As the last weekend of National Ice Cream Month approaches (we know, we’re tearing up a little bit over here, too) there’s no better way to send off the sweetest time of year than by whipping up some homemade ice cream! Brrrrr-illiant, no? So whether you like chocolate, vanilla or something fruity, it’s time to schedule a date this weekend with the coolest kitchen accessory: your ice cream maker!
A summer dessert that’s just as beautiful to look at as it is to eat? Easy. A beautiful and delicious summer dessert that’s also healthy? Not so much. But have no fear! Our Guilt-Free Summer Fruit Dessert Booklet from our July/August issue is here to save the day. While many of the desserts require just a few ingredients and minutes to put together, this show-stopping dessert is worth a weekend in the kitchen: Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler.
It wouldn’t be a proper Grilling Week without being able to have a 3-course meal made entirely on the grill. Now that we’ve given you some great side dish options, it’s time to explore the sweeter side of grilling: desserts! Here are some of our favorite grilled dessert recipes that really capture the essence of summer desserts:
We love brownies, and we’re also sweet on blondies, their caramel-flavored cousin. Start with our simple recipe, then fun it up with the same mix-ins and toppings for our Mind-Blowing Brownies (ours are studded with dried cherries).
1 1/2 sticks butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Off heat, whisk in both sugars, vanilla and salt. Whisk until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well between additions. Add the flour; stir until just blended. Pour into the pan.
3. Bake the blondies until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 40 minutes. cool in the pan set on a wire rack. Using the foil overhang, lift the blondies out of the pan. Cut into squares.
Not ready for the holiday season to be over? You’re in luck! Today is Three Kings Day! This traditional Mexican and Latin American holiday celebrates the day the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem. A traditional King Cake is baked, and a small plastic doll is hidden inside to symbolize baby Jesus. ABC’s The Chew’s Evette Rios shared her fabulous Cream Cheese King Cake with us, and we’ve pulled a few other sweet treats that can help you enjoy one last celebration.
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‘Tis the season for all things apple! Blogger and Instagram user @urbankitchenla helped celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month (November) with this Honeyed Apple Peanut Butter Tart with Honey Caramel Sauce and Dark Chocolate. Just reading the title makes our mouths water! And if things couldn’t get any better, the pie is gluten-free and has no added sugar! You can get the recipe for this–and her other organic, paleo and gluten-free treats–on her blog.
Looking for more pie inspiration? We’ve got plenty of recipes for the whole holiday season here!
If you thought the only sweets you’d eat during October were Halloween candies, think again! October is National Dessert Month, so that basically gives you permission to satisfy your sweet tooth all month long! Here’s a quick and easy idea to start your weekend off right: Cherry-Plum Crumble.
What makes this dessert so simple is the store-bought oatmeal cookie mix. Just add butter, plums, cherries and a dollop of vanilla ice cream and you have the most perfect fall dessert in minutes. Watch our step-by-step recipe video here.
If you ask us, the very best way to wind down after a busy week is a work-free self-indulgence. And there’s no better recipe for this crisp fall day than our rich, creamy, warm chocolate pudding!
Just one bite of our Warm Chocolate Pudding will take you straight to chocolate heaven. Even better: It only takes one saucepan and seven ingredients to make (and most of the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen!). Share this sweet snack with friends to celebrate the end of the work week, or simply indulge alone–we won’t judge you if it never even makes it out of the pot!
Watch our video tutorial to learn how to make these decadent bowls of perfection here.
Our favorite kind of cocktails are like dessert: They’re sweet indulgences that help us through both the best and worst of times. Which makes us wonder: Why separate them? This Thirsty Thursday, we’re sharing some of our favorite cocktail-inspired dessert recipes, so when the time comes, you won’t have to choose one over the other.
It’s midnight and you’re looking for a night cap. Try our White Russian Ice Cream.
You offered to bring a treat to a friend’s get-together, but don’t know whether to bring liquor or dessert. Frozen Mojito Cake-Tails are the perfect compromise.
You want to impress guests but don’t want to fuss around with a blender or mixer. Kiwi-Mango Margarita Shots require just four ingredients!
With so many ways to mix cocktail time and dessert, you no longer need to wait until 5 o’clock to start celebrating!
It’s almost that time of the week again: #SundaySupper time! We’re loving everyone’s healthy dinner ideas and pictures. Keep ‘em coming and you could be featured on our blog! This week, we healthified some classic recipes. Love breaded chicken? Try coating breasts in cooked quinoa. How about spinach dip? Substitute Greek yogurt for mayonnaise and add some edamame for extra nutrients. And we’re even serving up a recipe for gluten-free blondies for dessert. Get the recipes below, and don’t forget to check out our Pinterest page for more #SundaySupper ideas.
Want to be featured on our blog next week just like Instagram user, @jcaonguyen? Cook this week’s menu, post it to Instagram or Twitter, tagging @RachaelRayMag and #SundaySupper and we’ll pick our favorite for our Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday post.