Thursday, November 21, 2013
My thoughts have been consumed with cranberries. This Cranberry Almond Christmas Cake is exactly what I need to cure my craving. The recipe is easy and comes together in a snap.
All of my social media networks have been flooded with fall flavors and I tell you cranberries have been screaming at me. After seeing this cranberry cake on my friend Mary's blog and Taste of Home I had finally had enough. I had to try it!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A sweet southern twist on an Italian classic dessert recipe, this Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu is ready in 15 minutes and is destined to be on your holiday dessert menu.
Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, although I didn't try one until I moved out on my own. I have to say once I did it was love at first bite. Taking the classic dessert and giving it some southern personality was a complete success, my family raved over it.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Visions of McDonald's Fresh Apple Pies have been dancing in my head. Crisp flaky pie crust oozing with thick apple pie filling and tender chunks of spiced apple.
I had to create a copycat recipe to cure my hankering for my favorite apple pies from my childhood. Now you can enjoy one (or 6) too!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Crazy Caramel Apple Pie Bombs are the pull apart bread of your dreams. They are packed with caramel and apples and baked to perfection. Pull one open and a river of sweet caramel runs over the apple pie bombs.
They are the perfect fall treat or holiday dessert. We love these and are going to be sharing them with our family this year.
Friday, August 23, 2013
My 3 year old is as fickle as little girls come. One day she loves loves loves lemon and I make a batch of our favorite Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles. The next day she says, "Mommy, I don't like lemon". Fine, what would you like? Blueberry Vanilla Yogurt Popsicles? Oh yes, mommy! OK. After one... "Mama, I prefer strawberry". Seriously? I can't imagine how she became so fickle. Oh, wait. Maybe I know someone like that.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Summer wouldn't be complete without a special cool down treat. This year must be the summer of pools. We have been pool sitting for our neighbor, swimming in Nana and Papa's pool and been to fabulous hotels with outrageous pool. Time for swim lessons and scrumptious popsicles to cool down by the pool with.
Friday, July 12, 2013
If you are still seeking that perfect summery treat this may well be it. We are talking tons of summery strawberries, strawberry sauce and fresh cream. Our fresh strawberry pie trifle is like summer in a dish.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Happy Independence Day! I can't believe its July already. Wasn't Memorial Day just a few weeks ago??? hahaha (apparently not)
It is so good to be home and celebrating the 4th of July here in Phoenix with my family. Our plans are to grill up some burgers and watch fireworks. Many will be celebrating this weekend and I am sure you will be looking for the perfect cocktail.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
This spring we hosted a brunch at our house for some friends of ours. I created several pancake creations for the pancake bar. Munchkin was anxiously sitting inside with Pop Pop awaiting her plate of pancakes. Once she tried these VERY Berry Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes she declared them the best pancakes ever.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I can't seem to get enough blueberries this summer. I know we are only a week into June, but we have been to Costco at least 3 times in the last week and a half to pick up more berries. I love their fresh berries. They are always great quality.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Pancakes are such a gift to breakfast time. I love pancakes so much I try to dedicate Sunday breakfast to pancakes each week. We love breakfast to be light. Anything that will sit on you like a brick is not an option. I worked on this recipe to create our fluffiest pancakes ever and added our favorite flavors.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Nothing says summer quite like fresh strawberries! We can't get enough of them and it is only May. Chad has been working on some summer cocktails for our upcoming get-togethers this season. Light and fresh cocktails are always a hit. An adult beverage with just a touch of spirits is perfect for a family barbecue.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Finger foods, especially bars and brownies, are always the most popular dessert at get-togethers. So lately every time there is a potluck I am whipping up a batch of another bar or brownie (or even an individual trifle). I can't seem to get citrus off the brain. So, for the last pot luck I pulled together these fabulous Orange Amaretto Citrus Bars that are in the oven in just 10 minutes!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Summer is finally here! We are so excited to be enjoying time together and having some fun in the sun together. We have been vacation planning and party planning and have come up with some super fun and delicious treats.
Monday, May 20, 2013
How many times must I profess my love for lemon? Oh, okay. You got it already. In case there is any doubt, check out my selection of lemon dishes here on our website or our Lemon Love Pinterest board with over 800 pins.
When I was planning for the Ladies Brunch that we hosted a few weeks back as soon as a pancake bar came to mind I was thinking about creating a lemon syrup. Something bright and refreshing that would be perfect on pancakes, cakes, desserts and of course (my criteria) scrumptious on a spoon. Well, this perfect Homemade Creamy Lemon Syrup is all that and more.
Friday, May 10, 2013
At our brunch a few weeks ago my 3 year old went crazy over this strawberry syrup. We made her a stack of strawberry shortcake pancakes with this scrumptious syrup drizzled over. It was so good the family called for an encore, resulting in an awesome pancake Sunday the next day.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Strawberry Shortcake Tiramisu is the ultimate birthday dessert! Every holiday I am delivering outstanding treats. Last year on my father-in-law ("Pop Pop")'s birthday, I delivered a flop dessert. Have you ever tried to deliver a cream pie across town when it's 100 degrees out? Let's just say it was a humbling moment when he opened the door to a dripping cream topping. All I could do was bust out laughing.
Monday, April 29, 2013
This weekend we enjoyed the company of several local Phoenix blogger friends. We served an outrageous pancake brunch with an insane pancake bar. There were requests for every recipe. Our most popular item was my orange amaretto syrup.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ice cream is a staple in our house. Every single one of us would be happy to eat it all day. I always try to keep healthy options available for us and for our 3 year old daughter, so you will almost always find our latest banana ice cream creation in the freezer (next to all the soup I have frozen to get us through the year).
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It's Ladies Night Slow Roasters! We are so excited to be hosting our second weekly Cocktail Link Party here at TSRI. This week we are celebrating National Margarita Day! It is a paid day off right???? Well, wishful thinking. I guess no one is going to pay you to sip margaritas. Drats! Maybe... Jose Cuervo is giving their people a paid day off for National Margarita Day.