Add a little confectioner's sugar to a basil pesto and use it as a sauce on sweet melon.
Rice pudding during the summer might seem crazy, but what's better than mocha rice pudding during a summer thunderstorm? Malagkit rice is the preferred rice for this recipe, but Japanese sushi rice or any short grain rice will do.
Sometimes the simplest ingredients combine to make something absolutely divine. Serve this cake in the morning or for tea and call it a coffee cake, serve it after supper with a scoop of ice cream and call it dessert.
Try this healthy take on a favorite treat, which calls for grated zucchini and almond butter rather than flour. The recipe is also dairy-free and can be adapted to be vegan.
Itching for a summer project? Try making your own yogurt! With milk, active cultures, and a little bit of time you'll have the creamiest, smoothest yogurt you've ever tasted.
Everything they say about Vitamixes is true. Here's a great smoothie to prove it.
Put your pie or tart dough scraps to work. Turn them into star-spangled toppers with patriotic flair.
Celebrate Fourth of July with these festive and fun flag brownies. Red velvet serves as the base and a creamy frosting provides the perfect combination for red, white, and blue!
Fourth of July shortcakes deliver the sweetness of in-season berries along with a natural red, white, and blue: a strawberry rhubarb sauce, whipped cream, and blueberries for garnish on a candied ginger shortcake.
Fourth of July means fireworks. Carbonated sugar is one way to bring some pop! to chocolate covered strawberries.
Nothing says summer like a chilled pie. This strawberry jello pie is so easy you don't need a special occasion or a lot of time to make it. Cool, sweet, and jiggly, this pie is just plain fun.
Using boiling water creates an extra gooey sauce with this cobbler. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream so all that sauce and fruit can run together with melted ice cream.
Mastering the art of homemade strawberry jam isn't as mysterious as it seems, as long as you follow these three simple tips.
For those who believe 'healthy' and 'dessert' cannot uttered in the same sentence, try gluten-free brownies! You'll taste plenty of sugar and chocolate – without using flour.
Try this delicious filling of bananas and Nutella with your favorite crepe recipe.
Sometimes French food takes precision and patience, but in 'The Little Paris Kitchen' BBC star Rachel Khoo balances classic recipes with simplicity to make French cuisine achievable every day.
Chewy and moist and yet still crispy around the edges. This may just be the perfect oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
This savory chickpea dish was part of an Indian buffet at a party, but could work nicely as a side dish. Put the finishing touch on an Indian-themed dinner with these mango yogurt smoothies, or whip them up for an afternoon snack.
A decadent homemade dessert doesn't have to be complicated. Try this chocolate lava cake baked in a slow cooker. Be sure to have plenty of ice cream on hand to top the cake, and plenty of friends to help eat it!
If you like bananas in any way, shape, or form, this recipe will be your bliss. A moist, almost fudgy, cake is cut into bars and topped with a brown butter frosting.
This might just be the world's simplest, moistest chocolate cupcake recipe, and vegan to boot! Use your favorite frosting to top these cupcakes, or choose from the list below.
Favorite desserts are hard to pick, but these cookies – fudgy and moist, with a swirl of Nutella – are sure to top your list.
Flavored with hint of rosemary and topped with a buttery glaze, this lemon loaf makes a great gift for the end of the school year or a special person in your life.
This simple Southern cake is a great go-to summer recipe, and wonderful vehicle for almost any fruit topping. Try it with strawberry caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Mangoes, in season April through June, are at their peak right now. Ripe mango and bananas, chopped walnuts, and vanilla create a flavorful, not-too-sweet dessert (or breakfast) bread. Substituting canola oil for butter lightens it up.