Crêpes Suzette

Crêpes Suzette is a delicate, buttery, orange-flavored dessert that makes any occasion special. Since I like to do this dessert while entertaining, it was important to find a way to streamline the process. You can make this as simple or intricate as you would like. For instance, you can choose to make your own crepes…

Grand Marnier Butter

Warm breakfast breads are already delicious, but they can be made a special occasion with this Grand Marnier Butter. Using the signature liquor, the butter takes on the flavors of bitter orange, balanced by cognac notes of hazelnuts and toffee. Adding a little sugar cuts the edge of the bitter, and the fresh orange juice…

White Chocolate Truffle Snowmen

How can you not smile when you see these festive, and delicious!, winter treats? The snowmen can be made in advance, which make them an ideal dessert during the busy holiday season. I have found that for every twelve cookies, I can make around twelve truffles. So adjust your ingredient totals to how many truffles…

Nutbutter Oat Bites

For those on the go, (or for those of us that just had a baby!) these are the best snacks to have in the freezer. Loaded with protein and so much satisfying flavor, these bites are sure to curb that hunger and provide you with a boost of energy. The chocolate and dried fruit also…

Christmas Chocolate Toffee Crackle

I may be referring to this recipe as crackle but in our family, it is simply known as crack. Sweet and salty, this absolutely delicious treat is a must at our family Christmas gatherings. In addition to being super tasty, it’s also super easy to make and can be done in advance. My favorite topping…

Rudolph Oreo Chocolate Truffles

Since we are now a proud aunt & uncle of the cutest nieces & nephew, we cannot show up to a Christmas celebration with a lame, adult dessert. Not only does it need to taste delicious, it has to be fun! The classic Oreo truffle dressed-up as Rudolph is the perfect solution. Packed with gooey,…

Caramel Carrot Cake Trifle

Keeping in the #TruHolidaySpirit with TruWhip, I whipped up an absolutely delicious carrot cake trifle. Inspired by an AllRecipes I came across, this recipe is a fun play on a traditional carrot cake. Instead of having to save the best bite with all the cream cheese frosting, every bite in this trifle has a creamy…

Harvest Ice Cream Butter Pound Cake

My husband grew up making this easy, make-ahead dessert, and he asked that I bring it back into rotation. Shortly after his request, I was contacted by TruWhip to create a holiday recipe using their delicious product. So exciting! Already being a fan of TruWhip, I knew I had to recreate my husband’s childhood dessert…

Harvest Blueberry Butter Crisp

Fresh blueberries with the undertone of lemon, the crispy, buttery topping… there’s not much not to like in this dessert. I’m not sure my husband even looked up when I served this the other night. The crisp is refreshing, satisfying and not over-filling. While this dish is tasty all year long, using in-season blueberries makes…

S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwich

When you think of nostalgic summer desserts, what do you think of? For me, I think of s’mores and ice cream. Sticky fingers by the fireside, melting drips on your shoes, and of course lots of laughs with family & friends. Being that we’re in Florida, summer nights rarely call for lighting the fire pit….

Coconut Macaroon Sherbet Cake

Sometimes oldies really are goodies. It’s not always the case – we found a 1946 church cookbook that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. The only “green” salad in the entire cookbook consisted of iceberg lettuce with layers of Miracle Whip, which had been blended with sugar, and then sprinkled with even more sugar on top…

The Michigan Hummer

Some drinks just take you back in time to a special place. For me, a blend of ice cream, rum & Kahlúa transports me to our family cottage in northern Michigan. ‘The Hummer’, as dubbed by it’s original creator in downstate MI, is the signature cocktail at our favorite restaurant, The Grey Gables. I recall…