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Stone Fruit Cobbler

Stone Fruit Cobbler

The bees have been extraordinarily good to us this year by pollinating almost every flower on our fruit trees, thus making for an abundant harvest. I have so many nectarines, apricots, and peaches that I am having a hard time using up. Even at Ben has spent countless hours and the base of the trunk […]

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Dulce de Leche Milkshakes

Dulce de Leche Milkshakes

Fancy milkshakes seem to be all the rage right now. I am desperately trying to talk my husband into letting me do a food tour in New York, secretly to just have a milkshake from The New York Milkshake Lounge. Unfortunately, he is not having it. So until I can convince him otherwise, homemade milkshakes […]

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Vampire Apple Pie Milkshakes

Vampire Apple Pie Milkshakes

Being the mother of two boys, I am almost obliged to create something gory for Halloween because the boys get a total kick out of it! But to be honest, I love creating these kinds of treats during the holiday. If you follow my blog then you would know that Baby Ben (almost 4, but […]

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Sweet Corn and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet Corn and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Safeway Culinary Kitchens in Pleasanton, CA. The other bloggers and I got a behind the scenes tour of just how recipes are developed and tested. It was really interesting to meet the people responsible for the Open Nature brand. Safeway is debuting their new Open […]

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Game Day Party and a Delectable Ice Cream Cake

Game Day Party and a Delectable Ice Cream Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeMVP #CollectiveBias The big game is in a few short days and the only thing more exciting than the half time show and awesome commercials is the food! Because let’s face it…football is so much better with some […]

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

I love baking (as you probably know by now) and I love coming up with ridiculous concoctions. But sometimes, we all just need a bit of comfort food and soft chocolate chip cookies are just that! These cookies are fabulous. I used some homemade vanilla sugar that made deliciously sweet. I always have a jar […]

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Peppermint Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Giveaway #4

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Giveaway #4

Now it may be freezing everywhere, including San Diego, but it is never too cold for ice cream in my opinion! So I bet you can all guess what Giveaway #4 will be…an ice cream maker!!! Everyone needs one because homemade is cream is priceless. Homemade ice cream sandwiches are even better. Make sure to […]

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Cranberry Mousse

Cranberry Mousse

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in 4 days. Apart from my turkey, I have given absolutely no thought as to what I am going to make. I have however, planned out my Black Friday shopping list. Now we just have to figure out who goes where. So as you can see, I have finally moved […]

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Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

It’s National Ice Cream Day and since one of my favorite desserts is an Ice Cream Sandwich, I thought I would share some of the recipes that I concocted over the past year.  Enjoy! Double Chocolate Chip and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches Nutella was originally sandwiched between these delicious Potato Chip Cookies but I would […]

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Oreo Funfetti Pudding Cookies

Oreo Funfetti Pudding Cookies

Alright, I have officially jumped onto the pudding bandwagon! I tried my hardest to stay away, because I do not like the thought of boxed pudding mix, but let me tell you this trick is well worth what ever is in that box. I have made variations of these cookies probably 6 times, and each […]

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Quadruple Berry Pie

Quadruple Berry Pie

It’s berry season!!! I get so excited when spring hits because it means farm tours and berry picking! There is nothing better than munching on sweet fresh berries or baking them until they burst with luscious juices. Since my refrigerator was jam packed with berries and we are planning a massive berry picking road trip […]

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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Do you remember these Tagalong Bars that I made because I never did see a Girl Scout to pick up a package of cookies? Well, Girl Scout cookie season came and went and I still didn’t get my package of peanut butter sandwich cookies. So naturally, I made my own. Only these were better! Soft, […]

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Earth Day Ice Cream Flower Pots

Earth Day Ice Cream Flower Pots

Happy Earth Day, YAY! When I was 9 years old, my mother made these for my birthday party. I have loved them ever since, but hadn’t made these for my own kids until today. They were chomping at the bits while I made and photographed these. I was not very happy with the way the […]

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Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream and Krusteaz Waffle Cones

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream and Krusteaz Waffle Cones

  When June comes around I am so excited to have my kids home everyday, go to the pool, and grill everything I can get my hands on. By August, I am done. I can’t wait to send my kids back to school. The picture above is what I go through every day. Twenty. Four. […]

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Potato Chip and Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

Potato Chip and Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

If you are anything like me, you over buy for parties. I always have a million dishes planned, but usually only get to making half. For some reason I am always worried that I will not have enough food, when in fact I usually have 3 times more than I need! So come July 5th, […]

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A Taste of Summer-Biscoff Apricot Ice Cream Sandwiches

A Taste of Summer-Biscoff Apricot Ice Cream Sandwiches

In the kitchen, I go through phases. After visiting a few ice cream shops in Seattle, I came home more eager than ever to have my freezer full or gourmet homemade ice cream. So much so, ice cream will now have its own category! While researching what to do and where to go in Seattle, […]

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dark chocolate cookies with rich coffee ice cream sandwiches

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie and Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Today has been one of those days that you just can’t wait to get over with. I pulled a very late nighter last night studying for my International Security and Conflict Resolution in the Nuclear Age class . I was abruptly awakened by my obnoxious alarm this morning at 5 am, so that I could […]

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Chai Snickerdoodles and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Chai Snickerdoodles and Cinnamon Ice Cream

Growing up, every afternoon at 4pm you would hear the tune. Everyone would grab their stash of coins and make a be-line to the sidewalk. It was no other than the famous “Papa Joe”, the local ice cream man, making his rounds. I will always remember what he looks like…a tall, skinny older man who […]

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