baileys and espresso cupcakes

Baileys and Espresso Cupcakes Are An Easy Crowd Pleaser

Gourmet Desserts Shouldn’t Be Complicated If you’ve ever created a dinner party menu, you know it can be stressful. You want to create dishes that are memorable, but also easy to make for your time budget. When hosting a party, I plan at least one course that will create a “wow” effect without needing to spend hours in the kitchen. And while that effect can be created with flavors or presentations, I try to incorporate both …

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s'mores charcuterie board

S’mores Charcuterie Boards Will Make You a Camping Legend

Say Goodbye to Old Fashioned S’mores <p>If you’re planning camping trips this summer, there’s a good chance that graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows will be on your food shopping list. And if not, it should be. After all, when spending a weekend under the stars and you have a sweet tooth, nothing beats a S’more’s sweetness (and gooiness). Now, there’s nothing wrong with following the traditional S’mores recipe. But why hold yourself back when you …

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cream cheese dessert dip

The Best 4-Ingredient Cream Cheese Dessert Dip

Great Party Desserts Can Be Easy Now that warmer weather is around the corner, crickets will soon start to sing at night, outdoor furniture will be uncovered, and patio lights will glow through the night. Once that time of year hits, hosting dinner parties is one of my favorite ways to gather friends and family to reconnect and create memories. But if you’ve ever hosted a dinner party, you know it requires attention to detail …

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baileys mint ice cream

Baileys Mint Ice Cream Is the Ultimate Cocktail Hour Dessert

What Makes Ice Cream Iconic? As New England is being hit by another snowstorm this weekend, I’m watching the snowfall and reminding myself that spring is only 16 days away. That means that longer days, hearing the crickets at night, and your local ice cream store opening its shutters are in sight. If your heart fluttered at the thought of ice cream, I’m right there with you. Ice cream seems to have cast a spell on …

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Cheesecake filled chocolate covered strawberries

The Best Valentine’s Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Are You Ready for Valentine’s Day? When it comes to holidays, I don’t know if there is one that can divide people as much as Valentine’s Day. While some may lean into the romantic side of the holiday, others view the day as a holiday marketed by luxury brands. While I may be more romantic at heart, I can understand how Valentine’s Day is considered as a money maker. Jewelry, perfumes, and other high-end items …

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pumpkin, walnut, and white chocolate cookies

The Best Gourmet Pumpkin, Walnut, and White Chocolate Cookies

The Ultimate Fall Cookie Recipe If there’s one type of recipe every home baker should master, it’s a gourmet-style cookie recipe. They’re easy to master without needing special equipment, and you’ll taste the difference compared to storebought! Whether making them for your family, party platters or packaged as a gift, cookies from scratch never disappoint. And during the fall, pumpkin and spices elevate baked goods (and pancakes) to new levels of flavor and texture. So, …

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Peach Mint Ice Cream

Celebrate National Peach Month It’s hard to believe that July is already drawing the curtains. Summer is in full swing, with beaches packed on weekends and temperatures soaring. While not everyone is a fan of the heat, there is one fruit we can all appreciate currently in season: peaches! The fuzzy stone fruit is a healthy snack that provides vitamins A, C, and E, potassium, and antioxidants. They’re also a perfect ingredient to use in multiple recipes.  …

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avocado truffles

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Satisfy Cravings with a Healthy Treat If you’re trying to eliminate desserts from a diet, it’s not an easy task for those with a sweet tooth. To those snacking on a handful of chocolate chips at midnight, I see and hear you. For fellow chocolate lovers, this time of year is incredibly tempting. Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter candy are all marketed with almost no gap in between. Grocery stores flood aisles with boxes …

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