Tag Archives: Desserts

Gingersnaps

Gingersnap Cookies - these are the crispy ones! Old Fashioned but will win your heart!

I remember baking Gingersnap Cookies with my Mom. Kneeling on a chair at the kitchen table, it was always the job of us kids to take a glass (and the one we used had a little design on the bottom – it might have been one of Mom’s crystal glasses) dip it in sugar and gently press the cookies before baking.

Gingersnap Cookies - perfect for the Holiday.
Gingersnap Cookies – perfect for the Holiday.

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White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies - truly exceptional!

If there’s ever a cookie that screams “Christmas” it has to be a White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookie. And so I dutifully waited until after Thanksgiving to post these lovelies.

White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies
White Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Cookies

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Make Ahead Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Make Ahead Pumpkin Parfaits - pumpkin spiced cream cheese mousse layered with whipped cream - and nestled in those layers are crushed gingersnaps and crushed chocolate covered almonds

You know what’s kinda cool? When you’re putting on a fancy dinner or a feast like Thanksgiving and you can knock off a showstopper of a dessert ahead of time. Even better? When it’s an easy, no-cook, and very fun dessert like these Pumpkin Parfaits.

Make Ahead Pumpkin Parfaits. Layers of pumpkin mousse,whipped cream, crushed gingersnaps & chocolate covered almonds.
Make Ahead Pumpkin Parfaits. Layers of pumpkin mousse, whipped cream, crushed gingersnaps & chocolate covered almonds.

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The Easiest Pumpkin Pie

Easiest Pumpkin Pie - McCormicks Signature Pie. 5 ingredients. 40 minutes from start to chill.

Sometimes you just need a decent pie. I dunno, maybe you opened your mouth and volunteered without thinking. Maybe someone volunteered you? Maybe you don’t even know how it happened! Take a breath and remember these things happen to the best of us – and sometimes at the worst possible time!

The easiest pumpkin pie - McCormick's Signature Pie
The easiest pumpkin pie – McCormick’s Signature Pie

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Best Vanilla Buttercream, American Style

Best American buttercream - vanilla

If you saw my Best Chocolate Cupcakes the other day, you probably got a peek at this Vanilla Buttercream. It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? And you may have scrolled down the page until you saw my “Pinterest Fail” using the same buttercream recipe. *Sighs*

The Best Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla American Buttercream
The Best Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla American Buttercream

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Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Best Chocolate Cupcakes: Very light, moist and tender cupcakes that pack a whollop of chocolate flavor.

It might be time to take a little break from all things “fall” and food made with pumpkin and thoughts about Thanksgiving (coming up so fast!) and have a little sumpin sumpin that’s chocolate,

Best Chocolate Cupcakes
Best Chocolate Cupcakes

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