1. Pie Fries
Pie Fries continue to be one of my favorite recipes. They're incredibly simple, are a great use of leftover pie scraps, and, most importantly, they are delicious. And the cleverness of serving them as "fries" will please eaters of all ages.
2. Truffle-Stuffed Cupcakes
Although many claim to be tired of cupcakes, there's a reason why we still eat them. This recipe is a perfect illustration: a simple but great chocolate cake made even better by the addition of chocolate truffles.
3. Hot Dog Cookies
I love any adorable trompe l'oeil food, but this recipe is special in that the cookies are not just cute, but extremely tasty, too. They are relatively thick, which gives the cookies a sandy-chewy, shortbread-type texture on the inside which is highly addictive.
4. Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs
I still consider this recipe one of my crowning achievements. It's so simple, so over-the-top sweet, and such a clever word play. It's an overall winner!
5. Homemade Samoa Cookies
This is a favorite recipe of mine because while I love Girl Scout cookies, they are only sold for part of the year. The rest of the time, I am able to get my fix by whipping up a deliciously buttery caramel-coconut-shortbread extravaganza by way of these homemade Samoas.
6. Deep-Fried Cupcakes on a Stick
If I need to tell you why this recipe is lovable, then we might have a problem. They're cupcakes. Deep-fried. On a stick. 'Nuff said!
7. Funfetti Pancakes
I love this recipe because it's indulgent, but even more so because it's fun. Using cake mix as a starter beautifully accents the "cake" in "pancake", and you can't have fun without Funfetti!
8. Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches
I have a love-hate relationship with this recipe. I love it because, well, putting ice cream between Pop-Tarts is amazingly delicious. But I hate it because it's really, really hard to go back to eating regular ice cream sandwiches with chocolate wafers after you've sampled one of these babies. So...consider yourself warned.
9. Behemoth Crumb Cake
Everyone knows the best part of crumb cake is the buttery, brown sugar topping. This recipe only serves to make a classic better by giving the people what they want: LOTS of crumb, with a little cake as a formality.
10. Birthday Cake French Toast
I love this recipe because it keeps my birthday celebration going the morning after by substituting birthday cake for day-old bread in my favorite french toast recipe. It makes for a sugar bomb of a plate, tasting far better than it has any right to, in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way.