Courtney’s Cupcake Creations

My daughter, Courtney, has been teaching herself how to decorate cupcakes. She found a recipe for frosting online which she now uses consistently. She is learning how to create different colors and various looks by changing the tips on the bag. These are some of her first attempts at decorating. I have to say I am impressed for someone who…

Corn on the cob with Banana Cornbread Butter and Organic White Popcorn

Inspired by Root & Bone’s corn on the cob with cornbread butter, we added our own twist to it.  My son Gabe, combined banana bread with cornbread to create something spectacular. We used organic white popcorn which we popped ourselves.  Paired with a juicy steak followed by a cupcake for dessert made for a delicious meal….

Waffles, waffles and more waffles.

I was inspired to make waffles topped with pineapples and bananas. I sautéed the pineapples in butter and brown sugar before placing them over the waffles.  I sautéed the bananas in butter only. Instead pancake syrup, I made a salted caramel sauce to add a different burst of flavor. They wouldn’t be complete without the finishing touch of whipped cream and a…

Skillet Brownie Cheesecake Sundaes

What do you do when you are craving both brownies and cheesecake? You combine the two to make something out of this world!!!! I had 4 cast iron cookie skillets so I decided to try 4 variations of the same ingredients. Each skillet has both brownie and cheesecake. I used boxed brownie mix along with a combination of…

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down cakes are the perfect dessert. These are great when you are having a few guests over for dinner or just coffee, tea and dessert. You can serve them with fresh whipped cream and strawberries or drizzle your favorite topping over them like I did. Either way, they look and taste great. Make your…

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings

Pillsbury Apple Crescent Dumplings have been around for decades. This was a regular dessert in my house as a child. I have fond memories of my sister making these for us on a Friday or Saturday night. They didn’t last very long. As soon as they came out of the oven we devoured them and…

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

I decided to treat myself to Banana Chocolate Chip waffles. I made this with real mashed bananas and milk chocolate chips incorporated into the mix and topped it with confectioners sugar and whipped cream. Yummy. Bon Appetit!

Apple and Cream Ravioli

  Apple and Cream dessert ravioli, who knew?  I went to my local ravioli store, Deer Park Ravioli, to pick up lobster and shrimp ravioli. While browsing through the varieties in the case, the owner pointed out the Apple and Cream ravioli. He mentioned it was a dessert ravioli so I immediately wanted to know more. I wasn’t familiar with…

Salted Caramel Cheesecake with a Brownie Crust

During the holidays I set out to create a cheesecake that incorporated all my favorites; chocolate chips, brownies and salted caramel sauce. I have a basic cheesecake recipe that I use and add various ingredients to create different flavors. The recipe on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese package is a good recipe to follow for a simple cheesecake. It took two attempts at…

Cornbread Stuffing with Sage Sausage and Cranberries

This Thanksgiving I decided to change my traditional cornbread stuffing and swap out the chicken thighs for sage sausage and add dried cranberries to make it extra special. This was a big hit with my family. My son gave me the ultimate compliment when he told me he loved my stuffing and no one makes…