Desserts

Chocolate oatmeal cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was chocolate oatmeal cookies. My dad was usually the cook when it came to desserts, but this recipe was easy enough for my mom to make.  Recently I looked through their 3-ring binder filled with delicious recipes. I made these […]

 
pear cranberry crisp

Pear Cranberry Crisp

When friends sent us a dozen Harry & David Bosc Pears for Christmas, I used several of them right away in two of my favorite salads: Pear Date Salad and Pear Blueberry Salad. That still left enough to make pear crisp for dessert three times over the next two weeks. […]

 
Pecan pie

Pecan Pie

For as long as I can remember, we’ve had pecan pie for dessert on Thanksgiving. When we were kids, we’d get it for Christmas, too, if we behaved ourselves. Our 2020 Thanksgiving had little in common with years past. Instead of 20 or 25 people at the gathering, we had […]

 
balsamic strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic strawberries with lemon creme fraiche are one of my current favorite desserts for two reasons. First, it’s delicious. Second, it’s fast and easy to make with only four ingredients. Years ago I found a recipe for balsamic strawberries that used two pans and took an hour to prepare. After […]

 
popsicles

Popsicles

On hot summer days, a cold popsicle is a refreshing treat.  These popsicles are easy to make with healthy ingredients like fresh fruit, yogurt, and maple syrup. And they are all delicious! Several weeks ago, Deb Robinson, a reader of this blog, sent me 7 recipes for popsicles that she […]

 
Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream may be the epitome of good food in the summertime.  Need proof? July is National Ice Cream Month according to holidayinsights.com. Vegan strawberry ice cream, made from coconut milk, frozen strawberries, and maple syrup, is how we are celebrating the occasion. Think back to your own childhood. […]

 
Peanut butter balls

Peanut Butter Balls

If you are looking for a way to occupy kids, let them help make peanut butter balls. Of course, that might double your prep and clean up time, but it will be fun, I promise. When I asked 6-year-old Breckyn what she would like for a special treat, she told […]

 
Bacon candy

Bacon Candy

Bacon candy is sweet, salty, spicy and crispy. When I first heard of it, I wondered if it was an appetizer or a dessert. That just shows how limited my thinking was. It can also be crumpled in a salad, placed on a hamburger, or used to garnish a Bloody […]

 
Chocolate almond bark

Chocolate Almond Bark

Fancy desserts are fun to make when you have plenty of time, ample counter space, and a dishwasher to clean up the mess. In my one-butt kitchen, I like simple desserts. Basic chocolate almond bark has two ingredients: chocolate and almonds. For variety, you can add crystallized ginger, crushed peppermint […]

 
mberries flavour tripping

Flavor Tripping Parties with mberries

Have you ever heard of miracle berries, or mberries? They change the flavor of sour foods to sweet. With mberries, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with 35 calories (really, I put the calculations at the end of this post!) while enjoying a fun, unique experience for dessert. Get some […]