Desserts

I adore desserts. It’s no surprise that recipes for sweets equal (or perhaps outnumber) recipes for anything savory.

Here are recipes galore for cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and brownies.

Hershey’s Best Brownies

Hershey’s Best Brownies

I think everyone needs a good, delicious, dependable brownie recipe. That’s exactly what this is. Yes, 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 […]

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 […]

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

I finally wised up and stopped making so many cookies and baked goods to ship to friends and family for the holidays. In 2015, I started making these fudgy bourbon balls as one of my food gifts. In every package I send, I give a […]

Maryland Fudge Cake

Maryland Fudge Cake

Every now and then, I come across the perfect recipe just when I am looking for it. Sometimes I see a recipe and think, “I should make that sometime.” Other times I come across a recipe and think, “I can make that tonight!” or “I […]

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

I was going to make something for a going-away party, and when I asked what the guest of honor’s favorite desserts were, her friends all said that she loved chocolate and peanut butter, Nutella, and the Brownie Cheesecake that I made last month. So it […]

Fudge-topped Sugar Cookies (Berger-style cookies)

Fudge-topped Sugar Cookies (Berger-style cookies)

A few weeks ago I came across a cookie recipe that I couldn’t stop thinking about. A sugar cookie topped with more fudge than there is cookie. Any time I had a snack, I knew it wasn’t those cookies, and I would wonder: why haven’t […]

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

It’s fall and I should be writing about apples and pumpkins and soups. It’s finally cool, and I will cook and write about some of these things soon, I promise. But in the meantime, let’s talk ice cream. I have no particular season for ice […]



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