Apple Walnut M&M Blondies with Apple Cream Cheese Glaze

Harvest Apple Walnut Blondies Feature

Easy to make Apple Walnut M&M Blondies are perfect in the lunch box or as an after school snack.  Topped with a simple Apple Cream Cheese Glaze, these addictive treats will be a favorite all season long.   This morning, I woke up to a slight chill in the air.  And the sound of a school bus climbing up the hill in front of my house....it's out for a test run today.  School starts in just a few days which marks the unofficial end of summer, whether you like it or not.  The lazy … [Read more...]

The Very Best Caramel Sauce

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A little patience and lots of sugar, that's what the Very Best Caramel Sauce is made of. Sugar is melted down until it becomes a deep amber color then combined with butter, heavy cream and a hint of vanilla to create the ultimate treat topper on the planet. Who visited their local farm stand this weekend?  (Me...I'm raising my hand.) Did you notice what's happening there?  The transition has begun...that time of year when we straddle summer and fall with all the glorious bounty that … [Read more...]

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Bites

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Creamy vanilla ice cream tops a fudge brownie base then is topped with warm hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and a cherry creating a fun mini dessert.  Easy to make, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Bites are perfect for a crowd and are little bits of heaven. I have a confession.  I did something that I never, ever, ever do and it ended up consuming my entire day.  The WHOLE day...like from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM.  It was a complete accident and now...it's a bit of an addiction.  I binge watched … [Read more...]

The Very Best Hot Fudge Sauce

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Thick, rich and sinfully delicious, the Very Best Hot Fudge Sauce is so easy to make you'll never buy it at the store again.  The perfect topping for a sundae but so versatile you'll find hundreds of other uses too.  My very favorite is straight from the jar with a spoon. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  Mine was filled with work...lots of work.  That's what happens when you take two weeks off to frolic in the sand and surf neglecting the world around me.  It was so relaxing and I … [Read more...]

Red Wine Berry Parfaits with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese

Red Wine Berry Parfait with Honey Whipped Goat Cheese

An easy and elegant dessert that is an excellent ending to a summer dinner party or cookout. Red Wine Berry Parfaits can be made in advance and is easily doubled, tripled or quadrupled to accommodate your growing guest list. After my long days in the kitchen whipping up crazy concoctions for all of you, my lovely internet friends...I like to pop the cork on a bottle of cabernet to celebrate.  This is a daily occurrence and the wine consumption varies depending on how long I've been in the … [Read more...]

Strawberry Coconut Margarita Popsicles

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Tropical, fruity margaritas frozen into cool, refreshing treats.  Strawberry Coconut Margarita Popsicles will be the hit of any summer party and are a fantastic way to beat the heat.  Slightly boozy and made with fresh strawberries, they are a little bit healthy too...I think. A few summers ago, I discovered the Fresh Strawberry Coconut Margarita from Jessica at How Sweet It Is.  They are a creamy and addicting concoction with the consistency of a smoothie...a boozy smoothie but less icy. … [Read more...]

S’mores Cannoli

Smore Cannoli

These are not your mama's cannoli! S'mores Cannoli are like no other, with an ethereally light marshmallow cream filling and added crunch with a quick dip in some crushed graham crackers...you'll never want to stand over a raging fire to toast marshmallows again. Here we are again with the cannoli.  I know, I'm obsessed but there are just so many things you can do with those shells.  And I intend to reinvent the cannoli over and over again until some Italian mom comes and whacks me over … [Read more...]

Grilled S’mores Pizza

Grilled S'mores Pizza

Ooey, gooey, s'mores toppings on a crispy, charred crust.  Grilled S'mores Pizza is a classic summer recipe reinvented.  Kids and adults will love biting into the crispy crust with melted chocolate and marshmallows. Day 3 of summer and so far, so good. :-)  We had an insanely hot day yesterday hitting the triple digits for the first time this year and then it ended with a showstopper of a thunderstorm.  Tornado warnings and high winds with a spectacular light show brought with it some … [Read more...]

Ricotta Ice Cream Filled Cannoli

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Creamy, sweet Ricotta Ice Cream Filled Cannoli taste just like regular cannoli but are a chilly treat that's a spectacular summertime dessert.  A surprisingly easy ice cream snack that's great for entertaining. Raise your hand if you like ice cream?  Well, I can't see you but I know your hand is waving frantically in the air...and if it's not, well....I just don't know about you. :-)  I kid...a bit, I just don't know anyone that doesn't like ice cream unless their lactose intolerant but … [Read more...]

Red White and Blue Berry Tiramisu

Berry Tiramisu

Light and creamy tiramisu is given a summer twist!  Strawberries and blueberries replace the traditional flavors making it the perfect dessert for warm weather festivities.  (And there's no baking involved!) Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and are able to enjoy the warmer days.  I took a quick drive to the Jersey shore yesterday where I'll stay until Friday while my house is being painted...yet again.  Apparently, my husband and I are terrible at picking paint … [Read more...]