Category Archives: Cookies & Desserts

Strawberry Hazelnut Tiramisu #SLSweetTreats #Ad

*Honest Blogger Found Here: #spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Sara Lee. This could include the Sara Lee providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.Opinions are solely mine. Disclosure Policy HERE.* Eleven days until the official start of Summer and we are already thinking about cool, summertime desserts.  With…

Chocolate Dreamsicle Parfait for #fwcon {Recipe}

Why Create The Parfait? In less than two months, the Food & Wine Conference (#fwcon) in Orlando, Florida is happening. I’ve never attended this event, but would certainly love to see what it’s all about. Thanks to winnings & sponsorships, I’ve been to my share of conferences over the years. However, my measly blogger’s pay doesn’t…

“Deconstructed” Strawberry Shortcake #SLSweetTreats

*Honest Blogger Found Here: #spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my  site and Sara Lee. This could include the Sara Lee providing me w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Opinions are solely mine. Disclosure Policy HERE.* When it comes to food these days, it seems the word “deconstructed” is being thrown around everywhere….

Christmas Around the World: German Sour Cream Twists

Crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle and layers chock full of sugar…I’m talking about German Sour Cream Twists. Like the Swedish Raspberry Bars, I did some searching on what exactly made this recipe “German.” And once again, I really didn’t find any information other than photos of old recipe cards from people’s German grandmothers….

Christmas Around The World: Swedish Raspberry Bars

Ever since I was a child, I have been completely entralled with how other countries celebrate Christmas. Wooden shoes and glittery spider webs? The pickle ornament? Remember the “Pooping Log” episide of No Reservations? Yes. All of this. I love a stranger’s normal when it’s abnormal to me. Of course, food plays a huge role in…

Bye, Bye Strawberries *sniff sniff*

I’m quite sad. Here in Northwest Indiana, our local strawberry season has wrapped up. By wrapped up I mean OH MY GOD THERE ARE NO MORE FRESH BERRIES!!!! Lucky for me, I was able to freeze several gallon bags, but frozen berries are nothing like biting into a red, ripe…*mouth watering*…sweet, juicy strawberry. My, my,…

Culinary Passport: India

As if you didn’t already know, my family loves ethnic foods: Mexican, Indian, Chinese. You name it, we’re up for the trying. Most recently, we were invited out for Ethiopian, which was a first for us all. Mmm-MMM! In my humble (or not so humble) opinion, being open to trying new and exciting foods from…

And Then There Was Chocolate {Giveaway!}

I may or may not have developed quite the love affair with organic chocolate. Back in 2011, when I seriously switched to leading an organic lifestyle, I started searching for organic/natural alternatives for food items that my family enjoyed. Aside from common things like fruits, vegetables and breads, I knew we would still need want…

And the Goblins Will Get Ya If You Don’t Watch Out!

Picnik collage

“Look, he’s crawling up my wall Black and hairy, very small Now he’s up above my head Hanging by a little thread” -Boris the Spider, The Who Plentiful candy, creepy baked goods and uncontrollable sugar highs – isn’t that what Halloween is all about? Around our house, we like to make our treats as holiday…

Witch Fingers! *insert cackle here*

About ten years ago, right around Halloween, my husband brought home a recipe clipped from a newspaper he found at work. He thought it was really cool and wondered if I would make it. So, I took a look. “GROSS! I love it!” Who would’ve thought thesetreats would become a Halloween tradition in our little…