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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

A classic sandwich meets dessert for the most irresistible treat. With smooth peanut butter frosting and moist peanut butter-infused cake, the jelly-filled inside makes for the perfect peanut butter and jelly cupcakes! Wouldn’t it have been so nice if when you opened your lunchbox at school, instead of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, there were peanut butter and jelly cupcakes? I am in no way endorsing doing that…

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

This melt-in-your-mouth dough cradles delicious bites of macadamia nuts and white chocolate. You’ll be craving these White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies even if you’re a milk or dark chocolate person! If I had to pick one chocolate to eat for the rest of my life, I’d probably pick milk chocolate. But I’d make an exception for these cookies! Sweet white chocolate pairs perfectly with the salty macadamia nuts. Macadamia…

Raspberry Trifle

Raspberry Trifle

Raspberry your family’s bellies! No, not blow on them, but fill them with this delectable Raspberry Trifle! Filled with layers of french vanilla cake, sweet raspberry filling, and silky cream cheese whipped cream, this trifle has the perfect amount of sweetness. Trifles are the perfect dessert if you want something quick, easy, and moist. My mother-in-law is from England and she makes some amazing trifles! I fall in love…

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

Call the pizza guy! Oh wait, that’s you! With your choice of fruit and a sweet yet light crust, this Fruit Pizza is waiting to be delivered to your mouth. Fruit pizza is at the top of my list of favorite desserts, alongside Angel Food Cake, Pumpkin Rolls, and Fudgy Mint Brownies! However, I had a hard time wanting to create my own fruit pizza from scratch because using the store-bought sugar cookie dough crust is so easy…

Fried Ice Cream

Fried Ice Cream

No oil? No problem! Enjoy this Fried Ice Cream that, shh… isn’t truly fried. Covered in a crunchy cinnamon coating and topped with salted caramel, this is a fun twist on an ice cream dessert. Everyone likes a good bowl of creamy ice cream. But what if you’re ready for a switch up from the same-ol’ same-ol’? This Fried Ice Cream has a big scoop of rich French vanilla coated in crunchy, “fried” Corn Flakes and is drizzled…

Aztec Wonder Cookie

Aztec Wonder Cookie

This Aztec Wonder is a fudgy, rich chocolate cookie with the perfect amount of cinnamon and cayenne. Chocolate and spice come together in the most superb way you never knew you needed in a cookie. It’s the perfect chocolate cayenne cookie! This Aztec Wonder Cookie is one of my original cookie shop recipes. It came about on a day when I wondered why there was such a trend to add cayenne pepper to anything chocolate. I…

Almost-From-Scratch Creamy Flan

Almost-From-Scratch Creamy Flan

This ultra-creamy Almost-From-Scratch Flan is incredibly easy. With homemade care, a little box of flan mix, plus your own special caramel touch, you’ll have everyone shouting “¡Olé!” The first time I ever had flan was shortly after my husband returned from a trade mission to Mexico with the Pennsylvania Governor’s office. It was different from anything I had eaten before. But, I grew up eating pudding, and this was…

Dulce de Leche Mousse

Dulce de Leche Mousse

Creamy dulce de leche is whipped into a luscious mousse. With rich caramel flavor and a light airy texture, this Dulce de Leche Mousse is fit for a caramel connoisseur but easy enough for a weeknight dessert. Dulce de Leche is a delightful caramel confection made popular in Latin America. I love caramel. A friend introduced me to a candy recipe named “Brigadiero.” It’s from Brazil and is a chocolate caramel fudge ball. I…

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting that looks as good as it tastes. Cream cheese frosting is delicious. End of story. Okay, maybe not quite the end of the story. While we wholeheartedly support delicious ugly food here at Taste Before Beauty, we recognize that beautiful food is good for the mouth and the eyes. I wanted to create a cream cheese frosting that is not only delicious but is the perfect topping for any delicious treat…

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Can you say “delicioso”? These Dulce de Leche Brownies are a rich brownie swirled with creamy, caramelly dulce de leche. They are a heavenly brownie treat that will make you want to throw a party just to hear everyone say “mmm” when they take a bite. What could I even say about caramel that hasn’t already been said? It is delish, that’s all. Dulce de leche is caramel’s milk-based cousin, and it is fantastic. When I…

Buttery Wheat Rolls

Buttery Wheat Rolls

Everyone will be rolling into your kitchen when they start smelling these Buttery Wheat Rolls! With a touch of honey, wholesome whole wheat, and butter, these rolls are soft and moist, and a perfect addition to any snack or meal. Have you ever eaten a wheat roll that is so dry it takes a ton of butter and a full glass of water just to get it down? We all know that whole grains are good for us so we try to eat them whenever…

Lemon Greek Yogurt Cake Donuts

Lemon Greek Yogurt Cake Donuts

These Lemon Greek Yogurt Donuts are a fun twist on a traditional sour cream donut. They are perfectly sweet with a burst of bright lemon flavor. These are a light, refreshing treat to eat hot out of the pan any time of year. I’ll be the first to admit that these aren’t going to win any sort of beauty contest. The dough is a bit sticky and I always have trouble getting enough flour on my surface. I honestly think it’s just…