Basic Pumpkin Pie

All Homemade Pumpkin Pie baked with a lard based crust. from #DietersDownfall

Pumpkin Pie (from scratch) – Day Two – Basic Pumpkin Pie baked in a lard crust If you’re looking for a really good, and pretty basic Pumpkin Pie recipe, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve taken pure pumpkin puree and baked it into a crust made wit lard. I figure I’d better go big, or […]

Dutch Apple Pie

A crispy, crumbly topping baked on an apple pie. from #DietersDownfall

Dutch Apple Pie with a Walnut Crust and drizzled with Goat Milk Caramel – a wonderful twist to a classic recipe. Today is my birthday and I’m celebrating with Pie here and Cake over on Pint Sized Baker. It’s the best of both worlds for me! hooray! It seems that a lot of people celebrate […]

Walnut Pastry Crust

Easy crust made with walnuts. A Delicious nutty crust that's perfect for any pie. from #DietersDownfall

Dutch Apple Pie – Day Two – Walnut Pastry Crust Looking for an easy crust for you fall pies? This one was easy, fast, and tasty. I’ve got to tell ya that I’m not a big crust fan, but I enjoyed this one. It may be because of how easy this was to make, or […]

Perfect Peach Pie

A fresh Peach Pie right out of the oven. from

Perfect Peach Pie Have you been enjoying peach season? I have been, however, peaches aren’t my favorite fruit. I love them in baked goods, but can’t stand the fuzzy outside skin. It just gives me the heebie-jeebies. No, sir, I’ll take my peaches in something baked! Like this scrumptious pie! It’s so easy to make. […]

Chocolate Donuts

Amazing Baked Chocolate Donuts. Do you really need to know more? from

Chocolate Trifle with Cherries – Day Two – Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts These donuts have been on my wish list to make for some time. I’ve been eyeballing them in a magazine I have just waiting for the perfect timing to make them. Well, that… and because I’ve not made donuts from scratch. I’ve always […]

Pâte Sucrée

Pate Sucree 10 inch tart shell. from

Whipped Chocolate Mocha Tart – Day two – Pâte Sucrée So, I’ve made tart crusts on here before… and I’ll be the first one to admit that I really stink at baking a crust. That is why I took these lovely photos of the raw crust! I just  can’t keep my crust from shrinking. Always! […]

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries piled high on Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. from

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes made with Homemade Ricotta Cheese and Blueberry Butter topped with a Mixed Berry Compote I’ve got some EXCITING NEWS!!! But you have to wait to the bottom of the post to hear about it. (Sorry) In just awesome news, I think I’ve made my best batch of pancakes ever! I’m normally a […]

Chocolate Crepes

Why have boring basic crepes when you can punch them up with cocoa! Chocolate Crepes from

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crepe Cake with Aebleskivers – Day Two – Chocolate Crepes Happy New Year!! Did you party like a Rock Star and have an amazing night? I used to go out and freeze my butt off and watch fireworks and drink too much and party with my friends… Now I’m a Mom. I’m […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter filled Aebleskiver is a decadent breakfast treat or a wonderful dessert! from

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crepe Cake with Aebleskivers – Day One – Aebleskiver Welcome, welcome 2014! I can’t wait for the New Year!! Since the top two posts from 2013 on Dieter’s Downfall were Chocolate Peanut Butter Roulade and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, I decided to ring in 2014 with another Chocolate and Peanut dessert. I […]

Egg Based Tart Crust

Egg Based Tart Crust is more like a cookie crust.; slighly sweet, thick, and tender. from

Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart – Day Two – Egg Based Tart Crust So, this is my second time making a tart crust. However, this time a tried a sweeter crust that is made with two egg yolks as the binder. I used my food processor and it was very quick and easy to make. Simply […]