Vanilla pumpkin mousse pie

Pumpkin is typically a fall flavor, but you can’t deny that it is delicious year-round.

I first tried this pie around 15 years ago, when my father’s friend (a chef) brought it to my parents house for dinner. It had the rich taste of pumpkin pie, balanced with the light airiness of mousse. Delicious.

When I asked him for the recipe, I was shocked over how simple it was to make. In under a half hour you have a perfect pie – full of flavor, great texture, and lovely to look at. I’ve been making it ever since.

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Peppermint dark chocolate oreo truffles

OK, so these technically aren’t a baked good, but they’re damn good.

Chocolate + peppermint is an EPIC Christmas dessert combination… and if you throw Oreos into the mix, it becomes even more magical.

I first made Oreo truffles around 10 years ago, and have since tweaked the recipe. I have used 4 different Oreo flavors (regular, peppermint, golden, and peanut butter) and so far this is my absolute favorite variation. If you’re one of those people who hates mint chocolate, you can always use a different combination of Oreo, chocolate, and extract.

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No-bake nutella pie

It’s technically still summer, and still pretty warm. And I still don’t feel like turning my oven on.

When my mom found a recipe for a Nutella cream cheese pie that was no-bake, I was all over that. With a few tweaks like incorporating Oreos, adding some vanilla extract, substituting full-fat cream cheese for some lighter Neufchatel, and using Cool Whip Free instead of regular Cool Whip, I was ready to dominate this pie. Each bite is a piece of pure, chocolatey, creamy, heaven.

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