Category: Desserts

Easy Chocolate Brownies 2

Easy Homemade Brownies

Deep, dark, decadent chocolate brownies are a treat for the whole family, and this recipe makes it easy. My Easy Chocolate Brownies use unsweetened 100% cacao, along with some white chocolate to even things out. Brownies are one of the first things I learned to bake as a kid, partly because the ingredients are almost always in the...

Caramel Walnut Rolls 7

Caramel Pecan Rolls

Soft and full of spices with a gooey caramel nut topping, these caramel pecan rolls are the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee.

All-Natural Lemon Blueberry Cake 0

All-Natural Lemon Blueberry Cake

All-natural lemon blueberry cake. No cake mix. No artificial ingredients. Just the perfect blend of fresh blueberries and tangy citrus. I’m glad I took a picture yesterday, because today I have only one piece left, and it’s mine! As spring creeps in to the Rocky Mountains, I find myself wanting to take advantage of all the good produce...

Mandarin Orange Cake 2

Mandarin Orange Cake

Mandarin Orange Cake is an unusual treat to serve with coffee, or as a fresh after-dinner dessert. Normally, you see Mandarin Orange Cake made with artificial whipped topping and a box cake mix, but this version is entirely from scratch, and comes in both regular and high-altitude versions.

Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream 4

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

A rich, moist chocolate cupcake made with dark chocolate and cocoa powder. In regular and high-altitude versions. Dwaine was talking with a neighbor who mentioned that she was craving some chocolate cupcakes. As luck would have it, Dwaine had managed to snag a bagful of baking chocolate bars at the store in the markdown bin! So I needed...

Perfect Cake Layers 5

Swan’s Down High Altitude White Cake Recipe

(Original cake recipe from a tattered magazine page stuck in an old church cookbook.  I finally found the origin online here. )  This is the original Swan’s Down high altitude white cake recipe.  It’s been in use since around 1894, so I’d guess it’s pretty solid.  And Swan’s Down is still around today, which is pretty remarkable as...

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake 0

Homemade Lemon Pound Cake

Here’s an old-fashioned homemade lemon pound cake recipe that is not at all difficult and the results are spectacular!  With all the butter, fluffy egg whites and sweet natural sugar, no one can resist a homemade lemon pound cake. Shop The Container Store for all your kitchen storage needs. “Pound Cake” originated with early American colonists.  The recipe...

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie 0

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.) Read the Best Cooking Magazine Ever...

Black Raspberry Turnovers 0

Black Raspberry Turnovers – Black Raspberry Recipes

Here in Colorado, fall arrives early every year.  By Halloween, we’re looking for the first snowflakes!  It’s also the time to collect those berries off the vines in the yard.  Dwaine has transplanted some black raspberry vines from house to house and this year we finally got a decent crop.  With the new crop, I’ve been searching for some...