• Raspberry Lime Riesling Sorbet

    Raspberry Lime Riesling Sorbet

    Its a lovely feeling to go to your garden, pick your own berries and then make them into something you’re incredibly proud of. Whether or not you’ve got berries in your garden or you find them at the farmers market you’ll enjoy making this dessert. Plus, it’s always good to have an excuse to pull…

  • Sriracha Chocolate Bars

    Sriracha Chocolate Bars

    The first time we went to NYC we stayed at the Harold Square Hotel and right next door was Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar. On the menu they had an assortment of chocolates by Jacques Torres. If you’re not familiar, which I wasn’t either at the time, Jacques is Mr. Chocolate. I was transformed from the…

  • Soupy Mac n Cheese

    Soupy Mac n Cheese

    I love mac n cheese! The hubby and I make it all kinds of ways. Sometimes with corn or apples, sometimes its spicy or crusted. There are a million ways to make it and most aren’t too much harder than just making it from the box.
    I fondly remember the soupy, tender mac n cheese of…

  • Beer Boiled Crab Legs

    Beer Boiled Crab Legs

    Crab legs at a good restaurant are always expensive, but always enjoyable. Crab legs at a cheap restaurant are not usually expensive, but usually don’t hit the spot. My husband doesn’t like crab legs from any restaurants because they don’t flavor them like he does.
    Making crab legs at home will certainly save you some money…

  • Chocolate Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing and Spinkles

    Chocolate Waffles with Cream Cheese Icing and Spinkles

    Waffle Ingredients:
    1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons sugar
    3 whole eggs, beaten
    2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
    16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
    Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
    Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar.…

  • Mocha Chip Cookies

    Mocha Chip Cookies

    I was craving coffee and chocolate and so was born these giant Mocha Chip Cookies.

    Cookie Ingredients:
    1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1 tsp. cornstarch
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tbsp. instant coffee grounds
    1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    1/4 cup white chocolate chips
    Instructions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets…

  • Apple Jack Pie

    Apple Jack Pie

    Apple Jack Pie

    I like to cook liquor into my sweets. I am especially excited about it when I can use something locally made. Tom’s Foolery in Chagrin Falls makes an awesome Applejack! It can be hard to track down because it sells fast when it hits the shelves, but I often find liquor I am…

  • Snow Ball Cheesecakes

    Snow Ball Cheesecakes

    Snow Ball Cheesecake

    I have always loved snow balls. Peeling off the marshmallow layer and eating that first was my favorite thing to do as a kid. I wanted those flavors into a cheesecake. I also wanted a light cheese cake so I adapted this Japanese Cotton Cheesecake recipe to make it light and fluffy.  It…