Category | “Desserts”

Sweet desserts made from simple ingredients.

Fruitcake Crack

Fruitcake gets a bad rap around the holidays. A once quintessential holiday dessert, fruitcake is now the butt end of...
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Sweet Potato Marshmallow Cookies

Today we are making sweet potato marshmallow cookies - it's how I imagine sweet potato casserole SHOULD be served; as a...
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Pumpkin Butter Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Today we are making pumpkin butter apple pie cinnamon rolls with a maple cream cheese frosting. They're all of the...
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White Chocolate Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Today we’re making "no-mess" white chocolate banana pumpkin muffins to welcome autumn's arrival. These muffins...
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Fiery Pepper Imps & Sugared Butterfly Wings | Harry Potter

Today we stop off at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley to pick up a sampling of their latest treats. Fiery...
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Elegant Croquembouche

Croquembouche. It's the bane of many contestants on the Great British Baking Show. It's a seemingly...
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S'mores Dip | ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!

S'mores are synonymous with summertime. But if you don’t have a campfire to toast your marshmallows, this...
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STUFFED French Toast

My sweet tooth is tingling. Whether you are making this for breakfast or dessert, you can stuff this French toast with...
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Leche Flan | Filipino Dessert

This week we are traveling across the world to get a taste of the famous Filipino leche flan - it's smooth and creamy...
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Pancake Batter Donuts with Maple Bacon Glaze

Tired of plain ol’ flapjacks? If you have a donut tin you don’t know how else to use, why not pour in some...
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Pączki Donuts

It's Pączki Day! If you live in the Midwest (or in a major city with a large Polish population) you may be...
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Pink Ombre Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day just got a whole lot more... pink-ish. These aren't your standard sugar cookies either - they are...
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Olympic Torch Ice Cream Flambé

If you're anything like me, you are eagerly awaiting the premiere of the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics!...
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Cinnamon Poached Apples | Sous Vide Recipes

I'm constantly looking for new things to sous vide. One thing I've never tried, however, was a sous vide dessert! I...
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Champagne Cupcakes

There are many great reasons to pop some bubbly - New Year's Eve just being one of them! For all of life's...
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Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Pumpkin spice season may have already passed (or is right around the corner, depending on when you are reading this)...
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Giant Cinnamon Roll

We live in a world of giant food. Every day there seems to be something else supersized. A few weeks ago the challenge...
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Last Minute Christmas Cookies for Santa Claus

Christmas means COOKIES! As well an abundance of other sweet and treats - and who doesn't love stuffing their face with...
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Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

Let me introduce you to the all time BEST rice krispies treats I have ever made. Salted caramel rice krispies...
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Sticky Toffee Pudding

I love love love trying new recipes, but sometimes I'm stumped as to what I should try next! A few weeks back, I...
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Pillow Cookies

I'm not sure how I've been on the earth for almost twenty-seven years and it took me twenty-five years to learn of the...
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Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Even though it has been in the high 80s in Northeastern Ohio the last few days, I'm prepping myself for the brisk fall...
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Mini Toasted Marshmallow Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is probably my favorite dessert - and I love making it in any style, and I especially love cheesecake...
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S'more Waffles on a Stick

Some nights you crave waffles. Some nights you crave s'mores. And some nights, you crave both! That's the position...
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Deathly Hallows Cookies | Harry Potter Recipes

“What are you doing with all those books anyway?" Ron asked. "Just trying to decide which ones to take with us,"...
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Treacle Tart | Harry Potter Recipes

July 31st is Harry Potter's birthday - and we've been celebrating all week here in the Starving Chef's kitchen. Harry's...
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Queenie's Apple Strudel | Fantastic Feasts

"You prefer strudel, honey? Strudel it is!"...
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Ice Cream Dragon Eggs | Game of Thrones Recipes

"No one will take my dragons...
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Margaery Tyrell's Apple & Brie Tart | Game of Thrones Recipes

"We may be faced with an alarming number of weddings soon. I won't even know what to call you. Sister... or...
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Sand Dollar Cookies

Nothing beats the beach for a vacation! Lounging in the sand and sun while the waves come crashing down...it's just so...
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Red, White & Blue Cake Pops | Fourth of July Recipes

A few weeks ago, I made some fun fourth of July themed cakes stuffed with pop rocks. In order to make the cakes, I...
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Daenerys' Dragon Eggs | Game of Thrones Recipes

Unless you are Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and...
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Exploding Firecracker Cakes

Firecracker cakes make for a literal party in your mouth! Filled with exploding candies, these firecrackers pop with...
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Rainbow Fruit Pizza

It's nearly sweet, sweet summer time, which means it's officially cookout season. Whenever I go to a backyard party,...
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Geode Cookies

Geodes are nature's little treasure troves. Crack one open and you'll find it is lined with sparkling minerals and...
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you have trust issues because of oatmeal raisin cookies, this recipe will certainly win you back! Trust me, I wasn't...
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Creme Egg Lava Cake | Single Serving Desserts

I think I've found an excuse to keep Cadbury Creme Eggs in the house year round - they literally are little cheat pods...
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Easter Bunny Munch

Easter may have the best assortment of treats. I mean, you not only have all the different kinds of chocolates and...
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Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

You know it's almost Easter by the appearance of Cadbury Creme eggs - the classic chocolate candy filled with ooey...
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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

I feel like I'm always craving cinnamon rolls. Usually late at night, about thirty minutes before bed time,...
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Valentine's Day Truffle Bouquet

If you want to make a homemade gift for your sweetie this Valentine's day, why not bake them something delicious? You...
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Forty Layer Tiramisu for Two

Alright, folks. I'm about to blow your minds. This forty layer tiramisu was made with just ten - that's right -...
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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs | Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up, which means it's time to be extra sweet to your sweetie! This Valentine's Day celebrates...
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Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

What's ooey and gooey and crunchy all at the same time? Marshmallow crunch brownies, of course! Made with a...
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Crème Brûlée Cookies

I've made crème brûlée cookies in my "pre-blogger" days and they were a spectacular failure. Ever since I've started...
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Cannoli Dip

All the deliciousness of homemade cannolis, with half of the effort - you can even buy unfilled cannoli shells or even...
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Mini Cheesecakes

As the holiday season draws to an end, I've been trying to find easy desserts that take little effort so I can...
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Homemade Strawberry Jelly

A few weeks ago, I treated myself to a trip to West Side Market in Cleveland for a foodie birthday...
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Churro Bites with Strawberry Sauce

I'm always looking for fun new tapas to try out. This week's challenge is Spanish tapas - inspired by Spanish...
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How the GRINCH Stole Christmas Cookies

Every Who Down in Whoville Liked Christmas a lot... But the Grinch,Who lived just north of Whoville, Did...
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Banana Bread Pudding

Every so often, when I hit up Jimmy John's for lunch, I'll also grab a few loaves of their day old bread - which...
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Apple Pecan & Honey Sticky Rolls

Some nights when I'm craving something sweet, I'll raid my fridge to find basically anything I can bake together to...
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Zucchini Bread | Flavors of Fall

I officially dismantled my garden last weekend - and considering I live in Northeast Ohio, the fact my garden was still...
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Ohio Buckeye Fudge

If you've lived in Ohio your entire life like I have, you'd be well accustomed to our state's favorite dessert: the...
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Serial Killer Cookies

Just like Jeffery Dahmer, you won't be able to eat just one.I'm obsessed with serial killers. I'm addicted to...
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Polyjuice Potion | Harry Potter Recipes

For every season, there's a reason to rewatch/reread Harry Potter. Halloween is one of the biggest celebrations at...
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Orange Poppyseed Rolls | Chopped at Home Challenge

"Chefs - it's time for the final round. You may open your baskets. Your mystery ingredients are: canned pizza dough,...
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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Syrup Icing

It's pumpkin season, which means I'm putting it in pretty much everything - including cookies. These cookies...
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Caramel Apple Tarts

Fall is almost upon us, which means it's time to break out the sweatshirts and jeans, watch the leaves change colors...
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S'mores Bars

I live for ooey-gooey s'mores. The messier, the better! While I love roasting marshmallows over an open...
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No Mess Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Have you ever let your bananas sit out on the counter and then forget about them until they were basically...
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Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Lets talk about marshmallows. Somehow, I have been misled to believe that making homemade marshmallows was difficult -...
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Campfire Cooking

It's summer, so that means cookouts and camping! Over the weekend I visited my parents in my hometown and made use of...
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Sm'nanas | Campfire Cooking

S'mores are a staple dessert for any bonfire meal - but did you know there's a 'healthier' way to enjoy these...
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Pineapple Upside Down Bonfire Cake

One of my sister's favorite desserts is pineapple upside down cake, so while we were both at our parents in our...
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The Red Woman's Trifle | Game of Thrones Recipes

Winter is Coming. In just one week, we will learn the fate of some of our most beloved characters. One character we can...
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Brigadeiros | Brazilian Caramels

These brigadeiros are certain to be deliciouso! Brigadeiros are traditional Brazilian caramels made with just a few...
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Easter Egg Blondies | Simple Easter Recipes

With Easter approaching, I’ve been practicing my Easter desserts and dinners. My boyfriend, Nick,...
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Easter Egg Angel Food Cake Pops

When your coworker comes into the office with an entire leftover angel food cake and says "maybe you can make...
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Ultimate Chunky Pretzel Drop Cookies

Pretzels. Caramel. Chocolate. And sometimes raisins. With these powers combined, this cookie might just be unstoppable...
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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

While some states are being buried in snow, here in Ohio, we’ve been enjoying a very mild winter. In fact, it was...
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars

For this quick recipe, I made a simple peanut butter cookie crust then topped it with a peanut butter buttercream...
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Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

Living in Northern Ohio has certainly been an interesting experience. Coming from Southern Ohio originally, we rarely...
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Black Bottom Cupcakes | Valentine's Day Recipes

Did you know there is an official day designated for cream cheese brownies? It's true! February 10th marks the day of...
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Brûléed Oranges | Valentine's Day Recipes

I'd like to think that the old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" is actually somewhat true. I'm...
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Choux à la Crème | Valentine's Day Recipes

Has anyone else been binging on the Great British Bake Off now that it's steaming on Netflix? Well if you aren't, then...
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Cinnamon Pull Apart Muffins

I fiend for cinnamon rolls some times. Something about their ooey-gooey cinnamon-rolly goodness just really gets me...
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Turkey & Quinoa Chili | Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

Chili is a relatively new favorite food of mine - mostly because it's super simple to make in a crock pot. I didn't...
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Pumpkin Snicker Doodles with Cheesecake Filling

To say that I am a little excited for it to be fall would be an understatement. I live for jeans and hoodie weather, as...
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Air Nomad Fruit Pies | Avatar: The Last Airbender Recipes

Air nomads are known throughout the Avatar universe to be devout vegetarians and excellent bakers. Despite their...
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Sirius Black | Tropical Fruit Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was easily my favorite Harry Potter book, and it mostly had to do entirely...
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