Desserts

Cannoli Filling

Cannoli Filling

I grew up eating the cannolis that my Italian nana would make. I’ve never seen her recipe, but the flavor I was aiming for mimics hers in that there is a touch of cinnamon and vanilla with mini chocolate chips throughout. If you’ve never eaten […]

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

I’ve made hundreds of these vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream over the last few years. Since I have four kids, and a big family, I have plenty of opportunities to make cupcakes for birthday parties. For years, I was disappointed with all the different homemade […]

Sugar Cookies with Icing

Sugar Cookies with Icing

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Sugar cookies with icing are necessary around here this time of year. It’s the only holiday treat my husband insists on. I’ve made these sugar cookies three times already this month and I want you to have […]

Vanilla Cheesecake Pie

Vanilla Cheesecake Pie

I’ve been teased about making every dessert into some kind of cheesecake. I really don’t see how that’s a problem. The flavor combinations with cheesecake are limitless. There aren’t many things that taste better. Cheesecake can, however, be a bit fussy and time consuming to […]

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes

I made these churro cupcakes for my sweet nephew’s 2nd birthday party this past weekend. I love baking special treats for celebrations! And judging by the rate these churro cupcakes were devoured, I figured I’d better share the recipe. 😉 The cupcakes start out with […]

Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best. Whipped cream falls into that category for me. It is so simple to make with such a short ingredient list. And whatever you add it to becomes a special treat. Some of our favorite uses are on waffles, […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

Somehow vanilla has become synonymous with boring and bland. When, in fact, it is anything but. Vanilla is rich, exotic, fragrant, and quite expensive! It imparts a unique flavor and aroma into anything you add it to. I almost never bake without it. If you […]

Easy Homemade Brownies

Easy Homemade Brownies

This is the only brownies recipe I’ve been making routinely for nearly a decade now. Sure, I’ve made a few simple changes over the years, but every time I try a different recipe, it never comes close to these. They’re either too fussy or the […]

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you’ve checked out any other recipe on The Home Cookbook you’d know that I’m not vegan. I wanted to make some treats for a friend of mine who is vegan though, so I’ve been experimenting all week. And even if you’re not vegan, you […]

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

My mom asked me if I would make cherry cheesecake for her birthday dessert this year. Her mom, my Nana, used to make it for her on her birthday. It’s our first year without Nana, so I wanted to honor her request. This recipe is […]