Category Archives: dessert

Fresh Peach, Blueberry, and Basil Crisp

Fresh Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp
Submitted by Jennifer, From: How Sweet It Is
Yield: serves 2-4
Total Time: 45 minutes

4 ripe peaches, peeled and cubed
1 pint of blueberries
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons softened butter
ice cream for serving

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a 9×9 baking dish, mix peaches, blueberries and basil with sugar, flour and salt. Toss well and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Use your fingers to add in the softened butter, crumbling it together until it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle the crisp over the peaches and berries. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until crisp is golden and fruit is bubbly.

Serve immediately with ice cream and more fresh basil if desired.


Biscoff Banana Bread w-Biscoff Cookie Streusel

Biscoff Banana Bread with Biscoff Cookie Streusel

from gracie2762,  From


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Biscoff spread (called Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
For the Biscoff Cookie Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup chopped Biscoff cookies (called Speculoos at Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8″x4″ loaf pan and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, stir together your mashed bananas, Biscoff spread, canola oil, egg, vanilla and sugars.
4. Add the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy – don’t overmix.
5. Spread batter into prepared pan. In a small bowl, combine chopped Biscoff cookies, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Stir until combined. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the batter in the loaf pan.
6. Bake bread for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. If the top starts to brown before the bread is done baking, place aluminum foil loosely over the bread and finish baking.
7. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Completely cool before slicing.

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake by Bailey1806

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter (I use unsalted)
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350, grease and flour pan (I use a tube pan).
Beat eggs, mix in sugar, then combine flour and baking powder and mix in. Melt butter in the milk (usually 2 minutes in the microwave, but keep an eye on it). Slowly mix in warmed milk and butter. Add vanilla. The batter is kind of soupy, that’s ok. Pour into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. I check at 50 mins. and it’s usually done.

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding from ngentile
Source: Recipe from a friend
* Very easy to make and I get complimented on this all of the time – enjoy!

1 can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. cream cheese (any type)
3 cups of milk
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
1 container large Cool Whip (of the three sizes of Cool Whip, use the middle-sized one)
1 box of Nilla Wafers
4 bananas

Heat cream cheese to soften. (I usually just let it soften to room temperature instead of heating over the stove – personal preference.) In a large bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese. Add milk and pudding and beat. Add Cool Whip (but save some to spread on top of pudding when you are done) and beat. In a serving dish, later cookies, then bananas, then pudding and repeat. Some people do cookies all around the sides but I like to layer them instead. At the top, spread the extra Cool Whip and crumble 4-5 Nilla Wafers and sprinkle on top.

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle from Meghann1046
Source: My Kitchen Cafe

1 9X13 pan of your favorite brownie recipe
10 ounce bag of peanut butter chips
5 ounce package vanilla instant pudding mix
3 cups milk
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream, whipped and divided
24 regular sized (about 2 inches in diameter) peanut butter cups, divided

Line a 13 by 9 inch pan with aluminum foil, extend foil by 2 inches over side. Grease lightly with cooking spray. Prepare brownies according to the recipe. Add peanut butter chips. Bake in foil lined pan for length of time required. Cool completely.

Lift foil out of pan. Invert on cutting board. Remove foil. Cut into 3/4 inch pieces, using sharp knife.

Coarsely chop peanut butter cups; 1/4 cup for garnish.

Combine pudding mix and milk in large bowl. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes or until thickened (I had to chill mine for about 5 minutes to thicken it completely). Add peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Gently fold in half of whipped cream.

Place half of brownies in bottom of trifle bowl; top with 1/2 of chopped candy and half of pudding. Repeat layers. Top with remaining whipped cream, spooned or piped on. Garnish top with remaining peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from ashnedh

3-4 ripened bananas
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter or shortening
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
about 6 oz (1/2 of a standard bag) of mini chocolate chips (I have used the entire bag as well and it’s great, but maybe too much chocolate for some)

Mash bananas and mix with sugar, butter, and egg. Add baking soda and salt, mix again. Add flour and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Spray large loaf pan before pouring batter into pan. Bake at 375 for 50-60 minutes. Once bread has cooled, it helps to “shake” the pan before removing bread, as it keeps chocolate chips from sticking to bottom of loaf pan.

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake from Chrissyp18
Source: chrissyp18’s sister

1 package of Oreos
1 container of cool whip
1 package (I think 4oz, its the smaller one) of chocolate pudding
2 C milk (I do not advise using fat-free)

Crush all of the cookies except for a few (to save for the top of the cake).
Make the pudding with 2 cups of milk and let it sit in the fridge for 5 mins.
After the pudding is set, fold with the cool whip and crushed cookies; don’t over-mix!
Put extra cookies on top.  Chill and serve.