Chocolate Lava Cakes

When I think of a romantic dinner and what dessert would top things off perfectly, I think of Lava Cakes.  They’re rich and creamy and decadent and …well, I could keep going.  All of this adds up to they are the perfect finish to a romantic meal. I have not made these before, just experienced…

Melted Chocolate Cake Decorations

It’s the first year that the kid wanted me to make the birthday cake instead of buying it from Target or somewhere like that and I dove right in!  Her biggest request is that she wanted some sort of awesome dance party kind of cake.  The big theme was blue, as you probably can see….

Ginger Cookies

This recipe was a gift from my mom.  We went to visit over the holidays two years ago and these cookies were hard to resist.  They are soft and sweet, and the combination of ginger and molasses does something that makes them just unique enough that they will become a favorite in your home as…

Strawberry Triffle

I’m going to start out with saying that there are about a thousand different ways that you can make a trifle – and would bet that about 90% of them are delicious!!!  This one absolutely falls in that 90%. No one component in this is hard to make or difficult to put together – so…

Sweet Baked Pineapple

Ever looking for a simple dessert or a topper for a creamy cheese…look no further…this is it!  There is not too much to say about this tasty treat, besides it’s simple to prepare and you’re kids will like this sweet treat.  The most difficult thing about this recipe is cutting up the pineapple…unless you buy…

Simple Pear Tart

The one picture of this dessert that I have so doesn’t give it justice.  I took the picture before baking and the result of this endeavor was that wonderful feeling that comes sometimes from creating a food that looks like you have more skill than you really do.  I felt like an artisan baker and…

Almond Chocolate Meringues

I know that it is still a few weeks away…but I am ready for spring.  And when I think spring, I think light, soft, pastel and fluffy.  These meringues satisfy all of those ideals of the season.  Oh, and I threw in some chocolate, too…just for good measure. So, at one point, I will admit…

Lemon Bars

There was something in the air on Sunday…you know what it was?  That’s right …it was snow!   I am torn on the subject right now.  I love snow because it makes everything seem soft and beautiful all wrapped up in a white blanket, but sometimes after Christmas is over, it’s more like, ‘Stop snowing!  I…

Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some times I get lost in a sea of postings and recipes and ideas for cooking online.  It can be over whelming between the ‘this looks good,’ or ‘I like the idea of this recipe,’ or sometimes ‘this looks really cool, but I’m not sure I want to eat that.’  Then there are times when…

Holiday Challenge – Week 2 – Mini Chocolate Pies

For the longest time I able to avoid Pinterest.  Partially because I didn’t totally understand it right away and partially because I wasn’t sure that I wanted to have access to one more thing that would consume some more of my time.  Well, about eight months ago I gave in, and I have to say,…