Category: Dessert

Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters for St. Patrick’s Day

I have a fun mini dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Mini Guinness Chocolate Pudding Shooters! Guinness enhances the flavor of the chocolate in the same way coffee does, resulting in a rich chocolate pudding. The original recipe made six 8-ounce, servings. After reading the reviews of how rich the pudding was I decided it would be…

King Cake Mini Parfaits for Mardi Gras

I have a fun mini dessert in celebration of Mardi Gras, King Cake Mini Parfaits! Mardi Gras falls on February 28th this year. While Mardi Gras is actually a season that begins January 6th, it’s widely celebrated the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, known as “Fat Tuesday,” and day for indulging before the fasting season of…

When Less is More, Favorite Tart Pan and Sweet Heart Spoons

I debated over the title of this post, trying to decide between “When Photos Don’t Do A Recipe Justice”, or “Worth a Second Helping” or “Public Service Announcement: Don’t Miss This Tart!” The title should a combination of all three, but then it would be as long as No-Bake Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust  ~a mouthful for a recipe with…

No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust

I have an easy no-bake dessert for you for Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with a Chocolate Cookie Crust! If you’re not familiar with ganache, it’s a rich, decadent mixture of melted chocolate and cream. The ratio of chocolate to cream varies in ganache, depending on how you use it~ for truffles, fillings, glazes, or whipped as frosting. Because…

Shortcut Red Velvet-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you started your holiday baking? I have an easy Christmas cookie recipe for a cookie exchange or to enjoy with family or friends, Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies! These cookies are easy to make, starting with a roll of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough as a shortcut and some Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion or…

Forest Feast Gatherings: A Sweet Ending and Easy Tray Centerpieces

The Novel Bakers are back with more feasting and gathering from The Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus for Hosting Friends & Family by Erin Gleeson. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of watercolor drawings and photographs, The Forest Feast Gatherings is an inspiring reference for anyone who wants to share good food with good friends, simply, easily, and beautifully. If you…

Keep Calm and Gobble On: Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away?. . . me, neither! I pulled together a round-up of recipes for your Thanksgiving feast from the archives and to help you Keep Calm and Gobble On! Click on the links for the complete recipes and Thanksgiving inspiration! *Note: There is a printable recipe link for the recipes that allows you to…