Desserts

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Summertime is the season of tall glasses of lemonade, grill parties, and fresh-off-the-vine strawberries. Sweet Strawberry Cake shows off the ruby red, juicy, and sweet fruit in all its summery glory! The strawberries form the topping for a fluffy, moist, and buttery vanilla cake so delicious it doesn't even need frosting. Sweet Strawberry Cake is an afternoon teatime treat or the best last course after a patio dinner party, especially if you serve it with whipped cream. Strawberry shortcake may come up a little short in comparison!

Posted: May 23
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Summer birthday parties as a kid were always a rush of color and excitement, of happy giggles, and a roar of excitement when the cake came out! Birthday Chocolate Sheet Cake will inspire that same joy in all its chocolatey goodness. Fluffy as a cloud, deep with flavor, and topped with sweet and luscious homemade whipped cream, Birthday Chocolate Sheet Cake makes any occasion a celebration, whether it's your birthday or not! Plus it makes enough for everyone because everyone deserves a slice of happiness like this.

Posted: May 25
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When we think of slow cooking, we tend to think of hearty winter stews or pulled pork, not desserts. Yet the Summer Grunt proves that low and slow also applies to the wild, bright, sweet, and tart flavors of summer berries. A cousin of the cobbler, Summer Grunt creates a jammy mixture of fruit and tops it with cinnamon-sugar-crusted, buttery dumplings for a delightful pastry pillow. Served alongside some whipped cream or ice cream, this will become a summertime favorite that you welcome with anticipation as it cooks itself!

Posted: May 25
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Caramel-Drizzled Brownies–doesn't the name alone just make your sweet tooth start to tingle? Well, just wait until you taste it! These made from scratch brownies are chocolatey, fluffy, and sprinkled with sea salt for that perfect salty-sweet mix. The sugary-sweet homemade caramel sauce drizzled on top takes it to the next level of lusciousness. The ooey-gooey bars that are Caramel-Drizzled Brownies will definitely satisfy your sweetness cravings every time!

Posted: May 26
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The root beer float is an icon of the 1950s, invoking an era of jukeboxes, candy colors, and sleek chrome with every sip... or bite! Root Beer Pie takes the malty, creamy soda counter concoction and turns it into a confection you can't help but crave. The filling is smooth and infused with vanilla, with a pop of soda flavor throughout, all atop a graham cracker crust. Root Beer Pie is as carefree and joyful as its namesake drink: you just need a fork instead of a straw!

Posted: May 27
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Aunt Mae's Sweet Strawberry Cobbler is a long-time family favorite, and it's too good not to share! The best-kept secret about this dish is that it's super simple to whip up. Five staple ingredients are combined to create a buttery, warm cobbler base. It's baked with summery, fresh strawberries sprinkled on top to ensure you experience sweetness in every bite! Our darling aunt always ate Aunt Mae's Sweet Strawberry Cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, so that's basically a must every time you indulge yourself!

Posted: May 27
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Star-spangled sweetness coming at you! Freedom Bars are a perfect treat for Fourth of July cookouts or whenever you need a bite of luscious liberty. A creamy, crunchy, and salty crust, with just a hint of tropical citrus, serves as the base for a jammy, summer strawberry topping: you could even sprinkle them with blueberries for the full red-white-and-blue feeling! Freedom Bars are so refreshing and so good you'll want to salute them!

Posted: May 31
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There's a tantalizing thrill in opening one of those classic white boxes wrapped with string and finding a pile of tender Italian Sugar Cookies inside. It's even more thrilling to stack a plate of Italian Sugar Cookies fresh from your own oven! The pillowy cookies are positively heavenly, especially when topped with creamy, sweet icing and crunchy coarse sugar. Add in a few drops of food coloring and you have a rainbow of vanilla-flavored baked goods you can't help but love! These are perfect to serve up for parties, holidays, or just as a surprise treat for friends or neighbors!

Posted: June 1
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It may be called a trifle, but few desserts are as substantially satisfying or as delicious! The Summer Trifle is layer upon layer of sweetness, from the fluffy cream stripes to the bands of jammy, bright, tart berries and the spongy, soaked ladyfingers. This dessert is traditionally served in a glass dish because all the layers deserve to be marveled at... and then thoroughly enjoyed by the heaping bowlful! The Summer Trifle beckons you to enjoy it just as you would a mild sunny day!

Posted: June 1
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It seems like you can make every kind of meal on the grill: burgers, chicken, pork chops, steaks, and hot dogs, with toasted buns for each. Your barbeque is sure to be a success! But wait, what about dessert? Surely that needs some kind of oven or stove-top? Not at all! Grilled Apple Crisp uses a cast-iron skillet and foil so you can cook up a wonderful summertime dessert without cooling down the grill. The results are a bubbling, sweet sensation filled with tender, cinnamon-infused apples and topped with a crunchy brown sugar crust. Grilled Apple Crisp is the perfect finishing touch for your cookout. Make sure you have plenty of ice cream on hand!

Posted: June 6