Raspberry-Watermelon Terrine with Blueberry Sauce

fourth of july dessert recipe

How impressive is this red white and blue dessert!  It’s not hard to make – just takes a bit of time.  When I made it I doubled the amount of the blueberry sauce and drizzled it so every bite of terrine would include some and then passed around the extra in case someone wanted more!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Food Network.

Smores Cheesecake – Not Just For Summer

s'mores desserts recipe

I absolutely adore S’mores and think they are meant for more than a summer treat!  So here it is February and I’m enjoying this divine Smores Cheesecake recipe from Southern Lady magazine. You do need a candy thermometer to make this recipe but it is so worth it!

s'more cheese cake recipe

Adapted Recipe & Photo courtesy of Southern Lady Magazine.

 

Rolo Brownie Recipe Extraordinaire!

Rolo Dessert Recipe

You can be sure that if I am posting a recipe from my friend Danielle over at XOXOHugs&Cookies that it is going to be a winner!  And *decadent*.  I never knew how much I liked Rolos until I started making her recipes.  Now I have one every evening (my low calorie dessert).

I’m going to give you her full recipe below but, truth be told, I always use a brownie mix when making these:)

 

The Best Monkey Bread Recipe (IMHO)

best monkey bread recipe

If you’ve never had Monkey Bread you are in for a treat.  It is ooey-gooey and oh-so-delicious.  And ridiculously easy.  The ONLY problem with this recipe from the Pioneer Woman is that it is so darn hard to stop eating it!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Pioneer Woman.  For her wonderful photos and step-by-step instructions – click here.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

I’ve had been meaning to make this recipe forever an finally just got around to it.  Well let me tell you – what a mistake !!  This recipe is so fabulous, so delicious, and so relatively easy – it fast moved up to the top of my greatest hits list  Rest assured, it will fast become a favorite of yours!

 

crescent roll cheesecake pies

 

Although the internet has lots of similar recipes, I like this one from  AllRecipe.com because it includes honey to drizzle on the pieces once served.

As an FYI – recently Pillsbury introduced ‘seamless’ crescent roll dough packages!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Unroll the cans of crescent roll dough, and use a rolling pin to shape each piece into 9×13 inch rectangles. Press one piece into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough. Stir together 3/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Dot the mixture over the top of the cheesecake. 
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 squares.

Canadian Nanaimo Bars

Canadian nanaimo bars recipe
If you’ve never had a Canadian nanaimo bar I would highly suggest giving this recipe a try.  It consists of a crisp coconut crust, a pudding-like layer and then topped off with a  semi-sweet chocolate glaze.  Delish!

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Taste of Home Magazine.

Milky Way Brownies

Milky Way Dessert

And for the last dessert of 2013 (drumroll please!) – the Milky Way Brownies from Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO.  So decadent….so amazing.  Thanks Danielle for ending my note on a delicious high note!


Kit Kat Cake

how to make a kit kat cake

Still searching for that speical dessert for New Years Eve?  How about a Kit Kat Cake?  It looks so impressive but it’s actually not difficult to make.  Kids and adults will love it!

Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

peanut butter cheesecake bars

My friend Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO has done it again.  Chocolate and Peanut Butter recipes are my favorite (a marriage made in heaven) and these decadent chocolate glazed peanut butter cheesecake brownie bars are truly divine.

Danielle provides her delicious homemade brownie recipe below, however, you can also use your favorite packaged mix as a time saver!

recipe with peanut butter and chocolate

Chocolate Toffee Matzah – SO GOOD!

chocolat toffee matzah

Thanks to Oprah’s magazine this  scrumptious Chocolate Toffee Matzah is a staple for the holidays.  It can also be made with saltines if you don’t have access to matzah.  Her recipe calls for unsalted matzah but I have made it with lightly salted matzah and just left out the salt called for in the recipe.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Oprah.com/food