This savory egg pancake is baked in a sizzling hot cast iron skillet, which causes it to balloon into a large bowl-shape in the oven. It’s filled with diced ham and Swiss cheese, and finished with a handful of fresh greens and cherry tomatoes.

Ham and Swiss Dutch Baby Recipe

This dramatic-looking Dutch Baby is a complete one-skillet meal convenient enough for weeknight dinners. It's also been a weekday favorite when we need a quick lunch but want to eat well.
These puffy marshmallows look just like slices of birthday cake! They'll make a fun addition to your party treats, or package them for take-home favors.

Birthday Cake Slice Marshmallows

My love for making homemade marshmallows begin back in 2013 when I first figured out how to make marshmallow ropes. It was such a fun project. The ropes were so tactile and flexible, and when they were wound into a ball they looked like a skein of puffy yarn. It was hard to believe they were edible, but they were so tasty! That kitchen adventure opened up a whole new world of ideas, and marshmallow became a new art medium for me.

I've had the idea for these cake slice marshmallows for a long time, but it took me a while to sit down and figure out the logistics. In the end it was simpler than I expected, and equally as fun as the marshmallow ropes!
Tiramisu is the original afternoon pick-me-up with notes of espresso and chocolate. This recipe has all the flavor and creamy texture of classic tiramisu, but with less steps and prep work.

Easy Tiramisu

This is the tiramisu recipe I make most often for family dinners, potlucks and holidays. It's easy to assemble because there's no cooking involved - just lots of whipping ingredients together using an electric mixer. It has all the flavor of classic tiramisu with its espresso-soaked savoiardi and creamy whipped mascarpone filling.
This easy Funfetti recipe makes exactly one dozen soft, fluffy, sprinkle-filled cupcakes. They are topped with vanilla buttercream, dressed in rainbow sprinkles, and ready for any happy occasion.

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

I've always appreciated 'one bowl' cake recipes, because that's exactly the number of bowls I want to wash. This funfetti cake is one such recipe and it comes stogether in a snap. The baked cupcakes are everything you want Funfetti to be: soft, fluffy, vanilla, and speckled with sprinkles throughout. I'm tempted to recommend this as a weekend project, but you won't need all weekend to make them - more like half an hour. You'll spend more time eating them than making them!
Mont Blanc is a classic French dessert made of baked meringue, whipped cream, and sweet chestnut cream. The finished dessert is dusted with powdered sugar and appropriately named for the highest snowy peak in the Alps.

Classic French Mont Blanc Dessert

I'm not sure how it happened, but I've fallen in love with classic French pastries and desserts all over again. There are a few gaps in my repertoire that I aim to fill, such as St. Honoré and Gâteau Basque, but first up is this classic Mont Blanc. It is essentially made of three components: baked meringue, whipped cream, and chestnut puree. The version I made has all of those elements, plus my addition of raspberry jam. I like how the jam gives the dessert a touch of acidity to balance all those whipped, creamy elements.
These puffy heart-shaped sugar cookies have a soft cake-like texture just like the popular store-bought version. They're finished with vanilla buttercream frosting and a mixture of bright, cheery sprinkles.

Heart Shaped Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies

Fancy desserts get a lot of attention around Valentine's Day, but sometimes the best way to show someone you care is with a cookie (or 12). These  Lofthouse style sugar cookies are a simple and fun way to celebrate the occasion, and I think they're the perfect hybrid of birthday cake and sugar cookie rolled into one sweet confection.
This pink celebration cake is inspired by a nostalgic sweet - Frosted Circus Animal Cookies! It would make a lovely birthday cake, or use it as an edible centerpiece for any happy occasion.

I've been seeing all kinds of beautiful Circus Animal Cookie-inspired cakes and treats on the web, and I've been itching to make a version of my own. It's taken a while to find the right inspiration for a cake design, and it wasn't until I purchased a bag of Mother's Circus Animal Cookies, that I found what I was looking for.

The bright pink shortbread cookies offer a lot of eye-popping inspiration, but it was their packaging that inspired me most. The top edge of the Mother's Cookies bag has an adorable pink and purple awning (or bunting) across the top edge which looked so cheerful. I decided to give my cake the same design.
This cheesy grits quiche makes a wonderful brunch or cozy weeknight dinner. Serve with a tossed salad for a fast and elegant meal.

Grits Quiche in Filo Crust with Sausage and Kale

I consider it a personal mission to see how many delicious things I can wrap in Filo dough. It's a recurring theme here, if you haven't already noticed. A few years ago I made this Baklava Cheesecake wrapped in Filo, then a Filo-Wrapped Brie, and later came Lobster Mac and Cheese in Filo. Most recently I baked this quiche in Filo, and it might be my favorite quiche crust, ever!

This particular dish is southern cooking at its finest, using a hearty helping of cheese grits in the filling. Quiche is sometimes considered to be lighter fare, but make no mistake - this is definitely comfort food, and something to make when you're in need of a stick-to-your-ribs meal.
Fried Sesame Balls, also known as Jian Dui, are a classic Chinese dessert traditionally served during Lunar New Year. The crisp, chewy pastries are made with glutinous rice flour filled with sweet red bean paste. A coating of sesame seeds give them a toasty, nutty finish when fried.

The first day of Chinese New Year begins tomorrow and celebrates 2019's Year of the Pig. According to the Chinese zodiac, the pig's virtues are abundant and include decisiveness, generosity, and kindness. I happen to be good friends with someone who falls under this sign, and the description of their qualities seems to be accurate!

Although I'm not well-versed in making Chinese pastries, I wanted to make a traditional sweet to help celebrate the occasion. Eating these pastries during Lunar New Year is considered good luck, and I often purchase fried sesame balls as a special treat. It only made sense to try my hand at a homemade version. It's not a difficult recipe to make, and there's nothing better than enjoying these fresh from the fryer!
This petite cherry layer cake is made of four white cake layers infused with tart cherry syrup and filled with Morello cherry preserves. It's covered with cherry-flavored buttercream and finished in the watercolor frosting technique using pretty pink hues.

Morello Cherry Layer Cake

I'm kicking off this month in the pinkest way possible with this small but mighty watercolor frosted layer cake. It would make a sweet ending to Valentine's Day dinner, or a fun and tasty centerpiece for your Galentine's Day brunch!
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