Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark Hot Fudge & Vanilla Ice Cream

It finally feels like summer here where I live!  I actually got hot outside yesterday.  With the 4th of July coming up quickly, I thought I would share my recipe for Dark Hot Fudge and Vanilla Ice Cream.  This is a simple dessert that cannot fail to please on a hot summer day.  It's also ridiculously easy and can be made in advance.

Friday, June 24, 2011


These are my little boys favorite cookie.  When I asked him what he wanted to take to his year end school party he said that Snickerdoodles were even better than chocolate chip.  The best part is that he helps me make the Snickerdoodles.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rhapsody & Lace

Recently I have been struggling to write blog posts.  It seems that every time I sit down to write one, my brain would rather be sleeping.  Truth is, I've been working on some projects that have really been sapping my energy.  When the time is right I'll fill you all in.  And no, I'm not pregnant or anything.  Don't get any crazy ideas.  In the mean time, I'd like to show you how I made these little beauties!

I made these for a small gathering of my ladies Bible study.  It was our last meeting until fall so this was a special get together.  We had a luncheon/tea party for which I quickly volunteered to make dessert, of course.  The original recipe that I started with was called Chocolate Rhapsody from Nestle.  It was written for a 9" dessert.  I decided to make a few changes for individual desserts instead.  You'll find a printable recipe at the bottom of this post.  If you are wondering what's inside, I'll tell you!  There is a layer of white cake, topped with chocolate ganache, topped with white chocolate raspberry mouse, all wrapped up, neat and tidy, in a chocolate collar.  Yum!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lemon Velvet Tart - Gluten Free

When it comes to diets, I really stink. I've never been good at dieting. When the thought comes into my head that I should diet and lose some weight, I become obsessed with eating. All the tasty treats in the pantry and refrigerator start calling my name and I end up eating more than before I was on the "diet". That's why I never diet. I stay thinner that way, I'm weird.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cookies & Cream Filling

I made this filling not too long ago.  It was so very delicious.  I wish I had some right now.

Though I would not risk this filling in an outdoor event, for an indoor event, it is a real crowd pleaser.  You can find a printable version of the recipe below.