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Kahlúa White Chocolate Tiramisu

Tiramisu, the classic coffee-flavored creamy dessert, is usually made with a mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese and cocoa. My version has a graham chocolate crust, a white chocolate cream cheese filling, a layer of coffee-Kahlúa soaked lady fingers, and is topped off with an espresso whipped cream. I know it sounds complicated, but I …

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Blackberry-Blueberry Shortcakes

The best Summertime desserts are made with the season’s fresh fruits and berries, so when I found these ginormous blackberries on sale at the market, I couldn’t resist. Instead of baking a cobbler– which is what I’d normally do–I decided these big, juicy berries would be the perfect shortcake filling. Blackberry-Blueberry Shortcakes are served on a sweet biscuit that’s topped with the sweet fruit …

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Cherry Cake with Buttermilk Powdered Sugar Glaze

Moist and rich, Cherry Cake with Buttermilk Powdered Sugar Glaze is basically a delicious pound cake made in a sheet cake pan. Fresh pitted cherries and a sweet glaze crown the cake’s top. This cherry dessert recipe is an amazing choice for Summer picnics. Cherry Cake with Buttermilk Powdered Sugar Glaze Last weekend’s Fourth of July family barbecue …

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Cream Puffs with Chocolate Custard

We’re getting pretty fancy around here today by making a decadent French pâte à choux (pastry shaped like a cabbage) or simply Cream Puffs with Chocolate Custard. Don’t worry, these sweet treats taste nothing like cabbage! Light and airy, cream puffs start with a dough that is cooked on the stove. Once they are baked, …

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Engagement Cookies! Lemon Vanilla Bean with Royal Icing

Our family is very excited and proud to announce our daughter’s engagement! I’m officially a MOB–Mother-of-the-Bride-to-be! Over Christmas break, D. discussed his plans with John and keeping the secret for those few short weeks was more difficult than I expected. He wanted to surprise our girl with the proposal and with an engagement party with family and friends at his parents’ home …

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