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closeup Pecan tassie cheesecake after cooling (with large pecans and crackly brown sugar tassie filling baked right on top.

Easy and Delicious Pecan Tassie Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

Creamy vanilla bean cheesecake and pecan tassies come together to create a one-of-a-kind pecan pie-like cheesecake that any nut-lover will appreciate. Inspired by my Great Aunt Betty’s pecan tassies I recently posted, this fluffy cheesecake with sweet crunchy crackly pecan topping is baked into a 2-Ingredient Biscoff Cookie Crust. And, it’s […]

closeup baked pecan tassies on parchment paper

Aunt Betty’s Pecan Tassies (Mini Southern Pecan Pie Cookies)

This Pecan Tassies recipe was given to me by my (very dear) Great Aunt Betty♡ — one part flaky buttery cream cheese pastry crust and one part gooey, caramelly, nutty pecan filling. These delicious pecan tarts taste like mini pecan pies that you can eat in just two bites. Simple […]

a NYC subway map with a mini black and white cookie-inspired cheesecake in the middle with matchbooks from some of nyc's iconic restaurants and bars lying around it and a red NYC notebook. The cheesecake is split right down the middle with a light white chocolate side and a dark milk chocolate side to emulate the iconic cookie.

NYC Black and White Cookie Cheesecake (Homage to a NYC Icon)

This two-toned dual-flavored mini cheesecake recipe is delicious from the crust up and pays tribute to one of NYC’s most iconic desserts — the black and white cookie.  This one-half white chocolate vanilla bean and one-half milk chocolate caramel cheesecake recipe has it all — a super smooth and creamy, […]

a toasted ghost marshmallow s'mores on top of melted chocolate and halved oreo with the cream removed

Easy Spooky Halloween S’Mores (Indoor S’mores 2-Ways)

If you’re looking for a last-minute easy Halloween treat to make, these spooky s’mores are delicious and adorable. They’re the perfect chocolatey dessert for Halloween parties (and you don’t need a campfire to make them — these are indoor s’mores). I’ve used homemade ghost marshmallows here but if you’re short […]

Torta Di Mela (Easy & Delicious Italian Apple Cake)

This simple Italian Apple cake is a perfect way to use those crisp, fall apples you picked last weekend (or any apples that happen to be in season right now). It’s sweet, super tender, buttery, and full of apple flavor in every bite. As always, I’ve included step-by-step recipe photos […]

a single fluffy cinnamon roll on a dessert plate with the pan of cinnamon rolls visible in the background

Mom’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls (Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever)

This easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe is made 100% from scratch (and we happen to think they’re the best cinnamon rolls ever).  Anyone who knew my Mom also knew her locally-famous cinnamon rolls. These buttery, fluffy-soft, ooey-gooey cinnamon-swirled sweet rolls were some of the first items to be snatched up […]

an Italian clear glass cappuccino mug filled with homemade hot chocolate and ghost marshmallow slowly melting on top

Easy Deluxe Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

This easy DIY hot cocoa mix is the only reason you need to ditch the store-bought stuff. Making homemade hot cocoa mix is quick and easy. Plus, it’s also a good excuse to make homemade marshmallows. For your convenience, I’ve included two hot cocoa mix recipes in this post — […]

a sheet tray dusted with powdered sugar and ghost-shaped marshmallows piped onto it with dark chocolate eyes and mouths

How to Make Easy Homemade Halloween Ghost Marshmallows

If you’re looking for an easy Halloween dessert recipe that’s super cute and delicious, these homemade mini marshmallow ghosts are the perfect treat. They’re fluffy and soft and full of pure vanilla flavor and taste nothing like the store-bought kind — and they take just about 25 minutes to make […]

closeup of a bluerry pumpkin muffin with toasted pumpkin seed crunch baked on top.

Bakery-Style Pumpkin Spice Blueberry Muffins (No-Mixer Needed)

Plump ripe blueberries have never tasted better than paired with delicious pumpkin spice muffins. In fact, this is now our new favorite way to eat them. This muffin recipe is based on my 97-year-old Granny’s vintage pumpkin bread recipe which is incredibly moist and delicious. And the best part — […]

4 pumpkin spice muffins with toasted chopped pumpkin seeds on top in a muffin tray

Best Bakery Style Pumpkin Spice Muffins (No-Mixer Needed)

This no-fail classic pumpkin spice muffin recipe is based on my 96-year-old Granny’s vintage pumpkin bread recipe which is super moist and delicious — and the best part is that it requires no mixer at all, just a bowl and a fork. They’re topped off with toasted pumpkin seed crunch […]

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Bread with walnut slices on a pink marble serving tray

Pumpkin Walnut Bread (Super Moist & No Mixer Needed)

This no-fail pumpkin walnut pumpkin bread recipe is based on my now 97-year-old Granny’s recipe which is super moist and delicious. You don’t need a mixer to make this pumpkin spiced bread — just a bowl and a fork. This bakery-style vintage pumpkin bread is perfect for fall baking including […]

Moist pumpkin bread sliced on a platter with toasted pumpkin seeds on top.

Granny’s Pumpkin Bread (One Bowl-No Mixer)

This pumpkin bread is super moist and delicious and requires no mixer at all! Passed down to my Mom from my now almost 98-year-old Granny, this easy pumpkin bread recipe is still one of my family’s all-time favorite fall and Thanksgiving pumpkin desserts to make. Not a fan of pumpkin […]

top down view of widemouth mason jar filled with bright orange homemade pumpkin purée sitting on top of a dark grey linen apron

Best 20-Minute Homemade Pumpkin Purée (100% from Scratch)

You may be wondering why you should make homemade pumpkin purée from scratch when you can just pick up a can or two at the store. For starters, this all-natural (seriously delicious) pumpkin purée recipe is probably the simplest thing you’ll do all year. Beyond that, it yields an intensely […]

a Reese's Devil's Food Cake Cheesecake topped with Reese's Pieces and Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups with a border of Jumbo Reese's Pieces Cereal surrounding the perimeter

Reese’s Devil’s Food Cake Cheesecake with Oreo Cookie Crust

If you’re a fan of cheesecake, devil’s food cake, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and Reese’s Pieces candy, this is the ultimate chocolate-peanut butter cheesecake dessert. Oreo cookie crust layered with vanilla bean cheesecake, super moist Devil’s food cake, more cheesecake, and topped off with the peanut buttery goodness of Reese’s […]

pumpkin spice banana bread loaf after being baked (setting on top of a vintage venetian tray)

Moist Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread w/Toasted Pumpkin Seed Crunch

This easy moist pumpkin spice banana bread is the best of both worlds, especially for anyone who can’t wait for pumpkin spice season to start. Fragrant (overly ripe) bananas and homemade pumpkin pie spice flavor these tender loaves with just the right amount of warm spice and intense banana flavor […]