Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies These pumpkin brownies are a sweet fall treat. Brownie batter is swirled with pumpkin cream cheese to create a marbled brownie that is spiced with fall spices. Another pumpkin recipe in my pumpkin baking madness and this time I made pumpkin swirl brownies. I’ve made cream cheese swirl brownies before but I […]

Pumpkin Nutella Cakes

Pumpkin Nutella Cakes

Pumpkin Nutella Cakes These individual pumpkin flavored cakes are moist and fluffy and filled with a delicious Nutella spread. I came up with this recipe several years ago and it’s one that I make every year, but I haven’t posted about them since my initial post back in 2011. This past weekend, I did my […]

Green tea cake

Green tea cake

Green tea cake Can you guess what this is? It’s supposedto be a castella cake (a Japanese sponge cake). Obviously it isn’t. My second attempt at making castella cake came out even worse than my first. The cake came out really dense. It still tastes good, but it is very dense and sort of chewy. […]

Cherry Cake

Cherry Cake

Cherry Cake When cherries are in season during the summer, I love to make this simple cherry cake. The batter takes just minutes to make and it’s a great way to feature fresh cherries in a dessert. I bought a few too many cherries and decided to make this cherry cake that’s so easy to […]

Red Velvet Roses

Red Velvet Roses

Red Velvet Roses I previously attempted to make red velvet cupcakes for the first time here.  I wasn’t too satisfied with my original attempt.  Carol from CAB Cooks gave me lots of tips on her experience making red velvet cake.  Armed with her tips, and a recipe I found for Magnolia’s red velvet cupcakes which […]

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread

Chocolate chip pumpkin bread After making chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, I thought it might be fun to make a chocolate chip pumpkin bread.  So I used my favorite pumpkin bread recipe as a base, and added 2 cups of chocolate chips.  I really enjoyed the results.  Which begs the question, Is there anything that doesn’t […]

Easy Strawberry Tiramisu

Easy Strawberry Tiramisu

Easy Strawberry Tiramisu If you love tiramisu, but always have been too intimidated to try making it yourself, this recipe is super easy. I wish I had time to really decorate the top layer with some whole strawberries, but I was in a rush. Oh well, there’s always next time. It sometimes amazes me what […]

Pluot Buckle

Pluot Buckle

Pluot Buckle Little Bro has been begging me to buy him pluots from the farmer’s market for the past few months. I didn’t had a chance to go until July 4th weekend. Waiting until the end, I got some great deals on donut peaches, white nectarines and pluots. Little Bro was pretty excited and ate […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake No bake cheesecakes are one of my favorite summer desserts. This rich and creamy no bake peanut butter cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crust and peanut butter cups mixed into the filling. Make it in advance for an easy summertime treat. I’ve had a lot of fun this summer with […]