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Simple cakes, cheesecakes, pies, quick breads, no bake desserts and holiday sweet treats. Recipes range from the smaller versions perfect for one or two people to recipes big enough to take to your next holiday gathering.

stack of homemade chocolate chip cookies
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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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This is my favorite small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Having a small kitchen, I’m always looking for simple prep options that require less space and fewer utensils.   When working with smaller amounts of flour and dry ingredients,  I’ll use a 2 cup measuring cup and a small whisk to […]

greek yogurt cheesecake on serving plate
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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Black Cherry Topping

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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake is simple quick and just a bit healthier than a traditional cheesecake without giving up the creamy cheesecake taste.  The crust is made with vanilla wafers with added lemon paste which pairs nicely with the black berry topping.  I keep several variety of St. Dalfour fruit spread […]

pouring peanut butter into mini cups
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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These homemade peanut butter cups taste better than store-bought any day. So easy and you can experiment with different types of chocolate. Start off with just three simple ingredients, chocolate chips, chocolate bars and peanut butter.  A pantry dessert you can whip up anytime.   If you either don’t have […]

Slice of homemade carrot cake
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The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

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Finding a really great tasting carrot cake in the supermarket is difficult, so I make my own which always moist and less sweet.  For my go to fall dessert and  the best carrot cake recipe, read on. Preparing the Carrot Cake Batter In a large bowl mix together the flour, […]

lemon berry trifle
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Lemon Berry Trifle for Two

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Fresh Lemon Berry Trifle is an elegant and grown-up dessert, yet so easy to make. The versatile Trifle can be made with any combinations of fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream or custard.  The abundance of fresh fruit this time of year makes this a perfect summer treat. To save […]

triple berry cheesecake mousse
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No Bake Cheesecake Mousse Dessert

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Easy and  creamy this no-bake cheesecake dessert topped with  fresh berries. Serve these  in half pint wide mouth mason jars or other single serving baking dish. Perfect easy dessert for anytime of the year, if fresh fruit is not available I use frozen berries or other seasonal fruit. For an […]

lemon and raspberry crumble with scoop of ice cream
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Easy Lemon Bars with Graham Cracker Crust

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Easy lemon bars made with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with raspberry jam or fresh raspberries.  Another one of those yummy summertime desserts that goes great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and equally as well with a chilled glass of Chardonnay.  With just the two of […]