Category Archives: Desserts

Amazing Marble Cupcakes {with a twist…of course}

This weekend, my 8-year-old son and I made these cupcakes together. The interesting ingredients resulted in probably the best cupcakes we’ve made. Yum! Enjoy! Denise Amazing Marble Cupcakes 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 3 Eggs 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 8

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Amazing Marble Cupcakes {with a twist…of course}

This weekend, my 8-year-old son and I made these cupcakes together. The interesting ingredients resulted in probably the best cupcakes we’ve made. Yum! Enjoy! Denise Amazing Marble Cupcakes 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 3 Eggs 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 8

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Sweet & Salty Chocolate Toffee Cracker Candy

I have thought about making this for a while. This recipe is not only easy, it is very rich and flavorful. My colleagues at work loved it…so I guess I need to make it again real soon! My favorite thing

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Toffee Cracker Candy

I have thought about making this for a while. This recipe is not only easy, it is very rich and flavorful. My colleagues at work loved it…so I guess I need to make it again real soon! My favorite thing

Gypsy Spiced Apple Crisp

The spice Grains of Paradise are tiny, unique pyramid-shaped seeds whose flavor profile can be described as sharp and peppery with a fruity backdrop. They look ashy when you crush them with a spice grinder or mortar & pestle. Substitute

Gypsy Spiced Apple Crisp

The spice Grains of Paradise are tiny, unique pyramid-shaped seeds whose flavor profile can be described as sharp and peppery with a fruity backdrop. They look ashy when you crush them with a spice grinder or mortar & pestle. Substitute

Nutella Frosted Saffron Cupcakes

I decided to make Saffron Cupcakes for my Saffron dessert post. Hmmm. What kind of frosting? Well, of course I had to pair these yummy cupcakes with Nutella frosting! The result was better than expected and the flavor combination was

Nutella Frosted Saffron Cupcakes

I decided to make Saffron Cupcakes for my Saffron dessert post. Hmmm. What kind of frosting? Well, of course I had to pair these yummy cupcakes with Nutella frosting! The result was better than expected and the flavor combination was

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Espresso Spiced Frosting {Semi-Homemade}

It happened again… I had a last-minute “make & take” opportunity…. What to make? Hmmm. Recently on Pinterest, people have been sharing recipes for  2 ingredient cupcakes using store-bought cake-mix and canned pumpkin puree.   It reminded me of a posts that

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Espresso Spiced Frosting {Semi-Homemade}

It happened again… I had a last-minute “make & take” opportunity…. What to make? Hmmm. Recently on Pinterest, people have been sharing recipes for  2 ingredient cupcakes using store-bought cake-mix and canned pumpkin puree.   It reminded me of a posts that

Cinnamon Spiced Cappuccino Cannoli Dip

This “not diet friendly” dessert recipe was actually inspired by one of my favorite low calorie desserts/snacks…. It is all about balance.  So, go ahead and have a treat once in a while.  Be sure to counter the calorie intake

Cinnamon Spiced Cappuccino Cannoli Dip

This “not diet friendly” dessert recipe was actually inspired by one of my favorite low calorie desserts/snacks…. It is all about balance.  So, go ahead and have a treat once in a while.  Be sure to counter the calorie intake

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake Preparation

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake (aka Torta Imposible)

Chocolate Flan Cake (Torta Imposible or “impossible cake”) is a decadent, layered dessert with Chocolate Cake on the bottom and Flan on the top. You are probably wondering why they describe it as “impossible”…. Well, when the cake pan goes into the oven,

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake Preparation

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake (aka Torta Imposible)

Chocolate Flan Cake (Torta Imposible or “impossible cake”) is a decadent, layered dessert with Chocolate Cake on the bottom and Flan on the top. You are probably wondering why they describe it as “impossible”…. Well, when the cake pan goes into the oven,

Versatile Vanilla – Very Vanilla Shortcakes (Plus Bonus Recipe for Very Vanilla Dessert Pancakes)

Continuing on the Versatile Vanilla Voyage…. Today’s Vanilla post features a dessert recipe… There are many Vanilla dessert recipes that come to mind.  Custards…Cake…Cookies…Ice Cream… The list is long… I was inspired by a new kitchen gadget that my Mom recently

Versatile Vanilla – Very Vanilla Shortcakes (Plus Bonus Recipe for Very Vanilla Dessert Pancakes)

Continuing on the Versatile Vanilla Voyage…. Today’s Vanilla post features a dessert recipe… There are many Vanilla dessert recipes that come to mind.  Custards…Cake…Cookies…Ice Cream… The list is long… I was inspired by a new kitchen gadget that my Mom recently

More With Mustard – Dessert Recipe for Lemon Glazed Mustard Spiced Poppyseed Cake

Continuing on with the Mustard spiced menu theme, below you will find a dessert recipe that features the spice Mustard. Yes…I found a way to incorporate the spice Mustard into a dessert recipe. When dried Mustard is baked, it takes on a very pleasant

More With Mustard – Dessert Recipe for Lemon Glazed Mustard Spiced Poppyseed Cake

Continuing on with the Mustard spiced menu theme, below you will find a dessert recipe that features the spice Mustard. Yes…I found a way to incorporate the spice Mustard into a dessert recipe. When dried Mustard is baked, it takes on a very pleasant

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo – Homemade Black Pepper Tortillas

Tortillas are very versatile…  They are great with appetizers, main dishes and desserts.  They bring back childhood memories because when I was little my Titi (endearment for Tia) used to make them for us as an afternoon snack.  I remember feeling especially lucky (and proud) when

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo – Homemade Black Pepper Tortillas

Tortillas are very versatile…  They are great with appetizers, main dishes and desserts.  They bring back childhood memories because when I was little my Titi (endearment for Tia) used to make them for us as an afternoon snack.  I remember feeling especially lucky (and proud) when

Creative Cooking with Cilantro: Day 4 – Coconut Cilantro Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

This week, I have been posting the recipes from our Cilantro themed Sunday dinner. Below is the recipe for the dessert from our family meal… Yes…I found a way to make a dessert using Cilantro and it was amazing. Even

Creative Cooking with Cilantro: Day 4 – Coconut Cilantro Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

This week, I have been posting the recipes from our Cilantro themed Sunday dinner. Below is the recipe for the dessert from our family meal… Yes…I found a way to make a dessert using Cilantro and it was amazing. Even

Oregano Unleashed

Oregano…. One of my favorite dried herbs or spices to use. I absolutely love the smell and flavor. In fact, most of all of my favorite food memories use Oregano. We used oregano in our pasta sauces, meatballs, carne beef,

Oregano Unleashed

Oregano…. One of my favorite dried herbs or spices to use. I absolutely love the smell and flavor. In fact, most of all of my favorite food memories use Oregano. We used oregano in our pasta sauces, meatballs, carne beef,