Lemon Bundt Cakes

So, if you know me, you know I love lemon. Probably an inherited trait. Chocolate being a close second. So today I am tucking my tail and giving two recipes; one came out awesome and one I screwed up but still tasted great. Hint: Always butter your bundt! (Butter and flour your pan) 🙂 The…

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Icing

So here is to another week, another class, another shift ended. I decided to make this cake because it included my favorite beer, Guinness, and my favorite coffee creamer, Bailey’s. And since I cannot bring either of these to work with me I decided to make them into a cake. This cake was made in…

Bittersweet Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Tart

Remember: “Desserts is stressed spelled backwards.” After another inscessent week of obligations, I decided,  it was time to make another dessert. Scrolling and flipping through pages of sweet dishes I came across a recipe that started with “bittersweet.” This was it. This described the week. This was the recipe. This dessert has my favorite crust…

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

This week being a busy week of class, work, and social engagements I didn’t have the time to create anything sweet. So, this is a recipe I made a little while back and it was a hit with my fellow nurses. Not that pretty but delicious nonetheless. This cheesecake has a Girl scout Thin Mint…

Bourbon & Roasted Peach Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce

Baking always fixes a rough mood, rough day, or even a rough week for me. Being a cheesecake lover, I decided this week would be a perfect time to try out a new cheesecake recipe with peaches, my favorite fruit. And this one has booze! A soft ending to a hard week. I like a…

Strawberry & Blueberry Tart with Lemon Curd Mascarpone

When you have fresh blueberries and strawberries on hand, what do you do? I’ll pair it with some cream, a crust, and be a happy, happy boy. This recipe is easy to whip up for a fresh dessert during the summer or anytime. It looks impressive and tastes delicious! Strawberry and Blueberry Tart with Lemon…

Macarons Fit for a Bride

“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul satisfying and eternal.”- Julia Child This past weekend I made four different kinds of French macarons for my sister’s bridal shower. I planned on baking just a few dozen but, after making 3…