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Ingredient: Powdered Sugar

Hummingbird Cake

Skip the boring banana bread and breathe new life into that overripe fruit with this tropical Hummingbird Cake recipe.  The Caribbean is calling, and this cake is the next best thing! “If you build it, they will come,” has worked exactly (at least) two times in history: once in a Kevin Costner movie and once for the tourism board of Jamaica. It may be hard for those of us who dream of Montego Bay beaches to imagine, but in the 1970s it wasn’t exactly a tourist hotspot. In an attempt to bring more flights and full wallets in from...

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Oreo Cheesecake

The simple perfection of a classic Oreo cookie combines with the rich decadence of a cheesecake to make this show-stopping dessert. My Oreo Cookie Cheesecake is guaranteed to bring back fond childhood memories of milk and cookies even though you’re going to need a fork this time! Few snack foods fill me with nostalgia like Oreo cookies. I enjoyed them as a little girl and then later shared them with my own children. What’s not to love about that signature sweet “stuff” sandwiched between two crispy chocolate cookies? I’d argue that the act of eating them is even a...

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Eclair Cake

This scrumptious No Bake Eclair Cake is a snap to make and you won’t believe how delicious it turns out!!!  At my house, dessert recipes are king – the unchallenged, untouched ruler of the kitchen. My cupboard has separate box that is just stuffed full of recipe cards and other assorted cut-outs and such. I absolutely love having a whole slew of dessert recipes ready at my fingertips. And there’s a whole category of those dessert recipes that are both easy and scrumptious. It’s like a dream! This is the best éclair cake recipe I know, and it is...

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Guaranteed to produce sweet dreams, this cake-inspired twist on strawberry shortcake nestles succulent strawberries between layers of a delicate buttermilk-infused cake and perfectly whipped cream. Forget seconds – your guests will want the whole thing! Everyone loves holidays, both for the gatherings of friends and family and for the food (honestly, it’s mostly the food 🙂 ). As a foodie, though, there are so many other special days on the calendar that justify cooking, and baking, and recipe experimenting! There’s practically a national month or day for all your favorite treats: National Chocolate Mousse Day in April, National Hot...

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Italian Christmas Cookies

Man, oh man… I love holiday baking. Seriously, November and December are months of pure heavenly bliss. If I could bottle the aroma of kitchens around the country in late fall and early winter, I would be a millionaire. Holiday baking is as good as it gets, and Christmas cookies are darn near the top of the list. As you’re planning your holiday baking festivities, give this recipe for Italian Christmas cookies a try. Traditionally called “anginette,” these cookies are absolutely yummy! (There are several other traditional names as well, like “sciamellis.”) You often find them flavored with anise...

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