Strawberry Peach Gelato

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  For the past few years, I’ve been making pink foods along with KitchenAid, in an effort to increase breast cancer awareness and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  KitchenAid is a huge supporter of the foundation, and it’s something that touches so many of us. So of course, when the note came in again this […]

Melting Chocolate Cakes


I’m not kidding you, kids…since starting this diet/exercise thing I’ve put myself on, desserts have been few and far between.  Sure, as part of my job, I am REQUIRED to make them, but sadly, I have to just sneak a little taste, versus consuming each and every morsel, just to make sure they are perfect […]

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Oreos


Okay, I know. Believe me…I KNOW. Cookie dough.  Good. Very good. Oreos.  Of course they are good.  Double Stuff? Even better. Deep fried anything?  Sign me up. But Deep Fried Cookie Dough, mounded onto a Double Stuffed Oreo? Sweet heavens. A couple of weeks ago, I flew off to Houston with some of my girlfriends, […]

National Waffle Day…a Sweet Round Up of Waffles

March 25th…National Waffle Day. Ever since starting my diet, I am ridiculously obsessed with Chicken and Waffles.  Not that I wasn’t before, but, gosh, now I realllly want them.  Or Duck & Waffles.  That will do, too.  With a runny egg on the side? Bourbon Aged Sweet Maple Syrup? I must stop.  I can feel […]

Croissant Doughnuts… I’m Taking on the “Pull Off the Ultimate Pastry” Challenge from KitchenAid


For a year or more, I have been wanting to try my hand at making the trendiest trend in all of Food Land… the Cronut. But, time tends to slip away from me, and to be honest, a recipe as challenging as that just never seemed RIGHT. I needed a reason to contain myself in […]

Chocolate and Potato Cream Martinis


You didn’t read that wrong, and no, despite how oddball it sounds, I did not make a bizarre typing error.  I really meant Chocolate and Potato Cream…served in martini glasses. Yes, it’s a dessert. And yes, it is made of potatoes. Remember when I went to Idaho on with the Idaho Potato folks?  Well,  couple […]

#CookUpCozy with a Chocolate Caramel Candy Cheesecake

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Those are four words that are ridiculous, no matter how you combine them. Chocolate?  Good. Chocolate Cheesecake?  Better. Chocolate Candy Cheesecake? Yum. Chocolate caramel Candy Cheesecake?  Seriously now.  You must stop. Since beginning my blog almost six years ago, I have created hundreds of recipes.  Many of them I am really, really proud of – […]

Sweet Valentines!

Need some lovely inspiration for Lover’s Day? Look no more.  Here are a few that I think will really float your boat.  Sweet, rich, delicious…how we like our mates, right? There are oodles and oodles here, on the Dixie Crystals Valentine Round Up, and these are my favorites.  Which would YOU make? Chocolate Mousse with […]

Rum Eggnog Cheesecake


More eggnog. More dessert. More rum. Welcome to the holidays. There are a lot of desserts that have already been eaten, and plenty of desserts yet to be consumed. This Rum Eggnog Cheesecake should be one of those things. Yes, you can make this in a standard springform pan, as the recipe is written, but […]