Food · Pies

Memorial Day Dessert: Sour Cream Apple Pie

Ever since we had the Warm Sour Cream Apple Pie at Slightly North of Broad, I’ve been waiting for a chance to recreate it. I figured that Memorial Day was a great opportunity to give it a try, especially since our family along with a few of our aunts, uncles, and cousins all go down… Continue reading Memorial Day Dessert: Sour Cream Apple Pie

Cupcakes · Food

Classic Cupcakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter

While I love making fancy cupcakes like Irish Car Bombs and Mint Juleps, a simple cupcake with classic flavors can be just as great. The key to making a simple cupcake that people rave about all comes down to two things: an amazing recipe and great presentation. Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes are one of my… Continue reading Classic Cupcakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter

Cookies · Food

Graduation Dessert: Blue Velvet Macarons

This past weekend, we celebrated Tori’s graduation from Penn State. On Saturday night after graduation, we had a celebratory dinner with a few other families. I, of course, was in charge of dessert. We knew we needed at least one Penn State themed dessert and so when Tori suggested blue and white macarons, I knew that… Continue reading Graduation Dessert: Blue Velvet Macarons

Cupcakes · Food

Cinco de Mayo Dessert: Margarita Cupcakes

I first made these Margarita Cupcakes three years ago for a Cinco de Mayo party I attended. I was amazed at how easy they were and how they really taste like a margarita. Since then, I’ve made them more than a few times in both full size and mini versions. I even sold a batch… Continue reading Cinco de Mayo Dessert: Margarita Cupcakes

Cookies · Food

Kentucky Derby Dessert: Derby Pie Macarons

I have to admit that I’ve never really celebrated the Kentucky Derby, mostly because the first weekend in May is typically reserved for Cinco de Mayo festivities. I decided to change that this year though. The more I researched Kentucky Derby parties, the more I realized that I have been missing out. One of the… Continue reading Kentucky Derby Dessert: Derby Pie Macarons

Bite Sized · Cakes · Food

Game of Thrones Inspired Dessert: Bite Sized Lemon Pound Cakes

Like many people, I am a big fan of Game of Thrones (both the books & TV series). In honor of the 5th season premiere last night, I invited a few friends over to watch and enjoy a Game of Thrones inspired dinner. The star of the evening was easily my bite sized lemon pound cakes.… Continue reading Game of Thrones Inspired Dessert: Bite Sized Lemon Pound Cakes

Bars · Cakes · Food

A Taste of Summer: Lemon Gooey Butter Cake

Returning to the cool spring weather in New Jersey after a week in South Carolina & Georgia has me ready for summer. For me, lemon desserts always make me think of summer. Since Tori & I didn’t have time to make it to Paula Deen’s restaurant in Savannah, I figured why not add a summery… Continue reading A Taste of Summer: Lemon Gooey Butter Cake

Cheesecake · Food

Traditional Easter Dessert: Ricotta Pie

When you come from a large Italian family like we do, you are bound to have quite a few traditional dishes for any holiday. For Easter, three things are always found on our brunch table- pizza ghen, a lamb cake, & ricotta pie. Pizza ghen can probably best be described as a sort of breakfast… Continue reading Traditional Easter Dessert: Ricotta Pie

Cookies · Food

French Macarons: The Basics

Over the last few years, french macarons have become a common place dessert in bakeries across the country. Many of these bakeries even fly macarons from French bakeries over here to the U.S. to sell. I first encountered macarons while studying abroad in Paris. While, I didn’t get a chance to try them, I was… Continue reading French Macarons: The Basics

Candy · Food

St Patrick’s Day Desserts: Irish Potatoes

Growing up outside of Philadelphia, Irish Potatoes were a staple at St Patrick’s Day. Whether it was a mom making them for our class in grade school or picking up a box of Oh Ryan’s from the grocery store, they were always part  of the St Patrick’s Day tradition. I was a bit surprised to… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day Desserts: Irish Potatoes