Category Archives: Other Desserts

Pumpkin Pie Magic Bars

I’m a big fan of Magic Bars, but never would have thought of adding a pumpkin pie flavor to them–what a great idea! When I did a review a for a cookbook that came out several years ago, Dessert Mash-Ups, I found this yummy-sounding recipe, and I can tell you that these bars definitely taste as good as they sound!

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Easy Cheese Danish

Many of us love to eat Danish pastry, but are a little intimidated when it comes to making them. Well, I’m glad to say that just about anyone can make this recipe for Easy Cheese Danish! Using crescent rolls makes them really quick and easy, and the sweet cream cheese filling makes them really yummy! 🙂 Another nice thing is that they only take about 12 minutes to bake. What’s not to like about this easy danish?

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Sweet and Juicy Blackberry Crumble

This is the first Blackberry Crumble I’ve made. I’m a big fan of blackberries, but had never made a crumble with them, so I looked at some different recipes and came up with my own version. Not having made one of these before, I wasn’t quite sure what a typical blackberry crumble was supposed to be like…mine isn’t as gooey as I thought it would be—it’s more sweet-syrupy-juicy. The blackberries have just the right amount of sweetness, with a little punch of flavor from the lemon juice, and the buttery, brown-sugar crumble topping is a great finishing touch. I like using oats in the topping, too—anything with oats always seems a little healthier to me! 🙂

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Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda

What a heat wave we’ve been having! It’s during times like these that I want something cool and refreshing. Like a soda…and it’s especially nice when a soda is on the healthy side! This Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda is made with coconut milk and fresh strawberries…yum! It’s also sweetened with honey. It’s a treat that will help cool you off, and you can feel good about drinking it too—win, win, win! 🙂 I was inspired by a recipe at Food.com, but changed it up a little, using honey instead of sugar and a little more strawberries—I think it’s a great soda!

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Patriotic Brownies

Here’s a super-simple desert for the 4th of July—Patriotic Brownies! Everyone loves brownies and these are even more yummy because they’re topped with frosting and fresh strawberries and blueberries! The brownies are from a mix with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (or pecans) added in. Or, you can make your favorite homemade brownie recipe. Likewise, these are frosted with ready-made frosting, but you can use your favorite homemade vanilla or cream cheese frosting recipe instead!

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