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…

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…

Coconut Rum Bananas

I was hosting a Gossip Girl dinner with a group friends, and I had two options for dessert. One dessert was super healthy, and then there was this one. Not that it’s horrible… I mean, there is still fruit in it! But upon polling my guests, we decided to go for the bananas caramelized in…