Easy Desserts

Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cake

If a tiramisu, a pumpkin spice latte, and an icebox pie had a baby, it would be this make-ahead dessert recipe. Some things are better from a can or a box—pumpkin purée and graham crackers are two of those things. Ingredients 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise, or 2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract 2 cups […]

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Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies

The secret to these fast blondies: store-bought strawberry jam and honey-roasted peanuts. Ingredients ½  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan 1¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs 1½  cups light brown sugar ¾ cup smooth peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons […]

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Poland: Chlodnik

A summer staple, Polish chlodnik is a refreshing cold beet soup with a vibrant pink color. It’s flavored with cucumbers, radishes, plain yogurt and topped with hard-boiled eggs, making it a truly healthy and delicious meal. This chilled Polish soup is perfect to cool off with this summer, and the colour is a lovely burst […]

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BA’s Best Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is so simple, but the specific ingredients and equipment matter. Yes, you do have to use a tube pan and cake flour, and yes, you do need to sift the dry ingredients and cool the pan upside down. But it all pays off in this cloud-like cake with just the right amount […]

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Granola Cluster Cookies

These meringue-like cookies have all our favorite granola ingredients. You can swap in equal amounts of other nuts and seeds, such as hazelnuts, peanuts, or sunflower seeds. Ingredients 1½ cups pecans 1   cup sliced almonds 1   cup unsweetened coconut flakes ¾ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas) ½ cup old-fashioned oats ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons […]

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Finland: Squeaky Cheese

This recipe is for Finnish Squeaky Cheese.  I had this several times when I was living in Finland.  The common Finnish custom is to eat this on a piece of rye cracker or rye bread, topped with Cloudberry jam.  I must say that the texture of the Finnish Squeaky Cheese is an acquired taste, and […]

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Brazil: Pudim

Pudim looks exactly like flan, but the Brazilian version has a softer texture. You’ll find this dessert in every restaurant, cafe and home. Typically Brazilian, pudim de leite (milk pudding) is a fairly easily made dessert Originated in colonial Brazil, thanks to a Portuguese abbot, who based his recipe on ‘Priscos pudding’, a Portuguese dessert […]

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Nutella–Brown Butter Crispies

For a smaller batch and an easier time mixing the cereal, divide the recipe in half. Ingredients MAKES 24 ¾    cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan 2      10.5-ounce bags mini marshmallows 1      teaspoon kosher salt 1¾  cups Nutella 12    cups puffed rice cereal, divided (from one […]

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Obscenely Chocolatey Chocolate Cookies

Here’s the cookie to bake when you want to impress your friends at the cookie swap but you’re not about to spend hours cutting out reindeers and piping royal icing. The big puddles of chocolate offer drama—and tell the tale of the super chocolatey, gooey insides. The best part is that there’s no real planning […]