Brown Sugar Peach Cake Stone fruit and brown sugar are truly made for ‘peach’ other

Last summer, we ended up with a large box of peaches, and when they started to get soft before we could finish them, I sliced them up, tossed them in a bag, and stored them away in the freezer. Well, rather than using them up sometime last fall…or winter…or spring…they’ve just been hanging out in …

Blueberry Crisp This crisp lets fresh berries’ true colors shine ‘blue’

The past two weeks, every time I walked through the produce department at our local grocery store, pints of blueberries have been calling my name. I tried to avoid eye contact with them, knowing that I didn’t have a good way to get rid of a lot of dessert. But when we were invited to …

Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies From-scratch salted caramel pretzel brownies ‘knot’ an easy task

Sometimes, I ironically bite off more than I can chew when it comes to trying new recipes. This week was one of those times. I was invited to donate something to a dessert auction, and I decided it was the perfect time to try a recipe for some decadent brownies I’ve been eyeballing for quite …

Reese's Cake Reese’s cake nearly got the ‘butter’ of me this time

There are so many neat videos online that give an insider’s view of all kinds of professions. For some reason, I can get absolutely lost watching someone power wash a driveway, paint fingernails or frost cakes and cookies. And then I have it in my head that I could also easily accomplish any of these …

Confetti Blondies Sorry, everyone: I must ‘confetti’ that I’ve done it again

Holiday-themed recipes are sometimes hard for me—specifically when it comes to this column. As I see recipes start to pop up online for fun holiday treats, the responsible thing would be to make them weeks in advance to give everyone reading this the time to get the ingredients and make it for their holiday get-togethers. …

Cinnamon Roll Cake With new recipes, you ‘cinna’ some, you lose some

I’d like to think I’m not easily swayed by pretty pictures, but I was totally taken in last week by a photo of these amazing-looking molten cinnamon rolls. They promised a warm, inviting cinnamon roll with oozing, melty cream cheese in the center. Of course, I immediately bought a couple tubes of cinnamon rolls to …