Why is this one of my go-to dinner party desserts? Because I don't want to stress. Because it's made in just one bowl and its presentation—that old bake sale classic, the 9-inch square pan—immediately signals "this isn't a fancy dessert so just eat me and refill your wine."
I was recently asked to give a suggestion for a birthday cake replacement. Enter the bananas foster trifle.
This weekend's baking project is Easter dessert. My plan? Serve this light and airy lemon cake with a homemade berry sauce.
Spring is finally here, arrived in the form of pink-green stalks of rhubarb. I'm going to celebrate this weekend by making this pie.
As one last fruit-free dessert before I make my first strawberry rhubarb pie, I'm going to make these chocolate brownie cookies from our resident chocoholic, Yvonne.
I first made these as part of a Key West-themed dinner party menu, but since then, I've made them a million times. Find out why.
Pastelitos—literally, "little pies"—are puff pastry turnovers filled with guava paste and cream cheese. The sweet, fruity guava is balanced by the tangy cream cheese, and I love the contrast of the soft filling with the buttery, easily shattering puff pastry shell.
I love all breads, from airy ciabattas to elegant French baguettes. But sometimes I want a hearty, rustic, craggy bread. You know, a big old slice of nubbly, oaty bread that just begs to be spread with a layer of thick jam or a melting pat of butter. This is that bread.
Rice pudding can be full of all the warm, comforting flavors that we associate with deep winter, but this tropical twist proves it's no one trick pony.
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to celebrate Carnival, try these Brazilian truffle-like treats.
If you're looking for a respite from the ubiquitous winter comfort foods, try this light and creamy cheesecake.
Need a last minute Valentine's Day dessert? Poached Pears to the rescue.
A moist orange buttermilk cake topped with chocolate-dipped candied orange peel is just the thing to knock us out of our winter blues.
After the nachos, wings, guac, and chili are demolished, you might not have room for dessert. How about sipping on this souped-up whiskey sour instead?
Want to preform a little magic trick in your kitchen? Try pudding cake. It's a magical dish in which both components (i.e. pudding and cake) materialize in the same pan.
This easy sugar and cream pie is an Indiana staple, but we're pretty sure the whole nation should take it on.
If most of the country needs anything right now, it's a dose of sunshine. Let the bright lemon flavor of these cookies cheer you up.
Want to start the year with something elegant, light, and refreshing? Enter the pavlova.
With their buttery, nutty, deliciously crumbly nature, wedding cakes are always a crowd pleaser. These up the ante with a burst of bright citrus and earthy cardamom.
As quaint as it would be, I doubt many of us are actually making figgy pudding for the holidays. May I suggest instead these fig and walnut biscotti? They're a personal favorite, incorporating everything that reminds me of Christmas: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange.