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Samoas Cheesecake

6 Nov



Since the days I went door-to-door selling Girl Scout cookies (that miserable time when my shy self was pitted against my competitive, must-sell-the-most-in-my-troop self), I have loved Samoas Girl Scout cookies. (Or whatever you call them wherever you live. You know, the best ones, with the chocolate and caramel and toasted coconut.) So, when a couple back-to-back events called for baked goods, I decided to take what I loved in Samoas and combine it with my true dessert love—cheesecake—and make this cookie-inspired treat. [...]

Ruffled Cupcakes

28 Jun



Well, hello there! Fancy meeting me here, right? I'm sorry it has been so long! A lovely Australian company was holding my domain name hostage for a few weeks, and that was followed by several insanely busy weeks at work. [...]

Easter Egg Cheese Ball

19 Apr



Happy Holy Saturday! Here's a bit of last minute Easter inspiration: an egg-shaped appetizer! [...]

Peep Pops

17 Apr



I had big plans for posting a tutorial last night on the braided Easter egg bread that I'm making for Sunday. But then we had friends over and attempted to decorate two dozen eggs. And then we had mojitos... and wine... and dessert (with some calzones and salad, too). And then I climbed into bed before 10 pm (by about 4 minutes), something that I rarely do without putting up a fight. So here we are, instead, with a post about a crazy-easy Easter dessert: Peep pops. [...]

Mini Bundt Cake Nests

14 Apr



We love, love, love our chocolate bundt cake recipe. As I've said before, it's a magical one bowl concoction that is easy to throw together, serves a ton and is crazy delicious. I like to undercook it just a bit, so the inside is incredibly moist. Yum. [...]

French Apple Turnovers

4 Apr



Greg and I just returned home from a wonderful visit with my grandmother in Florida. I have several Easter posts coming up, but first I wanted to take a moment to share these apple turnovers! [...]

Baileys Brownies

13 Mar



This is officially my easiest St. Patrick's Day recipe. I won't even waste time with chit-chat: for an Irish spin on a classic dessert, simply prepare box-mix brownies using Irish Cream liqueur instead of water. If you need a dessert for a St. Patrick's Day party, you're just half an hour + a bottle of Baileys away! [...]

Baptism Cross Cookies

4 Mar



We welcomed my little nephew James into the Catholic Church on Sunday! He is an incredible blessing to his parents and to our whole family, and we were so thrilled to celebrate with all the amazing people who love him! [...]

Irish Flag Marshmallow Pops

1 Mar



It cracks me up that kids find anything on a lollipop stick absolutely irresistible. I can't help but notice it at parties over the last couple years, especially as desserts in pop-form have become so popular! [...]

Raspberry and Custard Crepe Cake

13 Feb



Since this is the week of pink and red desserts, I thought I'd share my crepe cake from the baby shower I hosted back in June. [...]