Summer Dessert

Chocolate Wafer Mini Icebox Cakes

As we all know, it’s the summertime. From boating to going to the beach, from hosting barbeque parties to roasting marshmallows on the bonfire, from relaxing on a hammock to playing sports with family and friends … there’s nothing quite like the sunny, warm days of summer. Every day, I see kids playing on the…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

This past Monday will always stick out in my mind as one of the best days of my life. That day will always remind me of just how amazing life can truly be. The moment will always be one of the best highlights of my life. What happened? We heard the most amazing sound ever….

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello. Remember me? I sure hope so. Has it really been since the end of June that we last spoke? As in, a few days shy of two months ago? That’s enough to make me feel sick. Where did the time go? First of all, let me offer my sincere apologies. I’ve missed you. I’ve…

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Chocolate, Milano and Raspberry Parfaits

This raspberry kick of mine is out of control. Not only did I eat an entire container full of them in one sitting, I had to run up to the store that day and buy more. With an abundance of plump raspberries on hand, I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to use…

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Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Ever since I can remember, my favorite fruit has been the beautiful strawberry. I love fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshakes…the list goes on and on. Whenever we went out to breakfast as a family, more often than not I would order a Belgian waffle…and did I eat it with…

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Tips for Making a Tart Crust

Serving a fruit tart is an elegant way to present a dessert that family and friends will love. A fruit tart is a gorgeous pastry crust, browned to perfection and filled with a rich pastry cream. The cream is topped with seasonal fruit and glazed to give it an extra sparkle and shine. Whether a…

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Nutella, Banana and Coconut Puff Pastry Cups

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m obsessed with puff pastry. Up until about a month ago I was absolutely terrified to work with it. Now, there is no stopping me. Whenever I need to throw together a quick appetizer, the first thing that pops into my mind is puff pastry. The same goes for…

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