Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Rolls

Yup, I sure did. I managed to make dessert breakfast. And wow is it tasty. While autumn has not quite set-in down here sunny Florida (82 degrees is cool, right?), my tastebuds and clothing attire are begging to differ. I woke up with a craving for pumpkin pie. After going through my kitchen, I had…

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

As a tribute to our summer family trip to Sea Island, Georgia, I thought this week’s post should honor the Georgia Peach. This juicy fruit encapsulates the sweet joys and flavors of summer. While a peach pie is always a hit, sometimes it’s fun to change up the summer desserts to something unexpected yet with…

No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Oat Bars

When your friends invite you to their summer home on the Cape, you cannot show up empty-handed. Of course you should bring some summer rosé, but a homemade dessert really says ‘thank you’. These no-bake bars are the perfect summer dessert with their saltiness from the almond butter, the sweetness of the chocolate, and of…

Scott’s Triple Chocolate Cake

Scott doesn’t cook. At least the Scott I know. He eats hummus and tortilla chips for dinner when left to his own devices. But like all things in his life, when he is determined to do something, he does it to perfection. And it turns out that while he hasn’t been known to do much…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

  Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a…

Michigan Summer Sundae

One of my favorite places in the whole world is located in northern Michigan.  Having grown up there every summer, it is my happy spot. Memories of being surrounded by family & friends as we walked to the beach or the tennis courts often flood my head when I hear “summer” or “up north”. Afternoons would be…

Caramel Vanilla “Fried” Ice Cream

Today’s recipe comes from my fabulous friend, Ashley. She, like this dessert, is liked by all, unforgettable, gorgeous, and fun! Ashley made this amazing little treat while hosting a Gossip Girl dinner at her home. Of course vanilla and caramel are already a star-duo, but the combination of the creamy ice cream and crunchy Frosted Flakes…

Bite Size Apple Pies

Dessert. Bet you can’t just have one bite.  Especially if they’re bite-size. When it comes to cocktail parties, or a large dinner party, your guests are much more likely to eat your hard-effort dessert if it’s more accessible. It’s easier to pop something into one’s mouth over slicing into a large cake. Not to say…

Gooey Godiva Oreo Truffles

It’s not a secret. I love, love chocolate. And when you can take chocolate, and then dip into more chocolate. Well my friend, I’m sold. Now I’m sure you’ve seen these around by now, but let me tell you… there is a reason you keep seeing them – they are amazing! My version is a bit…

No Bake PB & Chocolate Oat Clusters

I’m always looking for  new dessert creations that do not require precise measuring! This recipe was inspired by a recipe I came across on Pintrest.com. Ingredients 1 Stick Butter 2 Tablespoons Sugar 2 Tablespoons Honey 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 1.5 Cups Rolled Oats 3 Tablespoons All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Sliced Strawberries for Garnish In…

Coconut Rum Bananas

I was hosting a Gossip Girl dinner with a group friends, and I had two options for dessert. One dessert was super healthy, and then there was this one. Not that it’s horrible… I mean, there is still fruit in it! But upon polling my guests, we decided to go for the bananas caramelized in…

Chocolate Bark with Dried Cherries & Almonds

I love chocolate. Milk, dark, semi-sweet, white…. I’ll eat it all. Last December my mom, my aunt, and I took a girls trip to Chicago. Another DIVA had recommended this fabulous Italian restaurant, Osteria Via Stato, not far off of Michigan Avenue. After we had stuffed ourselves (I had the most incredible lasagna), the waitress…