Lychee Panna Cotta

Panna = Cream Cotta = Cooked COOKED CREAM! Got it? You learn something new everyday! Shopping at my favorite specialty grocery store I came across batches of lychees.  I was intrigued because I have never tried a lychee before so I grabbed a bunch since they were about $1.50 a pound. The texture, once you…

Fried Buttermilk Pancake Sticks

Who doesn’t love a fresh batch of buttermilk pancakes to greet them in the morning? I wanted to make some pancakes but for some reason I thought of frying them (hey why not).  The week before I had wanted to make churros and read that you can basically make them with a pancake recipe.  So I decided…

Isomalt Jewels

For all you bakers and pastry chefs out there I am sure you have visited your local cake supply store and have come across Isomalt sticks or edible jewels to decorate your baked goods with.  To be honest I had never heard of isomalt until I watched a particular program on the Food Network and the gentleman…

Caramel Bowls

If you have 5 minutes and some caramel lying around then you can make these easy caramel bowls!   So who has 5 minutes to spare? Great! Just follow the simple steps below and you too can serve these easy to make unique treats! First Step: Make your own caramel sauce.  Simple recipe HERE Second Step: Take a…

Flashback Fridays: Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Bread

Chocolate Banana Marshmallow Bread with Marshmallow Glaze. Yep you read that right! Actually this was just something I did out of boredom to test but it came out really yummy! It’s just a basic recipe for banana bread with marshmallows and added unsweetened cocoa with the flour mixture. For the glaze I just added a…

Fruit Skewers

Today’s blog post is something really cool I did and I think all the parents and/or people who interact with kids out there will enjoy this as well.  Not sure if many of you know I am the mother to a busy little boy named, J’den, who turns 3 years old in May.  I am constantly…

Blackberry Jam

  Do you know what today is? Yep. Flashback Friday to be exact!  This post is from about a year ago and wanted to repost. The blackberries in this recipe can be substituted with any fruit or vegetable. All you need are (2 cups) blackberries, (1 cup) white sugar, (2 teaspoons) cornstarch, and (1-2 tablespoon) ground…

Bee Pollen Granitas

Ahhh summer is around the corner and it’s getting hot outside. Well I live in Texas so I should say it’s getting HOTTER.     So today I decided to make a sweet treat for myself and my family. GRANITAS! Bee Pollen Granitas to be exact. What is granita you ask? It’s basically flavored shaved…

Rosemary Glazed Porkchops

This one is for my meat lovers out there who love a good juicy pork chop! I personally don’t eat pork but I have a family of carnivores, plus as a home cook I want to learn to cook EVERYTHING! This is a great dinner recipe if you don’t like to spend a lot of…

Chocolate Pasta

An oldie but a goodie! Something I did last year and wanted to repost for my new followers (Hiiii new followers and lurkers) See below how I made this yummy dessert!   No, your eyes are not deceiving you, there is such a thing as CHOCOLATE PASTA! I had a dessert concept in my head about making…