Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

Tomorrow, July 16th, is National Ice Cream Day!!   For the past 2 weeks I’ve been posting my favorite ice cream recipes but this happens to be one of my all time favorite ice cream flavors. This too takes no time at all and I feel its a mix between ice cream AND yogurt. It’s…

Houston Hotspots: Lolli and Pops

Tucked away inside Memorial City Mall in Houston, is a candy haven for sweet tooth addicts like myself.  Lolli and Pops is a gift shop for anyone who loves anything sweet.  Lolli and Pops has various locations across the U.S. in major cities like Chicago, IL,  Atlanta, GA, Sacramento, CA and Houston, TX, just to name a…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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….

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…

Sweet Paris: Crêperie & Cafe

Tucked away in the trendy, Rice Village area not too far from Rice University, is a special place of pastry heaven by the name of Sweet Paris.  It’s been years since I have had the chance to taste a delectable Crêpe since when I used to frequent Creperie NYC located in New York City’s West Village.  They…

The Waffle Bus

I have been hearing quite a few rumblings about the infamous Waffle Bus and their fried chicken and waffles.  I just had lunch earlier so I wasn’t in the mood to try their fried chicken and waffles but did opt for dessert, so I wanted to try the ‘Strawberry Irish Cream Creme Brûlée’ waffle.  After I…