Growing up in the South, I was taught that hospitality meant offering a fresh cup of coffee and dessert to anyone who dropped in for a visit. It didn't matter if it was a simple pound cake or fruit cobbler, homemade cookies or brownies, or even the special occasion homemade ice cream! What mattered was the sharing and laughing with family and friends.
I don't bake every week myself — much to my husband's dismay! — so when we do have a homemade dessert, it's a real treat. When it's just the two of us, I like to make individual desserts like Tiramisu Cheesecake Parfaits or Mini Blackberry Cobblers so that we don't have lots of leftovers tempting us!
When we're entertaining friends with a casual dinner, my go-to favorites are these easy Blueberry Pie Bars, Joann's Peanut Butter Pie, or Atlantic Beach Pie — all so very delicious! And, you can never go wrong with a good chocolate dessert like Classic Coca-Cola Chocolate Cake or Malted Mousse Brownies!
Here you’ll also find plenty of easy cake and pie recipes and other no-bake desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy!