Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Looking for a last minute dessert for New Year’s Eve? These cute mini cherry cheesecakes are quick and tasty! I think these would be a good dessert for receptions and parties because they are bite size.

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

I was inspired by Bakerella’s Super Easy Mini Cherry Cheesecakes, but added a simple crust since the wafers were larger than the bottoms of my muffin cups.

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Mini Cherry Pies

I’m still not sure what Jaime and I will be doing for the New Year, but I thought I’d share a couple of recipes that I think would make good desserts for a New Year’s Eve party.  These desserts are pretty and festive and easy to make.  First up: mini cherry pies.

Mini Cherry Pies

Unlike regular sized pies, these cute mini pies are a finger food so they are good for receptions and parties.

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Easy Oreo Truffle Recipe

Since Christmas Eve is tomorrow and it is officially last minute, I decided it was time to post a quick and easy dessert.  Jaime and I served these Oreo truffles at our holiday party.  Every time I walked by the dessert table the plate where these truffles had been was empty.  This was the most requested recipe at our gathering and one of the simplest.  I almost didn’t want to tell anyone just how easy these treats were to make, but I did and now I am going to share with you.

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Another Sweet Birthday Surprise: Black Forest Whipped Cream Cake Recipe

This black forest whipped cream cake has been my birthday cake for as long as I can remember.  It is not like the black forest cakes often sold in bakeries and stores; the base of this cake is a whipped cream cake and not a chocolate cake like in many store bought versions.  I may be biased, but I like this one better! The whipped cream, which is folded in to the batter, makes this cake nice and moist.

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Recipe: Coconut-Buttermilk Pound Cake

I was excited to open this month’s Everyday Food and see a recipe for Coconut-Buttermilk Pound Cake. This cake combines two of my favorite ingredients (coconut and buttermilk) in a cake.

Coconut-Buttermilk Pound CakeWhat’s not to love? I started to make this cake, but then realized that I did not have time.  I simply had too much work that I needed to get done so I put away my bowls and I went back to work.  A couple of hours later Jaime came home and saw the magazine still open to this recipe on the kitchen counter and decided to make it.  A little while later, I got a text from Jaime asking if I wanted to come downstairs to take pictures of the cake for this blog. So, thanks to Jaime, here it is.

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Recipe: Fresh Peach Cobbler

I bought a basket of beautiful fresh peaches during a recent trip to the farmers’ market. Since I managed to make it through the entire summer without making peach cobbler, I decided to take advantage of the tail end of peach season and make a cobbler.

PeachesThe peaches were not quite ripe, but the cooking softened the peaches and if I hadn’t known I never would have guessed that they were not quite ripe.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries are an elegant dessert, but can be pricey to purchase premade and can get a little squishy if they are left to sit for too long.  When I was a child, my parents had a large strawberry patch and we would often make chocolate dipped strawberries for special occasions.  The key to getting nice looking DIY chocolate strawberries is to make sure that the strawberries are completely dry before dipping and that the chocolate is completely melted but not burnt.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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