Vanilla No-Bake Cheesecake

In the heat of summer, I rarely turn on my oven. I get it from my mother, who cooks very seasonally. I thought everyone cooked this way but I was wrong. It never ceases to amaze me how many Texans will roast a chicken in the dead of summer. Not me! I live in Dallas…

Popsicle Champagne

A summer dessert that’s as easy as it sounds! I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to turn on my oven when it’s over 90 degrees so I get really creative with dessert all summer: minted fruits, strawberries and cream, homemade ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes, etc. After a meal that filling, I figured…

Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

The perfect Independence Day cupcake! Looking for the perfect patriotic cupcake for your Independence Day celebration? You’ve come to the right place! Here almond (sub vanilla extract if you’d prefer!) cupcakes are filled with a dreamy cream cheese filling and topped with cream cheese frosting. Part of the batter is tinted red and blue and swirled…

Chocolate Lavender Dream Cake

Layers of dark chocolate cake and lavender frosting piled high with blackberries and fresh cherries This is the dreamiest cake you’ll ever have. I came up with this show-stopping cake for A Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party. I wanted lavender for the “dream” angle since lavender helps you sleep. I did hours and hours and days…

Strawberry Fool

This is one of those dishes that you take a bite of and wonder why the hell you haven’t been making this all along.     Make this when you have really great, juicy strawberries. Just toss a cup of washed and hulled strawberries in a blender with a tablespoon of sugar and fold that…

Captain Marvel Sundae

Strawberry and caramel is an underrated dessert combo. I wanted an all-American dessert for my Captain Marvel dinner party and what’s more American than an ice cream sundae? I chose a blondie as my base, since Carol is a badass blonde superhero. I topped that with strawberry ice cream, caramel sauce, sliced strawberry, and Captain…

Mint Julep Brownies

Love a good mint julep? Then you’ll love this dessert! I turned my love of mint juleps into a brownie dessert for my Kentucky Derby Party. Dark chocolate mint bourbon brownies are topped with bourbon whipped cream and drizzled* with dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce. *I use the term drizzled lightly here, as we…

Dark Chocolate Mint Hot Fudge Sauce

Delicious over ice cream, brownies, crepes, and more! I adore mint and chocolate. It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations. This luscious dark chocolate mint hot fudge sauce has the most wonderful texture – not too thin, not too thick – and isn’t overly sweet. This hot fudge sauce takes just a few minutes to…

SUCKER Tea Party inspired by the Jonas Brothers

I watched the Jonas Brothers SUCKER video within the hour of it being posted and I could not stop watching it. I was mesmerized by how over-the-top and fun it was, almost a caricature of a garden tea party. I could not stop thinking about it and about how badly I wanted to recreate that…

Amaretto Cake

A delicious white layer cake with a kiss of Disaronno Isn’t this an elegant looking cake? I baked this beauty for my SUCKER Tea Party inspired by the Jonas Brothers. In their music video, a two-layer white cake with raspberries sits half-eaten on a cake stand and this is what I came up with for…

Strawberry Orange Cupcakes

Fiori di Sicilia is the secret ingredient in these cupcakes! I wish you guys could have seen me and my mom’s faces when we taste tested this cupcake. (It’s a hard job, but we do it for you.) This cupcake is sensational. It tastes like springtime! It’s a beautiful mix of strawberry and orange thanks…

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

A bright and happy miniature cheesecake just in time for summer! Sometimes you want cheesecake but you don’t want to wait 24 hours to eat it. If you’ve ever baked a cheesecake at home, you know what I’m talking about. I love baking mini cheesecakes because they only need a couple hours to chill and they…