Mini Nutter Butter Cheesecakes

I’m about to tell you how to make the most delicious mini cheesecakes with a package of Nutter Butter Cookies and a few pantry ingredients you probably have on hand right now.  Isn’t that exciting?  In about 30 minutes from this very second you could be eating peanut butter cheesecake that you made yourself, from scratch. Continue Reading…

Nutella Frozen Hot Chocolate

Back in 2001 when Chad and I saw the movie Serendipity, I wished for two things-to see New York City at Christmastime and to have a frozen hot chocolate from the Serendipity III  restaurant there.  I have now seen the Big Apple aglow with holiday lights, but in all my trips to the City I’ve Continue Reading…

A Dessert Journey

I’ve committed a grave sin.  I know this surprises none of you…you know, the fact that I sinned and all.  You’re like, “What else is new?” But, alas, I had to confess.  I have not posted a blog for 13 days.  That is the longest stretch I’ve ever gone without posting and I am here to Continue Reading…

Lemon and Ginger Trifles

I have always loved ginger snaps cookies since I was a little girl.  The heat of the ginger off-set by a delightfully sweet, crunchy cookie is to me, an irresistible fusion.  The love of a heat and sweet menagerie, was probably in hindsight, an indication that I might be inclined toward a love of cooking Continue Reading…

Cheesecake Lemon Drops

All of my chocolate-loving girlfriends have one thing in common, when they are tired of chocolate desserts, they reach for lemon flavored confections instead.  Lemon is bright, refreshing, and just the thing to chase away the winter blues. My cheesecake lemon drops made with Athens Mini Fillo Shells, are not only the perfect treat to Continue Reading…

Fisher Nuts, Hummingbirds, and Alex

Who would have thought a little circular dessert could change my life?  I certainly didn’t expect that a little pastry concocted in my tiny kitchen would turn out to be the most memorable thing I’ve ever made, but it did. My Hummingbird Cake Doughnuts recipe was the winner of the Fisher Nuts My Fresh Twist Recipe Contest for Continue Reading…

Jalapeno Orange Cranberry Sauce

Continuing on with my line up of not-so-traditional holiday sides, I thought I’d bring you a pretty little bowl that just bursts with color and flavor. The great thing about side dishes like this, is that they’re not so off the beaten path that no one recognizes them, they are just amped up a little.  Continue Reading…

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

I don’t often post recipes that are not entirely my own on this blog, but I had to post this pancake recipe adapted by my friend Joy and I, from Bob’s Red Mill.  The pictures turned out so beautiful that even a person not particularly fond of pancakes, like yours truly, could not resist trying Continue Reading…

Panna Cotta with Papaya Coulis

I really had myself convinced that I was the only one in my circle with enough of a passion for food and perfectionism to spend an entire morning on a dish only to spend an entire afternoon taking pictures of it.  Well, I was wrong. My friend Joy might be more of a perfectionist than Continue Reading…

Marvelous Melon!

Is there anything that says “summertime” more than watermelon juice dripping down your chin?  I think not!  Melon is one of those perfect foods woven of God’s loom.   It’s juicy perfection on it’s own, so I rarely doctor it up-other than to add a sprinkle of table salt.  I know-weird.  Try it sometime though, Continue Reading…