dessert

Gingered Cranberry Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients: topping: 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh or defrosted frozen cranberries cake: 1/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup (canned) pumpkin puree 1 1/2 […]

Roasted Pumpkin and Toffee Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients: 1/4 cup pumpkin pulp* 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 10-oz bags marshmallows 6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies) 1/2 cup toffee bits Directions: Butter an 8×8 inch pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and toffee. Set aside. In a large, […]

Old Bay Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Ingredients: 1 2/3 cup flour 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup light brown sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon Old Bay 2/3 cup toffee bits 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2-3 cookie […]

Glazed Pawpaw Spice Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 1 cup mashed pawpaw* (about 4 large pawpaws) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon […]

Salted Cashew Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup salted, halves and pieces cashews 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2-3 cookie sheets […]

Toffee Macaroon Matzo Bars

    Ingredients 2-3 sheets plain matzo 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk* 3/4 cup toffee chunks** Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly butter a 9×13 inch baking pan. Set aside. Place […]

Marshmallow Lovers Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients: 6 cup crisped rice cereal (aka Rice Krispies) 1 cup plain or multicolored mini dehydrated vanilla marshmallows* 6 tablespoons butter 2 10-oz bags mini marshmallows 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Butter a 9×13 inch pan. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together the cereal and dehydrated marshmallows. Set aside. […]

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 3/4 cup instant hot chocolate (cocoa) mix (I used this) 1 cup (unsalted) butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 10 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 […]

Speculoos Butterscotch 7-Layer Bars

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups speculoos cookie crumbs* 1/2 cup butter 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup unsweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch […]