Fresh Berry Pavlova

fresh berry pavlova

If you have never had fresh berry pavlova you are in for a treat. The range of textures and flavors make it a favorite for many people. The baking method results in a light and crispy crust enveloping a soft marshmallowy center. Top that off with whipped cream and fresh berries for an ‘out of […]

Treat of the Week: Cardamom Apple Kataifi Nests

cardamom apple katifi nests

There is no denying how much I love my job. I am blessed with the ability to do what I love for a living every day. Of the many perks of the position is the frequent product that comes my way to sample. This is NOT a sponsored post, but the apples in this recipe […]

Treat of the Week: Pear Tarte Tatin

pear tarte tatin recipe

This is NOT a sponsored post. The fine people at Stemilt did send me some pears to use, but it was without pay or obligation. I say this only to tell you that I am proud to use fruit from Stemilt. I recently visited their orchards and packing facility in Washington and I was blown […]

Treat of the Week: Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Mousse

pumpkin and dark chocolate mousse recipe

September has finally arrived! I’ve been seeing many autumn photos in my Instagram feed from people around the country, people clearly further north of the equator than I am. For many of you leaves are starting to turn and you are waking up to cooler temperatures. I am anxiously awaiting those days. In the meantime, […]

Treat of the Week: Chocolate Cherry Trifle

chocolate cherry trifle recipe

You may not know this, but typically my articles are planned months in advance… and sometimes they are even produced and shot long before they appear here or elsewhere on the web. That is not the case with today’s offering. I made it, shot it, and ate it last night. I had originally planned to […]

Treat of the Week: Fresh Fruit with Skinny Vanilla Custard Sauce

fresh fruit skinny vanilla custard sauce recipe

Spring is in the air and you know what that means… lots of fresh fruit and swimsuit season. But what’s a nester to do when you still want a little something sweet? I’ve got your shapely back with this week’s Treat of the Week. The fresh fruit is a no-brainer, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, […]

Treat of the Week: Grasshopper Pie Dessert Cups

Happy Pie (pi or 3.14) Day! I hope your day is filled with all sorts of pie, sweet and savory. Start the day with a quiche florentine, maybe have a pulled pork empanada for lunch, pot pie for dinner, and finish it all off with a mile-high lemon meringue. That’s just my recommendation. Tweak it […]

Treat of the Week: Fruit Filled Chocolate Tacos

fruit filled chocolate taco recipe

I probably freaked some of you out last week with the Chocolate Cake recipe. It is certainly NOT light and not a good option for anyone who is trying to lose a few elbees (LBS). As promised, though, I have some lighter treats in store for you this month beginning with today’s recipe. It’s still […]

Treat of the Week: Cardamom Chocolate Pots de Creme

cardamom chocolate pots de creme recipe

I can’t help you. I want to, but I can’t. I like sweets too much to fall prey to some futile attempt to swear off of them for a month or two to lose a few pounds. I inevitably cave and then my dessert tastes less like delicious and more like regret. So for me, I choose moderation. I […]

Treat of the Week: Cold Brew Affogato

cold brew affogato recipe

Sometimes you just need a quick and delicious dessert solution. This is that solution. Of course, there is the matter of the cold brewing time, but that will all depend on whether you have some already brewed or not. The combination of flavors here cannot miss. Coffee, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate? What’s not to […]