Stone Fruit Cornmeal Cake

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This Stone Fruit Cornmeal Cake is bursting with fresh summer fruits and flavors, and is so easy to make! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.***   How happy are you that summer is finally here?  Ok, that's a trick question, because there's not really any answer except, "very!" I mean, the brutal winter we had in New York this year felt like it would never end (okay, okay, I know I've mentioned this before, but let me have this). My hatred of snow reached new heights, and pretty much the only good thing that happened this winter was that the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Trifles

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Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Trifles make a delicious and refreshing summer dessert! Well hello friends, it's been a while. I know, I know. It's an old story. I spend too much time here apologizing for my absence, but when I'm gone because I'm working on my cookbook, I know y'all will excuse me because it's going to be amazing and you'll all love it. Every bit of it. You know how I know? Because I am putting my heart and soul and 150% off myself into this book. Honestly. I don't remember the last time I went a waking hour without thinking about my cookbook, but I know it will all be worth it - and sooner than you think! One of the things I wanted to tell you - because all of you … [Read more...]

S’mores Bundt Cake

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Graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow...it's the flavors of summer baked into a S'mores Bundt Cake!  Even if you haven't been paying really close attention, you might have noticed how I am kinda into s'mores. My first s'mores inspired treat were my S'mores Brownie Bites, way back in my first month of blogging. I kept at it many times since then, with cookies, cheesecake, truffles and pie. I'm not alone in my love of s'mores, right? I mean, various combinations of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are popping up in all kinds of desserts, all over the place. Is it the nostalgia of enjoying a childhood treat that makes the flavor combination so popular? Or maybe it's … [Read more...]

Oreo Ripple Cheesecake

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Did you know that July 30th is National Cheesecake Day? Yeah, so that's pretty much the most amazing food "holiday" of the year because, well, cheesecake. Need I say more? I know that lots of you have enjoyed my cheesecake recipes. There's my Neapolitan Zebra Cheesecake, which kinda went viral. Then there is the Cookie Dough Cheesecake, the S'mores Cheesecake, the Lemon Cheesecake Mousse...and who can forget this fabulous roundup of cheesecake recipes? If you love cheesecake the way I do (please tell me that you do!), you're going to love what I've got for you today. I teamed up with over 60 other food bloggers to bring you more cheesecake recipes than you can even dream of! Scroll … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Squares

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Strawberry Rhubarb Squares are a delicious and easy dessert recipe that's perfect for summer! Sometimes recipes don't turn out the way I want. And often, that's a bad thing. Or even a terrible thing (usually depends on how expensive the wasted ingredients are). But sometimes a recipe doesn't turn out as expected, and it's a fabulous discovery. Take potato chips for example. You know the story, don't you? Seems that some aggravated chef dumped some potato scraps in hot oil and when they came out, they were, well, awesome. Chocolate chip cookies were a mistake too. Legend has it that Ruth Wakefield was going for marble cookies. She assumed the chunks would melt and marbleize in her … [Read more...]

Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling + Triple Giveaway!

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The favorite classic combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter combine magically to form this delightful Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling! I know it's been a while since my last post, but trust me, it's worth the wait! Together with a blogging pal of mine, we've declared March 25th Chocolate and Peanut Butter Day! Welcome to the festivities, hosted by yours truly and Carla of Chocolate Moosey. To help you celebrate this monumentous (and totally made-up) food holiday, I've joined with a group over over 30 bloggers to bring you lots of delicious, calorie-laden, drool-worthy treats starring everyone's favorite flavor combination. For even more chocolatey, … [Read more...]

Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Wine Glaze

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The classic pairing of red wine and chocolate combine to form these decadent Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes. I feel like I should start with a warning here. This blog is going to get a little dessert heavy in the coming weeks as we lead up to Purim. Too late, you say? I know, I know. I've been posting a lot of purim goodies lately, and I've got more of them up my sleeve! Starting today, with these crazy awesome cupcakes. We all know that drinking on purim is a tradition - wait, a mitzvah - so that makes these cupcakes downright righteous. If you're making these for kids, opt for a non-alcoholic glaze (like this insanely delightful chocolate glaze). Don't worry about the alcohol in the … [Read more...]

S’mores Pie

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  Gooey Chocolate in a graham cracker crust topped with marshmallow frosting - S'mores Pie is the ultimate in easy desserts! A couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make a special treat for a special occasion. But I was tired. So I had this whole internal debate - should I make a fancy dessert, or should I skip the special occasion and go to sleep. Back and forth, back and forth. I was just too tired to do anything fancy. And before you ask, no, a simple dessert just wouldn't cut it. Then finally, I came up with the (obvious) solution. Make a dessert that looks fancy, but is actually pretty simple to make. Perfect, right? So I came up with this s'mores pie. Super easy, but I mean, … [Read more...]

Grape Upside Down Cake

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Grape Upside Down Cake is beautiful and impressive, plus it's yummy and has a fabulous texture! I was all set to post a new real food recipe, but then I decided that this cake is too perfect for Tu B'shvat to resist posting today. Seriously folks, you need to make this for Tu B'shvat. But then, keep the recipe handy, because it's so delectable, so pretty, so great, you'll want to make it again, and again. And again. And then again. The great thing about upside down cakes is that a plain round cake looks beautiful. No frosting, no piping bags, no sugar roses. Just a gorgeous cake that will impress everyone you serve it to. Oh, and did we discuss the texture yet? It's...well, perfect. … [Read more...]