dessert

Gold Medal Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

My inspiration for Gold Medal Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie is that I am kind of obsessed with old school recipes. I recently came across this 1953 advertisement for Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Brownie Pie, which was originally published in House & Garden magazine. It sounded like my kind of pie (gooey brownies in a pie crust, anyone?), so I set out to recreate it. The first test-run tasted pretty good, actually, but

Sweet Potato Sticky Biscuits made with frozen sweet potatoes and walnuts.

Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and even Easter Sunday, these Yam Good Sweet Potato Sticky Biscuits are so versatile! I usually serve these as a sweet side item for a holiday meal, but this recipe also makes a fantastic dessert–just add some vanilla ice cream on top! My personal preference–and it’s more of a necessity on some mornings than a preference–is to warm up a few leftover Sweet

Birthday candles on top of Birthday Crownie cake brownie.

What’s better than birthday cake? No doubt a Birthday Crownie. Today is my son’s 10th birthday. Happy Birthday, Rhodes! Rhodes loves to help me cook in the kitchen, and over the weekend he was so excited to help me bake a Birthday Crownie just for him. A Birthday Crownie is half cake, half brownie; two favorites in one! This Birthday Crownie is made with Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate brownie mix and Betty Crocker Super Moist

Retro 7 Up Salad with lime jello, marshmallows, and cream cheese.

This retro, family-friendly 7-Up Salad dessert recipe was passed along to me by my dear mother-in-law. So, Gloria, we thank you for adding your special touch of sweetness into our world! This is the classic 7-Up Salad with lime jello, marshmallows, and cream cheese (and lots of fruit)! sweet. To clarify, my husband demanded (for years) that I learn how to make this recipe which he grew up eating during the holidays. The