Tag Archives | dessert

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for your fiesta! These light and fluffy cinnamon cupcakes are topped with a sweet cinnamon cream cheese frosting and a crunchy churro! May is a great month here in San Diego. Although we don’t actually celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I certainly take advantage of all of the delicious Mexican […]

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A light and buttery coconut cupcake topped with fresh strawberry frosting

The Best Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

Whenever I have to bake cupcakes for an occasion, I almost always make these Coconut Cupcakes. They are always loved and are extremely popular. While I usually always make a coconut cream cheese frosting, I decided to change things up by using a fresh strawberry frosting instead. Let me tell you they are just as […]

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Coffee Bean CopyCat espresso cream cheese brownies

Espresso Cream Cheese Brownies

After a recent day full of shopping, we decided to recharge at Coffee Bean. Upon entering, there was a large photo of their new Espresso Cream Cheese Brownies that immediately caught my eye. Espresso had been on my mind after finding out that my favorite coffee store, Nespresso, opened up at the very mall that […]

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Red Velvet Halloween Cake

Red Velvet Halloween Cake

Welcome new San Diego 6 News Followers! We hope you enjoyed our special Halloween Movie Night Special! Here is the cake that was featured! Enjoy! It is finally October therefore I can finally post Halloween themed desserts without feeling too bad, right!? I could have started Halloween in August (when I start my Christmas music) […]

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Pumpkin Tiramisu with Molasses Cookie Crumb

Pumpkin Tiramisu with Molasses Cookie Crumb

It is officially the first day of fall! How exciting! I have been scrolling through Fall recipes for the last 3 months on Pinterest, and recently came across this one from Foodie Crush. Combining pumpkin and pumpkin spices with tiramisu in a pie form sounded like the perfect fall/Thanksgiving dessert. Not to mention it is […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Shortcakes

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Shortcakes

These past few months have been really tough on the food home front. At the end of February, I joined a weight loss camp challenge. I had to sign a contract that I would lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks or forfeit my $500 deposit. I have finally found that money is my biggest motivator! […]

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Mini Chocolate Covered Footballs

Chocolate Footballs

Super Bowl is right around the corner. As a food blogger I can say that it can’t come soon enough. I have been working on football recipes for far too long, especially for someone who is not into football. It was fun, but I can’t wait for it to be over. So, this my friends, […]

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Chocolate Almond Truffles

Chocolate Almond Truffles

Happy New Year friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful evening and a wonderful start to 2016! We spent the evening creating a 2016 bucket list. While not all of the 27 items may come to fruition, we are going to do the best we can to complete everything. That means that this year will […]

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Baked Apple "Apple Crisp"

Baked Apple “Apple Crisp”

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I want to share with you all a new promotion my friends over at Apples4Ed.com are launching, Buy an Apple, Help a Student! This promotion will help schools with building new gardens, improving their libraries, updating their technology, revitalizing playgrounds, and enhancing resources for their teachers! From now until Novermber 15th, […]

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Cannoli Cake

Cannoli Cake

Having been raised in an Italian household, Cannolis are essential. I remember my grandfather making them for any and every special occasion. You knew that if you woke up to the smell of hot oil, you were going to have the perfect dessert later in the day. Although I love the traditional cannoli, I also […]

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Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

Last month I turned the big 3-0.  I had originally planned on throwing a huge Flamingo party, but in the end I realized I just didn’t have the energy. Instead, I invited everyone over for a fun backyard BBQ. Since ice cream sandwiches are my favorite dessert, I had to have them at my birthday […]

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Almondmilk Shakes

Almondmilk Shakes

The kids and I have been having so much fun this summer! I have been keeping them exceptionally busy, and have only heard the “I’m bored” a few times. That is a major win in my book! During the school year, dinner preparations are quickly done while they are doing their homework. They always ask […]

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pineapple curd cupcakes

Pineapple Curd Cupcakes

These Pineapple Curd Cupcakes are my attempt to bring sunshine into your homes today, especially if you are in Souther California! We are currently experiencing a MUCH NEEDED massive rain storm. Although this will not eliminate the drought, any little bit helps. Strangely enough, rain gets people very happy here. During a very heavy downpour […]

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Heart Apple Pies

Heart Apple Pies

It has become quite the tradition in our home that my daughter and I make something special for Valentine’s Day to pass out to her friends. My older son was never really into it, and also opted to hand out a piece of candy and store-bought card. My daughter however is 100% me. She absolutely […]

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Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream

Champagne Cupcakes with Rose Hibiscus Buttercream

I want to introduce you all to a company called Wild Hibiscus. They recently sent me some of their products to try out and let me tell you, they are pretty awesome! From cocktails to cupcakes these extracts and syrups not only add a beautiful rose and hibiscus flavor, but they add a beautiful color […]

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Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

I spent a good majority of my childhood living with my grandparents. My grandmother never let anything go to waste. To this day when we go over to her house and she offers us something to eat, we question how old it is. Well, I think that this has somewhat rubbed off on me, which […]

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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cups #Feast4All #Collectivebias

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cups #Feast4All #Collectivebias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. So when asking on Facebook what kind of fall recipes you guys were looking for, you responded with “recipes that can be made in advance.” Cooking for a crowd can be rather overwhelming and leaves you with little time […]

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Reese's Spreads Granola Bars #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias

Reese’s Spreads Granola Bars #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias

I received compensation and information and/or free product from The Hershey Company and/or Collective Bias. All opinions expressed within are my own. Lunches this year have been quite the challenge. At the kid’s old school, hot lunch was so inexpensive that it just made sense to have them buy it. Now having moved to private […]

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Sweet Potato Pie Swirled Cheesecake with Spiced Salted Caramel

Sweet Potato Pie Swirled Cheesecake with Spiced Salted Caramel

This is a sponsored post brought to you by the NC Sweet Potato Commission. All opinions are 100% my own.  Forget smothering sweet potatoes in butter and topping with marshmallows, this  Sweet Potato Swirled Cheesecake with Spiced Salted Caramel is a new way to serve sweet potatoes this holiday! Not overly sweet and creamy beyond […]

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Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

  Last week was a nightmare. I can officially say that the Plague of 2014 hit our family and hit us hard. After a few weeks of someone being so sick that they required multiple visits to the doctors, I was at my wits end.   Thankfully, my husband kindly took over sick parent duties […]

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