Category: Desserts

Rum Cake Recipe

How to Make Our Best Rum Cake

  We love making this cake at Christmas. Rum cake was my father’s favorite dessert this time of year, and he made it very tasty. We tried using our own white cake recipe from scratch. We found that a white cake mix worked great to show how to make our best rum cake. Our Best

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peanut butter cups

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Good morning everyone! Today we are making a traditional treat, loved at gatherings, our wonderful homemade peanut butter cups! Homemade Peanut Butter Cups   I made several dozen of these last Christmas for a fellowship but didn’t try one myself before we brought them. By the time I saw the tin during the fellowship, the

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All Fruit Mincemeat Pie

Easy All Fruit Mincemeat Pie Recipe

This easy pie recipe is an all-time favorite from childhood. We always bought the frozen store mincemeat pie, which from what I remember was just fruit. Some recipes I’ve seen call for some sort of beef something, but this is an all fruit mincemeat pie, and it is delicious. Easy All Fruit Mincemeat Pie Recipe

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Make Appetizer Puff Pastry

Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

I love making little appetizers with puff pastry. Puff pastry can be made with very few ingredients, and it’s delicious! I’ve always used the store-bought puff pastry sheets, but making it is very easy! This easy homemade puff pastry can be made beforehand which is super convenient for your next party. Only Four Ingredients for

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie Crust

Gluten Free Chocolate Pie Crust

It brings me great joy to say that we are not gluten-free, but we do have a lot of friends from our church who are gluten-free. When you like to have people over for meals, or need to take someone’s dinner, a small handful of gluten-free recipes will always be helpful! We had some friends

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Best Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe

Best Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe

Who doesn’t love graham crackers, especially chocolate graham crackers! Store-bought graham crackers can be very expensive, so we came up with the best homemade chocolate graham cracker recipe to suit our needs. Best Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Recipe What type of flour is used for graham crackers? Normally Graham flour is used. This is a type

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’ve always wanted a cast iron skillet. I like the idea of packing good eats into it and putting it the oven to bake up – there’s something dessert and dinner comfortable about that idea. I’ve always thought the cast iron skillets were just too small for our us. My sister offered me one she

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Perfect Cheesecake Recipe with Lemon Cookie Crust

My husband loves cheesecake, and everyone here loves lemon! This cheesecake is a little different because you separate the egg whites and add them after whipping. We top with lemon curd, which is optional but delicious! I also think the crust can be an exciting part of the cheesecake. Although, if the crust is soggy

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Make the Best Fourth of July Cake

Make the Best Fourth of July Cake! Since moving, I don’t have a lot of kitchen supplies unpacked to get fancy. I couldn’t even find my good spatula today. So, this is a last-minute, fun one I came up with when I saw the Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake on the BOGO from Publix. Do you

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Lemon Roulade Jelly Roll

This Lemon Roulade Jelly Roll is delicious! I was updating some of our Tea Times Newsletters (digital) and thought I would share this with our readers. A great tea treat, it will certainly be a welcome dish at your table. The lemon curd and jelly roll cake is made from scratch. Lemon curd is so

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Butter Pie Crust | My Favorite Recipe In Ten Minutes

Butter pie crust, quick butter pie crust at that, is a quintessential holiday recipe. Why? Because it’s officially pie baking season! This is my favorite pie crust recipe that I use for all of my pies, sweet and savory. This recipe can be done in either a food processor or a mixer equipped with cookie

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DYI Coffee Creamer

Fall! Easy Powdered Creamer and Our Best Pumpkin Cake!

Fall is gearing up at our house! I decided to dig out my Seasons at Home Magazines and the Joyous Home Journals and take a peek at our recipe collection. I found some great DYI coffee creamer and our best pumpkin cake. Fall! Easy Powdered Coffee Creamer and Our Best Pumpkin Cake! In the 2013 Fall issue,

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Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream: Make It Homemade

Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream. Made at home with sweetened whipping cream and spices. How could you not love something so simple as that? I love going to the grocery store at this time of year. So many yummy flavors of the season in foods and drinks. I noticed the pumpkin spiced whipped cream the other

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(Better Than Starbucks) Glazed Lemon Cake

Every now and then Josh and I will get Glazed Lemon Cake (Lemon Loaf) from Starbucks. We love glazed lemon cake, and while it’s good, I’m always thinking I can make this way better. So I did. Homemade always wins! It tends to taste like real food… and look so pretty too. It has one ingredient

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Fresh Cranberry Orange Bread

Sweet, moist, fresh cranberry bread. I love cranberries… but you can only make so much cranberry sauce between Thanksgiving and Christmas, SO – Here is a simple recipe to make something sweet and yummy with all of those crispy, red berries. This bread was extra moist, with just the right amount orange zest, and the cranberries

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Freezer Peach Pie Filling

Freezer Peach Pie Filling with Cinnamon Sauce

The peach season seems to be here, and I was able to take advantage of a really good sale on them a couple of weeks ago. Hmm… plump, sweet, juicy peaches. Time for freezer peach pie filling! Unfortunately, I don’t have many canning supplies currently, and wasn’t ready to go out and buy it all. So,

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Funnel Cakes for the 4th of July

Funnel cakes always make me think of summer. We used to buy them whenever we went to Busch Gardens when we lived in Virginia. Somehow adding strawberries and powdered sugar makes me think of July 4th. What a fun idea and these came out wonderful! Everyone needs to fry something now and then, so we tried

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Sweet Simple Pound Cake

Have you ever struggled to find a really good, basic recipe for something that you know will come out perfect every time? Pound cake has been that recipe for me. I’ve tried a lot of different things in my attempt to come up with a really good, but easy recipe for pound cake. Finally, Sweet Simple

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Flourless Fudge Brownies

Flourless Fudge Brownies, who knew I could do it. Every now and then for hospitality purposes, I have to come up with a “gluten-free” dessert. Without making too many comments about the subject of gluten, ahem… sometimes I discover something that’s really yummy, outside of the consideration that it’s gluten-free – this is one of

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Simple Butter Pastry for Pie | Rustic Apple Tarts

Simple Butter Pastry for Pie Remember the week before when I shared our Rosemary White Sauce for Chicken Pie, I mentioned our butter pie crust? I’m sharing our recipe today! I failed to get peaches this week however, so I settled for apple tarts instead. The Recipe One recipe makes one double-pie pastry, or two

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transform chocolate chips

Homemade Chocolate Chips for Ice Cream | Winnie the Pooh Quilt

We have officially arrived, it’s the hot summer season in Colorado – and it’s hot.  Today, I’m going to share something fun for all your cold, chocolately desserts – homemade chocolate chips for ice cream. I’ve seen a Nestle` brand of chocolate chunks in the store, but I’ve never seen the flat chips anywhere before.

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Easy 4th Of July Dessert

Who posts a 4th of July dessert the night before? Me of course. Since moving, I don’t have a lot of kitchen supplies unpacked to get fancy. I couldn’t even find my good spatula today. So, this is a last-minute, fun one I came up with when I saw the Pepperidge Farm Coconut Cake on

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Homemade Caramel Cookie Ice Cream

 Homemade Caramel Cookie Ice Cream   I make ice cream all the time, usually just something simple like chocolate or vanilla – but today I had some extra cookies, and what goes better with that than homemade caramel? The caramel is really an easy mock caramel recipe, but came out so good! Make the caramel

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Our Best Carrot Cake Recipe

I made this carrot cake the other day for my Mother-in-law’s birthday. I was happy to do it, I love carrot cake! This was a great opportunity to make some to share, and some to save for later… This is such a simple recipe – I tweaked this recipe from the one I made a

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery Plus Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a fun day to deliver sweet things to each other. Here are some sweet things to do! How about a lesson in silk ribbon embroidery? And you can’t sew without having some yummy cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, well, at least I think so. Silk Ribbon Embroidery Plus Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day! Project

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