Category: Desserts

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

Banana Bread is one of those all-purpose recipes that works nicely as breakfast, a snack or as the answer to a nagging sweet tooth. My version of banana bread is definitely suitable for all three — and even decadent enough to be a stand-alone dessert. It is incredibly moist and loaded with dark chocolate chunks. It’s perfect to make in a pinch too. The batter comes together easily with just a few ingredients and bakes for just over an hour making the entire house smell amazing. Make a loaf today using your Farmer Owned ingredients and enjoy it all day! read more

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Cherry Almond Petit Fours

Though diminutive in size, my Cherry Almond Petit Fours are big on flavor. The cake layers get a boost of sweetness from almond paste, and the cherry preserves add wonderful tartness. The shell encasing the cake is a smooth-as-silk white chocolate glaze that is finished with piped vanilla buttercream. read more

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Irish Apple Cake

Try my Irish Apple Cake for a sweet way to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day! The cake is loaded with juicy Granny Smith Apples and nicely spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. read more

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King Cake

No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without King Cake–a sweet dough circle stuffed with cream cheese, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans. The King Cake is named for the three kings that presented gifts to read more

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Crisped Rice Treats with Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows

Special occasions in our house are almost always celebrated with homemade goodies. Valentine’s Day is no exception. When I was a kid, my mom would mark the day by making Rice Krispie treats. To add a special holiday touch, she cut them with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and packaged them with loving notes before sticking them in my school lunch. read more

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Apple Butter Cake Bars

My Apple Butter Cake Bars with Maple Glaze make a great breakfast bite or afternoon snack dunked in tea or coffee. They are loaded with sweet apple butter and perfectly spiced with cinnamon and cloves. I add golden raisins for a delightful chewiness in this otherwise extremely moist square. The maple drizzle takes the flavor over the top and sets in about 10 minutes, so you can pack these bars to go for busy mornings. Make some today with your Farmer Owned Ingredients for a treat your whole family will love! read more

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Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Each Christmas my mom, grandmother and I bake dozens of cookies to give as gifts, leave for Santa or, more realistically, devour the second they are out of the oven. Of all the cookies we bake, the type that seems to go the fastest is my mom’s Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies. They are crisp on the outside and gooey, almost brownie-like, on the inside. The cookies are extremely chocolatey with just the right amount of peppermint refreshment. Try baking some this holiday season using your Farmer Owned ingredients and they might become your favorite holiday cookie too! read more

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Raspberry White Chocolate Cake

My Raspberry White Chocolate Cake is the perfect treat for your next celebration. Fluffy vanilla cake is layered with homemade raspberry jam and then covered in a generous coating of white chocolate frosting. The jam is tart and the frosting is sweet for a nicely balanced flavor. Impress your friends and family today with a slice of this gorgeous cake made with Farmer Owned ingredients. read more

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Chocolate Spider Web Cake

Don’t let my Spider Web Cake scare you! It may look complicated; but, it couldn’t be easier to make. Moist chocolate cake layered with orange-tinted vanilla butter cream is  draped with marshmallow spider webs for a cake that is as spooky as it is delicious. read more

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White Chocolate Mummy Doughnuts

Sweet and spooky, my Mummy Doughnuts are the perfect treat to make for your Halloween festivities. These vanilla cake doughnuts are baked, requiring no messy frying, and slathered in creamy white chocolate read more

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