The season of maple has arrived and that’s the only excuse you need to make these cupcakes. With our without bacon, maple cake is a treat for the season.
Coconut cream and pineapple turn this moist, vanilla cake into a piña colada extraordinaire.
Oatmeal cookies meet berry cobbler and chia seeds. Using freezer chia jam these bars could pass as dessert of a snack.
This creamy banana ice cream studded with chocolate and walnut chunks is incredibly satisfying and sweet, fit for all of the little monkeys in your life.
Use chia seeds to thicken your jam and make it in the freezer, no stovetop required. Not only does it add a delicious texture, but fiber, too.
The chocolate and espresso flavors from the stout beer pair perfectly with decadent chocolate cake and fudge frosting.
Flavorful Thai peanut vinaigrette tossed with spaghetti squash, red peppers and other vegetables makes a refreshing salad that can be served warm or cold.
Grilled lamb kebabs are served over rice or in a warm pita, and drizzled with garlic yogurt sauce. Begin marinating in the morning for richly flavored meat.
This cinnamon-swirled friendship cake is ultimately topped with a buttery caramel sauce that pushes this coffee cake to a dessert level.
Almond poppy seed crêpes layered with almond whipped cream and raspberry jam make a sweet cake worthy of a fancy breakfast or any other special occasion.
Add a pop of color to lemon tarts with a splash of raspberry juice. The coconut crusts add a fresh spring flavor to regular tartlet dough.
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Pomegranate oatmeal waffles are a hearty, full of fiber, flavor colorful breakfast.
These sparkling, sugared cranberries are simple to make and can be used in so many ways. Extremely versatile, these cranberries can be used in pancakes, as a dessert or beverage garnish, and even on their own as a sweet snack.
This soup is perfect for a chilly winter evening – hearty, rich and absolutely delicious.
These jalapeño poppers have a gourmet look and but are super simple to put together and easily customizable if you prefer a different cheese.
This recipe is just a guideline for how you can add an autumnal twist to bruschetta with chunks of sweet squash and cheeses of your choice.
The pumpkin buttermilk pancakes let you eat this dish for breakfast, but with so much sweet stuff happening it could easily double as a decadent dessert.
Mix and match moist pumpkin bread, fudgy chocolate brownies and salted caramel sauce for an assortment of decadent autumn treats.
Get the flavors of the Pacific Northwest in this classic clam chowder.
These wraps are perfect for back-to-school because they can be made ahead of time, ready to go for lunches, after-school snacks and busy weeknight dinners.
Even if you don’t have memories of a Swedish konditori, cinnamon buns have a nostalgic effect, and they make your whole house smell delicious.
Use a variety of quality ice cream, chocolate, and toppings to take this childhood favorite up a notch.
In this decadent rendition of one of summer’s favorite treats, fudge is dipped in marshmallow creme and rolled in crushed graham crackers.
Kelsey Hilts decides to drop the beef and serve a fantastic turkey burger for Labor Day weekend.
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Mashed bananas keep these pancakes tender and chia seeds are an easy, subtle way to add more fiber, omega 3’s and protein to breakfast.
Homemade French vanilla ice cream marbled with strawberry puree and crumbled pound cake might be one of the best things ever.
These mango-pineapple smoothies-turned Popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and one of the best treats around.
Feature the Castello Moments Alps Selection cheeses with these build-your-own three cheese flat breads from Kelsey Hilts.
These stuffed peppers are quick and easy (especially if you prepare the dressing/salsa in advance) and they can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated.
Spicy salsa fresca on top of lightly-fried eggplant slices is a fusion dish at its finest and makes a unique bruschetta-inspired appetizer.
The recipe found below is just a basic guideline. You don’t need to follow a recipe and you can add whatever fruit you have.
Enjoy this fantastic chocolate banana oat bars recipe from Kelsey Hilts.
Your kids will go bananas over these pancakes.
These fusion sliders are a unique twist on the classic burger and they work well as an appetizer for a party or a main course.
Making marshmallows is a lot simpler than you might think and allows you to make personalized flavors and shapes for fun gifts.
These mints make the perfect holiday or hostess gift. You can leave the mint frosting white or color it green so it looks like Andes mints.
The best part of homemade cake batter ice cream is that you can control the cake flavor by adding your favorite cake batter to the mix.
You can prepare the beef wellingtons the day before, chill them overnight, and then simply bake them for 20 minutes and enjoy.
Valentine’s Day, like most other holidays these days, is full of sugary sweets. So why not indulge in this simple Valentine’s parfait.
This chunky apple pie has always been one of my favorite desserts. I love how the topping is more like a streusel than a regular pie crust.
A great way for kids to have fun with, and be interested in learning about veggies.
Kelsey Hilts serves up an airy portion of seafood and vegetable tempura.
Simply boil the caramel ingredients, toss the popped popcorn in the caramel, and bake the caramel corn to golden, crispy perfection.
The spiciness of the pepper flakes perfectly balances the sweetness of the squash in this wilted kale and delicata squash salad.
These pumpkin pie pancakes are admittedly not the healthiest option, but for Thanksgiving breakfast, you’ll be thankful that you indulged.
Pumpkin bread is disguised as mini pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting in these bite-sized Thanksgiving goodies.
Sometimes basic is best, as with this simple roasted kabocha squash soup flavored with sage mushrooms.
This delicately-flavored sweet potato ice cream studded with rich caramelized maple pecans is comforting any time of year.
This cordon bleu-inspired chicken is stuffed with pesto/pistou, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and feta.
This healthy rendition of a gratin, is devoid of cream or butter, solely featuring the veggies with a small amount of cheese.
Fruit crumbles are a great summer dessert, where the fruit takes center stage while a sweet and delicate oatmeal streusel tops it off.
This fuss-free french toast is perfect for busy mornings or breakfast parties – simply put the ingredients in a pan and broil in the oven.
This PB&J Parfait triples as a hearty breakfast, healthy snack and wholesome dessert.
This quinoa salad with peanut dressing is full of colorful veggies and packed with nutrients.
This fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisines from Kelsey Hilts was inspired by the Italian Caprese salad.
Homemade strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream layered between chocolate cake – the perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.
Instead of spending hours roasting meat, simply marinate sliced chicken thighs in gyro seasonings and build the gyro sandwiches from there.
Fried rice is usually attributed to Chinese cuisine, but in reality, it is found in many Asian cuisines. Cha Han is the Japanese version.