Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We actually relaxed and had a lot of family time, which was so nice!
If I had to choose between salty and sweet, I’d definitely choose the latter! I wish it was acceptable to eat dessert for every meal, but alas, my pants wouldn’t thank me for that if I did it.
Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite dessert recipes that I make for family gatherings (or for Daniel, Isaac, and me if I’m being honest). Hopefully this will give you some inspiration if you have Thanksgiving meals to attend this week.
Caramel Apple Crisp for 2 – While the original recipe makes enough for two people, I’ll at least double the it when I make this dessert for family. You can also swap out the apples for any other fruit, and just leave out the caramel.
Nutella S’mores Bars – This is my all-time favorite dessert! Enough said!
Cupcakes – I wish I could find the site where I originally got this recipe, but I’ve been using it for years, and can’t locate the original creator. The key to long-lasting, moist cupcakes is sour cream. I know that might sound weird, but you can’t taste it once everything is baked, and your cupcakes will stay fresh for days (if they last that long)!
Chocolate Chip Cookies – I get Nestle Toll House chocolate chips, and this recipe is on the back of the package.
Apple Pie – Mine and Daniel’s families are coming to our house for Thanksgiving, and this is what I’m going to make. I did a practice try over the weekend, and though the whole process took a while, it turned out pretty good, I definitely recommend adding ice cream!
Cheesecake – I know not everyone is into cheesecake, but I really enjoy it! Top with fresh fruit for some extra flavor.
Banana Cake for 2 – I’ve shared this recipe a few times, but it’s something different than typical desserts served at functions. Like the caramel apple crisp, I just increase each ingredient if I’m making this for more people.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies – I once took these to a gathering, and there was a guy there who owns, runs, and works at a well-known restaurant. He said these were the best peanut butter cookies he’d ever had. I only bake mine for 6-8 minutes because I like soft cookies versus crispy.
Chess Squares – If you’ve never tried these, you’re missing out! They are mouth-watering good! Beware though, you’ll want to eat the whole batch.
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – I make these all the time because they’re both easy and delicious!
What’s your favorite dessert?