Archive of ‘Desserts’ category

Serve it :: Lemon & Rosemary Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon desserts have not always been my favorite. In fact, I dislike most of them. But when I was looking into cakes to make that had savory flavors, this Lemon & Rosemary Cake recipe peaked my interest. It isn’t too “lemony” and the rosemary isn’t overpowering either. This cake is a well balanced marriage of flavors. Topped with a light lemon icing — this lemon yogurt cake was a winner. Definitely making this again!

Lemon Desserts

 

I served it to a crowd, and they all seemed to love it. Give it a try (no worries, it is really simple to make).

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Stir Things Up with Hot Chocolate Spoons

How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons

What’s better than a warm cup of milk before bed? Okay who REALLY has warm milk before bed? I wonder these things.

But a warm cup of milk with decadent chocolate spoons to stirs things up? Hot Chocolate Spoons….I’m so in.

These easy treats are a perfect way to enjoy an after-dinner treat. Simply stir in a warm cup of milk and enjoy! They make for a great treat when having company during the holiday season and can even be wrapped up for teachers as gifts. If you’d like to make them ahead of time for last minute guests or gifts, just store them in a Ziploc® Bag and keep in the freezer. Pull them out an hour before needed and enjoy.

Hot Chocolate Spoons

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Cinnamon & Sugar Ice Cream Puffs

Puff Pastry Desserts

 

Tis’ the season of all things sweet! By now you have probably baked cookies and planned your holiday dessert, but be sure to leave room for these simple treats using Peppridge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. I’m loving Puff Pastry desserts because they are super simple to make and are a nice change of pace from frosting and cake. These cinnamon & sugar puffs are the perfect, flaky accompaniment to your favorite ice cream.

Here’s how to make them:

Puff Pastry Desserts :: Recipe

 

Cut out your favorite shapes using cookie cutters, brush with melted butted, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (don’t be afraid to be generous) and then they’re ready to bake! Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes (when they are puffy and golden brown, pull them out).

Ideas for Puff Pastry Desserts

 

They’ll look like this. And smell divine. To serve, scoop some ice cream and add these to the top. They’re best warm!

Puff Pastry Desserts

 

I loved coming up with a new way to use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets.  I’m part of the Pepperidge Farm “Puff is the Spark” panel which means you can submit your own ideas for using puff pastry inspired by the Christmas season for a chance to win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Innovation Center (with me!) and have your recipe included in the Campbell’s Kitchen Recipe Database.

SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME WHAT RECIPE YOU WOULD CREATE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

Last month’s favorite recipe suggestion came from MINDY CONE who suggested making a “….pumpkin pecan neapolitin dessert.” YUM!

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Host a Pie Party

Pie Party | Thoughtfully SimpleThanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. I get giddy just thinking about setting a dreamy table and playing hostess to my nearest and dearest friends and family. However, once the meal has been enjoyed and the company has cleared, it always seems the next day I am exhausted! The idea for this party came to me in that spirit of having conquered the holiday but still longing for more of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving — pie, wine, and great company.

Pie Party | Thoughtfully SimplePie Party | Thoughtfully SimpleThis post-Thanksgiving gathering is very mellow yet still inviting. Have your closest friends bring over their leftover holiday pies (seriously, already sliced and all) and a bottle of wine. Set up a pie bar, set a causal table and nestle in for the afternoon.

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A Simple OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Oreo Cookie BallsYou know what gets me excited? A dessert that appears to be a lot of fuss but in fact is super simple to make. Time is precious (especially during the holiday season) and complicated recipes just aren’t my thing. These Oreo Cookie Balls tool about 15 minutes to make and they taste amazing.

Oreo Cookie Balls

Hostess Tip: Make these balls well in advance of your party and keep them in the freezer until the day of your party. Pull them out and let them come to room temperature before serving.

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Serve it :: Pumpkin Parfait

Pumpkin Recipes

It must be something in the air this time of year, but I’m obsessed with pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient – it’s great in everything from muffins, to soup, to the time-treasured pumpkin pie. I have recently discovered a new way to serve pumpkin that can double as both a snack and dessert. This pumpkin parfait recipe is more of a dessert but you can easily replace the oatmeal cookies with granola for a healthier option if you want to justify having it for breakfast. Or, you can be like me and just eat it for breakfast anyway. True story.

Pumpkin Parfait

 

Hostess Tip: Make these up to a day ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Right before serving, top with whipped topping.

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