Below are my posts that are tagged "dessert"

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Oct 7

blueberry coconut parfait

It’s been forever since I have done a recipe. This one was just too simple and yummy and HEALTHY to pass up. I had to share. I am currently over halfway through a (mostly) whole30. I feel so great and am loving lots of new recipes that I have been trying. I am writing another “a few of my favorite recipes” to share a few of those said recipes.

blueberry coconut parfeHope you enjoy this yummy recipe! I just finished eating a bowl of it and am very glad there are leftovers in the fridge for later! :)

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Oct 19

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

People, it’s officially fall. And I am overjoyed at that fact. It’s finally starting to look and feel like fall here in NC. The weather is staying in the high 60′s to low 70′s and the leaves are starting to turn colors and fall off the trees.pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookiesI was talking with a friend at church and we were saying how we are ready to wear a chunky sweater and boots, with a scarf around our necks, and a hot pumpkin spice latte in our hands. It’s not quite that cold out, yet. But we are eagerly awaiting that time. But for now, I will stick with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-3I found this cookie recipe a few weeks ago and have been waiting to try it out. The first week seemed like the perfect time to try it. It was a big hit with the family. They were soft and chewy without being too “cakey”, like lots of pumpkin cookies can tend to be.

chocolate-chip-cookies-2I was going to take the pumpkiny goodness to some friends who are moving, but I don’t think there are enough to take the cookies over to them. I can’t show up with 5 cookies on a plate. How lame would that be? I guess we will have to suffer through the rest of the batch.

As shared on Frugally Sustainable.

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Sep 17

vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream filling

This week is birthday week in the Lugg household. My Mom’s birthday is the 12th, mine is the 13th, and my sweet baby girl’s is TODAY, the 17th. This year marked some BIG milestones – 50 years, 25 years, and 1 year! So we celebrated the 76 years of life with a giant flaming cake and a yummy steak dinner.

vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-1I am so glad my mom was able to be here to celebrate our birthday week. Growing up I always liked sharing my birthday with my mom. I am just so glad my daughter gets to share in the fun too.vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-7 vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-8 vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-12 Look at all that smoke! And our matching shirts! LOVE!vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-10 vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-9We did make Roo-Roo her own little cake, and she LOVED it!!! She was so cute eating it one finger-dip at a time. She would do this cute little giggle in-between each bite. What can I say, she’s like her mama! Loves her food and her sweets.vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-2 vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-3 vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-4 She then decide that one finger at a time would not do. She went right into a face plant. She continued to eat the cake like that until brother joined in on the fun. vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-5 vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-6I am so thankful the Lord gave me such a great mom and sweet daughter. I am one blessed girl with a giant plate of yummy cake and the best people in the world to share it with!vanilla-cake-with-raspberry-buttercream-filling-14

This recipe was adapted from Perry’s Plate.

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Aug 14

powerhouse monster cookies

These cookies are C-R-A-Z-Y good! I like most cookies but these are definitely near the top of my list of favorites. I love that they are a powerhouse when it comes to super foods with out losing any of that yummy cookie taste. I made these when a family in the church came over for dinner and their four kids, couldn’t get enough. I also took these cookies to our church anniversary celebration. I am even baking up a batch as I type this post. And I know I am going to be hard pressed to not eat 5 right when they come out of the oven. I love eating warm cookies that are soft and gooey.healthy monster cookiesI love that they are a take on the monster cookie – meaning they are chalked full of nutritious ingredients but still loaded with yummy stuff. Yes, there is still lots of sugar in them but, they are a cookie after all.IMG_0439I am so glad I came across this inspiring recipe over at monster cookies2

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Jul 16

baked donuts with chocolate buttercream frosting

One night while Ian was gone last weekend, I really wanted buttercream chocolate frosting. I wanted breakfast for dinner, and so naturally, that lead to donuts for dinner.IMG_9681 IMG_9660As I was making these Job kept telling me thank you (which for him looks more like blowing me kisses). While they were in the oven I got a thank you. While I was putting sprinkles on his, another, and then again after I gave him his VERY own frosted donut. They were a big hit with my kiddos. It made daddy being gone a little more bearable.IMG_9684IMG_9667And seriously, look at Job’s face here. He can NOT wait to consume the WHOLE thing! IMG_9688I found this recipe and knew I wanted to make it my own. So I went to work in the kitchen. After a few tries and tweaks, I think I got it. So here you go. Enjoy.

Shared at Metamorphosis Monday and Savvy Southern Style.

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Jul 11

no bake cookies for one

I really wanted a giant chocolate chip cookie, but in fear I would eat the whole pan, I decided to come up with an alternative. No-bake cookies. These have a great chocolatey flavor infused with a perfect peanut butter compliment. There is a hint of coconut flavor if you add the coconut, but it’s very subtile. IMG_6483I love no-bake cookies but, to be honest, I love most cookies. However, I have a history with these cookies. My high school English teacher, Patti Frisk, would make them for our birthdays. Yes, she made cookies, or something yummy, for every high school student and the class on their birthdays. She blessed many with her sweet spirit and yummy cookies.

IMG_6485So as I thought of my high school teacher and began to miss her dearly, I began thinking up this recipe. So, for those hot days that you don’t want to turn your oven on, or missing your high school teacher, or a day you just need some yummy chocolate … here’s a great recipe to try.

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Jul 6

vegan raspberry coconut crumble bars

I hope you all have a great 4th of July celebration. We decided to venture to downtown Raleigh, and let’s just say it was CRAZY and the fireworks were far from spectacular.  But that’s okay, we got an extra day with daddy, and we don’t mind that at all!IMG_9082This morning, I woke up very tired and in need of a yummy breakfast. This is what I came up with. I remembered these super yummy cranberry bars I had made last thanksgiving from Daily Garnish and knew I wanted to come up with a version of that with a good summer flare. I had some leftover raspberries and blueberries that needed to be eaten and so they were the natural choice.

IMG_9084These raspberry coconut bars have a great balance of sweet from the crumble and tart from the raspberry. I love the hint of coconut flavor the coconut oil and shredded coconut give these bars. This is a bar that tastes fresh, while still being filling. They are actually quite unassuming in their ability to fill you up thanks to the hearty almond meal. My husband, who usually eats a decent amount, was full after two squares! IMG_9088These crumble bars are great served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too, but then they aren’t vegan… but I don’t mind that too much. Feel free to enjoy these for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. They really are great any way you serve them (especially hot out of the oven)!IMG_9093

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Jul 1

royal raspberry cake

Every year, around the 4th of July this cake always comes to mind. It’s the perfect cake to take to a BBQ and it goes quickly. This is a good old fashioned cake with a great moist texture. I love the lightly sweetened cake with the nice tart notes from the raspberries. The glaze, well, that’s just the perfect sweet ending to it all.

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I always add blueberries to the top of this cake for the 4th of July, but the rest of the year, I just stick with straight up raspberries. It makes for a very festive cake. I hope you are able to make this delicious cake this week. I know your family and friends will enjoy it.IMG_8940 IMG_8953And if you are feeling very festive, you can decorate your lovely cake with some washi tape bunting! Have I told you how much I love washi tape? And washi tape bunting? It makes everyday feel like a party!

IMG_8964 IMG_8974I grew up with my mom making this cake every summer from the raspberries in our garden. We would all go out and pick the raspberries and she would make us this lovely cake. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did growing up. It brings back some very lovely memories of the summers of my childhood. Maybe it can become apart of you sweet memories too.

As shared on Savvy Souther Style.

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Jun 21

almond meal chocolate chip cookies

I am a cookie addict. There, I said it. Warm chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. They are so yummy. I have to make small batches of them to keep myself from eating all 5 dozen in a day or two. This batch makes one pan full, which is perfect for those who can’t stop themselves.

These cookies have a great slightly nutty taste due to the almond flour. I love that this recipes uses both butter and coconut oil. They keep true to the buttery goodness of a chocolate chip cookie while having some added nutritional goodness from the coconut oil. The dark chocolate has just the right amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the cookie. I recommend you go and bake up a batch of these as soon as you can.IMG_7841 IMG_7856 IMG_7863 IMG_7865

(as adapted from the nourishing home)

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Jun 13

yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting

Today we are having people over and I was on the hunt for a good yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I was just in the mood for cake. And a gathering is ALWAYS more fun with cake, right? This was originally a cup cake recipe from Krissy’s Creations, but I adapted it for my purpose – a giant slice of cake. The cake itself offers a refreshingly moist texture with a nice, dense composition. The frosting is a light and fluffy consistency but does not lack a full, milk chocolatey flavor.

So if you are in the mood for a moist yellow cake with some fluffy, yet rich and sweet chocolate buttercream frosting, this cake will be sure not to disappoint!

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As shared on Frugally Sustainable.

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