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Dessert

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Below freezing temps in the Northeast could not stop us from whipping up some fresh ice cream for our Gluten Free birthday boy’s ice cream cake.   Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: 1 cup cold whole milk 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups cold heavy cream 2 […]

Rainbow Jello for a Rainbow Party

Rainbow Jello for a Rainbow Party

Little girls are growing up mighty quickly in our household. Somehow someway we managed to celebrate two¬†birthdays within the passed few months. How quickly the months and years are passing! I’d be lying, however, if I said I don’t love to plan a party. And […]

Chocolate Heart Cake with Ganache

Chocolate Heart Cake with Ganache

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! It sure is a cold one here in the Northeast! All the better for snuggling, I suppose. ūüôā Today I bring you a heart-shaped chocolate cake¬†topped with thick fudgy ganache and raspberries. Pinterest takes all the credit here. This cake is […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Happy New Year! Hard to believe we are already THREE weeks in to 2016. I have no idea how that happened. It’s almost every day that I think, “Man, I wish I had a pause button.” The time seems¬†to¬†FLY¬†by these days. Anyone else feel that […]

Apple Tart

Remember back in the day when I used to make tarts all of the time? Mandarin Orange and Pomegranate Tart Banana Pudding Tart Fresh Fruit Tarts Plum Macadamia Nut Tart Rasberry Chocolate Tart with Biscotti Crust Banana Nut Tart Well, I was asked to make […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes

    Pumpkin cupcakes! Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful season! Pumpkin Cupcakes recipe found here: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/11/pumpkin-cupcakes/ P.S. I hope One-Pie never changes their can label. I love the nostalgia it evokes and choose it over Libby’s every time because […]

Banana Cake for My Little Monkey

First order of business is this: I’ve decided I am no longer waiting until I have a decent picture to post to the blog. I am going to snap a photo of whatever meal/dessert I have made and document it. Too many great recipes have […]

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

It’s that time of year! (And believe it or not, I’m not referring to pumpkins. Not yet, at least!)¬†I have APPLES on the brain!¬† Boy am I loving these crisp cool mornings.¬†I’ve officially made the switch to hot coffee, which is a big step given […]

Cake with Fresh Lemon Curd Filling

My dad is a really wonderful guy. He is gregarious, helpful, and fun-loving.¬†¬†He enjoys cold beer, shrimp cocktail, and hot dogs.¬†He is easy to please and maybe that’s why I love making¬†his birthday cake¬†each year!¬† (Check out the¬†Root Beer Iced Vanilla Cake¬†I made in¬†2008¬†and the […]

More Soft and Poofy Sugar Cookies with Frosting

My sister-in-law made a special request for Annie’s Eats Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies and I obliged without hesitation. She loved them so much when I made them the first time! These cookies are¬†a dessert that both kids and adults seem to really enjoy. I love […]