Pink Ribbon Birthday Present Chocolate Fondant Cake

Here is a birthday cake that Courtney and I made for our cute friend Jana.  It is two 8″ square layers of chocolate cake from the “White Almond Sour Cream” cake recipe, covered with my favorite vanilla buttercream icing and then wrapped in Pettinice Chocolate fondant and decorated with a giant pink bow made from … Continue reading

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 41,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

I don’t know why this is called a salad because it is really more of a dessert but that is absolutely not a complaint as I love to have something sweet with a meal or before a meal or after a meal or in between meals (yes, I have a small sweet tooth problem!).  This … Continue reading

Chocolate Walnut Strudel

Christmas dinner dessert!  Recipe from the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry website.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used chocolate chips) 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed as per package directions … Continue reading

Christmas fun with Candy Melts!

I’ve been working so much that I’m way behind in my Christmas prep so I’ve been trying to get caught up especially with the neighbor gifts and candy melts are my new best friend.  The possibilities are endless!  At Michaels they had a couple of fun versions for the holidays – the version in the … Continue reading

Christmas Cupcakes

I had a day of so I spent half the day on Thursday making these for my friends at work.  I was going to make them all snowmen but the box needed some color so I added in some cupcakes with a bit of color on them.  These are Red Velvet cupcakes; all I did … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Dream Torte

It was our Christmas Bunco dinner last night and I actually got off work in time to go and then I actually won!  Woo Hoo!  I made this Pampered Chef torte for dessert.  It is supposed to be topped with raspberries but they didn’t have any fresh ones at the store so I went with … Continue reading

Christmas Treat Day!

So yesterday was Christmas treat day around here, as in I spent the whole day making treats and thought I would share for those of you looking for some quick and easy last minute gift ideas.  All of these treat ideas are already on the blog so this will just be adapting them for Christmas … Continue reading

Mini Hot Chocolate Bar

This may have been the girls favorite thing about the party, they seemed to really enjoy the mini hot chocolate bar!  You can see from the picture that I had both large and small marshmallows, large candy canes, chocolate dipped spoons (more on that soon) and two different kinds of hot chocolate – mint and … Continue reading

Nutter Butter Reindeers

Another treat for the Christmas party!  This idea was kind of a combination of several things that I saw on Pinterest but none in this exact configuration so I’m going to take credit for these.  🙂 1 package Nutter Butter cookies 1 package light cocoa Wilton candy melts tiny twist pretzels red M&Ms chocolate chips … Continue reading