Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes - Honey Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Cinnamon Cream

From unique and delicious twists on favorite classic Thanksgiving pies, to perfectly fall- spiced apples and pears for the holiday -- there's a dessert here to wow every guest at your table.Here are my top ten Thanksgiving dessert recipes!  (And yes, there's chocolate, too!) Click on the title or image to get each … [Read more...]

Halloween Treats and Desserts

Frankenstein Marshmallos for Halloween

Here are a few adorable and tasty Halloween treats that are super fun for kids or ideal to bring to a party. The truth is, I'm not really into Halloween. (GASP!)  Sure, for the past 11 years, since my first son was born, I've rallied and done everything from painting my face, to making homemade costumes.  I even have a … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit-Ginger Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Passion Fruit Ginger Cheesecake Bars - - Sweet, tart, subtly spicy, creamy and oh-so-pretty!

My Passion Fruit-Ginger Cheesecake bars are sweet, tart, subtly spicy, creamy and oh-so-pretty!This is an interesting and very delicious dessert.  And by interesting, I mean it's far different from your run-of-the-mill (also delicious) cheesecakes.It's alluring.  I mean, look at it!  That color!  Those spots!  Look … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Seven Layer Magic Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Pretzel Seven Layer Magic bars

Please forgive me. I simply had to make them. And then I had to post them. I thought twice about it, but then I figured . . . why?After all, I'm only human. ;-)These treats totally deviate from the typical fare -- sweet or savory -- that you might normally see here.  First, there's not a lot, if any, … [Read more...]

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

The Best Root Beer Float Recipe

My grandfather made the best Root Beer Float ever.It wasn't the delicious vanilla and coffee ice cream, or the A&W Root Beer, that made it the best.  (The three key, and only ingredients.)It was the best because of how he took making this treat so seriously.  Making a Root Beer Float was a tradition for my … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Fresh Melon Cake Recipe

Balsamic Glazed Melon Cake Recipe

For a while now, I've been imagining how pretty super thin melon slices would be stacked together -- in the form of a cake.  I'm not the first to think of a cake made of fresh melon -- but, I've never seen one quite like this.  This is one idea that's been on my want-to-do list for a long time, and I'm super excited to … [Read more...]

Espresso Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Chocolate-Espresso Sauce Recipe

I eat it with a spoon.I dip my biscotti in it.I drizzle it over my ice cream.I cover strawberries with it.I pour it over bananas.Really, I could drink it.Over the weekend I served it with Individual Chocolate-Coffee Mud Pies for my dad's birthday.  (We'll have that tomorrow.  Stay … [Read more...]

Introducing Choctál Ice Cream

Introducing Choctál Ice Cream - choclate and vanilla |

This post is not sponsored.  Every now and then I come across a product that I feel an obligation to share with you.  (A culinary obligation, that is.) This ice cream is amazing and I really want all of you to experience it's deliciousness!DOMINICAN CHOCOLATE | MADAGASCAR VANILLA MEXICAN VANILLA | KALIMANTAN … [Read more...]

Spiced Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe


Chocolate chips or not, banana bread has always been, and always will be cake.Sure, it's shaped like bread, presented and sliced like bread, and well, perhaps we feel better having it for breakfast when we call it bread -- but lest be real, it's cake.It's soft, sweet and warm.  Ummm?  Yep, it's cake.It's … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe

Cinnamon Ice Cream Recipe-cinnamon sticks-creamy, brown|

I love cinnamon and I can't imagine life in my kitchen without it.  It's as crucial a staple as olive oil or butter as far as I'm concerned.  And I'd be very surprised if any of you didn't have cinnamon in your pantry.This heavenly spice is packed with health benefits and adds warmth and delicious flavor to both … [Read more...]