Valentine Party

valentine party recipes and tips

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to be crafty. Our valentine treat party gave us a chance to make some pretty and tasty things and do it on the cheap. With just a little ingenuity, you can pull off an otherwise boring assortment. Anyone who knows me knows that I live by the motto, “It’s […]

Treat of the Week: Panettone with Champagne Cream

panettone with champagne cream recipe

or as I like to call this post – what to make for the Treat of the Week when you are hundreds of miles away from your own kitchen and don’t have your own tools or props at hand. You, on the other hand, may feel free to call it what to make with the […]

The Chocolate Cupcake

best chocolate cupcake recipe

Thank goodness someone comes up with unusual holidays and celebrations or we might miss our chance to celebrate the chocolate cupcake. Today, October 18, is the day. You can celebrate it by buying some if you don’t have time, but better would be to make some. Today we offer up our favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. This recipe is […]

Treat of the Week: Tiramisu

I am somewhat surprised that I made it this far without presenting tiramisu.  This is my recipe for my all-time favorite dessert.  Cheesecake tries to win my affections, and I admit I sometimes stray, but tiramisu holds a special place in my heart.  It has it all… coffee, cream, chocolate… what’s not to love? There […]

Treat of the Week: Classic Ambrosia

best classic ambrosia recipe

Ambrosia is one of those treats that instantly takes me back to my childhood. This was a usual suspect for many picnics and fellowship dinners. It seemed to be made with most of the same ingredients, but someone was always trying to apply their own unique twist.  I, too, have a favorite recipe although it […]

Treat of the Week: Summer Berry Pavlova with Hibiscus Cream

berry pavlova with hibiscus cream recipe

If you have never had pavlova you are in for a treat. The range of textures and flavors in this treat makes it a favorite for most. The baking method results in a light and crispy crust enveloping a soft marshmallowy center. Top that off with whipped cream and berries or other fruit and it is out […]

Kitchen Basics: Whipped Cream

whipped cream basics

Food science is amazing.  By just changing a variable here or there you end up with a completely different experience.  Whipping cream answers the call every time by changing from its liquid state to a light and fluffy topping.  All you have to do is add a little flavor, air, and time. If you do […]

Treat of the Week: Angel Food Cupcakes

angel food cupcake recipe

We wrap up this week with a light and airy treat… angel food.  I don’t know how something called angel food can seem so sinful.   The softness of this cupcake combined with the jam and frosting is, dare I say… heavenly.  The frosting alone could do you in. I found these dehydrated fruits at the […]