Banana and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

As I have mentioned before I am a big sweets fan.  I always need something sweet after dinner and sometimes even lunch.  I had some really ripe bananas and I didn’t want to just toss them.  There are so many things you can do with them from ice cream to banana bread.  This time I…

St. Patty’s Day Pavlova

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova.  It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust, and soft and light inside.   It reminds me of a meringue cookie.  The inner part of this meringue is like a little boat so you can stuff it with whatever you like when its done…

Brownie cup with Peanut Butter and Pretzels

It’s crazy, but a lot of ideas come to me when I am in bed getting ready to sleep.  When that happens I have to get up and write  my ideas down.  A lot of people love brownies, peanut butter and pretzels so why not incorporate everything together.  I love things that come with a sweetness,…

Drunken Hazelnut Brownie

Sometimes we just want that easy fix with a brownie.  In this case I used dark chocolate brownie mix and added a tablespoon of dark rum and half cup of hazelnuts chopped.  A super easy fix and the kids loved helping me out.  Who doesn’t enjoy a nice chewy brownie with some fruit to make you not feel…

Apple Pastry

This little idea popped into my head tonight.  I didn’t have to time to make an apple pie for dessert; so I thought to myself what else could be an easy little fix.  Well I decided to take some frozen pastry dough, granny smith apples, egg (for eggwash), sugar, cinnamon and water.  After it was all…

Beijinho (Brazilian White Coconut Truffle)

In one of my previous posts I shared with you Brigadeiro (Brazilian Chocolate Truffle).  Well here is another little truffle like dessert.  It’s called Beijinho ( Brazilian White Coconut Truffle), and is made with Condensend Milk, and grated coconut, and rolled in granulated sugar or  Coconut again.  It’s a creamy and rich little dessert.  Beijinho translated is “little kiss”. 

Wontons with Nutella

This is such an easy dessert that’s bursting with chocolate/hazelnut flavor.  If you love Chocolate or a creamy hazelnut spread you gotta try it.  Buy some wonton wrappers (These little wraps are even great to use to make ravioli, if you want something more of a homemade style or want to come up with your own…

Happy 4th of July Dessert

Happy 4th of July.  I hope everyone is having a great and safe time with family and friends.  I made a patriotic dessert that was a crowd pleaser.  I took some Angel food cake (I took almond abstract with some sugar and water melted in a pot and brushed it on the cake), strawberries and blueberries.  I also…