Category Archives: Dessert please

Mini Cheesecake Bites

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If you visit my blog regularly you may have noticed that I tend to post desserts on the weekend. No coincidence! Especially during the cold winter months, who doesn’t crave a decadent dessert? And while we’re at it, who doesn’t love cheesecake?!?! With these mini versions you can indulge without all the guilt provided you share! I made these for… Read more »

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mmmmmmm…peanut butter cookies. These reminded me of every home made cross hatched peanut butter cookie I had as a kid, plus those peanut butter sandwich cookies I sold door to door as a girl scout. There was something so fun about making those hash marks in the dough before popping them in the oven. And the house smelled awesome as… Read more »

Kris Kringle’s Chocolate Krinkles aka My Kids Favorite Christmas Cookie

I’ve been making the same cookies for Christmas for years now, since my kids were little. Most of my recipes come from the same book, A Baker’s Field Guide to Christmas Cookies by Dede Wilson. Such a fun book! First, the recipes are easy and turn out very well. Second, the book is cute – it reads like a field… Read more »

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Orange Mint

Recently while my daughter was waiting, “patiently”, to eat, she asked,¬†“Mom, why do you have to take pictures of everything we eat? I’m hungry!” Just to be clear, I do not take pictures of everything we eat. I make a lot of repeats, or things I have posted already and make again and again because they are good recipes, which… Read more »

Salted Citrus Caramels

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So this is generally what happens when I make caramels…people hoard them. Like little old ladies at a buffet. They put them in pockets and in handbags and take them home to save for later. I know this because when I see them “later” they say, “I have one left” and hold up one of my cellophane wrapped treats, a… Read more »

Individual Strawberry Shortcakes

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My husband Bill came back from the shore yesterday with the biggest, reddest, juiciest quart of strawberries I had ever seen. I could smell them from 5 feet away – no mistaking that grown in the Jersey sunshine smell. He had apparently been unable to avoid a roadside farm stand on the long drive home. Lucky us! I immediately set… Read more »

Cocoa Chip Cookies and Mother’s Day

To celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend I baked cookies for my kids. This made perfect sense to me. I was, of course, thinking of my mom. She baked for my brothers and me all the time. We would often come home from school to the smell of cake – one of her specialties was a Tandy Cake (made with… Read more »

Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies

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Everyone knows, peanut butter and chocolate just go so well together. And these Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies don’t disappoint. They were moist, dense and chocolatey like any good brownie and the peanut butter filling was just the right amount of ¬†something extra. And they looked so, so pretty with the peanut butter swirls. There is an easy trick to this… Read more »