Daily Indulgence: May 2012
Bring the diner to your dining room with pan-fried home fries. Now if only you could find a way to get a fiesty waitress to deliver them to your table.
Home Fries Recipe
Summer feels like it's right around the corner, so we have to ask: Do you prefer your banana pudding warm or cold? This pie can be served any way you like it, just be sure to brown that meringue to perfection.
Banana Pudding Recipe
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Swirled strawberry goodness transforms a typically delicious pound cake into an extraordinary dessert. Top with fresh strawberries and whipped cream if you can resist eating a slice fresh from the oven.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe
Fudgy Marshmallow Bars
Things not to do after touching this ooey-gooey bar cookie: fold laundry, pet your puppy, or fix your hair. Trust us, you'll be licking your fingers for days.
Fudgy Marshmallow Bars Recipe
Raspberry-Cream Cheese Brownies
How can impossibly rich brownies be made even better? By adding a layer of cream cheese and raspberry preserves, these brownies go from mouth-watering to memorable. If you decide to share them, your coworkers are sure to thank you, and ask for the recipe.
Raspberry-Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe
Chocolate Cola Cake with Cola Frosting
Flashback! If this cake doesn't take you back to memories of potlucks and family picnics, then you need to make this recipe right away for a sweet, chocolaty reminder. Pair with (what else?) cola!
Chocolate Cola Cake with Cola Frosting Recipe
Browned Butter Bananas with Toasted Pecans
Ripe bananas get a sugar-sweet makeover thanks to a rich browned-butter sauce. Top with ice cream and enjoy while you dream of warm nights on the beach.
Browned Butter Bananas with Toasted Pecans Recipe
Orange-Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes
This too-cute treat is begging to be made for birthday parties, bridal showers, block parties, and baby showers. The flavor will remind you of a bright, cheery strawberry shortcake, but with a kick of citrus flavor.
Orange-Glazed Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe
Key Lime Bars
Lovers of Key limes may miss this email; they're likely to be out back on the patio with a fresh beverage in hand. If you do happen to see this recipe, head for the kitchen. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry.
Key Lime Bars Recipe
Cookie Biscotti Sticks
Square bar cookies are so yesterday. Make this cookie stick long and narrow so that it fits easily into your favorite coffee mug.
Cookie Biscotti Sticks Recipe
When you bite into this bar, the first thing you'll taste is the sweet shortbread crust, followed by the rich-meets-tart layer of lemon filling, and, finally, the kitchen floor, when you faint from happiness.
Lemon-Cheesecake Bars Recipe
You read that right: You can make brownies in the microwave. Surprised? So were our users! But that didn't stop them from rating this six-ingredient recipe as "Outstanding." Go make yours now; we'll wait!
Microwave Brownies Recipe
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Hosting a kid-friendly party this summer? File this one away for dessert. The flavor combo is perfect for young palates, but this dessert is all grown up.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe
Piña Colada Ice Cream Cake
Just because you're stuck at your desk doesn't mean that your taste buds have to be. Send them to the tropics with this beach-inspired cake. One bite and you'll find yourself sailing away without ever leaving home.
Piña Colada Ice Cream Cake Recipe
We know it isn't fair, but it's true. Blondies do have more fun because they pair oh-so perfectly with fresh raspberries. Make this dessert to share with friends, just make sure they're really good friends.
Raspberry Blondies Recipe
Yogurt Streusel Muffins
Breakfast never tasted so sweet. These muffins earned top-ratings from our users, plus they look really cute next to a cup of coffee.
Yogurt Streusel Muffins Recipe
Chocolate-chip Shortcakes with Berries
So long, strawberries! Chocolate chips get top billing in this sweet dessert stacker. For company, serve it sliced so that the berries, dark chocolate sauce, and whipped cream are displayed. If it's just for you, the have it exactly how you like it. Parfait, anyone?
Chocolate-chip Shortcakes with Berries Recipe
Apple-Ginger Snack Cake
Any recipe that allows us to call a slice of cake a "snack" earns high praise in the MyRecipes family. The ginger highlights the tartness of the Granny Smith apples.
Apple-Ginger Snack Cake Recipe
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Your Saturday Sweet is a vacation-inspired pound cake loaded with the tropical flavors of lemon and lime. Make this tonight and bid your taste buds farewell; they're off on a beach getaway.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake Recipe
Ultimate Vanilla Pound Cake
This cake recipe should be a staple in your recipe file. Four pantry ingredients, plus eggs and butter, are all you need to create a signature dessert that can be topped with fresh fruit, rich sauces, or decadent whipped cream.
Ultimate Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe
Mini Chocolate- Chip Cupcakes
These pint-sized cuties are perfect for an afternoon snack, quick dessert, or even a popable breakfast on the go. Cupcakes aren't breakfast, you say? Today they are!
Mini Chocolate- Chip Cupcakes Recipe
Chocolate-Covered Banana Cake
This recipe takes all the joy of fondue (fruit dipped in chocolate!) and skips the messy clean up. Try this cake for your next birthday party; you may just have a new favorite cake.
Chocolate-Covered Banana Cake Recipe
Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
Whether your garden is in full bloom or in dire straits, your kitchen can blossom with these too-cute cookies. Make them to celebrate the last day of school, or just because it's Wednesday.
Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies Recipe
Why indulge in plain cheesecake when you can top a rich slice of decadent cheesecake with a flavorful mocha sauce? Use the leftover mocha sauce on everything: on toast, in your coffee, drizzled over fruit...the possibilities are endless.
Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake Recipe
Summer is getting closer, so beat the heat by making this easy, picnic-ready lemon bar recipe. One bite and you'll feel refreshed and ready for your day, or at least ready for another lemon bar.
Lemon Bars Recipe
Thought snickerdoodles were just thin, round cookies? Think again. These bars get all the cinnamon-sugar flavor in an airy, cake-like bar cookie. Make a batch and wait for your sugar high to kick in.
Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe
Chocolate Chip Blondies
When you're ready to indulge, who wants to wait until a whole pan of blondies is cool enough to cut? Instead, bake them in a muffin tin, then pop one out as soon as it's cool enough to touch. You get ooey-gooey goodness, they get single-serving treats. Everyone wins!
Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe
Raspberry-Coconut Oatmeal Bars
We're calling them breakfast bars because every holiday deserves a delicious start, but these bars would be just as tasty appearing on the dessert table or party buffet. Make a batch, slice, and enjoy.
Raspberry-Coconut Oatmeal Bars Recipe
Black and White Marble Cheesecake
This chocolate swirl on this cheesecake is so easy that it'd be a crime not to do it. Get creative by making a fun design with the chocolate or writing your initials on the slice you want.
Black and White Marble Cheesecake Recipe
S'mores Cookie Bars
Whether you love sleeping outside or despise a tent, we can all agree that s'mores are part of what makes campouts memorable. Bring the memory-making treat home by making them at home. Check out the reviews-- one of our users shipped them overseas to her son!
S'mores Cookie Bars Recipe
Banana-Chocolate Pound Cake
This chocolate pound cake has a secret; it's harboring ripe banana flavor inside. Similar to a chocolate banana bread, this loaf is dessert ready and, as one user put it, "so good it is ridiculous." We agree!
Banana-Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe