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My Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Moist and flavorful pumpkin bread. This classic recipe is perfect for pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins.   *Sometimes things need a refresh. My favorite pumpkin bread was originally posted in 2010 with some painful-to-the-eyes photos. And while my photography skills have thankfully improved, the recipe, that I’ve loved ever since I was a kid, has not changed. […]

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Mini M&M Cookies

Mini cookies loaded with M&Ms. These are the perfect party cookie! Now that I’m thinking about a special someone’s first birthday, I’m fully focused on what his first sweet treat should be and what kinds of sweets we will have at his party. I change my mind constantly going back and forth on different ideas, […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/29/15

Happy weekend! This week actually few by and so much happened. Good things started when my brand new niece, Ariel, was born last Saturday morning. We got to meet her just a few hours later and it was so different and wonderful to hold a brand new baby. It’s been a while! If you follow […]

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Easy Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah

An easy and traditional Rosh Hashanah dessert to celebrate a sweet new year. The Jewish holidays are so early this year so it’s a bit of a rush to get organized. Granted, I don’t have that much to do for the holidays, just some baking, but it’s hard to think about those warm fall flavors […]

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Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

A small batch of chocolate chip cookies that’s perfect a cookie craving! Let’s be honest, one cookie is never, ever enough. And a whole big batch, while appealing, is too many to eat in one sitting. Plus, sometimes you just want a homemade cookie and you want it fast. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/22/15

Life Updates: Birthdays are similar to celebrating the New Year in that they give you a time to reflect on where you are in life and what you want to do to make the next year better and more fulfilling. I actually hadn’t been thinking too much about my birthday (hello, mom life), but coincidentally […]

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Gingersnap Peach Crumble Ice Cream

Other title considerations: Brown Butter Gingersnap Crumble Ice Cream; Peach Cobbler Ice Cream with Gingersnap Crumbs; Gingersnap Crunch Ice Cream with Peach Filling; Peach Cobbler Ice Cream; Bourbon Peach Crumble Ice Cream with Gingersnap Crumbs. Decisions, decisions. It’s my birthday week which means that nothing but ice cream will do! I wanted to make one […]

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Mixed Berry Sauce

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/15/15

Somehow I let the occasion pass by, but last Sunday was the five year anniversary of the Keep It Sweet blog. The very first published post got lost in the moves from one site, to another, and then to another, but I do remember that it was a recipe for an ice cream dessert. I […]

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Cranberry and White Chocolate Pistachio Dusted Cookies

Chewy cookies loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips then coated with layers of MORE white chocolate AND pistachios. Last week I needed a dessert to use as a thank you gift and wanted something pretty and portable. Cookies are always great for that sort of thing but this time I felt like jazzing […]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream - incredible and no ice cream maker needed

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 8/8/15

Another summer weekend is here at last! August sure snuck up on us because I’m already bypassing my August and Matt’s September (sorry!) birthdays and charging right ahead to L’s October birthday. I know, SO crazy that it’s happening soon(ish)! We are trying to plan something small and low-key but still, I want it to […]

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