Mini Sage and Buttermilk Sweet Potato Ice Cream Cakes

Big, exciting crazy news! So you know how my sister, Elston, went to Senegal for 8 months as a gap year? Okay well she did. And shes back now, got back last Sunday. So I was in charge of dessert. About a week before she came home she called me and said “I want two things when I get home, warm clothes at the airport … Continue reading Mini Sage and Buttermilk Sweet Potato Ice Cream Cakes

Chocolate Christmas Cake with Cranberry Swiss Butter Cream

As explained in my first Christmas post I made this gift for the gift exchange game we play with my relatives every year for Christmas. My cake ended up with this lovely family! And I am so excited about sharing this recipe. I’ve been working on the plans for this cake for quite a while now and I think it turned out really well! I got … Continue reading Chocolate Christmas Cake with Cranberry Swiss Butter Cream

First Signs of Christmas – mini pecan coffee cakes, apple tartlets and espresso shortbread

Every year my extended family on my dad’s side gets together to celebrate Christmas. This year we celebrated early because one family is going to Australia this winter. They couldn’t make, they were sick. We had wonderful desserts, courtesy of me, and my grandma. I brought apple hand pies, espresso shortbread and mini pecan coffee cakes. Every year we play a game of white elephant … Continue reading First Signs of Christmas – mini pecan coffee cakes, apple tartlets and espresso shortbread

Classic Cheesecake

This weekend is my moms birthday so cheesecake it is! She always loves it, and so does everyone else. We use a kraft recipe. Embarrassing right? But so good! And easy. So forgive me! It’s even amazing uncooked! Wait a minute, that’s not a very remarkable trait… We made a deliciously fresh dinner of rosemary corn, kale and first of the season pomegranate salad, roasted … Continue reading Classic Cheesecake