Sweetheart Pretzels

Sweetheart Pretzels
Pretzels don't need to be salty! This one is sweet and crunchy, halfway between a cookie and a pretzel, with a little hint of cinnamon. Perfect for shaping into initials or hearts. Plan your time accordingly as the dough needs to chill overnight.

Spiced Gingerbread with Coffee and Molasses

Spiced Gingerbread with Coffee and Molasses
This rich, dark holiday bread is perfect as is. But if you're in the mood to dress it up, serve warm slices with a scoop of raspberry sorbet, dollop of lemon curd or smear of lowfat cream cheese.

Lemon Sponge Cake

Lemon Sponge Cake
This exceptional, Spanish-inspired cake is perfect after tapas or anytime you wish to serve a not-too-sweet treat. Be sure to fold the egg yolk gently into the whites to keep the cake light and spongy.

Cappuccino Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Cappuccino Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Rich and classic, this coffee- and chocolate-flavored cheesecake is worth every minute of preparation. Scatter chocolate shavings on top before serving, if you like.

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake
Dainty as a hummingbird, this delicate cake uses applesauce, canola oil, sugar and lowfat milk. Its crunchy texture from toasted pecans combines with the tropical sweetness of crushed pineapple and bananas to produce a mildly sweet and light finish to any meal.

Chocolate Pecan Cake

Chocolate Pecan Cake
This decadent Southern-style pecan cake relies on tangy buttermilk and cocoa for added richness.

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler
This peach cobbler is at its best when served warm, topped with a scoop of ice cream. (Butter pecan and vanilla are our favorites.) Choose ripe but firm peaches for easy peeling.

Austrian Almond Vanilla Cookies

Austrian Almond Vanilla Cookies
These melt-in-your mouth buttery cookies are simple to make and delicious for any occasion. Great for a mid-afternoon get-together or a light, after-dinner dessert. Variations are easy too: make with hazelnuts or walnuts and drizzle with bittersweet chocolate, if desired.

Triple Chocolate Rum Cake

Triple Chocolate Rum Cake
While perfect for your Valentine's affair, this is also an excellent all-occasion cake. A hint of rum lends an air of festivity and the chocolate pudding ensures a moist, velvety texture. Fresh raspberries, whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar complete this decadent dessert.

Chocolate Yule Log

Chocolate Yule Log
Fun to make, a delight to the eyes and absolutely yummy, this jelly roll-style cake is a holiday favorite!

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