Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Reeses

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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!

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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

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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!

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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.

Fresh Blueberry Oat Bars

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It’s blueberry time!  And that means new recipes to showcase my favorite summer fruit!  These featundre a delicious oat crust and a lemony cheesecake filling.  And lots of fresh blueberries:).

Recipe and photo courtesy of Taste of the South magazine.

Red White and Blue Popsicles

red white and blue popsicles

This delicious Fourth of July treat recipe is courtesy of Design Happens, part of the HGTV series.  Cool and refreshing, not too mention, FUN Red, White and Blue popsicles.

Chocolate Pecan Brownie Pie

Tar Heel Pie Recipe

This decadent brownie pie recipe comes from Cooks Country Magazine, however, they refer to it as Tar Heel Pie.  What I’m sure you’ll call it is “delicious”.  I knew I had to make it when the last line of description read “For people who like brownies so fudgy and barely cooked that they are too messy to out out of hand, this pie was a a must”.  Hello – I’m waving my hands!!!

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Cooks Country Magazine.

Double Chocolate Cream Pie – TOTALLY DIVINE!

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I recently started subscribing to Oprah’s magazine and I absolutely love it!  Great articles AND great recipes.  Like this double chocolate cream pie.  It starts off with a delicious pastry crust that’s easy to make.  Follow that with a layer of chocolate pie filling (think pudding but better) that is absolutely dreamy.  Top if off with a billowy chocolate whipped cream and you know you’ve got a winner!

If the recipe seems like too much work (although it truly is worth it) here are some shortcuts you can take:

  • You can use a frozen pie crust and just pre-baked it as directed.
  • You can use chocolate whipped topping in the tub for the topping.

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Oprah.com