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Warm Cranachan

By |2019-01-02T12:24:56-08:00July 22, 2013|

I was sitting on the couch the other night after a long day of recipe development, when a recipe contest popped up on my facebook page. It was for the [...]

Chocolate Stout Pretzel Toffee Bars

By |2014-12-20T09:07:46-08:00July 8, 2013|

This blog post is a dessert recipe that uses mustard. WAIT! Don’t stop reading. I promise you this recipe is fantastic! It’s ooey gooey with chocolate, toffee, pretzels, stout…and yes [...]

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

By |2015-01-17T10:04:40-08:00January 2, 2013|

I started 2013 out right … eating dessert first. We had the traditional black eyed peas and fried cabbage, but before all of that, I had a slice of this [...]

Bohemian Apple Strudel

By |2016-10-29T07:26:57-07:00November 11, 2012|

Although this is a blog, I don’t usually share too much personal information on this site. I try to add a little whimsy and a back story to my recipes, [...]

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

By |2014-11-28T08:27:15-08:00October 27, 2012|

For years I’ve been trying to find the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe. They’re my husband’s favorite. But I’ve never been able to make them soft and chewy like the kind [...]

Pumpkin Apple Brie Muffins

By |2015-01-02T15:07:26-08:00October 17, 2012|

Every fall, when I lived in Kansas, my dear neighbor Carol would bring over a batch of her homemade apple muffins. They were so good because they only had a [...]

Caramel Fudge Brownies

By |2015-01-17T10:49:27-08:00July 31, 2012|

Get ready for three layers of chocolate, buttery ecstasy.  There have been a couple of occasions over the past few months when I’ve turned to my foodie friends for a [...]

Chocolate Vanilla Clouds

By |2015-01-17T10:54:32-08:00April 9, 2012|

You’ll be walking on air with these crispy, buttery, creamy, chocolaty bite-size Chocolate Vanilla Clouds. The base is my favorite cookie, a thin Brussels cookie sandwiched with dark chocolate. I [...]

Soldier Cookies

By |2014-11-23T16:15:15-08:00January 2, 2012|

Toasted oatmeal, coconut, pecan and toffee cookies. Cowboy Cookies and Ranger Cookies have been around for years. While cowboys and rangers are noble indeed, I’m a little biased and believe [...]

Homemade Toffee Bits

By |2018-09-03T13:02:17-07:00January 2, 2012|

Homemade toffee bits are so easy to make, and they taste so much better than the store bought bag ‘o bits. Use them in cookies, in muffins or on ice cream.

Holiday Treat Giveaway

By |2013-08-17T14:44:24-07:00December 18, 2011|

Happy Holidays from Zestuous. Every Christmas season I love to bake an array of holiday treats to send to friends and family around the world. This year, I’m sharing the [...]