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Category Archives: Desserts

Toblerone Cookies

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Growing up I wouldn’t eat very much chocolate because I didn’t think it tasted very good. Then I went on an LDS mission to Germany and everything changed. I tasted German and Swiss chocolate. I have since become a chocolate lover—as long as it is German, Swiss, or Belgian chocolate. Moser Roth is my favorite brand

Eggnog Floats

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Eggnog is such a festive treat. During the holiday season, I love to eat eggnog flavored treats, drink it mixed with Sprite, and see it on the shelves in the grocery stores. Each year since my son’s birth, I have gotten a McDonald’s Eggnog Shake. It has become a tradition. This year they no longer have them

Crowd-Pleasing Pavlova Dessert

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Pavlova is a unique yet delicious meringue-based cake. It is widely accepted and believed to have been originally created in Australia or New Zealand. It was named Pavlova in honor of Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, during her tour to New Zealand and Australia. Extensive research argues that its creation actually began in Germany. Having lived in

How to Make Grape Jelly out of Grape Juice

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  My mom grows concord grapes in her backyard. Growing up we would juice them together each year. She would then make a few dozen batches of delicious grape jelly from her homemade grape juice (post here). This is my favorite jelly! It is so flavorful, sweet, and delicious! It is easy and quick to make, especially considering

German Plum Cake

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When I lived in Germany, I often ate German Plum Cake known in German as Pflaumenkuchen or Zwetschenkuchen. I fell in love with the combination of a deliciously moist lemon tart topped with sweet plums baked to perfection. My co-worker received a German Plum Cake for her birthday and we gobbled it right up.  I also got

How to Make Banana Pancakes out of Pancake Mix

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Jack Johnson is a favorite musician of mine. He sings a song called “Banana Pancakes”. A verse of the song goes, “But, baby, you hardly even notice When I try to show you this Song is meant to keep you From doing what you’re supposed to. Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in

How to Turn a Bread Recipe into a Muffin Recipe

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In order to turn a bread recipe into a muffin recipe you will want to… Raise the temperature you bake the bread at. Typically you will raise it at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, my banana bread recipe bakes at 350 F so for muffins I bake them at 375 F. Most bread bakes at 350 F

Banana Bread Muffins

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Banana bread has always been a favorite of mine. Today I made Banana Bread muffins because I was short on time and they bake about 25 minutes faster. They are also easier to divvy out if you are gifting them to multiple neighbors (which I’m planning to do) than say a loaf of bread would be.

Zucchini Cinnamon Sugar Bread Recipe

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My good friend called me and said that she had a giant zucchini from her garden that I could have. I was so excited and grateful as I love garden zucchini. I drove over and sure enough it was over a foot and a half long! So, I got out my mom’s moist and delicious Zucchini Cinnamon Sugar

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls

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My friend has been making these Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls for years. She taught me how and told me I could share this amazing recipe and object lesson with my readers. I showed my son and his friend the marshmallow and told them it represented Jesus Christ. He was laid in the tomb (Pillsbury® Butter

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats That Actually Taste Like Original Rice Krispie Treats

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I’ve always loved the Original Rice Krispie Treat Bars. They taste amazing—but quite different from homemade rice krispie treats. Although I love both homemade and blue bar treats, I’ve never figured out why the blue-wrapped treats tasted so different from the homemade recipes I would make…until recently. By luck, I decided to make the standard Rice

High-Protein Banana Split Dessert

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I am on a high-protein diet, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a dessert now and again! When I eat something sweet, I try to balance it with a good amount of protein. I feel like I can stay on track better when my desserts are filled with protein—as they keep me full longer.

How to Make a Fondant Cake For Beginners

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I’ve never used fondant until last week. And to be honest I have always been a little scared to try it. But I decided to give it a whirl when I was out shopping for my daughter’s first birthday and I found this multi pack of different colors of fondant on sale. It wasn’t nearly as

Quick and Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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This banana bread recipe has been in our family for over 50 years. It is so moist, simple, quick, and delicious. In under 15 minutes I can have the banana bread baking in my oven and making my home smell delicious. When topped with fresh butter, it is craving worthy! Directions 1. Preheat oven to

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