Archive of ‘General’ category

How to Make Éclairs

How to Make Éclairs – You don’t need to have a tall white hat in your closet to be qualified to make éclairs. I admit, the pastry always seemed out of reach for me as a home baker. I figured I can barely pronounce Pâte à Choux, let alone make a pastry dough. Then I realized I […]

Thin Mint Cupcakes with Thin Mint Frosting and Thin Mint Truffle Filling

Quadruple Thin Mint Cupcakes – When you show up to a party with these cupcakes, people will want to give you a kitchen queen, or king, merit badge. The Thin Mint extravaganza starts with cookie-infused cake batter. The cake is so simple your biggest challenge will be to get the pans in the oven before you […]

Rainbow Pretzel Sticks

Rainbow Pretzel Sticks – Sometimes I wish I could just reach out and grab a rainbow. I know there’s about as much of a chance of that happening as there is me finding a pot of gold. But with this edible craft, everyone can hold a rainbow in their hands. There’s just something about that […]

Skinny Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Skinny Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes You can make less-fat cheesecake that still tastes good! I cannot believe I just typed that because low-fat desserts are not usually my thing. I’m a bring-on-the-butter type. But when I posted my Coconut Vanilla Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes many of you asked about lighter options. You inspired me to experiment. The final […]

Cherry Almond Fudge Brownies

Cherry Almond Fudge Brownies – These brownies include the starting line up of flavors on my Dessert All-Star Team. Cherry, chocolate, and almond all vie for the top spot on my list of favorite flavors. As great as they taste alone, I love them even more together and I think you will too! When you bite into these brownies […]

Coconut Vanilla Cheesecakes

Coconut Vanilla Cheesecakes – I accidentally discovered the secret to luxuriously silky cheesecake during a rushed trip to the grocery store. Now I’m sharing it with you. These are the creamiest cheesecakes you will ever make. The texture is almost custard-like. The coconut macaroon crusts add a welcome chewy bite and a shiny ganache glaze […]

Chocolate Covered Champagne Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Champagne Strawberries – Strawberries soak in a Champagne spa then slip into a silky chocolate robe to seduce your taste buds. When you bite into one of these, the snap of smooth chocolate gives way to a juicy berry enhanced with bright bubbly flavor. Some people like to pluck strawberries out of their Champagne and eat […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes – Sweet. Salty. Creamy. Crunchy. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes combine all of my favorite snack groups in one delicious bite. The melt-in-your mouth peanut butter cheesecakes sit on a crunchy pretzel crust. Poured chocolate ganache adds a kiss of sweetness. Every year my husband, Jason, asks me to make him mini […]

Coconut Milk Truffles

Coconut Milk Truffles – Put the kids to bed, grab a glass of wine, and share a moment with this indulgence made for grown ups. Coconut milk adds subtle fruity notes to the deep bittersweet chocolate flavor. A roll in sweetened coconut provides a welcome texture to the melt-in-your mouth combination. We start with bittersweet chocolate. If you’re like me, you […]

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache – Ganache. I love that word. Say it with me slowly, “Guh-nahsh.” Don’t you just feel fancy? Even though it sounds very “pastry chef,” basic ganache is an easy way to add some sophistication to your desserts. It has just two ingredients, chocolate and heavy cream. If you can make macaroni and cheese from a box, […]

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