White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Have you ever found yourself staring at the dessert menu in a restaurant, unable to decide on just one item?  It’s a true crisis at times, especially when you want to order everything you see, but clearly your waistline doesn’t agree.  Your best option is to go out to eat with several people who have a weak spot for … Continue reading

Boston Creme Mini Tarts

Boston Creme Mini Tarts

Have you ever been sucked into the bakery section of a grocery store?  When you go into a good one, it’s like being stuck in a black hole of desserts that you don’t want to escape from without at least a souvenir from your traumatic experience.  The mini tarts are included in some of these stores, … Continue reading

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

The day I made these cookies was also the day I realized it was time to start enforcing a little privacy from my 4 year old.  Remember the days of taking an uninterrupted shower for longer than five minutes?  I found myself locking the door after my daughter became curious with questions.  Now I’ve become a skilled … Continue reading

Lemon Strawberry Moscato Punch

Lemon Strawberry Moscato Punch

Would you consider yourself more of a rule-breaker or follower?  If there’s a logical reason behind a rule, I’ll follow it.  However, if the reason behind the rule is, “Because I said so,” you might as well light a fire under my rump and put a flashing neon sign out that says, “Break me!” So when I … Continue reading

Oreo Delight

Oreo Delight

The original recipe for this particular dessert is my Oreo Trifle that I put together a long time ago.  Since then, it’s been a huge hit…but I also wanted to create an easier recipe using the same ingredients as the trifle, only it’s more like a pie.  So, you could say this is the sister … Continue reading

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Although I finished culinary school last August and went out with a bang as this dish for my final exam, I still can’t seem to get enough of this recipe.  It’s delicious.  I made it a few times at home before the big exam, and enjoyed every taste test of it.  The first time I … Continue reading

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

In all honesty, I’m a little picky when it comes to citrus flavors.  I like lemons, but there are certain lemon desserts and other dishes that I keep at arm’s length… but lemon poppyseed is a combination that I usually give a bear hug.  I catch myself lingering in the bakery at the store when I … Continue reading

Gingerbread Trifle

Gingerbread Trifle

Tis the season for trifles…and gingerbread!  What better way to celebrate the holidays by combining these two gems together?  Exactly my thoughts as well.  After making the upside down apple gingerbread cake, I decided to utilize it in a trifle recipe.  My husband and I were just discussing last night how neither one of us … Continue reading

Crock Pot Chocolate Candy

Crock Pot Chocolate Candy

With the holidays quickly approaching, this is actually a recipe that I’ve seen floating around in several different places.  And naturally, since it’s floating around in several different places, there are several different recipes for it.  I’ve seen different types of chocolate, different nuts, added coconut, all kinds of stuff.  Well, I kept this batch … Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This has to be one of my favorite chicken dishes of all time.  The first time I had it was on a dinner cruise in elementary school, and although the chicken cordon bleu I had then was one of the little frozen ones you can buy at the grocery store, I couldn’t get enough of it.  Several … Continue reading

Chocolate Truffle Mini Tarts

Chocolate Truffle Mini Tarts

I love mini tarts…they’re just so cute.  They’re finger sized foods, similar to cookies, but they’re pretty, cute, and delicious.  Did I mention they’re cute?  I’ve had several types of mini tarts over the years, and decided to make some super chocolatey tarts at home.  Just for the heck of it, because that’s just what … Continue reading

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is such an easy meal, in so many ways.  It’s very popular, it’s easy to heat up some sauce and to boil some noodles, and of course throwing some garlic bread in the oven.  I honestly don’t remember ever hearing someone say “Eww!” when they heard they were having spaghetti for dinner.  Shoot, the … Continue reading

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Over the weekend, my parents were in town.  It was rounding about 11:30am, and my husband asked, “What are we going to do for lunch?”  I thought for a minute, then got up to go searching in the kitchen to see if we had anything I could throw together (that wasn’t a processed meal).  As … Continue reading

Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Cake

Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Cake

For Fall recipes, I’m constantly on the lookout for something different that looks delicious.  Although there are still a few more pumpkin recipes I’d like to try out, this was next on the to-do list…and couldn’t wait to give this particular recipe a shot.  I did some research on different recipes concerning gingerbread cakes, and … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

Ahhh, the Fall season is officially here.  And honestly, this isn’t the first pumpkin recipe that I’ve made in the past few weeks.  It seems like so many people get pumped up when the season gets here to make pumpkin flavored desserts (me included), so I’ve already made some Pumpkin Bars and Pumpkin Cookies.  Both batches … Continue reading