Desserts

Book Review – 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations for every craving

by Nicole August 15, 2013
Book Review – 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations for every craving

It was such a very nice surprise to be approached by the publishers of Wendy Paul’s new book – 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations for Every Craving.  If you are not familiar with her delicious and creative work please make sure you check out her page.  She has so many recipes and ideas to tempt […]

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Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries

by Nicole July 21, 2013
Chocolate Balsamic Pancakes with Strawberries

This is a  far reaching idea I know.  I was approached by Mandarano to try out their Balsamic Glaze and Sauce and come up with a recipe using it to share with all of you.  I was really excited and honored for them to contact me to highlight their product.  To be honest I have […]

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Mango Upside Down Cake

by Nicole June 2, 2013
Mango Upside Down Cake

Wow! I have never had such a crazy time in the kitchen working on a blog recipe.  I set off the smoke alarm and had a very tiny fire (that was instantly put out) happen during the baking of this recipe.  It was admittedly “chef error.” :/ I will spare you the drama by giving […]

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Quinoa Chocolate Pudding

by Nicole May 6, 2013
Quinoa Chocolate Pudding

The warm weather has really sparked a flurry of outdoor activity already.  It is amazing how invigorated a little sunshine can make you feel.  I have been spending a lot of time picnicking and playing with the lovies.  It means the world to me that they love nature as much as they do. We have […]

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Coquito Cupcakes

by Nicole December 10, 2012
Coquito Cupcake

Tis the season for all things sweet and a little boozy at your holiday gatherings.   This was my experiment with a staple in most Puerto Rican homes, Coquito (Coconut Eggnog) during the holiday season.  There is always a Titi (Auntie) or Tio (Uncle) or Abuela (Grandma) even who has a bottle (or two or […]

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Mini Cherry Crumb Pie

by Nicole November 24, 2012
Mini Cherry Crumb Pie

I have a slight “thing” for Cherry Pie filling, okay a big thing.  It is the only canned pie filling that I love.  I admit that I accept any excuse to eat it on or in something. When planning my menu for Thanksgiving this year, I knew I wanted to make a Cherry Pie.

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