Desserts

Stick Figure Decorated Sugar Cookies

stick figure decorated cookies
Decorated sugar cookies are SO fun to make, and it always baffles me as to why people typically reserve them for the holidays. I like to make sugar cookies for just about any party. When I spied some stick figure decorated sugar cookies in a recent newsletter from Wilton (yes, I subscribe to emails about baking...I'm a little obsessive),...

Five Minute Cool Whip Cheesecake

COOL WHIP cheesecake
This delicious dessert made with Cool Whip is an old family favorite that we call "Cool Whip cheesecake." My grandmother's been making it since before I can remember. She makes a version with homemade Nilla wafer crust, but I take the even easier route with storebought graham cracker crust. Cream cheese, Cool Whip and powdered sugar make up the...

Upside Down Ice Cream Clowns

ice cream clown
We had a bonafide ice cream social last weekend! We gathered all sorts of ice cream toppings for a carnival-themed ice cream party with our friends and family. For a fun twist on the traditional ice cream party, we made ice cream clowns with vanilla ice cream, sugar cones, and toppings like marshmallows, maraschino cherries, sauces and shredded coconut.I...

Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

graham cracker pie crust recipe
A lot of pies I make call for graham cracker pie crust, which most people buy pre-made at the store. However, graham cracker pie crusts are really easy to make with just three ingredients! Here's the recipe I rely on to make a perfect graham cracker pie crust for all my desserts. Graham Cracker Pie CrustOne of the plastic-wrapped packages...

Semi-Homemade Easy German Chocolate Cake

I know that cooking a German chocolate cake is usually the exact opposite the opposite of "easy." Many German chocolate cake recipes call for a plethora of ingredients and complicated layering techniques. However, this recipe couldn't be easier. It cheats a little bit by using boxed cake mix, but it makes the most deliciously moist German chocolate cake. Trust...

No Bake Chocolate Cookies

no bake chocolate cookies
I've been really busy lately with all this wedding stuff. So busy, in fact, I haven't blogged for a week! Yikes. One thing I'm never too busy for, however, is cookies (how do you like THAT segway?). I adore no bake cookies. Around my house, one of our favorite weekday my-plate-is-full-I-so-don't-have-time-to-cook desserts is what we've appropriately dubbed "busy day...

How to Make Caramel Candy

I found a pretty simple recipe for cream caramels in my old Betty Crocker cookbook, so I decided to try my hand at candy making for the first time. Caramels are a good thing to start with, because you can't really screw them up no matter how hard you try (trust me). The mistake anyone is most likely to...