Category Archives: dessert

Apple Pie Pops on a Stick — Apples to Appreciate Your Favorite Teacher

by sandi

I know we already did a treat for Teacher Appreciation but it only seems approprite to do another. Teachers are amazing and wonderful. They give of themselves to help our children. It is their week and I want them to feel appreciated. I have seen pie pops all over the internet and have always found

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Margarita Tart

by sandi

This lusciously creamy tart has an extra kick . . . tequila! With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create this special dessert. My husband who isn’t a fan of margaritas (hard to imagine I know) loves this pie. This pretzel crust adds the right amount of

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Salted Caramel Brownies

by sandi

These brownies are going to make your mouth happy. They are some of the richest and most decadent brownies you will ever eat. The best thing about them is they are super simple and require a bowl and spoon to make! No need to pull out the mixer for this recipe. You can make this

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Salted Caramel Sauce

by sandi

I was recently on vacation in San Francisco. The weather was terrible while we were there but the food was awesome. Everywhere we went seemed to have a salted caramel item on their dessert menu. I left there with a serious desire to create some things with salted caramel. First step was to make salted

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Mini Peanut Butter Cup Shortbread Cookies

by sandi

This is one of those If You Give a Mouse a Cookie type of things. Once I had the Nutella Shortbread Chocolate Chip cookies I had to try more things. I had just bought some Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the clearance section of Target and they were sitting on my counter staring at

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Strawberry Trifle

by sandi

When I was a girl my Mom called this cake “dump cake” and always made it in a glass dish. She probably called it dump cake because is so easy to make that you practically dump all the ingredients in and call it good. Everything melds together and makes the most delicious bites of cake,

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Tie Dye Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

by sandi

Every Easter I love to gather the kids around and make some tasty treats. One of their favorite treats is sugar cookies. They love to decorate and eat them. While I love a good rolled sugar cookie with buttercream icing on it, my Mom’s sour cream cookies come to mind, my go to cookie is

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Easter Bark

by sandi

I don’t care where you are or who you are entertaining you put out some chocolate covered pretzels or a bark type chocolate it will be gone in minutes. People love this stuff. People hover around it and eat themselves silly. Not that I condone that kind of behavior, it is just something I have

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Lemon Squares

by sandi

Many of my all time favorite sweet recipes center around the lemon theme. I love the tart tanginess that lemon gives and is balanced with a sweet note. So delicious. One of my favorite lemon treats are lemon squares. I was talking with a friend about them and she was saying how she too loved

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Oatmeal Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

by sandi

These are some of the best bar cookies ever. A one-on-one aide I used to teach with made these every year around Thanksgiving. When I was leaving teaching I had to get the recipe from her and she gladly shared. Trust me if you like a nice oatmeal, dense crust, cheesecake and a fruity bite

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