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Jewish Apple Cake

Posted on April 30, 2017

Traditional Jewish apple cake made the perfect addition to a Shabbat dinner or weekend brunch. Photo credit: Raúl Velasco with Alejandro Photography You know I love making new and interesting versions of traditional desserts: Vanilla Bean Apple Cake; Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread; Mocha Brownies with Espresso Sea Salt; etc. But sometimes, holidays come around or…

Mini Moon Pies

Posted on April 17, 2017

Shortbread cookies sandwiched with marshmallow filling and covered in a generous rich chocolate coating. You know it’s been a long time since you blogged a recipe when you barely remember how to use your camera! Things have been busy and I’ve been occupied with life in our new house and my favorite boy over the…

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 1/28/16

Posted on January 28, 2017

Happy weekend! I don’t have any new recipes to share yet, but I have been making some old favorites (see below). Along with that, I’ve been enjoying some time to cook and bake from other blogs. Below are some recipes that my family and I have enjoyed over the last few weeks: Grain-Free Peanut Butter…

The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2016

Posted on December 27, 2016

It seems everyone has some mixed feelings about 2016. The year definitely had its challenges but I’m now choosing to look back on all the good. I’ve recently been reminded how lucky I am to have such a wonderful and supportive family. L brings me constant joy (and headache as only a two-year old can),…

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 12/20/16

Posted on December 20, 2016

I’m still here! I had no idea I’d take such a hiatus from blogging, but moving into a house under construction was all-consuming. We are just now finishing up the last touches (or are we???) and even my kitchen is still being finished. It’s been operational since right after Thanksgiving, but it’s almost, almost done…

Six Peppermint Chocolate Desserts You Need To Try

Posted on November 28, 2016

Six peppermint and chocolate dessert recipes to kick off the holiday season. Peppermint Mocha are my favorite holiday season guilty pleasure and it’s no surprise that I’ve translated a variation of that drink flavor into a few different desserts. The holiday season is upon us so it’s time to get baking! Double Dip Mints Peppermint…

Keep It Sweet Thanksgiving Favorites

Posted on November 14, 2016

This is such a weird holiday year for me. There has been so much going on and now Thanksgiving is somehow approaching. We don’t have an operating kitchen yet, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about all of my favorite holiday foods. Here’s what I’m dreaming about baking right now: Big Crumb Cranberry Coffee…

Big Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 26, 2016

Perfect pumpkin cookies! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are chewy in the middle and crispy around the edges. !!!!! I’m trying not to go crazy with anxiousness right now. We move into our house in just a few days and I can barely believe it. It’s been a long road since we closed early in…

Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 10/9/16

Posted on October 9, 2016

How is everyone doing as we settle into fall? I’m admittedly all over the place these days. Between the house, L’s upcoming 2nd birthday, holidays, and the general back and forth to everywhere, I feel like my head is spinning round and round! I’ve prioritized all of that real life “stuff” and as a result…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge

Posted on September 29, 2016

Super easy homemade peanut butter and chocolate fudge made with just four ingredients! Life has been so hectic here, and I suspect I’m not alone. With busy work schedules, back-to-school time and life in general, sometimes cooking or baking for the family can take a back seat. There are so many weeks that I’m scrambling…