This classic American Lemon Cream Pie dessert uses condensed milk, which when combined with citrus thickens and becomes the filling. I especially like the crispy vanilla cookie crust that envelops the silky, citrus custard filling
My aunt happily shared the recipe with me a while back when I asked for it. She then went on to describe so many tweaks, adjustments and variations that I'm convinced this is now solely her own. In turn, I have made my own tweaks and adjustments
This ultra-chocolaty, dairy-free Sicilian-style gelato is relatively lean but still creamy-smooth and flavorful. The coconut milk used for the base gives it a silky, rich mouthfeel and a subtle coconut flavor
What makes classic French pastry Pithiviers so special? First of all, it's based on puff pastry, with thin, flaky layers that taste seductively buttery and yet feel so delicate on the lips. And then there's the traditional filling: a seductively rich almond cream
Here's what makes a Tarte Tatin so fabulous: It will still taste like something that came directly from heaven. Creamy-soft apples in a deeply caramelized sauce will cover a multitude of other culinary imperfections
You'll find that this cake doubles as a treat for your kid's afternoon snack as well as a satisfying adult dessert. I also like to serve it for winter afternoon tea when it's cold outside and the zesty cake boosts everyone's spirits
I hope you'll try this Baked Pears in Red Wine and Port Wine Glaze recipe whether you are serving a crowd or just a small group. Serve them at room temperature or reheat them just before serving; either way, this dessert will shine
What makes me smile most about this baked custard recipe is that it's a tradition that I've made my own. And the older I get, the more I realize that's what the holidays are all about
When Christmas baking season rolls around, it can be a challenge to come up with new ideas. These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars
Let me offer one little suggestion that might ease your mind about that last-minute holiday baking: Keep it simple. Bake a batch of holiday buttermilk cupcakes!
Chocolate and peppermint is a flavor match hard to beat. I'm a fan of this combination in souffles and cakes, so why not in a crumbly classic cookie like this shortbread? This is one of the many delectable cookies you'll find
A ciambella is a simple ring-shaped bread made of egg, shortening and sugar -- basically, an Italian Bundt cake. They can be dressed with glazes, syrups or berry compote. This decadent winter version is inspired by Emilia-Romagna
Oatmeal, tart apples, cinnamon and banana paired with cream cheese -- it can't get much better ... unless you add some chopped toasted pecans to this wonderful cake recipe
I'd like to share with you my recipe for cookies-and-cream cheesecake. My doesn't feature store-bought sandwich cookies. Instead, both its crust and its filling feature a richly flavorful, crumbly, home-baked chocolate cookie dough
You can enjoy plums sliced onto salads or yogurt, or halved, baked and spread with goat cheese, toasted nuts and a honey drizzle, and even in this 'Plum Healthy' Tart dessert recipe
The duo of chili with chocolate pairs beautifully in many desserts. The chili adds a light but bright accent, and the combination of flavors is complex and memorable
This cocoa-rich affair is more like a self-saucing brownie than anything else. And like all such things, it's best served warm and with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream
La torta sbrisolona is a classic crumbly cake from Lombardy, the northern Italian region best known for its capital city, Milan. I pair the cake with blackberries for an American flair
I love cheesecake in any form, but this year I am most in love with a cheesecake with a surprise: Nectarine and Black Pepper Cheesecake
When I am in a pinch for time but want something special for dessert, I often fall back on preparing a crostata like this Peach Crostata recipe
Unlike traditional uber-rich custard recipes, this Peppermint Pattie Pots de Creme custard uses low-fat milk, only 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of half-and-half for its creamy richness
This tart recipe would work well with strawberry, cherry, apricot or almost any other fruit preserve. The figs paired wonderfully with this particular flavor, but for a more traditional bakewell tart you could replace them with flaked almonds
This Thai dessert is my favorite way to get my fix at home. Made with sticky whole-grain black rice, coconut milk and toasted coconut, this warm rice pudding is creamy, sweet, a little savory and very coconutty. It's also dairy-free and gluten-free
I adore fresh cranberries. And since cranberry season peaks between October and December, now is the perfect time to use them in this Spiced Sweet Potato, Cranberry and Pecan Cake with Orange-Cinnamon Glaze recipe
This Shortbread with Chocolate and Candied Walnuts recipe is a crowd-pleaser, to be sure, and, best of all, it's really simple to prepare
This fail-proof recipe is adapted from author Elinor Klivans' book, 'Cupcakes!' Make sure to use a good quality vanilla extract for this recipe so the flavor really stands out
The sweetness of these scones comes mostly from figs whirred into the dough, and they have a fine nuttiness complemented by that sweet pop of raspberry jam
This Chocolate Raspberry Truffles recipe is simplicity itself: Melt together good-quality chocolate with cream and butter and you have a paste that you can mold into bite-sized spheres
Brown sugar-sweetened shortcakes with fresh, ripe peaches and a lightly sweetened cream topping that's reminiscent of creme fraiche is the perfect ending to a summer meal
This is a serious strawberry milkshake; it isn't messing around. It doesn't involve anything fancy, anything difficult. Nothing 'gourmet'
After a big holiday dinner, a slice of this pie is a refreshing finale. Pumpkin-caramel ice cream pie is now required for our Thanksgiving dessert table, much the same as the turkey is for the main course
Pecan pie is a seasonal favorite. Yet even if you bake it once or twice a year, it's still a good idea to tweak your recipe to keep things interesting. This pecan tart recipe might be just what you're looking for
Start with your tried-and-true recipes, ones on which you know you can rely, and add a little trick or two. That's the spirit behind my recipe for Batty Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Cookie Wings
This is all dessert. Here's what's involved: Nutella. Cream cheese. A sprinkle of salt, and the best crusty Italian bread you can find, sliced as thin as you can
Popcorn balls are cherished tradition at Halloween. This recipe is made with agave nectar and peanut butter, spiked with chocolate-covered pretzels and dried cherries for a lighter but still special treat
Homemade applesauce is infinitely better than bottled. With no additives or preservatives, it's healthier too. Here's how I make homemade apple sauce
The combination of cooked fruit layered with breadcrumbs, which defines this humble betty recipe, doesn't sound like much. But something special happens when it's all baked together
It's surprisingly easy to make your own ricotta cheese. Use it as a dessert in its own right, simply sprinkled with confectioner's sugar and served with fresh berries
Here's a recipe for easy frozen yogurt at home and two tips that make this recipe work like a charm
This No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars recipe is part bar, part cherry pie and part cheesecake fused into a super-easy, no-bake dessert
Once you've made a crostata, you'll never make a pie again. They're simple, versatile and supremely delicious. In this recipe, I use peaches and blackberries for a taste of true Americana
For a summertime treat that's a snap, consider the shakerato. This gelato-infused version makes a quick yet elegant after-dinner coffee and dessert rolled into one
These beautiful, juicy summer fruits are at their absolute peak right now, not just in fresh-picked seasonal quality but also in their variety for this dessert recipe
Yes, it's a showstopper all-American dessert. No, it's not restrained or sophisticated, but sometimes a big bite of ice cream and cake is just the thing
Oh, hello there! Were you just thinking you'd like a bite of cheesecake without the bother of water baths or a hot kitchen?
Want to lighten up your favorite banana bread recipe? Here are 4 of my best tricks you can use to make your banana bread recipe healthier and delicious
This simple dessert highlights the seasonal cherry with a creamy ricotta topping and a showering of almond-flavored amaretti cookies. Best of all, no cooking is required
One of my favorite puff pastry desserts is a Viennese specialty we called cremeschnitten, literally 'cream slices' or 'cream sandwiches'
This pie is fudgy in the center and relies on ground almond flour and matzo meal as the replacement for flour. It tastes like a rich brownie cake with a hint of almond
Pudding has long been one of the ultimate comfort foods, both soothing and delicious. And, along with other old-fashioned treats like cupcakes and pies, the dessert has been coming back into vogue lately
I have made my share of chocolate cakes but this updated version of the original Tunnel of Fudge Cake outshines most of them
It's always nice to have an ultra-quick, ultra-easy cookie recipe on hand to offer such as these hazelnut and olive oil shortbread cookies
Take just a few ingredients, combine them creatively, and you can have a dessert that is nonetheless undeniably spectacular. This Baked Alaska recipe is a perfect example of that idea
Making ice cream from scratch is one of my all-time favorite kitchen activities. It's so much fun coming up with all sorts of flavors; once I nailed my ideal vanilla base, the sky was the limit
This ice cream pie recipes answers the call for a decadent, delicious and very easy to-put-together dessert
Strawberries and rhubarb: It's still a match made in heaven. And this Strawberry-Rhubarb Strudel has always been one of our favorite indulgences
This Blondies recipe doesn't need a lot of explanation or clarification. It really is as easy as melting a stick of butter in your pan, adding some brown sugar and tossing it all together
These little three-bite Lemon Cream and Coconut Icebox Cupcakes require only a few ingredients, and they come together with very little work
Here are 25 ways to trick out your oatmeal cookies -- not necessarily groundbreaking, but all tasty and all in one place. I guarantee the cookies will vanish
I like to make these easy, healthy homemade fruit bars on Sunday afternoons. This recipe makes a nice-size batch and holds well for up to five days, so I can put them in my lunchbox all week as a special treat
I'm always looking for a way to have my cake and eat it too. And I think I've found it with this Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap-Walnut Crust recipe
This recipe is my go-to, all-in-one blondie recipe. I adapt this recipe over and over again. Here it's made with chopped semisweet chocolate and chopped peanuts
Don't be concerned about deep-frying your dessert. Cooked at the proper temperature, my Chocolate Beignets recipe will come out perfectly crunchy, tender, moist, and grease-free
Whether you intend to surprise your love with reservations at her favorite restaurant or make a romantic dinner for two at home, you've got to make her Seductive Strawberry Zabaglione for dessert
The strawberry filling yields a wonderful surprise inside this recipe for Creme Brulee Tart. The fruit's combination of sweetness and perfume with a touch of acidity makes them a perfect complement
Cool, creamy and not too sweet, this is my favorite version of the classic Sicilian dessert
It's the beginning of the strawberry season and a perfect time to make up a batch of this frozen strawberry custard dessert
My recipe for Banana Fritters seems a perfect way to raise some smiles at the table
This dessert recipe works during every season. It's the perfect transitional dessert, to bridge winter and spring
This recipe is a homey, deliberately simple dessert, comfort cousin to fruit buckles, betties, cobblers, grunts and pandowdies
This version is an affogato one step removed from that espresso-soaked experience, with Scotch instead of hot coffee
In this tart recipe, I used pecans simply because I didn't have walnuts on hand. Pine nuts? Chopped hazelnuts? Go for it! Just do it with love
This version of tiramisu has hazelnut liqueur in the coffee and is garnished with toasted hazelnuts. The filling is made with mascarpone, an incredibly rich, soft Italian cheese
This Boston Cream Pie Strata is one of my all-time favorite desserts: It looks and tastes like a dessert casserole, but it spends no time whatsoever in the oven
The only thing better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a peanut butter and jelly cookie. And the great thing about icebox cookies like these is that they're ready to go whenever you want
Angel food is a great cake. It's not heavy -- though you can serve it with some fruit and whipped cream, or a fruit compote as in the recipe here -- and you can even eat a piece of angel food cake if you're watching your caloric or fat intake. I don't think it would make it for low-carb diets, but let's face it: Everyone needs a little something sweet once in a while
The name says it all. People are always pleasantly surprised when they sink their teeth into this rich and moist chocolate dessert that contains a mere 139 calories per serving
This decadent zucchini dessert boasts antioxidants too, with chocolate, whole-wheat flower and walnuts
By combining boiling water and cake batter, you can create this decadent Hot Fudge Pudding Cake dessert recipe. You'll impress your guests with this easy treat -- and feel good knowing it contains fewer calories and fat than most desserts
Make a wonderful chocolate dessert like my Bourbon Fudge Cake, however, and you'll fill your kitchen and probably the rest of your home with a wonderfully romantic aroma.
Who doesn't love chocolate cake? The first time I tasted this, I thought it was the best home-style chocolate cake I had ever tasted. Apparently, that seems to be the overriding consensus among my friends and family. There are so many great recipes that are delicious but require many steps. This moist-brownie-style chocolate cake, however, is truly Seriously Simple
This Chocolate Crazy Cake recipe works so well because a rice cooker delivers just the right gentle, even heat and tightly enclosed cooking environment to produce a perfectly tender, moist cake
Author Lori Longbotham has penned a terrific book on coconut desserts. Who knew there was so much to know about coconut? She gives valuable tips on selecting coconut milk, coconut cream, shredded dried coconut and coconut extract. So, if your mom is a coconut lover, why not bake her a Coconut and Chocolate Marble Pound Cake and give her the book as her gift?
This easy crumb cake takes full advantage of blueberries' sweet, slightly spicy flavor and their ability to melt to a jam-like consistency between the cake and crumb topping
Matt and Ted Lee know something about great food. Winners of the coveted James Beard award for Cookbook of the Year 2007, the Lee brothers have a modern, magical touch with Southern cooking. Among the star recipes in their latest cookbook, 'The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern,' are these individual Buttermilk Pudding Cakes with Sugared Raspberries desserts.
Marble cakes are both homey and slick at the same time. And a marble cake looks festive when you slice into it and reveal the delicate pattern of the two batters swirled together. Thanks to my old friend Ceri Hadda for sgaring her mother's Rum-Scented Marble Bundt Cake recipe
This Angel Food Cake recipe is the consummate guiltless dessert: fat- and cholesterol-free! A big, plump strawberry sliced thin (not all the way through) and fanned out makes an attractive garnish
Strawberry shortcake delights us all with its bejeweled, sparkly appearance. But the key to making this dessert properly is baking a real, honest-to-goodness shortcake, and the recipe that follows gets it right
Whether you can easily buy just-picked strawberries from a farm stand or you pick them yourself in the supermarket, enjoy them this summer in the following easy and delicious strawberry shortcake recipe. And, instead of the all-strawberry version, try a mixture of berries, or even peeled, sliced peaches with or without a few berries thrown in
When I cook, I look for ways to achieve maximum pleasure while minimizing the amount of work, ingredients and inconvenience necessary. This Apple Yogurt Cake is a moist cake with a crumb that's almost creamy, swirled with cinnamon, and juicy with small bites of apple
These cake pops are incredibly delicious, over-the-top little morsels. The chocolate shell gives way with a little snap to a moist and soft inside, like a brownie that melts in your mouth. They're not as rich as chocolate truffles, but they are still quite sweet
Blueberries and Meyer lemon juice and zest star in the following coffee cake, which is made with whole-grain oats and whole-wheat flour
No one loves pumpkin pie more than I do, but sometimes it's fun to try an even easier pumpkin sweet, such as the cake below. I prefer to use canned pumpkin, which also makes it possible to prepare this cake when fresh pumpkins aren't in season
There is always a humbling experience just around the corner. I knew totally and completely that my pound cake was the best. That is, I knew it until about a month ago, when, on a visit to Chicago, I had Ina Pinkney's pound cake!
Pound cake is definitely an all-American favorite, not only because of its tempting butter-rich taste and fine texture, but also because of its simplicity.
Pound cake is an ideal treat for you to prepare for your mom, or your children's mom, this Mother's Day.
It always strikes me that one way you can get people to put partisanship aside is to feed them. That's especially true if you offer dessert. When I want a sweet treat everyone can agree on, I make pound cake.
One of my favorite apple creation is my mother's Cheesecake with Caramelized Apples. It's a moist, rich cheesecake in which she hid, between the cheese mixture and the sweet pastry crust, a layer of apples that she first cooked in a sugar-and-butter caramel sauce as mellow tasting as honey. It's an easy recipe to prepare
Nowhere else but in the United States does cheesecake continue to be adapted into a multitude of different creative treats.
Rich, indulgent, and irresistible are words that describe the Christmas cheesecake featured here. This delectable cake comes with other bonuses for holiday cooks. It can be baked and garnished a day (even two!) ahead and improves in flavor as it rests in the fridge.
An easy-to-make dessert you can put together quickly with ingredients found in most pantries and refrigerators, yet one that delivers great results.
King cakes have always bemused me. They must be the most garish, hideously colored thing in the baker's repertoire. Green, purple and yellow? Really? And yet king cakes are a cherished Mardi Gras tradition. Once I tasted the finished product, I decided that this king cake had to become a tradition in my household, too. It's absolutely delicious
It's easy if you make the recipe I share here for Sachertorte, a rich, beautiful Austrian layer cake that's one of the world's greatest chocolate desserts.
I don't know who came up with the delectable combination of chocolate and peppermint, but it certainly is a holiday favorite. You can find it in candies, cookies and cakes. I have made a chocolate peppermint molten cake for years, but when I tried this recipe by acclaimed author Elinor Klivans I was hooked. This can be your go-to dessert for any holiday fete
Every year, I promise myself that I'll get organized in advance of Christmas. Finally living up to my promise, I'm making several Macao Christmas Cakes putting them away in rum-soaked cheesecloth a month or so before the big day.
Among the latest crop of new baking books, the hands-down winner is undoubtedly 'Warm Bread and Honey Cake, Home Baking from Around the World,' by Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra
This Orange, Almond and Olive Oil Cake recipe is often my go-to dessert recipe when I have little time but want big flavor. Depending upon the season, serve the cake with a compote of fresh sliced strawberries, mixed berries, oranges or peaches
Rich and indulgent, this sweet confection is made with a buttery, old fashioned graham cracker crumb crust, and filled with an ethereally smooth lemon curd lightened with swirls of whipped cream. Glistening blueberries coated in a little sugar are arranged in a border on top.
What's a whoopie pie? Think of it as two cupcake-sized muffin tops filled with a creamy marshmallow filling. If you want to make them from scratch, you're in luck. Recently, I was happy to come upon this wonderful Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies Recipe
This nut-filled classic is the very definition of ooey-gooey decadence, and always has been. This version is just as rich and sugary as ever, but with one small change: I ditched the corn syrup
While the fruity pies of summer are perfectly acceptable, I must admit that I'm a winter pie kind of girl. There's a bevy of butterscotch pie recipes floating around the food world. This old Southern favorite is a great way to celebrate the season
A pandowdy flips the traditional pie on its head. Here, it's not all about a beautiful crust. It's about the fruit. Juicy, ripe, flavor-packed fruit picked at the very peak of its season and not a second sooner. This recipe is for the fruit-lovers
I used to think the key to a good apple pie was a butter- or shortening-laden flaky crust and lots of sugar to balance out the tartness of the apples. That was until I tried EatingWell Test Kitchen Manager Stacy Fraser's version of deep-dish apple pie
Once you have the right apples, it's time to start cooking them into a great fall dessert. And that doesn't mean you suddenly have to become a strudel-making expert -- or even make a traditional two-crust pie. In fact, I came up with a great, easy way to make an apple dessert in a matter of minutes improvising a recipe I playfully called Mississippi Apple Pie
A crostata is simply fruit piled in the middle of a rolled-out piecrust. The edges are folded demurely over the top, and then it's baked just like that. No pan. No crimped edges
One of the pleasures of cooking is mastering basic formulas that let you improvise and create free-form dishes on the spur of the moment, without a recipe. When it comes to throwing together a quick dessert, one of the handiest things to know is how to make crumble topping for baked fruit
Two of my all-time favorite after-dinner treats combine in one perfect dessert: apple pie. It's a pie recipe you can rely on whenever you desire sweet comfort food.
It wouldn't be Christmas without something like gingerbread, or a Yule log, or a plum pudding, or the following Peppermint Pie recipe
What transforms this recipe into a great pie are some simple seasonal extras. Dried fruit and good brandy are classics of the Christmas table; so, I combine apricots, figs, prunes, Calvados, and Cognac with the apples to brighten the flavor, texture, and color
I, for one, love creating new confections such as a Brownie Fudge Pie with Bailey Whipped Cream. Extra rich and indulgent, this pie, which can be made a day ahead, yields 8 slices.
The humble fig, with a short but productive growing season, is quite the versatile little fruit. The two recipes that follow -- Winter Fruit Stuffing, Fig and Nut Pie -- are not only delightful and easy-to-make, but a great introduction to cooking with figs.
I came across a hand written recipe for pumpkin pie bars that a student had given me more than 20 years ago. Somehow it had been tucked away and left undiscovered.
Easier than a pie, crisps and crumbles are the darlings of home and professional chefs alike. My friends are all avid fans, and the restaurants always list 'a crisp of the season' on their menus. Simple, plain and homey, this Apple and Plum Crisp with a Ginger Snap Crust is a little taste of heaven, especially when served warm with scoops of ice cream.
This classic dessert is made by tossing the fruit with a little sugar and sweet spices; spreading it in a baking dish; scattering on a hand-crumbled mixture of flour, other grains, or nuts, sugar and butter; then baking the whole thing until the juices are syrupy and bubbly and the topping turns brown and crunchy.
Even if you don't own a rolling pin or never made a pastry recipe, you can make a mouthwatering, crust-topped dessert. A crumble is the easy and delicious cousin to a pie.
For me, the summit of American baking is the fruit pie. Something almost magical happens to the flavor of blueberries when they're sweetened and cooked, and when that happens inside a pie, I'm perfectly happy.
When searching for a lighter alternative to standard dessert crusts, use phyllo. Layered into stacks, this tissue-thin dough adds a bit of zest to commonplace fruit pies.
Flo Braker is a no-holds-barred dessert lover. "I can find any excuse, any occasion to bake," says Braker. Braker recommends Year-Round Little Peach Pies, a recipe she often makes to stock her freezer.
Not everyone loves pumpkin pie. I prefer subtle contrasts in the food I cook and eat, the yin and yang of hot and cold, soothing and spicy, sweet and tangy, soft and crunchy. So, I wondered, how could I make a more complex, balanced pumpkin pie?
Whether it's milk or dark, white or semi-sweet, chocolate has a knack for pleasing many as a satisfying after-dinner treat. Chocolate also contains a wealth of health benefits that only make it more attractive for guilt-free consumption.
When the calendar is crowded with spring and summer celebrations, a platter of cookies infused with citrus flavors and served with a berry sauce and a dab of ice cream is as cool as a sunset or a starry sky. These 5 elegant cookie recipes make for an ideal finale. What's more, you can embellish them with a world of flavors, drawing culinary inspiration from near or far.
These Angel Delights, a more sophisticated, wholesome take on Rice Krispies treats, were the hands-down grand prize winner of EatingWell's annual holiday cookie contest a few years ago
Did you know that May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day? Yes, I know -- what isn't there a holiday for? But who can complain about a day set aside to celebrate chocolate chips? I probably could make it a holiday every day, with all of the delicious dishes I develop using chocolate chips including this great chocolate chip cookie recipe
Can you believe it: I ended up on the Nut Farm! Okay, no wise comments. I'm talking about a real nut farm in Hawaii, where my five kids and five grandkids can ramble around, work up an appetite (I don't have to work at it) and then enjoy some of the luscious Macadamia nut cookies that I'll be making for them on Mother's Day
My mother always loved to watch me eat. Moms everywhere are like that: No matter how hungry they might be, they always want to feed their children before they feed themselves. So it's important, I believe, that anything children, whatever their age, cook for Mother's Day this coming Sunday should be something both mother and child would enjoy.
Elegant puff pastry palmiers are one of my all-time favorite cookies. So crispy and buttery!
These are sturdy cookies with a satisfying crunch when you bite into them. They're made with brown sugar, so they're sweet without tasting sugary.
With temperatures dropping and the holidays looming ahead, it's time to begin baking cookies again
The 'Cookies for Kids Cancer: Best Bakesale Cookbook' offers tantalizing recipes such as the following Dried Cranberry and Chocolate Cookies
There is no possible way to preserve the integrity of this sacred cookie while making it healthy without completely screwing it up. Or is there? That was my stance, until I tried this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. It's downright delicious and has 66 percent less saturated fat than traditional recipes
During the holiday season, every good Southerner knows it's best to be prepared with an arsenal of hostess gifts. And what better way to get any party started than with bourbon? Chocolate ganache covered bourbon balls, that is.
Sometimes you want an all-purpose holiday cookie, something straightforward but extremely versatile. That's where the following recipe for Basic Butter Cookies comes in
Cookie baking traditions all over the world are linked to holidays, none more than Christmas. My best-loved of all are the Swiss Anisbroetli (Swiss Anise) Cookies
This is a workhorse of a cookie recipe. Why? Well, it has everything you need for good cut-out sugar cookies
These cookies are gluten-free and chock full of nuts and seeds, and they're great either soft and chewy, or double-baked for a crispy cookie.
The original recipe for these Apple Gouda Oatmeal Cookies comes from an old Quaker Oats cookbook. The recipe is inspired, just enough sweet, just enough salty
Humble and homely, there's something fundamentally loveable about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Squares. It's no wonder that the bars and squares are always the first to go at any bake sale or potluck dinner.
These Apricot Buttermilk Custard Bars can be nibbled slowly or tucked into a backpack for later.
Homemade ice cream sandwiches are a wonderful treat that everyone can enjoy on a hot summer's day. And, because you can buy good-quality ice cream for them in any supermarket, there's very little work involved apart from baking the cookies -- which is something you can and should do the day before.
Bar cookies provide a delicious solution and they have the added benefit of being easy to make. No juggling baking sheets. Just pat a buttery crust into an 8-inch pan; add filling and bake. Start your small-batch baking with this luscious lemon bar recipe featuring a shortbread crust and lemon curd filling. It's delightful after dinner or as an afternoon snack with tea or coffee
I can understand why many American adults still secretly enjoy that childhood favorite. After all, I fell in love with peanut butter as an ingredient in desserts, cookies, and candies. For instance, Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Cups ...
Panna cotta is one of those great desserts that you can make ahead of time. Panna cotta means "cooked cream" in Italian and is a very adaptable recipe; it can be flavored with just about anything
No Valentine's Day meal is complete without a fantastic dessert, perhaps enjoyed after some champagne and caviar. We offer today this wonderful Wildflower Honey Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Granita and Kumquats recipe
Panna cotta is as creamy as a custard and as silken as creme anglaise, the French custard sauce, but without the drama of either dessert. How comforting is that? Give my Panna Cotta with Cointreau and Strawberries dessert recipe a try
Refreshingly cool, smooth, and silken, panna cotta is one of the best desserts for summer or at any time. And it's so easy. Flavored with a touch of vanilla, it's a perfect complement to fresh summer berries.
I was thrilled when I received an e-mail from Chef Marcus Lindner of Restaurant Mesa in Zurich, Switzerland, offering me a recipe for a sweet cheese souffle accompanied by a spiced, vanilla-scented compote of sweet cherries.
Dessert crepes are a perfect way to end the meal and not feel like you have consumed a ton of calories
Try this easy strawberry souffle. It's nothing more than pureed berries, sugar and whipped up egg white, and it preserves the flavor of the berries intact without drowning them in oceans of butter, flour and eggs
Chances are you've been thinking about something wonderful to do for Mom. In addition to the inevitable flowers, gifts, and cards, please allow me to suggest that you also cook something for her that will officially declare her the ruler of your household. That's easy to do with the help of one of my favorite childhood dishes, a Strawberry Pan Souffle known as Kaiserschmarrn
Once the stockings are unstuffed, the presents dispatched, and the first round of cocoa sipped, it's time for breakfast. I got it fixed in my young head that this recipe was handed down from the Danish side of our family
Usually, just rinsing cherries with cool water and putting it in a bowl does nicely. Sometimes, though, it's fun to do a little bit more, like putting it into a fruit salad, cobbler, or pie. Or you can take a page out of the book of the great French chef Auguste Escoffier and make Cherries Jubilee.
What's more romantic than this classic French dessert? The sweet, vanilla-scented crepes are folded into triangles and then quickly bathed in an orange flavored sauce. I usually double or even triple this recipe since I like to have extra crepes available for last minute quick desserts
The eminently adaptable crepe seems to fit the bill to a tee. It's perfectly at home on the breakfast table, but it shines as a dinner entree and as a dessert. Crepes are deceptively easy to make and assembling crepes for serving is just as easy. What follows is a recipe for the basic crepe, followed by 5 favorite dessert crepes. Bon appetit!
My recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Souffles will really get your loved one's attention. Its mixture of tropical fruit and chocolate is one of the great dessert flavor combinations, wonderfully tantalizing, complex, and satisfying
Poached pears are an easy, sophisticated way to build a salad or a dessert. All you do is simmer pears in red wine, along with sugar and spices, if you want
Clafoutis, a batter pudding made in little dishes with seasonal fruits such as cherries, apricots or plums, with apples in winter. My favorite is juicy red berries, both sweet and tart. I aim for a mixture of raspberries and strawberries, with a few blackberries or blueberries added for contrast of color. Best served hot from the oven, clafoutis can be prepared ahead and baked at the last minute.
Here are step-by-step instructions for this very simple Thai Mango with Coconut Sticky Rice dessert recipe. It just happens to be vegan and gluten-free, too! It's so delicious -- all that warm, sticky, sweet and slightly salty rice, drenched in coconut milk, and eaten spoonful by spoonful with fragrant mango
In Thailand, a ripe mango accompanied by steamed sticky rice enriched with coconut cream is a doubly festive dessert. The dessert is simplicity itself: a mango half, sliced or not, occupies a dessert plate next to a small mound of steamed sticky rice that has been seasoned with coconut cream, sugar and salt
The most popular and classic sweet recipe based on Champagne or other sparkling wines is the rich, frothy dessert known in French as sabayon. That name, in turn, is a French pronunciation of the Italian zabaglione. I have come up with a version you can make ahead that stays stable until you're ready to serve it.
Some might say creme brulee cannot be improved upon in its classical form of cream, egg yolks and sugar. But ginger adds a zesty kick -- but be sure to follow the instructions carefully. This recipe is gluten-free, and makes a perfect light dessert for after heavy holiday dinners.
This simple three-cheese souffle is an immensely satisfying dish of cheese and eggs, whipped into a melting cloud that sighs on your tongue. And it's easy -- not fussy, not too elusively French, as I had supposed it to be. Here's how to make a souffle -- why not whip one up tonight?
Don't be put off by the word 'souffle.' This Frozen Strawberry Souffle recipe isn't one of those baked souffles that make you have to tiptoe around the oven out of fear that the mixture might deflate. You'll love it so much that you may be tempted to try the recipe with other berries, too. Go ahead. It works great with raspberries, blackberries, or any really juicy variety
Chocolate is the most traditional treat to give the one you love. Most people begin and end their efforts, however, by buying a box of chocolates. This year, I suggest you do something different: Make an amazing chocolate dessert for your Valentine. It's easy if you follow my recipe for Chocolate Souffle Bread Pudding. And nothing is likely to impress him or her more
This Heirloom Tomatoes with Peaches and Burrata recipe is not your basic tomato, mozzarella and basil salad. It is a lot more interesting and might just be a conversation starter -- slightly rustic in presentation, full of bright colors and most of all it is Seriously Simple to assemble
We can use these caramelized apples to make caramelized apple crepes, caramelized apple turnovers or use the caramelized apples to pour over pancakes or ice-cream.
More than just about any other kind of recipes, desserts you make at home for your loved ones feel like food that comes straight from the heart. Winter calls for warm, satisfying desserts that raise the comfort level even more.
Bread pudding, a homespun dish made from dried bread and rich custard, has come a long way. Simple to put together, this dessert can be as versatile as your imagination. This particular version is based on an idea of a sticky toffee pudding
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