The Best Butterscotch Pudding

The Best Butterscotch Pudding Creamy, deep hints of caramel, and truly delectable are just a few ways to describe one of my favorite desserts. The Best Butterscotch Pudding is a dessert that impresses all. Even though it takes a bit of time and precision, it's a dessert you can make a head of time, so…

Best Brownie 801eats

The Best Brownie Recipe

The Best Brownie Recipe I can confidently say this is the best brownie recipe.  I can't tell you how many brownie recipes I've tested.  I've made Ina Garten's brownies several times, and they are tasty but don't have that "WOW" factor. Since brownies are my husband's favorite dessert, it became my mission to develop a…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Yes, Pineapple Upside Down Cake sounds unbelievably dated and cheesy.  But in fact it's quite delicious and addicting. I have yet to make this dessert for someone and they not exclaim how much they enjoy it. The combination of tart pineapple with sweet caramel placed on top of a buttermilk cake…

Creme Fraiche Cheesecake

Creme Fraiche Cheesecake

Creme Fraiche Cheesecake I've got to admit I'm not the biggest fan of cheesecake. Often it's overly sweet and a bit too rich. But after making this cheesecake, I was sold. It's tangy, perfectly sweet, and much smaller than the traditional Cheesecake Factory size piece, making it less of a gut bomb. It's also quite…

Coffee Cake

The Best Coffee Cake

I recently bought Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery cookbook. While it's full of delicious looking treats, the one that caught my eye was the coffee cake. I was intrigued with the use of creme fraiche. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Here's my adapted recipe.  It tastes just as good (if not better) and…

The Best Holiday Desserts

The Best Holiday Desserts Here's my list of the best holiday desserts.  Everything from cookies to pie, you will not be disappointed. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Nothing says the holidays more than pumpkin.  These cookies are easy to make, moist, and so tasty it is impossible to eat only one. Apple, Pear, and Dried Cherry…

Almond and Raspberry Thumbprints

Almond and Raspberry Jam Thumbprints

Almond and Raspberry Jam Thumbprints I grew up eating thumbprint cookies and could devour an entire plate in a day.  Being sentimental, I recreated the cookies of my childhood but with a few 'Leslie' changes: the addition of almond flour and almond extract.  The almond flavoring goes beautifully with the fruity jam and is a…

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sea Salt Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sea Salt Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies With the holiday season in full swing, these sea salt tahini chocolate chip cookies are exactly what you need! Inspired by a David Leibovitz recipe, these cookies are nutty in flavor, chewy, and full of chocolate chip cookies.  What makes these cookies stand out?  The sesame seeds each cookie is…