Cool Treats for Hot Days; Ice Cream

Ice cream is the perfect companion to a hot summer day, and with so many flavors and varieties to choose from, the recipe box is full.  We have taken on a grand, and delicious, task of trying each and every one of them through the end of September. Masala Espresso Coffee Ice Cream by Season with Spice. Espresso ice cream has always been a favorite in … Continue reading Cool Treats for Hot Days; Ice Cream

Relax and Indulge in Chocolate

Tax day / week can really take a toll on a body and when it comes to stress, I know that my ultimate relief is chocolate.  The need to create something decadent and delicious  is only outdone by the complete indulgence in it’s decadence.  Here are a few of my favs. Double Feature Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting by Food Network This first recipe … Continue reading Relax and Indulge in Chocolate

Irish Whiskey, Brandy, Chocolate and Cheesecake

When it comes to the ultimate dessert, cheesecake is in my top three.  There are so many decadent, delicious varieties and flavors.  The most perfect element about cheesecake is that you can whip up a very basic, simple creation and smother it with any topping to meet the theme of your soiree, gathering or dinner party. For this post, I chose a few that are … Continue reading Irish Whiskey, Brandy, Chocolate and Cheesecake

The sweet flavors and aromas of fall: Delicious apple butter

Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cooked apple aromas waft through the neighborhood on the afternoons that apple butter is being prepared and put up.  These autumnal flavors are just one of the gifts Mother Nature gives us this time of year and with all of the choices at my fingertips to whip up for the dessert table, it’s always difficult to choose just one. Apple … Continue reading The sweet flavors and aromas of fall: Delicious apple butter