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Easy desserts

Coconut Lime Popsicles, so refreshing and cold

One of the purest summer pleasures is sitting outside on a hot day with a popsicle in hand while you race to consume the icy treat before your fingers are covered in sticky melted drips. These coconut lime popsicles are pretty much everything I want in a popsicle for that fleeting moment of joy. They’re …

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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

There’s a special place in my heart for loaf cakes. They’re unfussy and unassuming. They don’t demand layers and decoration and all of the foofaraw that can go along with a serious baking project. They don’t demand a special occasion. They’re suitable for dessert, portable for picnics, and a great excuse for sweet snacking. If …

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Apple Crisp, simple and comforting (without oats)

It’s tough to beat apple crisp for a low effort dessert that’s pure comfort. It’s a dessert that’s like my favorite well-worn hoodie. It’s not flashy or particularly stylish, but when there’s a chill in the air it’s the first thing I reach for. Everyone should have an apple crisp recipe or two in their …

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Mini Skillet Cookies, melty chocolate chip goodness

These mini skillet cookies are what you want for dessert tonight. Or at least they’re what I want for dessert tonight. They’re like the simple, warm, melty, gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies that you find at so many restaurants, usually topped with a scoop of ice cream. But these ones are better than what you’ll …

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Strawberry Shortcake, a pat-in-the-pan classic

Strawberry shortcake is one of those classics that’s tough to beat. I make it at least once every summer when strawberries are at their peak of ripeness and juiciness. It’s important to have a go-to version at your fingertips, and this one is smashingly good. My preferred way of making shortcake is making one big …

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Brown Sugar Oat Flour Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (gluten free)

This strawberry rhubarb crisp with oat flour might be the best version of the humble, rustic dessert I’ve ever eaten. And it happens to be gluten free and 100% whole grain. I’ve made plenty of versions of crisps and crumbles over the years. (Like this all rhubarb crumble with vanilla and orange zest, and this …

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