. They hit all the right notes. They’re thick and dense, rich and very chocolatey. Fudgy but a little cakey. Full of chocolate chips. I first wrote about this recipe three years ago, but even better – I’ve streamlined […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These delicious, gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars epitomize compromise. For instance, you need to make a dessert for a potluck. You want to make cookies for a potluck. But you don’t really want to make cookies for a potluck. You know, the dough-scooping. Making sure cookies […]

Alton Brown’s Plain Ole Brownies

Alton Brown’s Plain Ole Brownies

It’s been 8 years since I first made Alton Brown’s Plain Ole’ Brownies (as part of my 365 Recipe Challenge). I’ve often felt that, although I attempted the brownies two or three times, I didn’t quite do them justice.* So I finally tried them again.

Hershey’s Best Brownies

Hershey’s Best Brownies

I think everyone needs a good brownie recipe. Certainly, everyone needs a good, fail-safe dessert recipe. One that you know will turn out every time you make it, no matter what. One that takes no time or effort at all to make. Preferably, one that […]

Pecan Fudge Pie

Pecan Fudge Pie

I’ve finally rediscovered a recipe for a Pecan Fudge Pie after, oh, about a decade. It was years ago (maybe 2007?) when I was in Houston and went to a place (a diner? I can’t remember the name) that was supposed to have amazing pies. […]

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

I first made these White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies as my 279th recipe of 2010. For some reason, it’s taken me years to get around to making them again. Perhaps I forgot about them among all my recipes for brownies and rich bar cookies. And that’s […]

The Best St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

The Best St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

I’ve made St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake on this site more than once. But honestly, what’s one more recipe? In fact, this is the best recipe that I’ve tried yet. This recipe baked how it was supposed to, without being overdone, on the first try.

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite things to cook. You take ingredients that aren’t exciting on their own – corn syrup, sugar, gelatin – and turn them into something magical and completely different from what you start with. Plus, they’re really pretty easy. I […]



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