Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle Bon Bons

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle Bon Bons
      Hey guys, listen.  We all have those flavor combinations that we just love.  Chocolate & hazelnut is one that I really can’t get enough of. It’s a childhood love of Nutella that I’ll probably never grow out of.  I’ve already written about how to make homemade Nutella on this blog (check it out ...

Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie

Upside Down Caramel Apple Pie
  Pie and I have a long history together.  When I met my husband he was totally obsessed with “American round pies.” (Did you know pies aren’t round in every corner of the world?)  Fueled by hollywood pie references he plotted to taste every pie imaginable while in the U.S.  Once he returned home every ...

Firecracker Lemon Ice Cream

Firecracker Lemon Ice Cream
I almost put quotes around “Ice Cream” in the title above.  Not because this isn’t a creamy delicious frozen dessert, homemade, in an ice cream maker, it’s just not quite ice cream.  It’s a tart sweet confection that earns its name “Firecracker,” that and the obvious association with everybody’s favorite homemade ice cream holiday… the ...

Strawberry loves Rhubarb

Strawberry loves Rhubarb
Most of the time I don’t make it home from the farmers market with any strawberries.  I buy them alright, and with good intentions too, but if I’m really honest with you I just stand in front of the farmers stall and eat them all.  After the 30 seconds it takes me to devour a ...

Lemon Mousse – I’m sorry chocolate, it’s not you it’s me… 1

Lemon Mousse - I'm sorry chocolate, it's not you it's me...
This post is almost blasphemous… here it is the day before Valentine’s Day, chocolate’s day to shine and I’m telling you about not a chocolate mousse, but a competitor!!! Don’t worry friends, I haven’t lost my love of chocolate, but this year winter has been so long, and it has snowed so much that I ...

Real Homemade Nutella – Edible Gift or Healthy Indulgence 1

Real Homemade Nutella - Edible Gift or Healthy Indulgence
According to legend (and the Huffington Post) Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) was invented during world war 2  because rationing had caused chocolate to be a rare and pricey item, hazelnuts were and are a dime a dozen in Italy, so an innovative thinker used what he had to make a delicious new concoction. I have a ...

Ricotta Dumplings and Grandmas

Ricotta Dumplings and Grandmas
Saturday mornings are always meant to be a lazy sleep in affair at my house.  I look forward to them all week and always intend to lay around and sip coffee and read magazines blissfully on my deck.  People that is just not what happens.  We are up and happening as early as ever, running ...

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake 1

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake
  I’m going to officially designate this fall as the autumn of pumpkin spice everything.  Seriously you can’t walk 2 feet without tripping over a pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin spice bagel or pumpkin spice everything.  I thought we were immune to the PS craze until I noticed a growing pile of receipts in the ...

1 Year and A Recipe for a Happy Baby

1 Year and A Recipe for a Happy Baby
My son is one year old today.  I cannot believe its been a year! I know everyone says it goes fast but seriously they were not kidding, just a year and a couple of days ago he was just a bump:   And then he was this sleepy little guy:     Now he’s a ...

Crambrosia

Crambrosia
Am I the only one who went to potlucks as a kid? Ate lots of creamy potluck salad/dessert hybrids? I have no idea why they are always called salads but they are certainly more on the dessert end of things. My 13 year old niece came to spend the weekend with us recently and she ...