Recipes from Arkansas to Malibu

Category: Dessert

Jilly’s Chocolate Chip Scones

One of our favorite days happens when Jill makes scones (she pronounces them with a short O sound from her year in Australia. She's not alone in that pronunciation.) She uses this recipe from an old Williams Sonoma Chocolate cookbook, and it is a crowd pleaser!

  • Prep: 16 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 8

Dawson’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

It's always a good day when Jill decides to make these for Dawson and me!

  • Prep: 22 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 12

Not That Bad for You Banana Cream Pie

That pie shaped empty space that's been in my life so long? It's all good now.

  • Prep: 44 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Yields: 8 Slices

Skillet Apple Blackberry Pie

I adapted this recipe from the amazing chefs at Cooks Illustrated. It's super tasty, it's easy, and it's one more chance to showcase your cast iron skillet.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Karen’s Canadian Christmas Wreath Cookies

These cookies are easy to make and the walnuts make them spectacular! So bring a little Canada into your Christmas, or anytime of the year!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s not often that a dad gets to be a hero. But every time I get two sticks of salted butter out of the refrigerator and ceremoniously lay them out to soften, there is an audible cheer in the house. They’re that good. And it’s just the old (not the updated) version of the Quaker Oats recipe, with a few ever so slight changes.

Jilly’s Mini Pumpkin Pies

Once the Halloween Tree goes up, it's time for Jilly's Mini Pumpkin Pies!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 18 mini-pies

Gramma Sue’s Rice Pudding

Every time my son Ryan (born in 1990! goes to Gramma Sue's house, or whenever she visits us, the first order of business for her is to make Rice Pudding for Ryan. Now Dawson is in on it too. They love it!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr

Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is one of my all time favorites, combining southern pecan pie and chocolate. How bad can that be? It is really, really rich, and I like it best served a little warm with some whipped cream.

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings