Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce. from

Vanilla Bean and Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce, Lemon Snowball Cookies and a Raspberry Lemon Martini I really enjoyed this dessert. All of the components were very easy to make and all together they were delicious! I loved the colors of the desserts together and I was so stoked to see all the little […]

Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake

Three layers of deliciousness. Devil's Food Cake and Ricotta Cheesecake with Vanilla Bean buttercream. from

Devil’s Food Cake with Ricotta Cheesecake and Vanilla Bean Buttercream This was a totally decadent dessert! A three layer cake with a layer of Cheesecake in the middle, has got to be one of the most calorie dense desserts that I’ve made so far here. If Cheesecake Factory doesn’t already have something like this, they […]

Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Bean Buttercream. Two whole vanilla beans scraped clean. from

Chocolate Cake with Cheesecake Center – Day two – Vanilla Bean Buttercream I am getting good at making traditional buttercream frosting with whole eggs. I find this style of frosting to be so much better than the frosting made with just butter, milk and powdered sugar. For starters, there is less sugar involved. I made […]

Seven Minute Frosting

Seven Minute Frosting - Better than seven minutes in heaven! from

Marshmallow Roulade – Day Two – Seven Minute Frosting I have a love/hate relationship with seven minute frosting. I LOVE to eat it, and I hate to make it… You see, previously when I’ve made it, the frosting turned out gritty because the sugar didn’t completely dissolve while I was making it. It turns out […]

Birthday Cake

Six Layer Birthday Cake decorated with Strawberry Whoppers and Pocky Sticks! from

It’s my birthday! Yep! It’s October 31. I’m a little Spook. A Pumpkin. A Witch. All these nicknames that I got from my mother because I was born on Halloween. Do you have a nickname? Do you love it or hate it?  There have been a few nicknames over the years that I was not […]

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Creamy Vanilla Base with Sweet Ripe Peaches from

Peaches and Cream My local Peaches are so good! They are sweet and juicy and we love them. Well, we kinda have a love/hate relationship with them. You see, we just can’t get past the fuzzy outside. We don’t eat them “raw”, I’ve been baking away with them in some desserts. (I’ve got a few […]

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream, simple and delicious - from

Day one – Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream This week, I’m playing with one of my favorite treats – chocolate covered fruit. I think that chocolate covered bananas and strawberries are perfectly simple and amazing. I am making all of the recipes from the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Desserts Book.