Collection by ooo_man

Banana Peanut Butter Cheesecake aka "The Elvis"

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
This is a combinations of some of my favorite cheesecake recipes. I took this into work and it lasted 30 minutes. The professional baker I work with called this cake 'restaurant quality.' I highly recommend a chocolate ganache to finish it off before serving (8 ounces semisweet chocolate combined with 1/2 cup hot whipping cream) spread over the top! Garnish the side of the cake with toasted coconut if desired.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 42
As the name suggests, this is a peanut butter cheesecake with your favorite flavor of jelly on top.

Chocolate Baklava

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This chocolate baklava is a version of the traditional Greek dessert. It's a cinch to make but looks like you've slaved for hours. It's very impressive and tastes delicious.

Easy Banana Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 306
Very moist and easy banana cake recipe; great as a snack! Use bananas that are starting to turn black.

Best Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 13585
These fudgy brownies with homemade chocolate frosting really are the best!

Mom's Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 349
The very first thing I learned how to cook! This freezes beautifully; no well-equipped home is without a ball of pie dough in the freezer! Guaranteed to roll!

Apples by the Fire

Rating: 4.5 stars 41

Apple-Berry Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 152
A wonderful pie brimming with apples and blackberries.

Chef John's Caramel Apple Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 460
Caramel sauce is poured over the apples and the lattice crust in this pie.

Easy Homemade Pie Crust

Rating: 4.5 stars 479
All-butter crust recipe that's flaky, tender, and made in a food processor.

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Rating: 5 stars 2
This is everyone's holiday favorite, even the busy cooks, because it is so easy to make.

Chef John's Chocolate Lava Cake

Rating: 4 stars 314
Legend has it that this dessert was the result of a major catering disaster. The dessert for this particular event was to be individual chocolate cakes, but someone took them out of the ovens too soon and the centers were not cooked enough and still liquefied. Well, there was no time to take them off the plates and bake them more, so the chef simply had his wait staff introduce the dessert as Chocolate 'Lava' Cake! Brilliant!