Sweet Endings

Buttermilk Shortcake

Buttermilk Shortcakes

These buttermilk shortcakes serve as the perfect base on which to build a spectacular strawberry shortcake. Read our post for more info...
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe calls for cooked and pureed carrots. I couldn’t find the same recipe online so I was relieved when I found an old, faded copy in my recipe file. Read our post for more info...
Chocolate-dipped Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Walnut Shortbread Cookies

These rich, buttery shortbread cookies will be the perfect sweet treat for your next brunch.
Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie With Macadamia Nut Crust

I’ve been making this Key Lime Pie recipe for years. The macadamia nuts in the crust are a spectacular addition. Read our post for more info...
Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted sugar cookies are a fun treat any time of year. Break out your cookie cutters and have at it! We made chili pepper cookies for Cinco de Mayo. Read our post for more info...
Margarita Cookies

Margarita Cookies

These cookies really do taste like a margarita! Our cookies were inspired by recipes from Smitten Kitchen and McCormick. They're perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party! Read our post for more info...
Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart

This lemon tart is scrumptious. The crust is a perfect base and the filling has a wonderful texture and flavor. Read our post for more info...
The perfect New Year's Eve dessert

White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse, in bite size proportions, is a perfect dessert after a big meal. Read our post for more info...
Cranberry Layer Cake

Cranberry Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you're looking for an alternative to pie on Thanksgiving, give this sweet/tangy cake a try. Read our post for more info...
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

These orange creamsicle cupcakes are a grown-up version of a favorite dessert.
Mummy Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Frosted sugar cookies are a fun treat any time of year. For Halloween we made mummies! Read our post for more info...
Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Sometimes a simple "vanilla on vanilla" cupcake is just the right thing for the occasion.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon curd cream cheese frosting is the perfect accompaniment for vanilla cupcakes. Read our post...
Slice of Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a dense, substantial and flavorful cake. You can actually see, and taste, the chunks of apple in it. Read our post...
Lemon Blackberry Ice Cream

Lemon Blackberry Ice Cream

I decided to make some lemon ice cream, and my need to use up some blackberries turned it into lemon blackberry ice cream. In a word, yummers! Read our post for more info...
Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes With Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla cupcakes paired with raspberry frosting are the perfect taste combination. Read our post for more info...
Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Our version of strawberry shortcake is a spin on the classic. We make it by starting with a layer of good textured cake, then add vanilla ice cream, berries and whipping cream. Read our post for more info...
Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

This pound cake has a perfect texture, and the subtle lemon flavor is a perfect offset to the sweetness. Serve it with or without a glaze. Read our post for more info...
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Got zucchini? These delicious muffins are a great way to put a serving of vegetables into a healthy treat! Read our post for more info...
Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares

Caramel Layer Chocolate Squares

If you don't really consider yourself a baker, but you're on the hook to bring the dessert to some potluck or dinner, this is the dessert for you. Read our post for more info...
Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie

Because I'm such a fan of all things lemon-y, this pie really appeals to me. It's a light, fluffy dessert and a perfect combination of tart and sweet. Read our post for more info...
Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake

This recipe was originally published in Southern Living magazine, circa 1978. We think the name comes from the sweetness of the ingredients. Read our post for more info...
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've been making this chocolate chip recipe for years. They always disappear quickly. For for all of you who have asked for the recipe, here you go! Read our post for more info...
Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Mousse

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Mousse

This dessert began with a family recipe for Raspberry Torte; then The Hostess added some chocolate to the mix. Read our post for more info...
Tangerine Mousse in Cups

Tangerine Mousse

This light and airy dessert is the perfect complement to a big, hearty meal. Read our post for more info...
Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Inspired by Perfect Hot Chocolate from Food52. The perfect drink on a "snow day" for young and old alike. Read our post for more info...
Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse

This light and airy dessert is the perfect complement to a big, hearty meal.
Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

The Hostess adds her own twist to a time-honored dessert. Read our post for more info...
Tuxedo Cake

Tuxedo Cake

This is possibly the best cake you'll ever eat, even if you're not a person who craves cake. Read our post for more info...
Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

The Hostess' father's all-time favorite pie. While she's still struggling a bit with her recipe for the crust, this pie tastes fantastic! Read our post for more info...
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are a traditional recipe dating back at least 100 years. They have not lost their popularity, as evidenced by how quickly they disappear when we serve them. Read our post for more info...
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Adapted from Sunset Magazine, 2008.
Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

Our recipe is inspired by Kendall-Jackson's Double Gold Caramel Corn. Read our post for more info...
Chocolate Cream Pie

Mom’s Chocolate Cream Pie

The Hostess learned to make this delicious pie from her mom. A recipe for homemade crust is in the works and will be added soon. Or maybe not... Read our post for more info...
Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

The Hostess is still perfecting her recipe for homemade pie crust, details to be added soon. Read our post for more info...
Sorbet with Vodka

Sorbet With Vodka

This quick and easy dessert is as classy as it is tasty. Yet it's really just a Slushee for grownups. Read our post for more info...
Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry Ice Cream

My memories of making home made ice cream are always centered around a little town in Kansas where my grandparents lived. Read our post for more info...
Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

The serious quest for a good cobbler recipe started in earnest after I discovered the wild blackberries growing near our house last year. Read our post for more info...
Strawberry Napolean

Strawberry Napolean

I think this dessert has been around for a long time. But I had never had it until a few months ago... Read our post for more info...
Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Every family has one, it seems. That thing that defines Christmas to them. Or at least the thing that they couldn't imagine having Christmas without. For me, that thing is Nanaimo Bars. Read our post for more info...








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