Desserts

Pinterest desserts we tested.

Apple Pie Bites

I’m always on the lookout for bite-sized recipes that are perfect for parties and potlucks. The other day, the mini Athens phyllo shells were on sale, so I decided to whip up some apple pie bites, based loosely on a recipe I saw on the Athens website. Oh mama, are they good! They’re just the […]

Chocolate Orange Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

I love the flavors of chocolate and orange together, especially around the holidays. It always makes me think of Terry’s chocolate oranges (YUM). I always thought chocolate and orange was a weird combination, but my dad liked the chocolate oranges. One time, I tried a slice and OH MAMA I was hooked ever since! I […]

Nutty Florentine Cookies (Gluten-Free) #FBLCookieExchange

I love this time of year. When I was a kid, I can remember being SO excited about Christmas break. I was a pretty nerdy kid and liked learning, so it wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want to go to school. I just was always super excited for Christmas. I love seeing people’s faces when […]

Holiday Gingerbread Spritz Cookies #FBLcookieexchange

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s #FBLcookieexhange time guys! We food bloggers get together and exchange holiday cookies with each other. I received some really good ones in this year… Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies from Erin at The Spiffy Cookie Chia Eggnog Cookies with Rumchata Icing from Starr at Chicago Foodie Girl and Crystallized […]

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

I just love semi-homemade recipes like these cheesecake swirl brownies. They’re easy to whip up, but also a little special compared to a regular boxed brownie mix. Because of the cheesecake swirl in this recipe, these brownies are more fudgy than cakey. I prefer fudgy brownies anyway, but Jess likes cakey brownies. She is clearly […]

200+ #Choctoberfest 2017 Chocolate Recipes

#Choctoberfest 2017 is a wrap! Over the past week, 70+ bloggers joined me to post their favorite chocolate recipes. In the end, we had more than 200 recipes posted, ranging from savory to sweet, frozen to hot, easy to complex…. and all of them tasty! Here is the complete list of chocolate recipes from #Choctoberfest […]

Chocolate Tapioca Pudding #Choctoberfest

I never made tapioca pudding before, but my husband, Jim, likes it, so I decided to give it a try. I bought a box of quick cooking tapioca and checked out the recipe on the box. The box happened to mention a chocolate version of tapioca pudding – perfect for our chocolate-themed #Choctoberfest week. Actually, […]

S’mores Cookie Cups #Choctoberfest

I know some people think that s’mores are only for the summertime, but let’s be real…if you set a s’mores in from of me, I will eat it any time of year. They are perfect for #Choctoberfest! (Have you entered our #Choctoberfest giveaway yet? Click here!) These cookie cups are a great s’mores alternative if […]

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie #Choctoberfest

One of our favorite restaurants in the world happens to be next door to none other than The Cheesecake Factory. We usually can’t resist stopping for a piece of cheesecake to take home. I have to admit, I don’t love having dinner at The Cheesecake Factory (it’s just a little overpriced for what it is, […]

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream (Dairy Free) #Choctoberfest

This post is sponsored by Barlean’s. All opinions are my own. A few years ago, I made an easy no-churn chocolate ice cream using Barlean’s chocolate silk greens. This year, when Barlean’s agreed to sponsor #Choctoberfest again, I knew I wanted to make a churned ice cream using the new ice cream maker attachment I […]

Angelic Chocolate Sponge Cake #Choctoberfest

Sometimes things don’t turn out as expected. But it’s not always a bad thing. That’s exactly what happened when I was making this cake the other day. I planned and the universe laughed. It was my first free Saturday in several weeks. I’m usually out and about working for the local winery at a wine festival on […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Bread #Choctoberfest

My mom’s pumpkin bread recipe is the best in the world. The best, no competition. For #Choctoberfest, I wanted to make a chocolate version, filled with delicious cocoa. This year, Rodelle sent me some cocoa powder to taste-test, and although I am under no obligation to use it in a recipe post here on my […]

White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cups #Choctoberfest

We just love quick and easy semi-homemade recipes that look like they’ve taken you a long time but are really very easy. This recipe only has four ingredients, and you probably have three of them in your pantry already. All you need is some fresh raspberries. I made these brownie cups for Allison’s bachelorette party […]

57 Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes #Choctoberfest

I love a piping hot mug of hot chocolate when the weather gets cool… and a frozen hot chocolate in the summer! With so many hot chocolate recipes out there, it is impossible to get bored. #Choctoberfest is the perfect opportunity for a yummy hot chocolate recipe roundup! If you haven’t yet, click here to […]

Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies #Choctoberfest

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions are my own. It’s #Choctoberfest this week and I couldn’t think of a better time to share this recipe from my childhood that has been past down from generation to generation. Nowadays you can find whoopie pie recipes for any flavor imaginable. While red velvet is one […]

Chocolate Apple Pie #Choctoberfest

It is the perfect time of year to load up on apples… and this week is also #Choctoberfest, which means that it is also the perfect time of year to load up on chocolate. So… why not a recipe that combines both? My version of Chocolate Apple Pie is based on a recipe from from […]