The other day, we stopped by a local bakery to get my mom a birthday cake she specifically wanted from that bakery. We've passed it a million times and never stopped. I don't know why; I guess it's just more convenient to grab something at Target for my daughter's co-op snack while we're already buying other things than make an additional stop.
Anytime I smell coconut, I get a craving for my favorite coffee, which is coconut oil with cinnamon and cream. YUM. Cinnamon is my favorite sweet these days, which is weird since I normally only like it during the holidays. I've come across some really yummy cinnamon recipes and wanted to share some with you.
Happy pie day! In honor of pie day, enjoy a slice of your favorite pie for dessert, whether you like fruity, sweet or even savory pie. Shepherd's pie for dessert? We wont judge.
If you want to make your own decadent pie, this cookie dough pie is perfect. It's so easy, too, and it calls for no real cookie dough--just Chips Ahoy cookies! You mix them with milk and whipped cream (after smashing them well, of course) and add some chocolate syrup, and voila--cookie dough pie.
I know I've written about brownies before, but recently something I tried changed my entire perspective on brownies! My family and I ate dinner at Stacked St. Louis, which is our new favorite burger joint where you can get just about any kind of burger in the world. Normally we don't order a dessert but we were all feeling like something sweet, so we got the Bourbon Bacon Caramel Brownie and oh sweet heaven.
Whether you're hanging onto those New Year's resolutions or you just want to cut your sugar intake, you have to admit that doing so can be difficult--especially if you love dessert! Although I'm not a huge dessert eater I do enjoy some ice cream every now and then, and now I know about an ice cream brand that is low in sugar and carbs in general.
Even though I don't purchase them often, I am a big fan of flavored creamers! When I heard the Cheesecake Factory was developing two new flavors for creamers I was pretty excited, and while I'm not a giant Oreo fan, I think I'll be happy to try out this new Oreo creamer that people are saying turns your coffee into a dessert. You have to know by now that many coffee creamers are desserts, right?
I have a love/hate thing with our Ben & Jerry's. We love the ice cream but we're not too keen on the staff. They do weird things, like not listening when we ask for something three times, drawing on my kid's artwork, commenting on her body and otherwise acting inappropriately. While I love the fresh stuff, these experiences have made us opt for ice cream elsewhere--and to buy our B&J's at the store. This works fine for the Marshmallow Moon special flavor that's available right now!
The idea of a s'mores is so delicious. I love every ingredient! Each ingredient alone, that is. When smashed together, a s'mores is really just too dry for me (I like milk with my graham crackers). How about you?
I do love a good s'mores flavor in something like a shake, however, and these s'mores cupcakes are no exception. They are rich and decadent, and instead of being bone-dry on the edges, it has a nice cake quality that is satisfying and sweet.
Before you even contemplate making this recipe, please keep in mind that the chocolate mentioned is the thick, gooey Spanish hot chocolate that many people know and love and NOT the wet hot cocoa drink which is also good but not stable in this mug! If you pour cocoa into this mug I'm sure it might still be good, but it will get super soggy quick and it won't hold.
I have to confess, I'm a little wary of the Krispy Kreme Halloween special after they discontinued their pirate day special this year. It was a family tradition we looked forward to every year and we were even dressed up before we found out that it wasn't happening. Hmm...