Butterfinger Bar Cookies

butter finger recipes

One of my favorite candy bars is a Butterfinger.  I love the texture and taste.  So when my friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO featured these Butterfinger bar cookies I ran to the store to get the ingredients.  To say I loved them is an understatement.  I LOVED them!  Thanks Danielle!

Oh….did I mention that it couldn’t be easier to make:)

 

Soft Maple Sugar Cookies with Maple Glaze

maple syrup dessert recipes

Maple flavor is, to me, one of the hallmarks of fall.  So when I came across this recipe from Family Circle magazine for SOFT maple cookies I was excited.  I love soft sugar cookies and add some maple syrup to the cookie and the glaze, well, its just darn *FABULOUS*!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Family Circle.

Quick Apple Puff Pastry Dessert

puff pastry dessert recipes

I love using puff pastry to make elegant, delicious appetizers and desserts; it’s a huge time saver.  This apple puff pastry dessert comes from one of my favorite magazines, the free Food & Drink magazine put out by the Ontario Liquor Control Board.

Photo and Adapted Recipe orginally from LLBO Food & Drink

Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese

pumpkin bread with cream cheese

Nothing says Autumn more to me than pumpkin (well, apples may be a close second).  And pumpkin and cream cheese is a wonderful combination as shown in this photo.  I also sometimes add chocolate chips to the batter – yum!

Recipe and Photos Courtesy of All Recipes.

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Reeses

reeses peanut butter cheeseake

Once again a big “Thank You” to my friend Danielle over at Hugs&CookiesXOXO Blog for this totally decadent Reese Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe.  What makes it extra yummy is the peanut butter cookie crust!

reese-peanut-butter-cheesecake

Mississippi Mud Cake

how to make a mississippi mud cake

I am a huge fan of Mississippi Mud Cakes, Brownies, Bars and Pies.  I love anything that has marshmallow cream in it and topped with the decadent Mississippi Mud icing!  When I came across this picture at Taste of Home I just had to make it the same day!  All I can say is “YUM!”

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Taste of Home Magazine.

Lemony Blackberry Vodka Gelees

how to make vodka jelly shots

I know.  Isn’t this picture amazing?  I just HAD to make them.  And although my turned out so very pretty (and totally adictive) – my pictures did not.

What can I say about this recipe?  If you do make them you will be rewarded with vodka jelly shots that will win you acclaim.  But only after a lot of time, effort and expense went into it.  Is is worth it?  In my opinion it depends on the event.  I made them for dinner party of 8 and it was well worth it.  My advice?  Follow the recipe to a “T”!

The recipe comes from Cooking Light so I even rationalized that these were good for me – LOL:)  But I do love my Cooking Light subscription - I got so many great recipes every month! (this is not a paid endorsement – I just love the mag!)

Recipe and picture courtesy of Cooking Light, July 2013

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

how to make an ice cream cake

As a subscriber to Family Circle Magazine I received 2 bonus mini mags that were bursting with terrific dessert recipes like this easy ice cream cake that uses ice cream sandwiches for a snazzy presentation and taste!

Photo & Recipe courtesy of Family Circle

Coconut Peach Cake – So Divine!

fresh peach cake

If you are looking for a show stopping summer dessert, this coconut peach cake is for you! A bit of work but worth it.  And to make it a bit easier, but still so delicious, you can dress up the cake with coconut that hasn’t been toasted (it will make a gorgeous white cake).

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bon Appetit magazine.

Chocolate Espresso Ice Box Cake

espresso dessert recipe

I have a friend that loves tiramisu and a husband that doesn’t.  To satisfy both, I made this fab recipe from Woman’s Day magazine for a Chocolate Espresso Ice Box Cake.  Using ladyfingers as the base that are brushed with espresso syrup and then piled high with chocolate creaminess; it’s a sophisticated take on an old-time favorite.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Woman’s Day.