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Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

Plenty of pumpkin, perfectly balanced spices, and a light and fluffy cream cheese center make a perfect pumpkin roll that will keep you coming back for more. I love pumpkin rolls. There’s something so enticing about the beautiful swirl of pumpkin cake with the contrast of the cream cheese filling. I’ve tried many from the grocery store, but find I’m disappointed more often than not. I was going through an old family cookbook../v

Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge

The perfect fudge recipe. A smooth, creamy, chocolate fudge with pecans and marshmallows that will have you reaching for another piece, and another, and okay, maybe one more. I’ve eaten so much fudge in my life. I’ve had my grandmother’s milk chocolate fudge that was smooth and melted in my mouth. I’ve been to the boardwalk where they make fudge in giant batches and cool it on giant marble slabs using giant wooden paddles…

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

The most delicious, easy gingerbread that not only looks good but tastes good, too! No chilling required for this scrumptious soft dough! I didn’t use to like gingerbread men. That was all there was to it. I loathe waiting for cookie dough to chill and then to be left with an overly floury, crunchy cookie with a poor balance of spices just didn’t feel worth the effort. One day, I got the hair-brained idea to convert one of my existing recipes into a…

Gingersnap Cookie

Gingersnap Cookie

As a newlywed, I was making a batch of cookies from a famous cookbook that my family had always kept around. Disappointed with yet another lackluster cookie, I snapped the book shut and declared there were no good cookie recipes in the world. (This was, of course, before the internet. I’m aging myself now.) For Christmas, my husband and I went to Pennsylvania to spend the holidays with his family. Mom pulled some gingersnaps…

Peanut Butter Cookie

Peanut Butter Cookie

With a higher proportion of peanut butter to flour than many recipes, this cookie is just about perfect. Chewy with a moist interior, it’s kind of like a drink of water when you are thirsty but better! I have eaten peanut butter cookies that are heavy, peanut butter cookies that are dry, peanut butter cookies that masquerade as peanut butter cookies with only a whiff of actual peanut butter. I have eaten peanut butter cookies…

Frosted Sugar Cookie

Frosted Sugar Cookie

This cookie is my personal weakness. A simple, flavorful sugar cookie pairs with a rich, buttery vanilla frosting for the perfect marriage. The first time I made sugar cookies from the ol’ family cookbook, they weren’t as flavorful as I remembered. I knew I needed to fix this problem. With big sugar cookie flavor in mind, I began recipe testing. I really feel that a good sugar cookie needs to be just sliiiightly salty to…

Classic Rice Crispy Bars

Classic Rice Crispy Bars

The normal back-of-the-box recipe doesn’t work well where we live on the East Coast. So we created our own recipe that does well in every climate and has the buttery, marshmallowy flavor you crave. I live on the East Coast side of the United States. The normal recipe on the back of the box of famous Rice Krispies wouldn’t hold up to the humidity. They became soggy, mushy, and downright unpleasant to eat. So I quit making them…

Marshmallow Sprinkle Rice Crispy Bars

Marshmallow Sprinkle Rice Crispy Bars

These crispy rice bars have a chewy, marshmallow topping and can be customized with colored sprinkles for any occasion. During our time in the cookie shop, holidays were the most fun time of all. With the delicious scents of cookies baking all around us, the creative juices flowed constantly. Motivated by the wild success of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Rice Bar, we couldn’t help but wonder what else a simple Crispy Rice Bar…

Frosted Marshmallow Brownie

Frosted Marshmallow Brownie

This is not your average, made-from-the-box brownie. Dense and moist, with a pillowy marshmallow layer, and topped with homemade chocolate buttercream, this is what brownie dreams are made of. This brownie is in my personal baked goods hall of fame. Dense and moist and a dreamy creation, it is not your average frosted brownie. The chocolate buttercream frosting is so creamy and the marshmallow layer is so fluffy. I hope they…

Stacked Cracked Pavlova

Stacked Cracked Pavlova

Crispy meringue layered with cream cheese whipped cream, more crispy meringue, another layer of whipped cream, and any fruit you like. Delicious and sweet, light and refined. Meringues sound harder to make than they actually are and much more delectable and heavenly than you might imagine. Why we all don’t consume more crispy meringue, with all the possible filling varieties, is beyond me. Crispy meringue is sweet and…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Bar

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Bar

I’m not trying to be dramatic, but if you like peanut butter, chocolate, and crispy chewiness, this may be one of the best things you’ve ever eaten. I live in Central Pennsylvania and have for 24 years. Pennsylvania is home to multiple chocolate companies. The famous Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was created in 1928 in Pennsylvania. As I mentioned in my Pennsylvania Tango cookie recipe, to this day, the locals love peanut…

Fudge Walnut Brownies

Fudge Walnut Brownies

Walnuts and Brownies are great together. Add an extra dose of smooth chocolate and bam! Happily married! I like walnuts and brownies together, the use of nuts are great for cutting sweetness, which can be a good thing, but not with a brownie. Cocoa is already bitter. If you want sporadic nuts throughout the brownie, it’s not an issue, but if you like a lot of nuts, which I suspect you do if you are eating a walnut brownie…