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Slow Cooker Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée


Crème brûlée may seem like a super fancy dessert, but it is actually one of the easiest desserts to make – especially when you make it in a slow cooker.

The First Chocolate Brownies (1899)


Last week, contributor Jess Touchette shared with us the first ever brownie recipe and we were all shocked to learn that it had no chocolate.

What Do Brownies and Harry Potter Have in Common?


In this post, contributor Jess Touchette shares the history of brownies. Spoiler alert: Early brownies had no chocolate!

The Original Brondie Bars


Get ready for chocolate overload! Brondie bars are here! Brondie bars deserve a place alongside some of the world’s best mashed up desserts like the cronut (croissant plus donut) and duffin (donut plus muffin).

Homemade Pretzel and Beer Oreo Cookies


“These homemade Oreo cookies are even better than store-bought ones,” declared my friend Michelle, taking a mouse-sized bite of an Oreo cookie to avoid the beer-buttercream filling and the pretzel.

Pink Champagne and Chocolate Cupcake Jello Shots


I know that the pink in the image above looks like a silicone cupcake liner or maybe even a cupcake-shaped candle.

It Used to Be Illegal to Eat Plum Pudding


When my contributor, Jessica, brought this Christmas pudding (originally called plum pudding) to my house for Jonathan to photograph, I wasn’t sure what to think.

5 Reasons to Ditch Eggnog and Choose Syllabub


I am going to go out there and say that syllabub is better than eggnog. I know you are going to call me on the whole personal preference thing.

Cheesecake-Topped Holiday Gingerbread


I love cheesecake-topped brownies and black-bottom cupcakes, so I thought, “Why not give gingerbread the same cheesecake treatment?

The Invention of Frosting


In Jess Touchette’s second contributor post, she shares the fascinating history of frosting and layer cakes.

Maple Bacon Cornbread French Toast


There’s French toast and then there’s cornbread French toast! Cornbread French toast is so flavorful on its own that you barely need maple syrup – especially when the cornbread contains bacon like mine does!

This Seventeenth-Century Cake Is the Ancestor of the Cakes We Love Today


My newest contributor is Jess Touchette – she’s a librarian and she’ll be sharing well-researched stories of the desserts that you know and love.

Simple, Sweet, and Sensational Sour Cream Cornbread


I adore cornbread.  I’ve been known to frequent restaurants just because they offer cornbread in the pre-meal bread basket.

Mocha Greek Yogurt Cheesecake


Not only is Greek yogurt cheesecake healthier than its pure cream cheese counterpart, but it also has the enjoyable tang that comes along with Greek yogurt.

Gooey Butter Potato Donuts


Breakfast on my recent trip to Idaho with the Idaho Potato Commission meant potato donut holes (a.k.a.

How to Make Pickled Raisins


I talk about my passion for Fair Trade USA all of the time on this blog – how it helps promote sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers, protect fragile ecosystems, and build strong, transparent supply chains.

Why I Always Use a Coupler in My Piping Bag


This is a guest post by Devon done in partnership with Kitchen Conservatory in St. Louis.  Devon feels more strongly about couplers than anyone I’ve ever met, so I invited her here to convince all of us to use them.  A few weeks ago, I got some of those fancy, new Russian tips that require large couplers (more on that in my next guest post).

Apple and Honey Bundt Cake


In plotting this year’s star dessert recipe for Rosh Hashana, I turned to Amy Kritzer’s (What Jew Wanna Eat) new book, Sweet Noshings.

Chai-Spiced Pumpkin and Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies


Fall baking season is finally here!  Hooray!  Get ready for pumpkin, apple, and lots of cornbread!  These chai-spiced pumpkin thumbprint cookies with chocolate are my new favorite cookies for fall and should be right there on your fall bucket list next to snuggling in a cable knit throw blanket.

Baked Coconut Donuts with Zen Glaze


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Quick poll: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?


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