Category Archives: Dessert

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies use tahini as a replacement for peanut butter to provide a more ‘grown up’ flavor that at first may seem just a bit odd, but quickly becomes a new favorite. The recipe calls for freezing the dough before … Continue reading

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Orange Marmalade Cake

A lightly orange cake with a firm outside, and a very orangey, custardy topping. Unlike last week’s cake recipe from a ’70s cookbook, this one’s from a ’30s cookbook, called, amusingly enough at this point, The New Art of Modern … Continue reading

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Sweetheart Party Cake

A summery-feeling cake, this one would be ideal at a backyard lunch, but was also delicious at a gross wintery night gathering as well. It uses gelatin, which may sound weird but works to let you add the juice that … Continue reading

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Churro Bars

The blog where I first saw this recipe called it churro brownies, but can something without chocolate count as a brownie?? I’m not convinced. This is its own tasty cinnamon-y thing, no need to add confusion! Ingredients: 8 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

A tasty honey/cinnamon mess that comes together easily and wins over even the skeptical! Ingredients: 2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Mexican vanilla if you’ve got it) 2 … Continue reading

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Oreo Cheesecake

This cheesecake’s lighter than expected, while still being rich, creamy, and delicious. It’s also…enormous. Nearly comes to the top of a 9″ springform! I think you could do this in a 10″ and even have enough crust to not need … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Pie

Somehow after a year and a half I’ve noticed that my library has a monthly cookbook potluck thing, where everyone makes a dish from the same cookbook and brings it. This month’s book was Bring It, a potluck-focused book. This … Continue reading

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Kentucky Butter Cake

This is a super simple cake with fancy-cake flavor. It’s kind of surprisingly filling, if you somehow eat a slice for breakfast, and has a crispy sugar layer that’s hard to resist! Ingredients: Cake: 1 cup butter, room temperature and … Continue reading

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Fudge with Salted Caramel and Chips

Chocolate and caramel go together, and sweet and salty go together, so this whole combination going on here? It’s good. I made these as a gift, but gave a couple to various coworkers who enjoyed them muchly as well! Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Kix Toffee

This is a super sugary delight that somehow didn’t make all the (real) adults I shared it with groan about sweetness. Several of them actually came back for seconds, and thirds! It’s definitely kind of addictive! Sweet and crunchy and … Continue reading

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