Creating delicious goods for you to enjoy.

From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy baking our tasty treats.
triple chocolate chip pudding cookies

Creating delicious goods for you to enjoy.

From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy baking our tasty treats.
triple chocolate chip pudding cookies
Coconut Lemon Crackle Cookie

Coconut Lemon Crackle Cookie

This Coconut Lemon Crackle Cookie is buttery, moist, and full of flavor. With real lemon zest and sweetened coconut flakes, this cookie is sweet, lemony, and has that chewy texture you crave in a crackle cookie. This Coconut Lemon Crackle Cookie’s life began in the cookie shop. As business picked up, so did our inventory and cookie variety as we worked to meet the desires of customers with seasonal offerings. My shop…

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Carrot Cake Bars with Sweet Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Bars with Sweet Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Lime, Carrot, and Cream Cheese? If you “carrot”-all, try this recipe. You’ll be reaching for another after just one bite. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it can all be stirred together with a spoon — no hand mixer needed. A food processor is helpful but not necessary to prepare the carrots. It is quick and easy, and oh-so-delicious! As it nears spring and Easter-time, carrots are on my mind. I love…

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No Bake Oreo Pie

No Bake Oreo Pie

Have a hungry sweet tooth? With only six ingredients and no baking required, this Oreo pie is a no-brainer! I LOVE this Oreo pie! It is a cold and creamy pie that satisfies that hungry sweet tooth. I used to request this for my birthday treat growing up, and now that I am married my husband requests it for our anniversary! I don’t…

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Sweet Coconut Cake

Sweet Coconut Cake

Rich coconut cake surrounded by velvety smooth coconut cream frosting. This Sweet Coconut Cake is sophisticated enough for any special occasion but simple enough for a weekday bake. Aidan and I took a trip to Charleston, SC for our one-year anniversary. We stayed at this cute little inn that had a fantastic restaurant downstairs. We had the best coconut cake I’ve ever tasted for dessert. Missy served a similar cake at…

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Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole-y cow these are good! Start your morning or end your day with these delicious whole wheat waffles. These whole wheat waffles are a great choice for breakfast. They help you get some of your daily fiber, but it’s up to you to get the rest of your fluids and fitness! I always used to joke that waffles were pancakes with abs, so if whole wheat waffles have abs, maybe eating them will help me get some too. I love these…

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Pecan Shortbread

Pecan Shortbread

Toasted pecans folded into crisp, buttery shortbread cookies with vanilla and hints of maple make for a divine pecan shortbread! A handful of my cookie ideas come directly from childhood memories, and this pecan shortbread is one of them. I grew up in a household with seven siblings. During the warm summers, we loved to go on picnics. I still think my mom was a genius to get us out of the house and let nature pick up the…

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Triple Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

Triple Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

Walnut, three types of melty chocolate chips, and your patiently waiting self. You “walnut” regret making these perfect, buttery chocolate chip cookies. I wanted a really great chocolate chip walnut cookie recipe. I started with my #1 Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, made some minor adjustments, and knew I was headed in the right direction. With three types of melty chocolate chips and toasted walnuts, how can you go wrong…

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Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

Pure bliss for the Peanut Butter Chocolate lover. You’ll need a large jar of peanut butter for this recipe. It’s worth every ounce! Peanut butter and brownies seem like a no brainer. The trick is to let the peanut butter AND the chocolate brownie shine. You would think this was easy, but it’s not. How do you combine the chewiness of a perfect brownie with the creaminess of a spoonful of peanut butter? I live close to Hershey…

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Chocolate Blarney Stones

Chocolate Blarney Stones

An easy, moist chocolate cake center, a light whipped cream topping, and creamy milk chocolate coating. Talk may not fill the stomach (Irish proverb) but this little gem of a cake will fill all the right corners. Years ago, I was at a “Planning For A Dinner Party” class and the guest presenter showed us how to make these darling, easy chocolate petit fours. Sometime after that, I was reading a magazine and saw a recipe…

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Irish Butter Perfectly Crisp Shortbread Cookies

Irish Butter Perfectly Crisp Shortbread Cookies

Just when you thought all your luck ran out when trying to make soft, crispy butter shortbread cookies, Missy saves the day! Some of the most difficult things to perfect in baking are: a really good chocolate chip cookie, a good loaf of white bread, a tender pie crust, a flavorful vanilla cake, and a simple shortbread cookie. These basic flavors and textures are important to get right because they are so familiar to the…

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Salted Caramel Mousse

Salted Caramel Mousse

A rich caramel flavor accented with the perfect amount of salt all whipped up into a smooth and light mousse. It’s an edible Pot of Gold! I like caramel. I like caramel a lot! Caramel rocked my world long before salted caramel became popular in the mainstream. If you asked me, “What two types of candy would you pick to eat for the rest of your life?” Without a doubt, I would choose chocolate and caramel. Why not make a…

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Sweet Raspberry Twists

Sweet Raspberry Twists

These Sweet Raspberry Twist Rolls are soft, sweet, and have the perfect amount of raspberry filling to bread ratio. The twist adds a unique look which I must say, makes them taste even better. Every so often you just have a sweet craving to kick, and these Sweet Raspberry Twists do the job. Lately, I have been craving any type of treat with fruit in it. I mean, our Cinnamon Rolls are delicious, but I wanted something fruity…

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Easy Crisp Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookie

Easy Crisp Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookie

Thin, crispy chocolate shortbread dipped in chocolate. It’s a total showstopper with minimal effort. These Easy Crisp Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread cookies are light, perfectly crisp, easy to make, and look beautiful too. Melted chocolate is the trick to making perfectly crisp shortbread without the chalky mouthfeel that cornstarch gives. It helps to lighten the crunchiness of shortbread, turning it into a melt-in-the-mouth…

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

You will find yourself ‘berry’ much liking these! Delectable chocolate on a juicy strawberry, who would want anything else? After many failed batches of chocolate covered strawberries over the years, I stumbled upon a little miracle. This simple trick has saved me countless hours in tempering chocolate and lots of money. These fail-proof Chocolate Dipped Strawberries vanish almost instantly! I have chocolate-dipped…

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French Waffles

French Waffles

These French Waffles are crisp and light and will surprise you with every bite. They will have you believing you are on a French veranda eating breakfast with your love. Throw out everything you know about waffles. These French Waffles use a completely different method and are cooked for longer than traditional waffles. They will change your whole view on waffles. I found the idea for this recipe in Le Cordon Bleu…

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Hi, I’m Missy. Welcome to Taste Before Beauty. For 28 years I’ve been developing recipes that taste delicious, before they look delicious.

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