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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. I love to bake during the holidays and I love cheesecake recipes.  I …

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

These skinny dark chocolate cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste that will thrill any chocoholic. They have only 139 calories and even have a dark chocolate frosting! When you are trying to cut calories, rich dessert recipes may seem like a thing of the past, but think again! With this healthy chocolate cupcakes recipe, you …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Easy No Bake Recipe

These delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars have a thick layer of peanut butter goodness between two layers of hearty rolled oats, all drizzled in deep, dark chocolate. These yummy no bake bars mean that they are super easy to make and there is no need to turn on the oven. The bars are the …

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Mummy Brownies – Easy Homemade Fudge Brownie Recipe for Halloween

These yummy mummy brownies will be the first sweet treat to disappear from your Halloween dessert table. They are fudgy and whimsical with an eerie kid friendly look. Halloween is a fun time of the year to make holiday themed desserts. Recipes like this are a hit with both the kids and fun loving adults …

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Summer Dessert Table – Tips for Sweets that Take the Heat

Outdoor entertaining is a fun way to gather with friends during the summer months.  And no party would be complete without a dessert table with all your favorite sweet treats. But how do you make sure that the desserts on the summer dessert table are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the …

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Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake Recipe with a Lemon Glaze Icing

This lemon pudding bundt cake recipe is made from scratch and has a light, bright taste.  The pudding gives the taste an extra richness and the light lemon glaze is sweet but not overly so. Summer is the time when I love to make desserts with lemonade or lemons.  They are so plentiful and fresh and …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. For me, no other fruit says summer in quite the same way as pineapple does.  There is a …

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No Bake Sweet Potato Energy Balls – Gluten Free Healthy Snack

These no bake sweet potato energy balls are a powerhouse of nutrients in one delicious bite. The balls are naturally sweet with a bit of a kick from fresh ginger and are the perfect way to add healthy nutrition to your snack time. This recipe is vegan and gluten free. The savory sweet potato balls …

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Brownie Cookies From a Mix – These Awesome Brookies Rock!

Short on time, but big on the desire for treating your sweet tooth? These brownie cookies from a mix are a semi home made way to make snack time tasty in a flash. Get the scoop on making these “brookies” with my step by step tutorial. Have you ever heard of the term brookies? When …

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These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I …

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Heavenly Heath Bar Brownies with an Awesome Chocolate Ganache

These heath bar brownies are made with a packaged fudge brownie mix that is jazzed up with Heath Bar baking pieces in both the brownies themselves and also as a topping for the easy homemade chocolate ganache frosting. Most of the time, I cook from scratch. But there are busy days when I just don’t …

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4th of July Candy Jars – Patriotic Party Table Decor

Are you having a party for Independence Day or Memorial Day?  These 4th of July Candy Jars will be a hit with the kids (and the young at heart!) This patriotic party table decor idea will dress up your dessert table with red, white and blue colors and put your guests in the party spirit …

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Mini Strawberry Shortcakes – Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

These mini strawberry shortcakes are individual sized portions of the summer time favorite. Flaky buttermilk biscuits are layered with fresh summer strawberries and a home made strawberry syrup that oozes over the layers and the whipped cream topping. One of the joys of growing up for me was my mother’s strawberry shortcake. She used Bisquick …

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Rich Chocolate Brownie Recipe – Easy and Gooey Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter

This recipe for a rich chocolate brownie with pecans and peanut butter is my go to dessert when time is short and the family is hungry for something sweet. Using a boxed brownie mix with some tasty add ins takes this dessert to a whole new level when it comes to taste and texture. I …

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Difference Between Brownies and Blondies – Is is Just the Color that Matters?

I have seen many recipe makers call a blondie a butterscotch brownie. While technically this is somewhat true, in actual fact, a blondie and a brownie are two completely different dessert options. The difference between brownies and blondies comes mainly from the color and the main ingredients. There is even a special food holiday called …

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Butterscotch Squares – Easy Butterscotch Bars Recipe

These butterscotch squares are rich and surprisingly addictive. They have a decadent and flavorful center with a crunchy texture that comes from the chopped pecans. The sweet butterscotch morsels dot the fudgy golden brown batter and make a tasty topping, as well. These slices are one of my favorite bar recipes. You will be amazed …

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Brownie Cheesecake Bar Recipe – Easy Brownie Bottom Fudge Dessert

What is not to love about such a pretty dessert?  This brownie cheesecake bar recipe has a creamy cheesecake topping that is layered on top of a fudgy, nutty brownie bottom and drizzled with dark chocolate. They are easy enough for a busy week night and pretty enough for any special occasion. This tasty slice is one …

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Gluten Free Lemon Slice – Tasty Lemon Sunshine Bars that Your Family Will Love

This Gluten free Lemon Slice recipe has the perfect balance of tart and sweet with a creamy center that feels and tastes almost like custard. The crumble topping adds the perfect crunchy texture to these sunshine bars. I love bar recipes of any kind but when you add lemon to the mix, my husband gets …

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Gluten Free Date Bars – Maple Syrup Oatmeal Date Slice Recipe

These gluten free date bars are chock full of healthy, good for you ingredients, but have a flavor that is still rich and decadent. The taste reminds me of “mom’s cooking” with home cooked dates, oozing with maple sugary sweetness. To this day, they are still one of my bar recipes. The gooey date filling pairs perfectly …

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Fudge Brownies – Rich Brownie Recipe with Peanut Butter Frosting

My favorite treat is anything that features a combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  These rich fudge brownies have a delicious and creamy peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off. The recipe is perfect for a pot luck dinner or bake sale and your family will have this book marked as their favorite …

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White Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter – Delicious Blondie Recipe

These white chocolate brownies infused with peanut butter chips are a nice change from the traditional look of a brownie. They have a lighter appearance and the taste is a bit lighter, too. Serve them for a bake sale or pot luck and watch them disappear! Swapping out the type of chocolate also gives this …

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan …

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