Content may contain affiliate links including Amazon Associate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission that helps keep this site up and running, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy.

Chocolate Mousse Torte

Since I’ve been restricted to laying down most of the day, I’ve had plenty of time to read. I’ve caught up on all of my favorite magazines: O, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, and Cooking Light. As I was paging through the Christmas issue of Martha Stewart, I saw the following recipe in an advertisement for Kraft Foods’ website, Dessert.com. I couldn’t resist checking out the site. When I did, I was tempted by a dozen different desserts, all looking as amazing as this one. Spiced pumpkin cheesecake. Easy mousse bites. Triple layer pumpkin spice pie. Peanut butter cup pie. … Read more

Orange Dreamsicle Cake with a Halloween Twist

I had this cake in a restaurant once, and I vowed to figure it out. Figure it out, I did. I love orange flavors, and I especially like them with chocolate. See my chocolate addition (especially for Halloween) below the recipe. Halloween Twist on the Orange Dreamsicle Cake Wouldn’t it be great to use a chocolate ganache similar to the one in this recipe to cover the orange frosting? You could top it with Halloween Oreos, and you have a gorgeous holiday-themed dessert. Sounds like a good excuse to have people over this weekend, doesn’t it? Photo by Sevenmarie on … Read more

Watergate Salad

I just finished a pistachio muffin, and it was amazingly delicious. Almost ten years ago, I found pistachio muffins at my local chain grocery store, and I was smitten. That particular store only bakes them in March (for St. Patrick’s Day), and I pined for them 11 months out of the year. I’m not very good at waiting. Today, Grace and I were in a different grocery store with my mom and my sister, when my sister picked up a package of muffins. The muffins were green. “Hey!” I said, “Are those pistachio? I thought you could only get pistachio … Read more

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie

I love this recipe. Loooooooove it. I am not sure where it came from, but I’ve had it for many years. It is  a perfect early summer recipe, as fresh strawberries makes it sing. Make sure you proof the crust. Proofing means that you use a fork to poke holes in the pie crust before baking. The holes allow any steam that forms under the crust to escape before it can make bubbles. A smooth pie crust does not have big bubbles under it.   Print Recipe Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Servings Ingredients 1 pie crust (I use Pillsburybut … Read more

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

turtle pumpkin pie

I love doctoring up my recipes. I frequently take something normal, like a chocolate cake mix, and tweak it here and there until it becomes a magnificently rich and glorious creation. That makes everyone who eats it gain fifteen pounds. Instantly. I found this recipe in the Holiday 2008 edition Kraft’s Food & Family Magazine. The original recipe was a tweaked pumpkin pie, and then I tweaked it again. The results have been delicious. Enjoy!   Print Recipe Turtle Pumpkin Pie Servings Ingredients 1 pie crust1 cup caramel ice cream topping plus 2 tablespoons, divided1 cup pecans plus 2 tablespoons, … Read more