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…

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Truffle

This particular dessert creation was sparked by a challenge from my husband. We had baked chocolate chip cookies, but we were not eating them quickly enough. With ten hard chocolate chip cookies, he asked if I could make them into something that would improve on their current state. I accepted the challenge, and wow do…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Rolls

Yup, I sure did. I managed to make dessert breakfast. And wow is it tasty. While autumn has not quite set-in down here sunny Florida (82 degrees is cool, right?), my tastebuds and clothing attire are begging to differ. I woke up with a craving for pumpkin pie. After going through my kitchen, I had…

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

As a tribute to our summer family trip to Sea Island, Georgia, I thought this week’s post should honor the Georgia Peach. This juicy fruit encapsulates the sweet joys and flavors of summer. While a peach pie is always a hit, sometimes it’s fun to change up the summer desserts to something unexpected yet with…

No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Oat Bars

When your friends invite you to their summer home on the Cape, you cannot show up empty-handed. Of course you should bring some summer rosé, but a homemade dessert really says ‘thank you’. These no-bake bars are the perfect summer dessert with their saltiness from the almond butter, the sweetness of the chocolate, and of…

Scott’s Triple Chocolate Cake

Scott doesn’t cook. At least the Scott I know. He eats hummus and tortilla chips for dinner when left to his own devices. But like all things in his life, when he is determined to do something, he does it to perfection. And it turns out that while he hasn’t been known to do much…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a stack…

Michigan Summer Sundae

One of my favorite places in the whole world is located in northern Michigan.  Having grown up there every summer, it is my happy spot. Memories of being surrounded by family & friends as we walked to the beach or the tennis courts often flood my head when I hear “summer” or “up north”. Afternoons would be…

Caramel Vanilla “Fried” Ice Cream

Today’s recipe comes from my fabulous friend, Ashley. She, like this dessert, is liked by all, unforgettable, gorgeous, and fun! Ashley made this amazing little treat while hosting a Gossip Girl dinner at her home. Of course vanilla and caramel are already a star-duo, but the combination of the creamy ice cream and crunchy Frosted Flakes…