Mini No-bake Cheesecake Treats

Tiny things make me smile. Kittens. Puppies. Baby bats. And, of course, tiny desserts. So cute, so delicious, and just the perfect amount of indulgence. A sweet treat sans guilt. My dessert bowls are from Libbey, and along with the 12 bowls are 12 tiny spoons ☺ The strawberries were a tad too large, but … Continue reading

Strawberry and Cream Cheese King Cake

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! So, it’s King Cake season in South Louisiana. Without doubt, someone is either eating or thinking about eating King Cake as I write this. If you’re unfamiliar with the custom, here’s a little information. Until Mardi Gras, which is rather late this year, March 4, King Cakes will be everywhere … Continue reading

Raspberry Crumble Bars

My husband prefers desserts without chocolate as the star ingredient. I, on the other hand, am all about chocolate. Now, my husband is a good guy, and while he’s really particular when it comes to savory dishes, he rarely turns down a dessert, with or without chocolate. However, he usually doesn’t want to eat it … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit Pavlovas

I was introduced to pavlovas by my Australian friend, Melinda. We celebrate birthdays in our office, and since I eat gluten-free, a cake from the local bakery was not an option. Enter Melinda. She baked an incredible pavlova for my birthday potluck, and I’ve been hooked ever since. “ Pavlovas have a delicate crunchy exterior … Continue reading

Java Cheesecake Brownie Pie

Yesterday was the end of year teacher appreciation luncheon at Andrew’s school.  I volunteered to make a vegetable casserole and a dessert.  The casserole was an easy choice, as I received lovely squash in my CSA delivery.  But, the dessert, that was a little more difficult.  So many choices!  Cake, cheesecake, pie, brownies.  Then it … Continue reading