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

lemon blueberry bars

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!

homemade chocolate pie

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

Chocolate Salted Peanut Bars

chocolate caramel peanut bars recipe

My friend Danielle over at Hugs & CookiesXOXO is at it again.  She’s the queen of making decadent desserts.  This one had me drooling! And it wasn’t hard to make; Danielle provides the step by step how to make peanut bars that, of course, she embellishes with chocolate, caramel and Reeses!  It’s a recipe that I’m sure I’ll be makng over and over and over……

peanut butter bars

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Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

peanut butter pie with cream cheese

To the great delight of family and friends, I have made this delicious chocolate peanut butter pie with cream cheese from Taste of Home* many times.  Between the chocolate ganache glaze and creamy peanut butter mousse cheesecake layer – it really is decadent!

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Taste Of Home Magazine

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

chocolate peanut butter brownies

You can tell from my posts that I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  LOVE!  So when Danielle at Hugs&CookiesXOXO posted this recipe, I just had to share it.  The peanut butter layer is like a cheesecake filling thanks to the addition of cream cheese.  Rich, decadent and perfect!

A timesaver for this recipe is to use your favorite brownie mix for the bottom layer.

peanut butter cheesecake bars

 

Homemade Twinkies Recipe – Plain or Chocolate Covered!

hostess recipes

I am so excited to share this Hostess Twinkie recipe from my friend Danielle over at Hugs&CookiesXOXO.  She is the QUEEN OF DESSERTS and I love to receive her decadent posts.  Click on over and sign up for them – I guarantee you’ll love the too!

hostess-recipes

This recipe, which would be so much fun to do with your kids, requires a Twinkie Pan.  Yes, there is such a thing.  All you need to do is google “twinkie pan” and there will be tons of choices!

twinkies from scratch

Fudge and Toffee Stuffed Chocolate Chip Bars – Oh My!

stuffed chocolate chip bars

My friends Liz is so generous to allow me to share her *fab* recipes with you!  This stuffed chocolate chip bar recipe (with fudge and toffee) fast became one of my all-time favorites.  Thanks Liz – another winner!  Please visit her blog, ThatSkinnyChickCanBake and sign-up for her posts!