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There’s nothing like a good dessert to add a sweet finish to a wonderful meal.

Pumpkin Cookie Icebox Cake Recipe with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

I’ve made icebox cakes a few times and every single time I do it’s seriously gone in like 2 days.  We actually don’t eat all of it ourselves, we usually have people over to enjoy it with us but dang is it just so good!  Since we are right around the corner from thanksgiving I decided to make this icebox cake seasonally appropriate by making the cookie portion, pumpkin and it did not disappoint.  Pumpkin just goes so well with cream, honestly just as good as peaches do, and since the cookies aren’t overly sweet, it’s just a fantastic combination…

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Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Recipe with Marshmallow Merengue

When I was a kid I wasn’t too adventurous when it came to trying new foods, and the holidays were filled with things I had never heard of.  We spent thanksgiving and Christmas at my grandparents’ house and we always hung out and ate in the basement.  When it came to dessert time there were the usuals, apple pie, pumpkin pie, ice cream, etc.  However, I do remember one time someone, can’t quite recall who it was (maybe my Uncle Jack), who brought a sweet potato pie.  I couldn’t quite grasp the concept of a potato pie because to this…

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Baked Apple Pie Cobblers with Brandy Caramel Recipe

It’s September, so it’s time to say goodbye to fresh berries and welcome in apples and pears.  By the time the summer is over, I’m ready to switch over to the next seasons produce so I have no problem moving into fall and winter.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like winter, but I have no problem eating the fresh vegetables and fruit that it produces.  Since we are in the apple season, I thought it would be super cool to make some single serving Baked Apple Pie Cobblers with a Brandy Caramel Recipe.  I like the idea of a…

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Homemade Rose Apple Pie Recipe with Cinnamon and Streusel

I’ve been dying to make an apple pie like this for the longest time, but again finding time to do it is always impossible.  Since I want to do a lot more videos on my site I’ve made it a point to put it on my calendar once a week just to make sure that I follow through with it.  My daughter started school last week and the stressers of that alone has been beyond overwhelming for me.  To be honest I’ve been getting migraines for the first in my life and I’m not sure if it’s work, or my…

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Lemon Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Chia Seeds

It’s that time of year again where the kiddos are heading back to school and the laziness of those long summer days subsides.  One of the things that’s always been a challenge is just getting our daughter to eat something for breakfast.  It’s one of those meals that offers like 3 things: eggs, oatmeal or cereal, and as you can imagine those options can get pretty old within about a month’s times.  To keep things interesting I try to change it up dramatically by making things like shakshuka or scaling it back for a guaranteed winner with things like this…

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Lemon Tart Recipe with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries

As the summer winds down, I’m doing all I can to soak in the last drop of sun and heat, and the abundance of in season fresh berries.  I never realize how much I take utilizing fresh berries in my cooking for granted until about mid-January.  There is no denying it- I’m a summer produce fan and wish I could have access to it all year long.  However, I’m a man of principle when it comes to cooking with in season produce so you’ll almost never catch me eating things that aren’t at its peak. I am almost always a…

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Single Serving Layered Baked Alaska Recipe

This post is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, all opinions are my own. If you took a look at my freezer, you might be shocked at the amount of ice cream in there. Or, if you’re a frozen treats lover like me, maybe you wouldn’t! But seriously, if you like ice cream as much as I do, then you’re in for a real treat with this simple recipe for Baked Alaska. The first recipe for Baked Alaska was made in New York City to commemorate Alaska becoming the 49th state in January of 1959 (Hawaii became…

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Mixed Berries with Vanilla Crème Anglaise and Whipped Cream

It’s the season for barbecues, picnics, cookouts, and outdoor get-togethers – and I have the perfect dessert to impress your guests! This one is particularly patriotic, with gorgeous mixed berries (I used blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries), whipped cream, and a vanilla crème anglaise. You can make it ahead of time, so when it comes time to serve, you just assemble and sit back as your friends ooh and ahh over the sweet treat. The star of this dessert is the crème anglaise – a sweet, custard-like sauce that gets spooned over the mixed berries. It sounds fancy and intimidating,…

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