Lemon Semifreddo*

4 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons 2 large lemons, zested juice of 1 lemon 2 1/4 cup heavy cream This is one of the easiest desserts that you can make… I promise you. Also what I love so much about this recipe is you can really change the flavors to whatever you want….

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies*

2 sticks butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa  2 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups chocolate chips These are amazing and sooooo easy. Please try this recipe!!! In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter, brown…

Gogo’s Lemon Bars*

Crust: 2 sticks butter 2 cups flour 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar Filling: 4 eggs zest of 2 lemons juice of 2 lemons 2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch salt powdered sugar for the top Ok, this is my Gogo’s recipe and it’s absolutely out of this world! I can’t get…

Key Lime Pie*

3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon key lime zest 1 can condensed milk 2/3 cup key lime juice 1 premade graham cracker crust Preheat the oven to 350*F and in a large bowl, beat with an electric beater the egg yolks with

Banana cupcakes with honey- cinnamon frosting

cupcakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted 4 bananas, mashed 2 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract frosting: 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 stick room temperature unsalted butter 1 tablespoon honey 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven…

Red velvet cupcakes*

3 3/4 cups self-rising flour 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp cocoa 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp vinegar 2 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/3 CUP (yes, cup!) red food coloring 16 oz cream cheese 1 1/2 cup butter 2 lbs…

Crazy Carole’s favorite rum cake*

Cake: 1 cup chopped pecans 1 18-oz package yellow cake mix 1 (3 3/4 oz) package Jello-O Vanilla pudding and pie filling 4 eggs 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum Glaze: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup water 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup (or more!!) Captain Morgans…

Lemon pudding cake with raspberry sauce

For cake: 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup sugar 3 large eggs, separated 1 cup milk zest of 1 large lemon 5 tablespoons fresh lemon jucie For sauce: 1 (10oz) package frozen raspberries in syrup (thawed!) 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Ok, don’t get scared ladies. This isn’t hard!…

Peanut butter chocolate brownies

1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 oz unsweetened chocolate 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter In the oven, position a rack in the middle and preheat to 325*F. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan. In a small, heavy saucepan over…

Bananas foster*

1 pint vanilla ice cream 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup  brown sugar 1/4 cup dark or gold rum 3 bananas peeled and cut as you’d like 1 teaspoon cinnamon In a large skillet, heat butter, sugar, cinnamon, and rum over medium low. Cooking, stirring occasionally, until smooth and bubbly. Add the bananas to the skillet…