Mixed Berry Cheesecake Bars*

There's nothing better than a good cookout for the 4th of July. Delicious food, cocktails, fun, and now... mixed berry cheesecake bars. I wanted to make a dessert for the 4th that was red, white, and blue (obviously) and when I saw the delicious berries at my grocery story I knew exactly what to make. These are super easy to make and you can make them the day before your party to save you some time. The first thing you want to do is make the crus...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies*

This recipe will definitely bring out your inner kid. Who doesn't love a good PB&J?! I know I do and this recipe is so delicious and easy that anyone can do it. Who said PB&J was only for kids? If you don't like raspberry jam you can use whatever flavor jam that you'd like. Ok, first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease an 11x8 inch pan. Or, if you want thicker blondes you can use an 8x8 inch pan. ...

Peppermint Chocolate Mousse*

What flavor do you think of when you think of the Holidays? For fall it's obviously pumpkin, and for Christmas... peppermint! I love peppermint and anything that has it in it... minus peppermint coffee. That stuff is nasty. Sorry in advance for anyone that likes peppermint coffee. Anyways, we all know that this time of the year can be chaotic with all the terrible people family comi...

Pumpkin Bread Pudding*

Oh, the holidays. What a magical time of year. The weather is getting cooler, annoying Christmas commercials are everywhere, and my butt is getting bigger from all the delicious treats that just seem to linger around my house taunting me. Well my friends, this dessert will get you even more in the holiday mood! If you have read any of my other posts, you will know how obsessed I am with pumpkin and anything that will go with pumpkin. This is a re...

Pyure Pumpkin Blondies*

When my good friends at Pyure Stevia asked me to come up with a good fall dessert I knew just what to make. These delicious blondies are packed with tons of delicious fall flavors with the pumpkin and cinnamon. You will never know that it is made with an all natural sweetener and not real sugar. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and Pyu...

Banana Pudding*

I love love love LOVEE banana pudding. I mean, come on... who doesn't? Now... imagine pudding with homemade pudding and whipped cream instead of jello instant pudding and cool whip. Mind. Blown. The first thing you want to do is make that decadent homemade pudding. In a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat add the milk, egg yolks, eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk together to combine and let it come up to a simmer. Let it simmer, stirr...

Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango*

Coconut and mango = match made in heaven. I love it so much. One of my favorite desserts is rice pudding and this is a really fun and flavorful spin on the traditional recipe. Instead of using all milk and cream you substitute some for coconut milk. The end result is absolutely delicious. It's creamy, decadent, and has that essence of coconut that is not too overwhelming. Then when you top it off with the fresh mango it's an explosion of flavor! ...

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie*

Have you ever been shopping in your grocery store and see that weird pink celery looking stuff and thought... "what am I supposed to do with this?!". Well my friends, this is what you do with it. Rhubarb and strawberry go together like peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, popcorn and butter, raspberries and chocolate, ok you get my drift... it's just delicious. Rhubarb is the perfect amount of tart that mixes so well with the perfect amount o...

Spring Granita*

Ahhh I can just see myself enjoying this delicious treat on a warm Florida day. A couple of weeks ago I went over to my grandmother's house for dinner. She is quite the cook let me tell you! She made a delicious meal then served us this. It was SO good I had to get the recipe. Come to find out it is my great-grandmother's recipe. How cool is that? It is extremely easy to make and you can store it away and do like I do and pop you...

Panettone Bread Pudding with Rum Hard Sauce*

Let's be honest... who doesn't get an Italian panettone for Christmas from someone and then have no clue what to do with it so you just let it sit in your pantry until February. I'm definitely guilty. Well... take that panettone out of the dark side of your pantry because I have a recipe that will knock your holiday socks off! It's very easy to prepare and you won't even believe you were going to let that beautiful panettone go t...