Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

One of my husband’s favorite ice cream flavors is Mint Chocolate Chip, it’s the best with fresh mint. Back in the spring I planted a small mint plant in my garden. By this fall, the plant had quadrupled in size and was thriving. Cutting off 4 cups of fresh mint barely made a dent in […]

Easy Party Pretzels

Easy Chocolate-dipped Pretzels are one of my favorite party go-to snacks. It was my 30th Birthday last week, and we had a big party at our house. I wanted to have some fun homemade stuff out, but I was running low on time. These chocolate dipped pretzels, rolled in different confections were the perfect solution. […]

3 Fresh Fruit Boozy Popsicles

In the summer in Florida it can get Hot, Hot Hot… There’s nothing better to cool down by the pool with then a boozy popsicle. Fresh pureed fruit mixed with your favorite alcohol can be frozen, it just needs to be done in the right proportions. Too much booze and they will not freeze… too […]

Pineapple Sorbet with Caramelized Pineapples and Toasted Coconut

Pineapple sorbet is a delicious way to use a whole pineapple. And add some caramelized pineapples and toasted coconut and you’ve got an awesome, refreshing summertime dessert. When I was cutting my pineapple I cut off the top so that I could save it to grow a pineapple from it. You could also cut the […]

Patriotic Sugar Cookies

Just in time for the 4th of July… ¬†and the World Cup knock out rounds, it’s time for some Patriotic Sugar Cookies! They are really easy and a great way to create a festive dessert all of your family and friends will love. Side note, who else is really enjoying the World Cup? Sugar Cookie […]

Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon buns are one of my favorite sweets, I crave them all the time. The best ones I have found to date are the cinnamon rolls from Fresh Market, but these homemade ones put Fresh Market’s to shame. The sweet, dense dough wrapped up with cinnamon, sugar and butter is sure to delight the whole […]

Peach, Plum & Apricot Cupcakes

Recently, I have been buying our produce from the Flea Market. The produce is always just as good as in the stores, but for a quarter of the price. I normally walk out of there with 6 bags of produce, all for under $25. This past weekend they had peaches, plums and apricots on sale, […]

Mini Cupcake Flower Bouquet

In my family, May is not only Mother’s Day, but also my Nana’s and my Mother’s birthdays… so there’s a lot of celebrating and gift giving to do. First celebration is Nana’s birthday, Happy Birthday Nana! what I made for her was a mini cupcake flower bouquet, in a hand-painted pot. We all went out […]

Chocolate Babka Mini Loaves

Chocolate Babka is an Eastern European dessert bread, that is just to die for. It is a little labor intensive, but the result is amazing! Ingredients For the Dough: 1.25 cups milk 2 packets active dry yeast 1 stick butter, melted and cooled 1/2 cup sugar 6 large egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons […]

Tangerine Sorbet

No matter the weather, I’m always in the mood for a frozen sweet treat. It’s even better when 1/3 of the ingredients grow in your own backyard. well, there are only 3 ingredients, but still… It’s also super easy with an ice cream maker. Ingredients 4 cups tangerine juice 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup honey […]

Tangerine Pomegranate Olive Oil Cake

Tangerine Pomegranate Olive Oil Cake is a moist cake that’s a perfect twist for the holidays. I am incredibly lucky and live in beautiful Florida, so in the winter we have a TON of fresh citrus. The house we just bought has a full grown tangerine tree as well as a giant, completely overgrown lemon […]