Post Tagged with: "desserts"

Peach Cobbler Crumble

Nothing says summer comfort like Peach Cobbler. And nothing says peach cobbler like Grandma’s classic recipe. This peach clobber was, is and will always be a family favorite. Handed down from Tinsley’s grandma, this dessert has become a summertime cookout staple. Everyone loves it and begs for us to make it. We have even received [...]

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are incredibly irresistible! You have sweet coconut with a slightly crunchy outside and a chewy middle. I’ve (Tinsley) been known to eat my weight in macaroons in one sitting. :P These macaroons are the perfect homemade treat for Easter. They’re also perfect after a long Monday — Macaroon Monday!

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

The holidays are near and we’ve been in the kitchen baking up tons of comforting cheer. Whoopie pies are still one of the “it” bakery items. Specialty shops are popping up everywhere and we can see why; they’re so easy to make. Skip the line at the bakery and make these pies yourself. You’ll be [...]

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Milky Way Cupcakes

Halloween has come and gone and I bet you’re left with lingering candy. So, what do you do with those massive quantities of leftover candy? We bag it up, stick it in the freezer and incorporate it into our baking. To make these Milky Way Cupcakes, I took our regular box of cake mix and [...]

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Southern Pecan Tassies

Nothing says “Welcome Autumn” better than the smell of Pecan Pie coming out of the oven. The crispy crust and the melt-in-your-mouth filling is comfort food at its best. Yes, just one slice is full of glorious grams of sugar and multiple calories. So, I decide to try and turn them into little bites. The only problem is, you can’t have just one. My girlfriends Christy and Abby host a cookie exchange every year, so I recenlty made these little cuties; they were a huge hit. In fact, they won the Best Taste prize!

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Vanilla Crème Pie Tartlets

Crème pie tartlets have become one of our favorite go-to desserts. We almost always have these simple ingredients on hand, which can be mixed up a hundred different ways. They only take around 5 minutes to assemble and each tartlet is only about 30 calories.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites

Every woman (and man) loves a good cheesecake. However, many of us steer clear of cheesecake with worries of the calorie count behind a huge slice. My solution is portion control – turn the big slice of cake into small bites. This allows you to enjoy the creamy, sweet deliciousness of cheesecake, but without the guilt of eating a full slice. I made these cuties for a recent girl’s night out and they were a hit. Our waiter even begged us for one.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies – who can resist this classic “milk and cookie” treat? A friend recently asked us for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. We must admit we were ashamed not to have a recipe to give, nor any advice on how to make them. So, we spent the last couple [...]

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Cookie Dough Truffles

Chocolate chip cookie dough. Is there anything better? How many times have you eaten raw cookie dough before placing them in the oven to bake? Jason seems to think I only make chocolate chip cookies so that I can eat half the batch raw. And each time I do so, he restates the risks of eating those raw eggs in every delicious bite.

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Pantry Dessert Bars

Pantry Raid! Here’s a dessert that you can make without a trip to the grocery store. Last month, we had family unexpectedly stop by for dinner. We didn’t have time to make a trip to the store before dinner so we emptied our pantry to make a dessert. The recipe came out pretty awesome and [...]

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Creme Pies

Looking for some guiltless sweet treat snacks? CookingShorts has you covered with our adorable Skinny Pumpkin Spice Crème Pies. You can present these little cuties several ways. If you are just looking for a quick snack or dessert, you could spoon the pudding into the cups and be done. However, if you’re making these to [...]

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Black Bean Brownies

Looking for a way to get more protein and fiber into your family’s diet? Well, it can be easy - just sneak it into your desserts. One of our favorite celebrity chefs taught us techniques to make the foods we love more nutritious. It may seem strange to make brownies out of black beans, but trust [...]

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

When I semi-bake, I take a boxed mix and add in my own little tweaks.  In this recipe, I am using fresh apples and pumpkin pie spice.  What, you’ve never heard of pumpkin pie spice?  It’s easy to find in the spice section of your local food market.  I love this spice because it saves [...]

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Apple Cherry Crumble

Looking for a great Labor Day treat? My apple cherry crumble will certainly hit the spot without making you spend hours in the kitchen. This quick-to-make recipe is perfect to enjoy on those cool September nights. Starting mid-September, CookingShorts will begin our Apple Blog-A-Thon. The majorty of our posts will be apple related, so you can [...]

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Lime Sugar Cookies

A couple of years ago, Jason and I had a Valentine’s Day weekend in Georgetown (Washington DC). One night before dinner, we popped into this adorable market called Marvelous Market.  They were giving away samples of their lime sugar cookies. I fell in love. “Amazing” is the best word to describe these bites of joy. [...]

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