To make this…

Can't go wrong with a Chocolate and Whiskey. And throw in cake for a great night! from #DietersDownfall
Macadamia Nut Shortbread crust with a Passion Fruit Cheesecake. from #DietersDownfall
A Mermaid inspired cake for a special birthday party. from #DietersDownfall.com

Start with this {day one}…

Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Shortbread dipped in Chocolate. from #DietersDownfall
An easy tutorial on how to crumb coat a cake. from #DietersDownfall.com
Apricots right off the grill and ready for toppings. from #dietersdownfall.com

then make that {day two}…

Lilikoi Curd (also known as Passion Fruit) - a sweet Hawaiian treat! from #DietersDownfall.com
How to make delicious Jello Fondant. from #DietersDownfall.com
Perfectly Fresh Apricots, grilled and added to ice cream. from #DietersDownfall.com

Triple Whiskey Cake

Can't go wrong with a Chocolate and Whiskey. And throw in cake for a great night! from #DietersDownfall

Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Whiskey infused Dulce de Leche and Whiskey Ganache I’ve finished off the amazing Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Whiskey Ganache and chocolate decorations. It was a wonderful topping to this cake. I could have left it with just the cake and frosting, most people would, but I’ve got to take everything to the […]

Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Superbly Simple. Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Buttercream. The perfect gentleman's dessert. from #DietersDownfall

Chocolate Whiskey Cake – Day Two – Chocolate Whiskey Cake and Dulce de Leche Buttercream I was in Asheville, NC last week having a great time with 150 bloggers! It was a wonderful time of sharing ideas, learning new things, and eating new food. The Food Blog Forum was hosted by Foodtoipa, the Asheville tourism board, and […]

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Learn how easy it is to make your own Dulce de Leche at home. from #DietersDownfall.com

Chocolate Whiskey Cake – Day One – Homemade Dulce le Leche Last week I was fortunate to experience Food Blog Forum in Ashville, North Carolina. While there, I got to experience some amazing chocolate from a little place called “French Broad Chocolate“. My husband has been on me to make a Chocolate Whiskey Cake, so […]

Peach Prosecco Cocktail

Sweetened Peach Juice and a Maraschino cherry topped off with Prosecco. from #DietersDownfall.com

Fresh Peach Prosecco Cocktail When I got done making my amazingly perfect Peach Pie, I had some yummy peach juice left over. I didn’t want to throw it away, so I figured I’d make a fun Bellini or Martini with it. While looking around on the internet, I noticed that there were many different ways […]

Perfect Peach Pie

A fresh Peach Pie right out of the oven. from #DietersDownfall.com

Perfect Peach Pie Have you been enjoying peach season? I have been, however, peaches aren’t my favorite fruit. I love them in baked goods, but can’t stand the fuzzy outside skin. It just gives me the heebie-jeebies. No, sir, I’ll take my peaches in something baked! Like this scrumptious pie! It’s so easy to make. […]

Lilikoi Curd

Lilikoi Curd (also known as Passion Fruit) - a sweet Hawaiian treat! from #DietersDownfall.com

Lilikoi Cheesecake – Day Two – Lilikoi Curd Today, I’m going to give you a little background on Lilikoi – or as you may know it, Passion Fruit. I remember eating it as  a kid. I would scoop the center out and then spit the seeds out. It’s a very common fruit in Hawaii, but […]

Lilikoi Cheesecake

Macadamia Nut Shortbread crust with a Passion Fruit Cheesecake. from #DietersDownfall

Lilikoi Cheesecake I’m doing things a little backwards this week. I’ve kinda got the FINAL recipe today, to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. The lilikoi curd will be here next. Currently, I am on vacation in Hawaii on the Big Island and I have fallen back in love with Lilikoi (Passion Fruit).  I want to make […]

Macadamia Shortbread Cookies

Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Shortbread dipped in Chocolate. from #DietersDownfall

Lilikoi Cheesecake – Day One – Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies While on vacation in Hawaii, I did some baking for my family. I decided to make some Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies, Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Curd, and a Cheesecake for everyone. Let me just tell you how amazing this was! The Shortbread Cookies were inspired from […]

Mermaid Birthday Cake

A Mermaid inspired cake for a special birthday party. from #DietersDownfall.com

Decorating a Mermaid Inspired Cake My daughter and I are on vacation in Hawaii. I don’t know why I didn’t get this post done ahead of time… well, that’s not the truth. The truth is I was too lazy to get this done before I left and talked myself into thinking that I could do […]

Jello Fondant

How to make delicious Jello Fondant. from #DietersDownfall.com

Mermaid Inspired Cake – Day Two – Jello Fondant There are two very special little girls that celebrated a mermaid pool party last week. Their mom asked me to make an intricate fondant mermaid and there was no way that I could do that. No. Way! I talked her out of an elaborately decorated cake that I […]