Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with a Pecan Shortbread Crust

Cheesecake is just one of those desserts you can't go wrong with.  And when you start creating deliciousness like my Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with a Pecan Shortbread Crust, you've taken Cheesecake to another level. I've made all types of cheesecakes from standard New York Style with just cream cheese.  My personal favorites were the extra … [Read more...]

Pecan Brownies with White Chocolate Chips

Wow your friends with this gooey, delicious plate of Pecan Brownies with White Chocolate chips. I'm sure you don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen, so I personalized this box of Pillsbury Brownie Mix with some special touches a la Chef Dennis. My friends at The J.M. Smucker Company asked me to try their Pillsbury Brownie mix and share … [Read more...]

Crème Brûlée Recipe – Easy and Delicious!

Crème Brûlée is on the top of almost everyone's dessert list when they go out to dinner.  It's this magical, delicious dessert you can only get in a restaurant.....sigh. Well my friends, I'm here to dispel that myth and show you just how easy it is to make this OMG delicious Restaurant Style Dessert in your own home....... in a matter of … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate Springtime with Cupcakes! #MixUpTheMoment

Spring is in the air and that means get togethers with family and friends and what better way to Celebrate Springtime than with Cupcakes!   I don't know about you but I love cupcakes and I honestly don't know many people that don't love them.   There's something magical about a cupcake and adults are not immune to that magic. This is post has … [Read more...]

No Bake Blueberry Cream Pie

One of the great joys in life is a Blueberry Cream Pie.  Loaded with lots of fresh blueberries and just the right balance of cream and sweetness to make this dessert a showstopper! Thanks to my friends at Noble Juice for their support and for sponsoring another delicious post using their products.  All opinions, text and images are 100% … [Read more...]

Italian Cannoli Pound Cake with a White Chocolate Ganache

With the holiday's approaching, family recipes will be shared in kitchens all over the world.  And in my kitchen this December, I'll be recreating Mama Jeanette's Famous Italian Cannoli Pound Cake with a white chocolate ganache. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company.  The opinions, recipe, text and … [Read more...]

The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll Recipe

I love the fall season and I love baking with pumpkin!  This year I thought I'd develop a Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll recipe and I couldn't have been happier with the results. The pumpkin roll was moist and delicious and the cream cheese-mascarpone frosting was not too sweet and oh so creamy.  I used a cup for cup gluten free flour blend made … [Read more...]

Caramel Macchiato Bread Pudding with Kahlua Crème Anglaise

What would this world be like without coffee?  That's something I hope we never have to find out!  Not only is coffee my favorite Good Morning beverage, it's also an excellent ingredient for everything from barbecue to desserts. My friends at Dunkin’ Donuts® were looking for a chef's perspective on their delicious brand of Black Gold, so I made … [Read more...]

The Best Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies

What's not to love about Brownies?  Rich and Chocolaty.  Ooey, gooey and oh so delicious!  Now when those same Brownies are Gluten Free it's an added bonus. Although I'm no longer 100% gluten free, I still try to eliminate gluten from my diet whenever possible and anything including chocolate is oh so easy to make Gluten Free!  I've tried a … [Read more...]

Have your cake and eat it too with Duncan Hines “Everyday Celebrations” Mini Cakes

When I was first contacted by Duncan Hines to try their new Everyday Celebrations Mini Cakes, I had my doubts.  I mean after all I'm a chef and a food blogger, we make our cakes from scratch......right? Well truth be told there isn't always time to bake from scratch, so I decided to give the Perfect Size Cakes a try and give my honest … [Read more...]

Hot Fun in the Summertime with Clementine Colada & Clementine Gelato

Anytime is the perfect time for fresh Florida Juices and Seminole Pride Noble Juices simply can't be beat!  Florida grown and manufactured by fourth Generation Floridians is a definitely a recipe for success!   And speaking of recipes what's better in the hot summer months than homemade Clementine Gelato and a creamy Frozen Clementine Colada (my … [Read more...]

Tangerine Curd Recipe and Dessert Ideas

One of the biggest advantages of living in Florida besides the endless miles of beaches, the continuous sunshine and all of the amazing attractions are all of the Fresh From Florida Fruits and Vegetables that are available through out the year.   This also means a delicious assortment of Florida businesses featuring the best the state has to … [Read more...]

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