Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies Video (scroll down for brownies recipe!) For these super rich and fudgey five-nut brownies, I altered my grandma Hornsby’s brownie recipe a little, adding more chocolate and more nuts and omitting the leavening to produce a dense and chocolatey brownie for the most discerning palates! Brownies were the first thing I learned to […]

Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle Video (scroll down for recipe) My grandmother Hornsby always loved a good trifle. She made hers with vanilla pound cake and raspberry jam, pudding and Cool Whip. (You can see her trifle recipe here.) This Black Forest trifle has all the flavors (the cherries! the chocolate! the booze!) of a Black Forest cake, […]

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows video (scroll down for printable recipe) Homemade marshmallows are SO EASY. Like, really really really easy. As long as you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a thermometer (see link at the bottom for the one I use) you, too, can make marshmallows at home to put on top of your […]

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) My grandmother Hornsby was pound cake’s biggest fan. Any excuse to break out the frozen Sara Lee, she was right on top of that. A dollop of Cool Whip and maybe a few sliced strawberries and voila. Dinner is served. I don’t recall her ever actually […]

Oven S’mores

Post Sponsored by Honey Maid, Hershey’s and Jet-Puffed Marshmallow. Celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10, even if you don’t have access to a campfire! Oven s’mores are ready in a flash and they are great for birthday parties, fun dinner parties, or game day parties because you can make a whole tray at once. Oven […]

Easiest Ice Cream Pie

Ice Cream Pie (Scroll down for printable recipe!) Chris’s grandma Pauline clipped this basic recipe from a magazine, probably in the early 1980s, judging by the food photography and yellowing of the paper. The original instructs how to make ice cream sandwiches with the “dough”, but Chris remembers her always making an ice cream pie […]

Peach Melba

Peach Melba Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) For our French Brunch party, I chose Peach Melba to serve for dessert since it’s peach season and this happens to be one of the easiest desserts in history. Created by the one and only Escoffier, and named for famous British soprano Nellie Melba, Peach Melba […]

Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love cookies with lots of stuff in them. These deluxe chocolate chip cookies have lots and lots of stuff in them: chocolate chips, oatmeal, coconut, pecans, almonds, walnuts. If you’re more of a mind to make simple chocolate chip cookies, you can omit the coconut and nuts and just use more chocolate chips. If […]

Apple Cake

Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner. Everyone has […]