Archive of ‘Desserts and Sweets’ category

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

A classic sandwich in dessert form, you won’t believe the inspiration story behind these peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. 

A classic sandwich in dessert form, you won't believe the inspiration story behind these delicious peanut butter and jelly cupcakes. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Let’s take a step back in time, darlings, all the way back to high school (for me). High school was a fun experience. I had a wonderful group of friends, played sports, was in band, all the typical “high school” things. The only thing I didn’t do was date, which now that I look back was a good thing. So when it came time to go to prom, I went with my girlfriends, and my “date” was my friend Sean whom I’ve known since 2nd grade. (more…)

Grand Marnier Flan

Classic flan gets a citrus liquor twist in this Grand Marnier flan recipe. Flan is a delicious, cooling, custard dessert common in Latin cuisine. 

Classic flan gets a citrus liquor twist in this Grand Marnier flan recipe. Flan is a delicious, cooling, custard dessert common in Latin cuisine. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Here’s a fun fact I learned recently – flan has Roman roots! Apparently, a savory version was introduced to Europe by the Romans, and the rest is history. Who knew? Anyway, I thought this was a fun little bit of food etymology perfect for sharing to start the post so we can all say we learned something new. Nowadays when most people think of flan, it’s in conjunction with Latin American cuisine, and it’s almost always sweet.

Whatever the origin, flan is one of my favorite desserts. I like the cool yet firm texture of the custard, and it’s such a fabulous make-ahead dish. This Grand Marnier flan was actually my birthday “cake” this year, and I couldn’t let 2016 leave us without sharing the recipe. (more…)

Bourbon Butterscotch Pudding

A splash of bourbon adds a perfect kick to this easy homemade bourbon butterscotch pudding! 

A splash of bourbon adds a perfect kick to this easy homemade bourbon butterscotch pudding! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

It feels like I’ve spoken more about simplicity recently. Sometimes to share how to make the seemingly complicated accessible, but mostly because it’s a theme on my mind as the year’s end approaches. Or maybe it’s just my current love of remaking childhood/retro recipes. It’s not gelatin-mold salad-level love just yet, but definitely pudding-level. I didn’t see gelatin mold salad outside the grocery deli case until adulthood though… South Florida isn’t “that” Southern. 😉 (more…)

Caramel Latte Marshmallows

A rich caramel swirl rippled perfectly through pillowy coffee flavored marshmallows. These caramel latte marshmallows are coffee-lover gourmet marshmallow perfection, and perfect to make at home.

A rich caramel swirl rippled perfectly through pillowy coffee flavored marshmallows. These caramel latte marshmallows are coffee-lover gourmet marshmallow perfection, and perfect to make at home. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

We have 4 (maybe 5?) different kinds of coffee maker in our house – not one a “traditional” coffee pot or pod coffee maker. Stove top espresso, French press, pour over, travel press mugs, all live in our small “coffee and tea” cupboard nestled between the microwave and refrigerator. A grinder and a few other accessories in there too. We do not play when it comes to coffee in this house.  (more…)

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies! 

Soft, yet still able to hold their shape, these cut out sugar cookies have been my go-to recipe for years. This recipe is an excellent base for a variety of flavor variations for decorated sugar cookies! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Darlings, sharing this recipe is a Big Deal for me. Sometime over the past year and a half, I’ve realized I don’t plan to open my bakery again, at least not in the foreseeable future. We move frequently, often to homes where space is at a premium and commercial locations are expensive. There’s also a life “balance” to consider, and I really really find I enjoy blogging and sharing what I learn. So I’m slowly letting go of more “bakery vault” recipes, these cut out sugar cookies being one of them.

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