desserts

Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins #SundaySupper

September 24, 2017

It’s that time of year where fall has begun. I’m loving the cooler night- time weather, football on Sundays and watching my son’s high school soccer games. There’s apple picking, hayrides, bonfires and of course pumpkin season. Even though I think the pumpkin spice thing is sometimes overdone, I do look forward to baking with […]

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Cinnamon Cannoli Dip Recipe

June 9, 2017

Raise your hand if you’d like a cannoli. I can’t imagine that too many people dislike them. Growing up in an Italian/ Croatian family meant that at every family party or celebration had a pastry tray, cannoli or rum cake. There was nothing better than finishing off a meal with a crispy shell filled with creamy sweetened […]

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

February 8, 2017

Valentines Day is just around the corner. I am not the artistic or crafty type. Frankly, I don’t have an artsy bone in my body. I envy moms that can make their kids lunches look like animals or flowers.  There is nothing cute about the cheese, peanut butter or turkey sandwich that gets packed in my kids […]

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Grande Lux Cafe on National Dessert Day!

October 14, 2016
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I took a little blogging hiatus and I am back and ready to make you hungry. Today is National Dessert Day and I am going to make you crave something sweet. Last week I was invited to sample some desserts from  Grand Lux Cafe and believe me, it was a very sweet evening. First, the wonderful people at Grand […]

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Grilled Apricots with Cinnamon, Ricotta and Honey

May 10, 2016
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Mother nature is just killing me! After 10 days of rain and dreary weather, we had a day and a half of sunshine. It was nice but today mother nature is in a bad mood again. All I can think about is the 90 degree weather and sunshine  I am going to get soon in Florida […]

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Pies, Pies and More Pie!

October 13, 2015
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Last weekend I attended a pie party. Come on, you know you’re jealous! Who wouldn’t want to travel to New York City, wear stretchy pants and gather with a group of fabulous food bloggers and writers to eat pie? These were homemade pies by the food writers and bloggers. Let me also mention that this event  had […]

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Honey Mint Lime Fruit Salad and $250 Whole Foods Giveaway Basket

April 4, 2015
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A few weeks ago I went to a “Share The buzz” event at Whole Foods in Princeton, NJ. The staff at Whole Foods brought in a panel of experts to share with us how important bees are to our food supply. They pollinate over hundreds of fruits and vegetables as well as pollinate the grasses […]

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Peanutty Pie Crust Clusters

December 4, 2014
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The new 47th  Pillsbury Bake Off Winner is Beth Royals! I am so excited for Beth and her family.  She is creative, a great cook and so kind. I was lucky (thank you Lisa Keys!) to be in the studio audience of The Chew yesterday with several other friends from Cooking Contest Central. This is a cooking […]

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Apple Ricotta and Almond Galette

October 31, 2014
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I’ve seen many pumpkin recipes around the internet lately but I am going to be a rebel and wait until next month to show off my pumpkin recipes. Today it’s all about apples. And apple butter with ricotta and almonds. Can you think of a more delicious combination? This is the ultimate fall dessert. I […]

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Salted Caramel, Pretzel and Nutella Ice Cream

July 14, 2014
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July is national ice cream month! Of course, no holiday is needed to eat ice cream. In the summer, my freezer is always loaded with plenty of frozen treats. But this is even a little more special. Because who doesn’t like homemade ice cream? Head on over to The Kitchenthusiast to see how easy it is […]

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