Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2017 | 14 comments

Now that we’re a full week into November, I definitely feel like it’s time for another pumpkin recipe!

This recipe is one of my favorites as it combines 2 of my most favorites desserts — cheesecake and pumpkin pie — into one deliciously huge loaf of quick bread.

Blueberry Peach Pie

posted by Andrea | 08/23/2017 | 17 comments

Dave and I LOVE all types of pies — however, we really love fruit pies!

Blueberry + peach is one of our favorite pie combinations — and today, I’m sharing a recipe for an extremely simple, completely delicious blueberry peach pie that should WOW even your toughest dessert critic!

Easy Chocolate Covered Banana “Popsicles”

posted by Andrea | 07/18/2017 | 15 comments

My kids love any type of frozen treat (especially during hot summer months). And while we do have some popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and freeze pops, I also freeze gogurts, we make our own juice and pudding pops, AND I’ve started making chocolate covered banana pops (and bites) — which the kids think are so fantastic.

If you’re looking for a frugal, simple, delicious summer treat — give these a try!!!

My 2-Minute Tip for Gourmet-Looking Cookies

posted by Andrea | 07/6/2017 | 25 comments

As many of you know, I’m not normally one for “gourmet” cooking or baking. That said, I’ve always had somewhat of a weakness for gourmet cookies (like the ones at Panera Bread).

So today, I’m sharing how I make gourmet-looking cookies at home with just a couple extra minutes!

Easy 10-Layer Ice Cream Dessert

posted by Andrea | 06/21/2017 | 6 comments

If you’re looking for a new ice cream dessert recipe this summer, or if you just want a super simple make-ahead dessert recipe you can keep frozen for unexpected company (or for your own nightly treat) you’ll definitely want to try my yummy 10-layer ice cream dessert!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownie Cake

posted by Andrea | 03/16/2017 | 12 comments

After sharing a picture of this delicious brownie cake in a blog post 2 weeks ago, I have gotten a ridiculous number of emails and comments requesting the recipe. So I figured it was probably worth sharing!

If you’re in the mood for an extremely simple, ridiculously rich, from-a-box dessert, this one should do the trick!

Easy Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

posted by Andrea | 11/29/2016 | 9 comments

These EASY Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes are pretty much the perfect dessert for any meal, any time of day, all year long (at least in my cheesecake-loving opinion!)

They are also a simple, make-ahead dessert that travels well and will be a welcome addition to all your holiday parties!

Homemade Juice Pops – A Simple Summer Snack

posted by Andrea | 06/23/2016 | 17 comments

A couple months ago, the kids and I stumbled across a popsicle mold at the dollar store and I quickly snatched it up, promising homemade popsicles for a snack later that day.

Since then, we have enjoyed homemade juice pops as an afternoon snack on a VERY regular basis! They taste great on a hot summer day and take roughly 10 seconds to make!!

Kids In The Kitchen: Fruit Pizza

posted by Andrea | 06/8/2016 | 3 comments

Our family loves pizza and we love fruit, so I knew everyone would be excited to have fruit pizza again last week.

It’s such a yummy treat — especially this time of year when the weather is warming up and berry season is right around the corner — and to my surprise, Nora and Simon did so well “helping me” make this special dessert!

Two Of Our Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

posted by Andrea | 05/11/2016 | 2 comments

We love cookies and we love peanut butter, so I make peanut butter cookies a lot.

Today, I’m sharing one simple recipe that makes TWO different cookies — both of which are favorites around our house!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

posted by Andrea | 04/20/2016 | 24 comments

After lots and lots of “research”, recipe testing, and recipe tweaking, I’ve settled on a new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that my family is crazy about.

If you’re looking for a crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, non-fluffy, non-crumbly, really yummy chocolate chip cookie… this recipe is a must-try for you!

How We Do Snacks and Sweet Treats

posted by Andrea | 04/13/2016 | 37 comments

Over the past month, I’ve gotten many emails and questions about how we handle snacks and desserts in our home — and since the Dekkers are all BIG fans of snacks and sweets, I figured it would be a fairly simple post to share.

Plus, I had so much fun digging up all those cute “messy face” photos of my kids from past years!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies {Kids in the Kitchen}

posted by Andrea | 03/24/2016 | 8 comments

Our entire family has a sweet spot for cookies — they are definitely our go-to snack of choice almost all the time.

While Dave and I prefer chocolate and peanut butter in our cookies, the kids LOVE sprinkles! If you’re looking for a fun and easy recipe to make with kids, or just a festive spring-colored treat, these cake-mix cookies should do the trick!

Black Bottom Pie

posted by Andrea | 01/6/2016 | 2 comments

One of my favorite refrigerator pies is Black Bottom Pie — and today, I’m sharing the delicious from-scratch recipe my mom and grandma have been making for years.

And if you’re not up for a completely from-scratch recipe, I’m also sharing a much simpler pudding pie recipe that tastes almost the same!

Dutch Apple Pie {Kids in the Kitchen}

posted by Andrea | 10/8/2015 | 23 comments

As I’ve mentioned before, apples have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember… and since Nora recently got a new book about Apple Pie, I decided to do another Kids in the Kitchen post and share our yummy recipe for Dutch Apple Pie!

Apple-less Apple Crisp

posted by Andrea | 09/15/2015 | 16 comments

Apples have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember, and I’ve acquired plenty of yummy apple recipes over the years. Today, however, I’m sharing a recipe that tastes (and smells) exactly like a yummy apple crisp, but… there’s not a single apple in the entire dish!

You won’t believe what I used instead!

Creamy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

posted by Andrea | 09/4/2015 | 22 comments

Although I realize it’s not exactly a “cake”, if you ask me what my favorite cake is, I will always choose cheesecake!

Today, I’m sharing the relatively simple recipe for our family-favorite chocolate chip cheesecake. My favorite part is that it’s almost impossible to mess up the baking time, thanks to a new “trick” I recently learned!

My Favorite Pies

posted by Andrea | 06/9/2015 | 17 comments

Pie is one of my all-time favorite foods — and I’d be hard-pressed to find a variety I didn’t love!

So today, since it’s prime “pie making season”, I figured it was time for me to compile a list of some of my most favorite pies — just in case any of you share my love for this delicious food!