layers of chocolate, minty cream, and whipped cream, topped with candy pieces

Mint Chocolate Trifles

These Mint Chocolate Trifles are the perfect little dessert for a St. Patrick's Day party! With layers of crushed Oreo cookies, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream, it's a party in your mouth! I've been making it for my Grandkids for St. Patrick's Day for the past few years and they just can't get enough of this. And if you want to keep it simple, you can make this dish in a 9"x13" pan…... view full recipe

bananas sauted in a sweet sauce in a cast iron skillet topped with vanilla ice cream

Bananas Foster

I LOVE Bananas Foster! It's super easy to make and an impressive dessert. I even make Bananas Foster French Toast, which is SO good (I'll share that recipe another day). Make this for company and everyone will be so impressed, and if you flambé it in front of them they'll be even more wowed. 500 recipes like this one can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE Favorites Recipes" which can…... view full recipe

white cake with cranberry filling and topping and buttercream frosting

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Frosting

Every year we host either Christmas or Thanksgiving and I always make anywhere between 10-15 desserts. I like to make some favorites, but also like to try new recipes. I made this White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Frosting a few years ago and it became a family favorite. It's one of our family's top 5 holiday desserts now, so I make it for every holiday that we host now. Don't be put…... view full recipe

chocolate yule log with green leaves and red berries

Chocolate Yule Log

A Yule Log is a staple at Christmas time, both in the fireplace, and as a dessert. Here is a recipe for how to make a Chocolate Yule Log to enjoy during the holidays. It starts with a box cake mix, making it a little easier, but edited so it will be more sponge-like and roll out easier.  I like to fill it with a stabilized whipped cream. I'll share that in the recipe instructions…... view full recipe

round pancake balls filled with red jam, dusted with powdered sugar and tossed with red and blue beries


These Danish jam-filled pancakes, known as Ebelskivers, are a delightful breakfast treat, or even a dessert. They are easy to make, but you need to have an Ebelskiver pan, which can be purchased here on Amazon. This is the Ebelskiver pan you will need... They can be filled with Jam, Nutella, Lemon Curd, Lingonberries, chopped bananas, or anything else you may want in your pancakes when you bite into them. You can fill them with…... view full recipe

layered strawberry dessert with a pretzel crumb crust, cream filling, and red strawberry jello toppiing

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

This Strawberry Pretzel Salad, also known as Strawberry Pretzel Dessert is a delightful dessert (or salad) during the hot summer months, as well as for a Bridal Shower, Birthday Party, or Holiday Dessert. The sweet and saltiness from the pretzel crust give it a different twist instead of traditional graham cracker crust. It takes a little time to make so make sure you plan ahead. It really doesn't take a lot of "time" preparing, but…... view full recipe

strawberry rhubarb pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Last year I fell in love with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, so much that it's in the running for my favorite pie of all time! There is one secret ingredient that I find make it super delectable, you can find it in the ingredients list. And of course I use my favorite Pie Crust Recipe, which you can use too. If I make my pies out of any pie crust other than Grandma Tillie's Pie Crust…... view full recipe

Blueberry Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, and blueberry topping

No Bake Cheesecake

My Mom has been making this cheesecake for as long as I can remember. It's a lighter, fluffier version of a baked cheesecake. It's great to make in the hot summer months, especially when you don't want to heat up your oven for hours to bake a traditional cheesecake. You can use any type of topping you prefer. Our family likes either blueberry or cherry the best, but you can use peach or strawberry, or…... view full recipe

crisply fried flour tortilla wedges sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar

Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps

These Cinnamon Crisps, as we call them, have been a staple in our family whenever I make Mexican food. I still make then occasionally for my hubby and myself now that the kids are grown. They make a great snack or quick, easy dessert. I used low carb whole wheat tortillas for the picture shown here, but regular flour tortillas are what we normally use. Watch me make Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps these LIVE on my…... view full recipe

White and blue plate topped with delicious dessert drizzled with brown and white sauce and red strawberries

Creamed Bananas in Puffed Pastry Shells

I invented this Creamed Bananas in Puffed Pastry Shells recipe one day when I was a fairly new innkeeper. I was having an overnight inspection to become part of the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Association. There was a 190 point inspection checklist at the time, including an overnight stay by the inspector. I served a 3-course breakfast every day of the nearly 18 years I was an innkeeper, and that morning the dessert…... view full recipe