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Lemon Tassies

Lately I’ve been making mostly mini-sized desserts – like these bite sized Lemon Tassies.

Lemon Tassies - bite sized tarts filled with tangy lemon curd - a perfect mini dessert

Small desserts are perfect for me, because I am trying to eat better and lose weight, but I can’t give up desserts completely! So small desserts let me have a little bit, but not too much.

Bite sized desserts are also perfect for a party, and are a great way to let guests sample a variety of treats. These tarts have a pastry crust filled with a sweet homemade lemon curd.

Backyard S’mores Bar

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S’mores are one of my family’s favorite summer desserts! Of course they are a necessity for camping trips, but they are perfect for a S’Mores Summer party in your own backyard too.

Backyard S'mores Bar for family fun

Last week I created this Backyard S’mores Bar for an easy weeknight family dessert. We have a very busy family schedule this summer. My daughters are home from college, but they both have jobs and are in and out of the house. My son is 16, and he is working too and is out sailing whenever he gets the chance. So when everyone is actually home for a weeknight dinner it is a special ocassion worthy of a fun weeknight dessert like S’mores.

Rocky Road Cookies

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These tasty Rocky Road Cookies are tasty chocolate cookies with chocolate chips, almonds, walnuts and marshmallows!

Rocky Road Cookies

Rocky Road is a popular ice cream flavor, so it only makes sense it would make a delicious cookie too.  This recipe is just a standard chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe with the addition of almonds and marshmallows.

Maple Cream Cookies

The theme this week for the Creative Cookie Exchange is sandwich cookies – and I made these tasty Maple Cream Cookies.

Maple Cream Cookies - a delicious cookie with creamy maple filling sandwiched between two spice cookies.

The cookie part of this recipe is a mild spice cookie flavored with real maple syrup.  Maple is one of my favorite flavors, and although it is a traditional fall flavor I like it all year round.  Baking these cookies made the whole house smell delicious too.

Lemon Peeps Pie

Here is a cute way to use Peeps to make pies for Easter. I made a standard lemon pie, but instead of topping it off with meringue I used a marshmallow Peep!

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Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches

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Spring and Easter are perfect times for entertaining!  This spring I made these bright and cheerful Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches for a colorful snack to have on hand for feeding company.

Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches

When you know company is coming it is great to have things done ahead of time, so that you aren’t running around at the last moment preparing food.  These Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches are ideal for that, since they are made in advance and frozen until serving time. 

Easy Football Sugar Cookies

Looking for an easy dessert to make for the Super Bowl this weekend?  It is simple to make these football shaped cookies without a special cookie cutter.

Make football shaped cookies without a special cookie cutter. Quick and easy Super Bowl cookies

To make a football shape I used a circular cookie cutter.  First I cut out a circle shape, and then used the same cookie cutter to go over half the circle and make it a football shape.

Peppermint Pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels are one of my favorite treats, because the combination of sweet and salty is perfect.  So for the holidays it made sense to me to make some chocolate pretzels and cover them with peppermints instead of sprinkles!

Peppermint Pretzels - Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods rolled in peppermint candy

These are simple to make, and lots of fun for kids to do too.  My kids’ favorite part is taking peppermint candies and hammering them to break them apart.  Just make sure you double bag the candies before hammering, or there will be peppermint dust everywhere.

Cranberry Orange Cookies

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I love the tangy taste of cranberries! These Cranberry Orange Cookies are a nice seasonal treat, and a deliciously different ways to use cranberries.

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A friend of mine gave me this recipe last year, and I couldn’t wait to try it. Unfortunately I couldn’t find cranberries at the grocery store until the beginning of November, so I had to wait a while! The recipe uses orange juice concentrate to add a hint of citrus to the cookies, which really brings out the flavor of the cranberries.

Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies - Traditional Christmas Cookies with buttery crust, brown sugar and pecans

Pecan Tassies are one of my favorite cookies, for Christmas or anytime of the year.  They are like eating mini pecan pies, with a rich buttery crust, brown sugar and crunchy pecans. They are easy to make too, and much less intimidating to make than a pie.  Instead of rolling out the dough in a big pie pan you simple press little balls of dough into a mini-muffin tin, and fill them with pecans and topping.

Cyclops Pretzel Rods

Chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combination of sweet and salty! To celebrate Halloween I topped off some pretzel rods with eyeball gumballs for cute and creepy Cyclops Pretzels.

Cyclops Pretzel Rods - Sweet & Salty Halloween Treat

One of my favorite things about Halloween is all the weird and creepy desserts!  It is just fun to make treats around a theme. especially when a theme involves monsters, blood and other scary thing.  My son is reading the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey in his literature studies this year, and one of the most famous stories in that poem features the one eyed Cyclops, Polyphemus.  So it just seemed to make sense to make a Cyclops treat this Halloween. I am sure this is not exactly how Homer pictured the monster 2800 years ago, but it works for us!

SNICKERS Pretzel Snack – Football Fun

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Football season is just about underway! Whether it is a club, college, high school or professional teams are practicing and getting ready for another exciting season.  My family loves to watch football.  This year we are making an effort to see more games in person, instead of just watching on TV, and we are planning to attend our first game this week.  Of course football also means snacks, so to go along with our first game of the season I created this portable SNICKERS Pretzel Snack with cute little football bags.

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Strawberry Fool Recipe

Strawberry season will be here soon. I love to pick strawberries and make delicious desserts, like Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Fool.  Strawberry Fool is a dessert made from strawberries, whipped cream and sugar, so it is like shortcake without the cake!
Strawberry Fool Recipe

This is a traditional English dessert that dates back to the 1600s.  I first made this years ago when I was studying Colonial America with my children, and ever since they have requested it every strawberry season.  The combination of strawberries and cream is always popular, and is pretty easy to make.

Delicious Pies for Pi Day

March brings one of my favorite holidays, Pi Day! This is the perfect holiday because it combines two things I love, food and math. The day is of course to celebrate the irrational number π, which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. But the best way to celebrate it is by eating pie, which takes no actual knowledge of geometry.

Now there are lots of different kinds of pie, including hand pies, meat pies, crustless pies and even pizza. But for me pie means dessert, which brings up the important question: Cream Pie or Fruit Pie?

Chocolate Mousse Oreo Pie
It is tough to decide! I made Chocolate Mousse Oreo Pie for my daughter’s birthday, and everyone loved it.