Salted Caramel Pretzel Sundaes.

Salted caramel pretzel sundaes are the perfect sweet/salty/crunchy ice cream treat! Somehow pretzels + ice cream = waffle cone in your brain.

Y’all. This is definitely one of those times something is much more than the sum of its parts. Because there are only three parts: salted caramel sauce. Vanilla ice cream. And pretzels. But the combination…oh, wow. The pretzels are so crunchy, and something about their flavor and texture whispers “waffle cone” to your brain. And their saltiness just ups the sweet/salty factor from salted caramel. It makes me never want to eat ice cream without pretzels again! Continue reading “Salted Caramel Pretzel Sundaes.”

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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Truffle Cups.

Two-ingredient chocolate mousse truffle cups are a rich, intensely dark chocolate experience!

For a dessert that’s only two ingredients, I sure had a hard time naming this one. An intensely chocolatey concoction of coconut milk + deep dark chocolate, chocolate mousse truffle cups are mousse-ish, but not fluffy, and truffle-like, but you can eat it with a spoon. I don’t really care what you call it, but if you need a quick, easy, make-ahead dessert for Valentine’s Day (or any day) – this is it! Continue reading “Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Truffle Cups.”

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Salted Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark.

Salted dark chocolate pumpkin seed bark is the perfect crunchy bite to satisfy your fall sweet tooth!

I think it’s a food blog rule that you have to post “pumpkin something” the first week of fall. But I already shared my favorite, favorite pumpkin bread…and last year I skipped pumpkin completely and brought you this perfectly dense, cinnamon-y apple cake. So now we have salted dark chocolate pumpkin seed bark…and oh my word. It’s addictive. Continue reading “Salted Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark.”

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Blueberry Cheesecake Bars.

Blueberry cheesecake bars are layer upon layer of happiness – buttery graham cracker crust, a layer of cheesecake that’s thin enough to let the other flavors shine but rich enough not to get lost, sweet-tart blueberry pie filling, and fluffy whipped cream. This recipe is from my mom’s mom, so I think these bars could safely be called “vintage”, although they’re called Blueberry Delight on the typewriter-typed recipe card we have. Continue reading “Blueberry Cheesecake Bars.”

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Easy Lemon Pie.

I made this easy lemon pie (aka: lemon icebox pie) for the first time over the summer (okay, fine, the first couple of times) – and the bright citrus flavor is so fresh and summery! But even though lemons are available year-round, they do have an actual season – late fall through the winter. It’s really the perfect time of year for lemon pie! I’ve got sunshiii-iiine…on a cloudy daaayy…. Continue reading “Easy Lemon Pie.”

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Chocolate Cake (aka The Birthday Cake).

chocolate cake with chocolate icing

I’ve always loved to bake, and a few years ago I decided to part ways with cake mixes. I mean, making a cake from scratch has to taste better, right? Um, not necessarily. I’ve tried a lot of recipes and while they’ve all been “good” in the “I’m eating chocolate cake” sense, I haven’t always loved the texture, or the taste was unexciting. But this – this is by far the best chocolate cake I’ve ever made – and maybe ever had?? It’s so moist, so chocolatey, so light and fluffy, and it makes the perfect birthday cake. My four-year-old had it for her 3rd birthday…then we made it again for her half birthday (yes, we make half a cake for half birthdays around here), and her 4th birthday, and we just made it for my mom’s birthday! It’s pretty beloved around here. Continue reading “Chocolate Cake (aka The Birthday Cake).”

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