Category: Desserts

gingerbread whoopie pies with vanilla marshmallow cream

gingerbread whoopie pies with vanilla marshmallow cream

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

Our living room is glowing. Yes, this holiday season is going to feel very different, but we are making the best of it: playing Christmas music on repeat and sipping bourbon cream as we hang colorful decorations around the house. And even though we’ve been a couple for almost two decades, this will be the first Christmas tree we’ve ever put up together. Normally in December we fly to Portland, Oregon to visit Ryan’s family, but since we won’t be traveling anytime soon, we wanted to re-create that welcoming, festive atmosphere here in our own home. So this year will have firsts for both of us: Ryan’s first Christmas away from his parents and brothers, and Adam’s first tree of his own, since he grew up celebrating Hanukkah, eating latkes and noodle kugel, and lighting the menorah instead. Well, right now the Husbands’ house is extra sparkly because this winter we are lighting up both. And since many families will be apart this season, we were inspired to create something special to try and make up for it. If we had to pick just one word to describe this heavenly treat, that word would be “cloud.” When you take one bite of this soft, cake-like cookie, you will understand exactly what we mean. Here to make everything merry and bright, would you please welcome this holiday hero, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Vanilla Marshmallow Cream.

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vegan chocolate olive oil cake with espresso frosting

vegan chocolate olive oil cake with espresso frosting

This post was created in partnership with Colavita. All opinions are our own.

If you like chocolate, coffee, and cake, today is your lucky day. And if you’ve never baked a cake before, let this easy one-bowl recipe be your first! Ryan made a similar cake in a kids cooking class when he was just 5 years old, so if that precocious kindergartener with baby blonde curls could pull it off, then you, too, will be able to impress your friends and family this holiday season with this decadent dessert. Rich, moist, and ultra-chocolatey, please welcome your new go-to chocolate cake recipe. We know what you were thinking when you saw the word “vegan” in the title—how can you bake a cake without eggs, butter, or milk? Sit back, relax, and we’ll let you in on a few of our secrets.

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brown butter cinnamon crumb coffee cake muffins

brown butter cinnamon crumb coffee cake muffins

Repeat after us: Brown Butter Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Muffins! We’re excited to share these special treats with you. This recipe was adapted from Adam’s grandmother who would make her famous coffee cake for every holiday and special occasion. We included the cake recipe in our cookbook, and today we’ve turned them into cute individual muffins for the blog. This year, make the holidays memorable by baking homemade treats for everyone on your list. Wrap these mini-cakes in a festive box (if you don’t inhale the entire batch yourself) or bring them to your next outdoor socially-distanced gathering. It’s the perfect dessert to safely share with no plates or silverware required. Happy baking!

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churro banana cream pie

churro banana cream pie

No, you’re not hallucinating. What you’re seeing on your screen is completely real and just as incredible as it looks. Introducing… CHURRO BANANA CREAM PIE! And with this showstopping dessert, we declare that the holidays have officially begun! Resting in a buttery churro-flavored pie crust, smooth vanilla custard is mixed with slices of fresh bananas, then topped with homemade whipped cream and crispy cinnamon-sugar churro bites. Garnished with elegant dark chocolate shavings, you might want to consider serving this pie with some tissues, since your recipients will be streaming tears of joy after their first taste. If you like churros and banana cream pie as much as we do, then this dessert is for you! Let the celebrations begin!

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no-bake mango gingerbread cheesecake parfaits

no-bake mango gingerbread cheesecake parfaits

This post was created in partnership with the National Mango Board. All opinions are our own.

Have no fear, the Husbands are here with some sweet holiday cheer! We know that December can be a bit hectic, so as you make last-minute travel arrangements, hang colorful decorations around the house, and shop for presents for your friends and family, we’ve got your busy backs. Today, we’re sharing an easy dessert that doesn’t require an oven or stove and is ready to light up the season with its golden allure. They’re almost too tasty to be true—will you please welcome to the 2019 holidays…No-Bake Mango Gingerbread Cheesecake Parfaits.

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