Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

As many of you know, I’m lactose intolerant. So I love it when I come across vegan baking recipes, since they are already dairy-free. Unlike my regular pie crust recipe, this vegan pie crust is dairy-free and egg-free. Best of all, it’s still nice and flaky! Vegan Pie Crust Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup coconut oil, chilled to a solid (fill your measuring cup with the oil and place in the freezer until solid) 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 {Read More}

Recipe: Blueberry Tart for Two

This blueberry tart recipe is a perfect dessert for summer berry season. Be sure to choose plump, ripe blueberries for the best flavor. Blueberry Tart for Two Ingredients Pie crust dough (follow your favorite pie crust recipe or use one rolled-style crust from the refrigerated section at the grocery store) 1.5 Cups frozen blueberries 2 Tbsp raw, fine chopped coconut, unsweetened (you can use your food processor to grind large flakes if that’s what you have on hand) 1 Tbsp {Read More}

Easy Poached Pears Dessert

Looking for a dessert that’s easy to make and looks super impressive when served? Look no further than this easy Poached Pears recipe from my friend Kasey. The hardest part about this recipe is shopping for the ingredients. Currants can be tough to find fresh here in the Midwest, so when I make this recipe, I usually sub out blackberries or raspberries instead. Kasey’s Famous Poached Pears Ingredients 1 organic Bosc pear per serving 1⁄4 cup fresh currants (or red {Read More}

No Bake Mini Banana Cheesecake Jars

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or just want a yummy treat for your family, these no bake banana cheesecake mini jars are sure to please. The recipe is easy to make, perfectly portioned, and the best part – you can make it a couple days in advance if you’re planning a big event. No Bake Mini Banana Cheesecake Jars Crust Ingredients 1 C graham crackers, crushed 2 Tbs sugar 3 Tbs unsalted butter, melted Cheesecake Filling Ingredients 1/3 C {Read More}

The official “No Pants” Cheesecake recipe

My friend Christopher Kliewer is an awesome baker and he is responsible for what I’ve dubbed The Official “No Pants” Cheesecake recipe. Why am I calling it No Pants Cheesecake? The easy answer is because I originally met Chris at the No Pants Subway Ride back in 2013. We live on opposite sides of town, so we don’t see each other very often. When I was looking for a photo of him to include with his recipe, I realized that {Read More}

(Giveaway) Tastefully Simple Fabulous Fudge™

With all of the holiday baking and entertaining, sometimes it’s nice to have something just for yourself that you don’t have to share with anyone else, or even cook for that matter. As part of my blogging gig with Tastefully Simple, I get to introduce you to my newest discovery from their line of products that totally solves one of my current work problems. It’s the end of the year for me at work, which means my desk is piled {Read More}

Citrus Sugar Cookies with Malibu Lime Frosting

This recipe for Citrus Sugar Cookies with Malibu Lime Frosting was developed as part of my partnership with Tastefully Simple. The cookies are super easy to bake, and the frosting adds an extra zing that will be sure to be a hit any time of the year. Sugar cookies are some of my favorite because they’re super simple to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients.Now, Tastefully Simple has made it even easier to include them on your holiday {Read More}

Easy Dessert Recipe: Cinnamon Pull Apart Rolls

Casserole dishes aren’t only for dinner. They can also be used for great desserts, like this awesome cinnamon pull-apart rolls. Casserole dishes aren’t only for dinner. They can also be used for great desserts, like this awesome cinnamon pull-apart rolls. They’re ooey, gooey, sticky, and able to satisfy the biggest sweet tooth cravings. Now that the kids are back to school, schedules are getting hectic. My niece Alizah is playing soccer, Mykl’s kids are both taking violin lessons, and I’m {Read More}

Lactose Free Chewy Fudgy Brownie Recipe

When I bake, I prefer to do it from scratch. These brownies are fudgy, chewy, and really easy to make. Plus, they’re lactose-free for anyone like me that has a milk sensitivity. Even if you’re not lactose intolerant, these brownies are seriously good. If you have a full-on dairy allergy, you can easily substitute a non-dairy product in place of LACTAID for this recipe. Just add an extra tablespoon or two of sugar if you’re using a non-sweet alternative. Lactose-Free {Read More}

Dessert Is A Family Affair

Recently, Weight Watchers sent me a sweet surprise: Ice Cream Bars!             Here more information about the ones I tried. Weight Watchers Snack Size Chocolate Fudge Bar: This delightful, chocolate-y snack-sized treat offers real ice cream smoothness with only 45 calories per bar and less than 1g of fat. For a PointsPlus value of 1 per bar, it is the perfect size to satisfy your sweet tooth. Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bars: Offering an indulgent combination of {Read More}