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Lemon Berry Pavlova Parfaits

The prettiest parfaits layered with lemon whipped cream, fluffy meringue and fresh berries. I’d love to say that I had this big “creative” idea to turn a pavlova into a parfait but that would be a lie. In fact, I had all intentions of sharing a perfectly pretty pavlova with you until mine crumbled a […]

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30 of the best ice cream recipes without a machine!  Love how easy these recipes are

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 4/18/15

Man, just when things were really looking up our household got wiped out with a stupid cold this week. At first I thought my throat was just going crazy with allergies but when Matt, L and I all woke up completely under the weather on Tuesday I was proved wrong. Nothing like a cold to […]

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Mini Lemon Layer Cake for Two

Light and fluffy lemon layer cake slathered with delicious cream cheese frosting. This cake is sized perfectly for two people! Today we are celebrating a virtual baby shower for one of my very favorite bloggers. Christina and I became friends a few years ago by commenting on each other’s blogs (you must read Dessert for […]

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30 of the best ice cream recipes without a machine!  Love how easy these recipes are

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 4/11/15

First of all, thank you so much for all of the well-wishes that I’ve gotten regarding my mom. They are very much appreciated! So I don’t know if it’s the warmer sunnier weather (no doubt), my mom’s seemingly good recovery (most definitely) or the free latte I got at Starbucks yesterday (didn’t hurt), but things […]

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Mega M&M Cookies

Big chocolatey cookies full of Mega M&Ms. I’m very aware that I eat my feelings. Tired, sad and stressed always lead me to chocolate, carbs, ice cream, cookies or all of the above. I try not to go overboard and realize that this isn’t the healthiest way to deal with emotions. But frankly, I don’t […]

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Chocolate Truffles - 3 ways!  a rich chocolate treat that happens to be gluten-free

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 4/4/15

Sorry for being MIA for the last couple of weeks. Remember when my mom had surgery six weeks ago? Long story short, she had to have another surgery early last week and I’ve been running back and forth between my apartment, my parents’ house and the hospital since. Luckily, my mom is finally home from […]

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30 of the best ice cream recipes without a machine!  Love how easy these recipes are

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 3/21/15

Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments and messages regarding last week’s post. Sometimes you just have to get something off your chest… I apologize for not being able to share details. Other than all of that, this week felt a bit chaotic… or maybe I felt anxious about upcoming chaos. The next few […]

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Upside-down Caramel Banana Coffee Cake

Dense and moist coffee-flavored cake topped with gooey caramelized bananas! Every year it’s the same challenge for my dad’s birthday: What special dessert can I make that isn’t too sweet and doesn’t include frosting (well, I did sneak in frosting one year)? Since last year’s dessert was such a hit, I decided to find another […]

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No Churn Cookie Butter Ice Cream - the most popular recipe of the week!

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 3/14/15

There are some weeks that really feel like an eternity. Not in that, “oh man when will it be Friday?” way, but in that, “how was Monday only four days ago?” way. Sometimes big things happen (good and bad) that make one day feel like a big storm. This week, that’s what we got. Monday […]

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Monster Cookie Dough Ice Cream (No Churn!)

Vanilla ice cream loaded with monster cookie dough (peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough with M&Ms and chocolate chips!). You will enjoy cookie dough in every bite! I think the deep freeze is over (said crossing fingers and knocking on wood). And in case it’s not obvious, I (and everyone else in the northeast) am more […]

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