Posts in Dessert
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Sunday!

I should probably be posting something with apples, pumpkin, spices or ya know…something fall-ish. Because that’s what everyone is doing. So spare me and forgive me. Because today I’m going to post a double chocolate cookie that can be made any day of the year.

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Cookies, DessertAnna BeckRecipes
Classic Apple Pie

In my opinion fruit is sooo much better when it’s picked fresh. I swear it tastes different. Maybe the extra work you put in makes you think the taste is even better. Maybe the taste is actually just the same? No, no… I’ve decided it really does tastes better. Plus, it hasn’t been sitting around for who knows how long.

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DessertAnna BeckRecipes
Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles

Need a last minute dessert to bring to your family on Christmas? 

Look no further.

Here are rich truffles with a hint of mint. If you like Thin Mint Girl Scoot Cookies, you'll love the flavor of these! Or, if you don't prefer mint, leave it out! You'll have rich dark chocolate truffles that are so delicious. 

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Classic Blackberry Pie

My husband Chad and I fell in love over food.  

We went to high school together and through that teenage crush (err, friendship) time. But, connecting again later on was on totally different level. 

He was in Brooklyn, me in the Midwest. With lots of text messaging what was for dinner, countless handwritten letters and shipments of cookies. In his New York apartment we handmade noodles, roasted a turkey for Thanksgiving at my sisters and baked granola on winter mornings.

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Roasted Blueberries + Dark Chocolate {vegan}

So, I have this problem. 

It involves the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer that I just don't put to use enough. You see, you have to freeze the ice cream maker before you use it. And well, I have a patience problem and by the time I decide to make ice cream, I am not willing to wait overnight to freeze the ice cream maker attachment. 

Long story short, I'll resort to no-churn.  But hey, it's okay!  The perfect and beautiful thing about recipes like the one is that you can either make it in your ice cream maker OR freeze it without putting it through the ice cream maker.  Brilliant, right?! I think so.

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Classic Cherry Pie

What is it about a classic dish? That no-frills, no surprises, genuineness about it. A humbleness of sorts. That comfort knowing exactly what to expect. And then, that satisfaction when it actually tastes even better than what you expected. 

I'm all about the classic pie. I mean, why mess it up? You spend the time to make the crust, roll it out delicately, get a TON of berries... and you wait and wait for it to bake. And wait and wait for it to cool enough. 

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

This weekend is about remembering the fallen who have served our country... and is filled with flags, cookouts, pool days and the unofficial kick off to the summer months. And it's the perfect time to make an in-season pie!  

This is my mom's recipe and another family favorite.  It's uses a traditional pie crust that I love to use on all of my fruit pies.  It makes enough dough for a two-crust 10-inch pie, so it's enough to make a pretty lattice top. 

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Fudgy & Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies {gluten-free}

Need a fudgy, easy brownie recipe? Well, here you go! 

There is something utterly comforting about brownies. The crackly tops and imperfectly cut squares give a hit of nostalgia. Always reminding me of the brownies my mom would make for us kids often - covered in a dusting of powdered sugar and so soft and good you could't just eat one.

These brownie are loaded with dark chocolate, and are pretty darn fudgy thanks to their flourless character. No flour = more room for chocolate. 

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Molten Dark Chocolate Cakes

Today is one of those recipes I just have to share. It's a short and sweet post, literally. Because I mean,  molten. chocolate. cake... do you need to say much more!?

My mom made these molten cakes last weekend. It makes 4 servings and is surprisingly easy to whip up. 

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Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

This season is all about edible gifts and baking. At least that's what it feels like to me! And this year is no exception... I feel like I have packaged up more truffles, cookies & treats than ever before! And I'm showing no signs of slowing down until the 25th... after which time my blog will go back to it's usual naturally sweetened, health-packed treats.

But, until then... bring on all the truffles. Like these chocolate hazelnut ones. I first made these for my husband, and then again for a holiday party. And I'll likely make them again for Christmas weekend at home.

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DessertAnna BeckRecipes
Go-To Banana Ice Cream {dairy-free}

I've said it before and I'll say it again. 

I'm obsessed with banana ice cream.

It's just so darn easy and so darn refreshing after a meal.

After stepping away from dairy a few years back, banana ice cream has made the transition smooth and delicious. I honestly crave this instead of the dairy and sugar-laden ice cream, I kid you not. 

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Dessert, VeganAnna BeckRecipes
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Pecan Bars {gluten-free}

Well, as much as we can't believe it, Thanksgiving is just a few days away! 

I feel as if I'm not ready. I haven't had enough pumpkin things or crunched on enough leaves. So I'll be trying to do that as much as possible from now until Thursday...

Today is a Thanksgiving inspired post. But also one that you can make well into December. 

I made these pumpkin bars last weekend for a dinner party. Which was more of a mingle-while-grabbing-food-off-our-large-table type party, so small bites made it easy for guests to pop in their mouth, no fork necessary. And these bites were a hit! 

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Halloween is allllllmost here!  

I think maybe it's the candy-filled holiday spirit, but I've been thinking about candy more than usual lately... 

Instead of buying packaged candy bars, I've been making these peanut butter cups for Halloween parties and to indulge in on the weekends. My husband even took a batch to his work Halloween party...

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Cocoa-Avocado Ice Cream {dairy-free}

Before I share this aaaamazing ice cream, I'm going off on a bit of a tangent... 

Because I have to give a shout-out to my girl, Whitney, and her blog. Today, I read her blog post about comparison and it struck a cord with me, and probably most people. 

We often compare our own life to everyone around us, whether we want to or not. Whether we realize it or not. The photos posted on extravagant vacations or smiling babies splattered all over our news feeds. Is our life as good? Is our lunch as vibrant? Was our workout as hard? Is our job as good? Was our ice cream cone as perfect looking!? 

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Wedding Season: Naked Carrot Cake

I remember the exact moment I fell in love with carrot cake.

In fact, while writing this post I came across my first blog post about it in 2010 (wait whhhaat... seriously 6 years ago!?).  

It was love at first "bite" at my sister Sarah's wedding in the fall of 2009. To me, everything was so perfect on that day: crisp fall air, vibrant orange and red leaves on the trees, a trolley ride around the park... and this carrot cake. A family friend made a three-tiered cake, thick with cream cheese icing and so moist and flavorful. I was in love. 

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