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Our Editors' Favorite Family Dessert Recipes

First Posted: 11/23/2011 10:15 am   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


Dessert is arguable one of the best parts of any meal (yes, even breakfast). Yet, despite this fact, it is one of the first things to be cut from the dining room table lineup. It makes sense when considering how busy life gets. If there is one thing we don't essentially need, dessert is that thing. Keeping that in mind, it explains why dessert, when served at home, is an absolute joy -- a treat beyond all treats.

When there is sugar and eggs, and possibly chocolate and flour, being mixed in the kitchen, there is merriment in the home. Even if your mother's cookies came out a bit burnt on the bottom or if the cake was a bit lopsided, those less-than-perfect homemade treats are often flavors that we long for today -- in every store bought treat we purchase. And the funny thing is that they never seem to compare to the ones that came out of the oven at home.

Coconut Cake With Saffron Cream
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Ok, I admit it: My mother's coconut cake didn't have fancy-schmancy saffron cream, but it was still amazing. I was thrilled every time she made it, especially because my brother loathed coconut. His disdain meant I got to eat as much as I wanted.
- Jess Adamiak

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