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...

Pyure Blueberry Crumble Bars*

I made this recipe to honor National Diabetes Month. My friends at Pyure Brands asked me to come up with a recipe that would be perfect to use with the Stevia Sweetener and this is what I came up with! It's so easy to make, sugar free, and delicious! The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In one bowl mix together the Pyure Brand Stevia Sweetener, baking powder, salt, and flour. To the dry ingredients add the butter an...

Peach and Blueberry Galette*

One of my favorite things about Summer would have to be all the delicious peaches that are in season. I'm not joking when I say I might eat a peach a day during Summer. I love cooking and baking with peaches and this recipe is so easy and delicious. This dough can be very versatile and you can really put whatever you want in the middle whether it's sweet or savory. The first thing you want to do is mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. ...

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake*

My favorite thing in the world: chocolate. I'm the biggest chocoholic ever. Lucky for me, so is my family. We're strong believers that you really can't trust people that don't like chocolate. There just has to be something wrong with them! My daddy's birthday was this week. I asked him what he wanted for him birthday.. you know... like cologne, a tie, maybe a shirt. No, not in this family! He wanted a chocolate cake and that's it...

Lemon Meringue Pie*

I feel like I say this a lot... but lemon meringue pie really is one of my favorite things in the entire world. I love the tartness of the lemon curd and the sweetness of the meringue. It's the perfect dessert for Spring or Summer and so much easier than you thought. First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 400*F. In your own pie dish roll out your pie dough to fit your dish. Crimp the edge to make it look fancy (and ho...

Fresh Fruit Pavlova*

I'm obsessed with pavlova. If you've never tried if you really need to!! You have a delicious soft crust with a chewy marshmallow center from the meringue and a sweet soft topping from the whipped cream and the freshness of all the berries. It's such a light dessert... yet, so unbelievably satisfying. The first thing you want to do is make your meringue. You need to preheat your oven to 250*F. In a bowl with an electric mixer whisk together the e...

Apple Crisp*

Ok, I wish I could take the credit for this delicious recipe but I can't. It's actually my best friend mom's recipe! She is an amazing baker so when she told me she had a great recipe for me... I jumped on it. Well... she was right. This recipe is unreal. SO good and so easy. First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 375*F. Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and apples until all the apples are coated evenly. Put the apples into a b...

Homemade Caramel Apples*

First things first, wash and dry your apples of choice and put the wooden popsicle sticks in them! Thats the easy part... just kidding! Don't be afraid of making homemade caramel!!! I promise it is not as hard as it looks. I'm not going to lie... you might burn the first batch. But hey, sugar is cheap so it's not a big deal!! What you want to do is put your sugar in a medium sized pot over medium heat and stir constantly until the sugar is all di...

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust*

This recipe is amazing you won't even believe it! Who needs a boring pumpkin pie when you can make this just as easily? The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 325*F. For your easy and delicious crust the first thing you want to do is grind up your gingersnap cookies. I find that when I do it 4 cups of ground gingersnaps came from a 1 pound bag. To the ground gingersnap cookies add 1 stick of melted butter. With a ...

Cheesecake with strawberry topping*

Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon sugar 1 stick butter, melted Cheesecake: 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese room temperature ( 3- 8oz packages) 1 pint (16 oz) sour cream 1 cup sugar zest of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 large eggs Strawberry topping: 1 pint strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons sugar juice…