Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Bean Frosting with Blackberry Ganache

Layers of decadence! I wanted to try a different chocolate cake that was dark & delicious. The blackberry ganache is so darn good --- just grab a spoon and forget the cake kind of good 😉 Vanilla bean frosting is delicious plus I love the little specks.  If you haven't tried it, you're missing out.… Continue reading Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Bean Frosting with Blackberry Ganache

Baked, Dessert, My Style

Cream Cheese Brownies

Chocolately fudgy brownies! Brownies with a creamy cheesecake layer are absolutely decadent. Incredibly simple to make & dangerously good 😉 Who loves chocolate 🙋‍♀️ I wanted to share an easy chocolate recipe and Valentine's decor' idea (photo below). Rose petals are edible, too. I chose a 9x9 pan for thicker scrumptious slices. Whether you like thick… Continue reading Cream Cheese Brownies

Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake

Coffee anyone? Similar to banana bread but kicked up a notch --- bananas, caramel & rum yumminess : ) It's perfect for breakfast or dessert! One reason I love baking, the sweet aromas that fill my home. I say that often but it's true 🤗Bananas are full of potassium & fiber plus the upside down… Continue reading Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake

Baked, Dessert, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Pistachio and Honey Crème Brulee

Cracking into this French dessert! Sweet custard, caramelized sugar ...I love, love, love creme brulee : ) It's a dessert I look for while dining out. My first time making creme brûlée --- I was scared I would ruin a wonderfully delicious dessert. The process is fairly simple, followed the instructions and it tastes great.… Continue reading Pistachio and Honey Crème Brulee

Baked, Dessert, Holidays, My Style, Recipes

Christmas Lights Cookie

Christmas Lights Cookie! My inspiration for these cookies came from a Disney snow globe. My son loved Disney characters as a child --- this Mickey & Pluto snow globe has been a part of our holidays since he was a little boy (sheesh, I'm old 🤫😩).  Notice the decoration on the bottom of the snow… Continue reading Christmas Lights Cookie

Baked, Dessert, Happiness is homemade

Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons... dipped in chocolate rum! That's right : ) I LOVE coconut. I know a few people that aren't coconut fans due to the texture. These cuties are so easy to make --- great on their own or dipped in chocolate deliciousness!  Lightly golden brown on the outside and chewy inside. I scattered the coconut… Continue reading Coconut Macaroons

Baked, Dessert, Happiness is homemade, Holidays

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking the season bright! Warm, delicious, chewy with slightly melted morsels 😋 There are a variety of amazing flavored cookies but making the classic chocolate chip holds a special place in my heart --- baking memories with my Mom, Grandmom & my son!  My go to recipe for National Cookie Day (today) and holidays : )… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies