Strawberry Cream Tart

Strawberry Cream Tart - Andrea Meyers

Yes, I’m on a strawberry kick. It’s too early for local strawberries, but the grocery stores are selling early berries from California, and when I walk into the store and see the lovely red berries on display I absolutely cannot resist. So yesterday I pulled out my tart pan and started working on this dessert…. 

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Spicy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Spicy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies - Andrea Meyers

Whoopie pies aren’t really pies at all, but tasty cookies with a cream filling sandwiched in between two cake-like layers. The cookie’s origins are debatable. Some say they have an Amish heritage while others say they are from New England—Maine, to be precise—and according to Wikipedia there is probably some truth in both claims. A… 

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Mardi Gras King Cake (the recipe)

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe - Andrea Meyers

King cakes are a traditional Mardi Gras dessert, and according to legend the royal colors of purple, green and gold on the cake honor the three kings who visited the Christ child on Epiphany. But King Cakes can be made year-round for many festive occasions, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, weddings, birthdays, etc, just choose the… 

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Grandma’s Retro No-Bake Cheesecake

I love this retro recipe from my grandmother. She started making this sometime in the 70s, and I was in heaven with this introduction to cheesecake. I’ve been a cheesecake junkie ever since. I prefer baked cheesecake, but I still whip this up when I need a quick fix (like today). I often add some… 

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Cream Cheese Frosting

Use this to frost Carrot Cake, cupcakes, or anything else that sounds good! For a two-layer carrot cake, I’ve started making another half batch of this to give the cake that thick frosting/cake shop look. Equipment stand mixer with paddle attachment Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened 1 stick unsalted butter, softened… 

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