All tagged desserts

Salted Caramel Popcorn Gift Deliveries

Every year I love making our neighbors homemade baked goods and delivering them to celebrate the week of Christmas. In years past, I've made them sugar cookies, pound cakes, and even sourdough bread. It's just a little token to say thanks for being our neighbor and Merry Christmas! All of our neighbors happen to be elderly so I think receiving a homemade treat can be extra special ... they deserve something extra special!

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk Cake

My dad's birthday was today and his very favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies. So, when I was put to the task to make him a birthday cake, I thought ... why not make a chocolate chip cookie cake? No, not one of those that you pick up at the mall ... I'm talking the essence of a chocolate chip cookie baked into a birthday cake. Behold, a creation of epic dessert proportions.

Nutella Brownies with Pretzel Graham Cracker Crust

Lately I have been snacking on pretzels dipped in Nutella. Sweet and salty. A dangerous combination. One afternoon while scraping the bottle of the Nutella jar with the very last pretzel (don't you dare judge me), I had a thought ... a brilliant thought. Why not make Nutella brownies with a pretzel crust? I didn't know just how brilliant this idea was until I made them. And ate them. All.

Oreo and Red Velvet Truffles

With Valentine's Day this weekend I wanted to make something special for my love but needed it to be doable during nap time. Now that our little one has arrived—days are filled with feedings, diapers and lots of rocking. Yes, our lives have changed forever (and we are over the moon) but my passion for cooking and creating has not, so somehow I found the time to make these Oreo and Red Velvet Truffles for Jacobs as a little Valentine's treat.

Hawaiian Banana Bread

Years ago we honeymooned in Hawaii. We snorkeled with the sea turtles, sailed with the whales, took surfing lessons and drove the road to Hana. Thinking back on our trip, although we experienced some of the most incredible attractions The Aloha State has to offer, nothing takes me back to that vacation as fast as fresh pineapple and warm banana bread.

Brownie Ice Cream Layer Cake

Lots of summer birthdays lately and of course I always volunteer to make the birthday cake! My best friend Elizabeth's 30th is tomorrow but we celebrated with a surprise party over the weekend. Her favorite dessert is brownies and ice cream so I decided to make her fav into the shape of a birthday cake—a brownie and ice cream layer cake.

Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites

These Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites are the JAM! If you know me at all, you know I have a serious sweet tooth. When I say serious I mean I CRAVE dessert after breakfast, something sweet as a mid morning snack, dessert after lunch, sweets at 2:00 and then of course dessert after dinner ... and then again late at night. I know ... I told you. Addiction.

12 Days of Christmas: Chocolate Eclairs

These chocolate eclairs are one of our family's absolute favorite desserts. My mom taught me how to make them (like a lot of the recipes on this blog) and I have to tell you, they take a little practice to make sure they come out perfect. The key? The more you make them, the more you get the hang of the correct consistency of the 3 different batters (dough for the choux pastry, the custard filling and the chocolate icing).