Lemon Pastry Cream

Lemon Pastry Cream

Lemon Pastry Cream – A delicate lemon flavor perfumes this rich cream. It’s the perfect citrus complement to the white chocolate glazed ├ęclairs in the picture above (recipe coming next week). My mom inspired this recipe. Last Mother’s Day she requested “something lemon.”  I usually go straight for chocolate when I bake, so this was an opportunity to […]

S’more Cookies

S'more Cookies

S’more Chocolate Chip Cookies – These may just be the best cookies ever. You mix real graham cracker crumbs in with the flour to get that classic s’more taste. Milk chocolate chips dot the chewy base and oven toasted marshmallows give you gooey fire-side goodness without the fire. Mmm…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. We start […]

Strawberry Daiquiri Bites

Strawberry Daiquiri Bites

Strawberry Daiquiri Bites – Strawberries take a long relaxing soak in a daiquiri pool then slip into a smooth white chocolate coating. Pink sprinkles add a sweet touch of sparkle.   So many of you loved my Buzzed Cherry Bombs, and Buzzed Strawberry Bites that I just had to bring you a new boozy fruit. […]

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes –  Some days the freezer is a much more attractive appliance than the oven. On those days when just the thought of turning on the stove makes you sweat, you need a dessert like this — no bake Ice Cream Cupcakes. These are super-fun for birthday parties and kids love to get […]

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Strawberries Soaked in Rum)

Rum Soaked Strawberries

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Rum Soaked Strawberries) – When I posted a recipe for Buzzed Cherry Bombs, many of you asked if you could do something similar with strawberries. The answer is, YES! Strawberries soaked in rum then dipped in white candy and blue sprinkles make a perfect Fourth of July snack or dessert. The first time I […]

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks (Pretzel Sparklers)

Patriotic pretzel sparklers

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks – Guests will love if you bring these patriotic pretzels to a Fourth of July party. Old Glory’s stripes inspired these red, white, and blue pretzel rods. Do you call them pretzel rods or pretzel sticks? Either way, they’re so much fun to decorate!   These are made just like my […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Frosting with chocolate and peanut butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting – It seems like many of you just can’t get enough of the classic chocolate peanut butter combination. It’s like an addiction. When I post a new peanut butter recipe I almost feel like I’m dealing illicit substances in a back alley. You raved about the chocolate peanut butter pairing in cheesecake, cookies, and cupcakes. So, […]

Buzzed Cherry Bombs (Vodka Soaked Cherries)

Buzzed Cherry Bombs

Buzzed Cherry Bombs – Here it is by popular demand, a full post on how to make Buzzed Cherry Bombs. I originally posted the photo and instructions you see above on Facebook. Readers went gaga for them and shared the post more than 90,000 times. Thank you all! My inbox has been full of questions. This step-by-step […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes – Rich chocolate cake topped with a two-toned swirl of chocolate and peanut butter frosting gets dressed up in an edible candy cupcake wrapper. Top it all off with the cutest mini “cupcake” to create the ultimate chocolate peanut butter dessert. This is the perfect recipe for a peanut […]

Cupcake Cake Toppers

Reese's Candy Cupcakes

Cupcake Cake Toppers – If you want to get extra “oohs” and “aahs” when you make cupcakes, top them with these baby “cakes” made out of candy. Use mini peanut butter cups as the base of these miniature “cupcakes.” They’re fast and fun to make and look adorable crowning cupcakes or full-sized cakes.  I wasn’t really sure what to call […]

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