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…

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…

Kale Powder

First: Sorry I have been away so long I, along with my whole family, have been sick. So I haven’t been cooking and baking as much.  However I did want to share a healthy tip/trick with you all today. For anyone who knows me I have been trying to eat healthier, of course breaking bad…

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:…

Seared Scallops with Asparagus and Spinach Purée

As I am trying to eat more healthy and clean I love coming up with new, easy and delicious recipes! I wanted to cook some scallops because truth be told I have never cooked them before. And after this I probably never will again they were $20 a pound at my grocery store! Yep my exact…

DIY Project: Making Your Own Colored Sanding Sugar

This is probably one of the most undemanding and yet fun things to do! Making colored sanding sugar is great for that extra kick when decorating your baked goods such as cakes and cupcakes. Let’s get started shall we! HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED: sugar (I used pure cane) gel food coloring plastic heavy duty zip…

Homemade Herb Bread

I love making my own bread mainly because it tastes so much better than store-bought.  I like fresh bread to go with my soups and stews that I cook around this time of year.  I believe most people do not make their own bread because they assume its difficult and time consuming. I am here to show…

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Something simple yet elegant. Isn’t that how you typically describe an Oreo cookie?  Not quite, but today’s modern dessert tables and parties are filled with diverse and creative ways to take your typical Oreo cookie like this: And make them look like this: So many different ways you can decorate your cookies for your fixed event….

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) Jelly

Today’s post is Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) Jelly!  So earlier today I was just in my kitchen chilling as usual. When an idea for a test recipe came to mind…what if I made jello using pitaya (dragon fruit).  Pitayas can be used to make numerous things such as ice cream, smoothies, desserts, salads, etc.  I wanted a hassle…

Cake Bling: Isomalt ‘Diamonds & Gems’

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 cake with.  To be honest I had never heard of isomalt until I watched a particular program on the Food Network and the gentleman…