Pear and Brie Filled Pastry

‘Tis the fall season for desserts!! Green pears and brie cheese create a perfect, delicious pastry than is incredibly easy to whip up for any last-minute holiday party. I use a triple crème brie cheese normally found in your grocers specialty cheese department. But plain brie cheese can be used and will taste just as perfect when…

Easy ‘Plumberry’ Crumble Pie

Who doesn’t love a homemade pie, fresh from the oven? Just the smell alone is worth the undertaking of the pie process. But, like most people, finding time to even think about making a pie seems impossible. Who has time to make a dough, let it rest, roll it out…twice, and then make a filling?…

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

I love homemade ice cream, but I hate having to bust out the ice cream maker and store rock salt that I don’t use often. This easy version allows me to enjoy a tasty dessert without all the fuss. It is perfect after any traditional Throwback Dinner menu. Makes 8-10 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups heavy whipping cream…

Bacon-Wrapped Peaches with Honey Yogurt Dip

If you’re looking for something new, fresh, easy AND mouth-watering? Well this recipe can interchange as a savory dessert or fun side dish. It’s served with a refreshing Honey Yogurt Dip that can be quickly put together. This recipe is best when served with Easy Lemon-Pepper Chicken Legs and Chorizo-Stuffed Hatch Chilies. INGREDIENTS: Yogurt Dip-…

Perfect Chocolate Martini

This is a cocktail that I love to make on my birthday. I’ll usually skip dessert just to save room for one… or two of these martinis. It’s incredibly decadent, perfectly sweet, and the only way to end an amazing Birthday Dinner. *Side Note: These ingredients are very affordable. There’s no need to buy “luxurious”…

Pink Lemon-Ricotta Cupcakes

I love desserts that are in cupcake, bar, or mini form. They are fun to share at any gathering, and easier for leftovers to be sent home with lucky guests. These cupcakes are delightful on the eyes and taste buds. The combination of lemon and ricotta cheese is so satisfying and not overly sweet. Make sure to follow this recipe step-by-step,…

Mexican Fruit Cup

A Mexican Fruit Cup is the perfect dessert to beat the heat but still keep your taste buds satisfied. You can mix and match your favorite fruit, but the overall champion of this recipe is the chili-lime powder. It’s not your average chili powder. The lime and sweet chili flavors really balance out the sugary taste of…

Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

When I decide to indulge with rich foods and desserts, especially if I’m going to risk my beach body, I always like to go all out with pastries or desserts that incorporate cream cheese. It’s my Achilles Heel. This recipe’s light and refreshing combination of lemon and raspberries make me feel like the extra sugar…

Blueberry Wonton Mini Tarts

This dessert is a play on a traditional mini tart, using wonton wrappers, instead of a fresh pastry dough. The blueberry filling is so refreshing, and is even sweeter with a homemade chamomile whipped topping. It’s sure to be hit at your next hang out or a fun dessert to share with lucky co-workers. Enjoy a Lemongrass…

Dark Cherry Pancake Muffins

Pancakes have been a long-standing tradition with any breakfast spread. But some staples are fun to update. These muffins are a fun twist to the traditional slap jack form, and perfect for anyone on the go. Make sure to add this recipe to your weekend brunch spread, alongside a plate of Fried Benedict. If you’re looking…

Deconstructed Orange Caramel Empanadas

Traditional empanadas are delicious pastries filled with sweet or savory fillings. But sometimes pastries can get messy or there’s not enough filling. This recipe solves both those little problems and takes less time than the original recipe. This dessert can be enjoyed all year long. And don’t be afraid to add in or change up…