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Fourth of July is one of those big holidays where we all like to get together and have some fun, right? Of course it is! So, whether your gathering is just your immediately family, small group, or waving at people from far away, this dessert is ridiculously easy to throw together…yet delicious and light. Perfect combination, and it’s cold too! There are just so many wonderful things going on with this recipe. (more…)
In 2017, I worked as an assistant pastry chef at a brand new upscale restaurant. I was overwhelmed and intimidated beyond belief surrounded by the incredible talent and skills of the chefs I worked with, and there wasn’t a dull day that was ever experienced working with these guys. Although it was a very busy, chaotic, and slightly stressful place, the experience I gained from working there, the food, and the daily belly-laughs at the shenanigans were beyond worth it. (more…)
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A few years ago, my nephew turned 10. This baffled me at the time, considering I have the video footage of his 2nd birthday, blowing out the candle and keeps asking his daddy “More, more?” for him to relight it so that he could blow it out again. Oh, that’ll be a cute video to show when he turns 21. Anyway, he was probably my biggest fan when it came to making decorative chocolates. He thought it was SO cool when I tell him that he can eat one of the decorations because it’s chocolate. (more…)
This recipe was an experiment, so I called in the peanut butter expert to weigh in with his professional opinion…my oldest brother. I wasn’t sure if the first batch would be too sweet or too rich, so I made a second batch and cut the peanut butter flavor a little bit. (more…)
For our very last class in culinary school, we had Advanced Baking and Pastry. So, you can only imagine my excitement, considering we were finishing up with the entire program with my favorite subject. Well, this was one of the cakes that I had the opportunity to make in class. The funniest part in making this cake in class was the fact that my partner and I forgot to add the baking powder and salt… Oops! (more…)
When it comes to meatloaf, I’ve heard several reactions…mostly the famous, “Ewwww, meatloaf!!” And really what makes me quote is little Randy not wanting to eat his meatloaf and mashed potatoes in the movie “A Christmas Story.” Well, not in our house growing up. In fact, it was quite the opposite. (more…)
Over The Hill birthdays give you the opportunity to go over the edge with funny gifts. This is why it’s one of my favorite sections in a party store to look at, because there’s usually something good enough to make me laugh out loud. This cake had the same effect. (more…)
When it comes to girly froo-froo drinks, this definitely makes the top ten list…and is one of my favorite martinis. It’s fruity- it’s a martini- it’s a pretty color. That is a helluva combination, and as one guy called it, “Yumdiddles!” Yes, yumdiddles indeed. (more…)
The first time I had a homemade Philly Cheesesteak was at my brother’s house, when his wife made them for us. I have always loved these sandwiches with the combination of roast beef, provolone, sauteed onions and peppers…but the ones she made for us had one difference- the provolone cheese sauce. When I walked up to the counter to assemble my sandwich, I asked her where the cheese was. She pointed to a small pot with white sauce and said, “Right there, it’s a provolone sauce.” My eyes got big, and I poured what seemed like 3 cups of that gloriousness all over my sandwich. (more…)
When our daughter was getting ready to turn 4, I asked Her what kind of cake and party she wanted. She was really into princesses at the time, so naturally that was the theme she chose. So, I started thinking, and asked, “Do you want a princess castle cake?” Her eyes lit up and she cried, “Yes! A pink princess castle cake!!” Done. (more…)
The list of adjectives I could use to describe the massive amount of home renovations that we’re doing on our A-frame house during this time of quarantine is starting to look like my kids’ Christmas lists. It’s interesting, exhausting, chaotic, entertaining, never-ending, and stressful. We’ve been in this house for a year and a half, and had expectations to start renovations about six months after living here. Unfortunately, the timeline was much slower than expected, and the renovations started a couple of months ago. (more…)
When I started my freezer meal business back in 2017, my main focus was to make delicious comfort food that was easy to batch out and throw in the oven on those nights you just don’t feel like cooking. Being quarantined definitely gives me more time to cook at home since I’m stuck with the kids 24/7 and unable to work, so I’ve discovered myself running out of ideas on what to make that’s new and fun. (more…)