Fiori di Sicilia Buttercream {orange vanilla butterceam}

It takes a very special frosting to ding my chimes. Being more of a pie person than a cake person, I just don’t get all excited over frosting. This frosting, though? Hubba. Hubba. Silky smooth, lightly orange and vanilla flavoured buttercream is un-flippin’-believable. I’m not going to lie to you… This is probably one of [Read On]

Guava and Cream Cheese Hand Pies

While attending BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, I attended a workshop taught by my gal, Meseidy of The Noshery, and Carla of The Cuban Brit. The workshop was on cooking traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban foods or putting spins on those cuisines. I walked away from the workshop very full indeed (SAMPLES!!), and [Read On]

Coconut Cream Lime Pops

It’s hot out; ninety degrees in the shade hot is what it is with about eighty percent relative humidity. My boys -who aren’t usually given to running around shirtless- haven’t had a shirt on in days. Well, the sixteen year old has, but that’s because it’s nearly impossible to throw eight hundred bales of hay [Read On]

Mojito Icee {High Octane AND Mocktail Versions}

“Sheesh, it’s hot.” That Warner Bros. line gets so much play around here this time of year. Instead of melting into a puddle like the Abominable Snowman, how about whipping up these Mojito Icees in either the adult-high octane form (with rum) or the Mocktail (alcohol-free) version? This recipe, another brainchild of my husband, The [Read On]

Rich Mocha Pudding Cups {Simple & From Scratch}

Simply stated, there is not one dessert on Earth I’d rather have on a regular basis than pudding; not even my beloved ice cream! I’ve loved pudding as long as I can remember, and I can’t think of a variety of pudding I dislike. All the puddings are well loved in my book, but mocha [Read On]

Toasted Marshmallow & Chocolate S’Mores Milkshake

I have a love/hate thing with S’mores. I love, love, LOVE the toasted marshmallow flavour, but I hate the sticky mess s’mores create. As someone who has had long hair for much of her life, I can promise you toasted marshmallow in your hair while camping in a tent in humid summer weather is no [Read On]

Build Your Own Milkshake Bar

Can you think of a better way to kick off summer than a Build Your Own Milkshake Bar? Make everyone smile for miles with this crowd-pleasing dessert idea. This is a guest post I wrote for Blendtec Blenders. This is NOT a sponsored post, but I did receive a Blendtec Blender for review.   We [Read On]

Toffee Brownie Crackle {Crispy, Crunchy Brownie Wafer Cookies}

There are a lot of foods I like. Duh, right? No seriously, work with me here. The list is extensive. In fact, I’d say I like more food than I don’t like… I don’t naturally have a sweet tooth. It’s pretty easy to go overboard on my sweetness quotient. I prefer foods  a little further [Read On]