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 […]

Mint Chocolate Brownies…and a Giveaway!

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Day Five of my 12 Days of Giveaways is here…and are you ever in for a treat! Today I am offering up one of the most gorgeous pieces of culinary craftsmanship…a Boos Board by John Boos! But first…Mint Chocolate Brownies. If you know me at all, you know I have an affinity for fudgy brownies.  […]

Toasted Almond Cheesecake


Well, here it is, less than 2 weeks until Christmas.  Can you believe it? I can’t. Luckily though, there is still plenty of time for making sweet treats and delectable desserts to share with friends and family…such as this Toasted Almond Cheesecake. As I mentioned in my previous two posts, I was contacted by Glade® […]

Raspberry and Mascarpone Ice Cream Stuffed Crepes…and a Giveaway


I can make crepes. Well, anyone can make crepes if they set their minds to it, and they have a nice flat pan. I just so happen to have a nice flat pan…and crepes are the one and only reason I have said pan. But I have multiple reasons to make these crepes, though I’m […]