Valentine Mini Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day is approaching soon and usually over the years I’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day kinda like this… OR.. However this year I am in a much more festive mood, so I decided to get a head start on my holiday baking and bake some Valentine’s Day sugar cookies for my son and family. WHAT YOU NEED:…

Cranberry Almond Florentines

Guess what today is? It’s another day for a scrumptious and effortless recipe! This is a very quick and simple yet yummy treat. I want to call them trail mix cookies because you basically can add any nut, candy and dried fruit mixture to this recipe.  I just decided to use what was on hand…

Gelatin Jello Shooters

Hi everyone! Sorry for the time lapse in-between blog posts I have been very busy the past few weeks.  I wanted to share this little experiment I tried last night to make homemade Jello shooters but a more embellished version.  So I’m assuming everyone loves Jello or Jello shooters right? Hmm ok well I actually…

Lime Curd Tart with Italian Meringue

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers out there! Wanted to make something different and special for the occasion so I opted to make Lime Curd Tartlets (was supposed to be lemon but we ran out).  I had some leftover Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Tart Dough) so I decided to use the remainder of that dough for…

Katherine Sabbath: Cake Extraordinaire

If you haven’t heard the name Katherine Sabbath by now you definitely will by the end of the year.  A high school teacher by day turned part-time creator of visual stunning cakes at night! I stumbled across her Instagram Page a few months ago and was instantly a fan.  Katherine, who has described herself as an ‘Over-enthusiastic…

On Sundays We Bundt!

Just a lazy Sunday and we are putting up the tree.  I wanted to make something fairly easy so I adapted this original recipe from Bundt Queen herself Kiss My Bundt which this was originally a red velvet recipe but of course I forgot to add the red food coloring! Red velvet bundt 1 1/4 cups…

Homemade Apple Pie

I wish I had a recipe for this but I don’t.  Truth is this is the first time EVER I have made a pie from scratch. From the crust to the filling everything was homemade.  Actually no one cooked in my family this year, we opted for catering at our favorite restaurant.  My son has…

Batty Butterfinger Red Velvet Cupcakes

Halloween is around the corner, and every boy and ghoul has a sweet tooth right? I mean they eat sweets in the afterlife right?….Right?! Well anyway before I spook myself with the thought of never having a dessert ((shudders)) I decided to take a regular red velvet cupcake and throw a favorite Halloween treat, Butterfingers, into…

The Popcorn Bar

Mojito.  Cherry Limeade.  Coconut Curry.  Peanut Butter with Grape Jelly.  Dill Pickle.  Jalapeño Ranch.  Watermelon.  M&Ms.  These are just a few, out of an abundance, of flavors to choose from at The Popcorn Bar.  We happened to be in the area and I wanted to stop by.  I recently heard about The Popcorn Bar by…

Cacao & Cardamom

If you’re looking for the top luxury and gourmet chocolate shop in town than look no further that Cacao & Cardamom, located in the Galleria Area.  Inspired by ingredients and spices from around the world, Cacao & Cardamom brings a new twist on chocolate.  I got to visit the luxury chocolate shop for a ‘Chocolate…