Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple

Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple

This Easy Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple recipe is my flameless version of “pineapple foster”. It’s fresh, easy and crazy delicious. And it’s also perfect for entertaining!     Oh, and then top this heavenly grilled goodness with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Reduce the rum+cinnamon+brown sugar marinade into a caramelized sauce, and drizzle it on top.  And then maybe even sprinkle on a pinch of cinnamon, if you’re feeling extra fancy....

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Banana Split Bites

Banana Split Bites

These Banana Split Bites place a fun and simple twist on your favorite summer treat. Just place Strawberries, Pineapple and Banana on a stick. Then add on some chocolate dipping and nuts! Bam! You have a fun summer time treat.     We are always on the hunt for fun treats to serve up to the kiddos after a fun day in the pool during the summer months. It can quite often be extremely challenging to find a snack that is not filled with junk. This simple treat idea...

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Mango Panna Cotta

Mango Panna Cotta

Mango Panna Cotta ~ a simple, light and creamy dessert! The ‘king of fruits’ is reigning high this summer in our local rhythu bazaar (farmer’s market) and the varieties available seem endless.       I have had my fair share of mangoes in its pure form this season. Recently, I got down to incorporating it into an elegant Italian dessert, Panna Cotta (meaning’cooked cream’ in Italian). The luscious tropical flavor of ripe mangoes pairs beautifully with soft and...

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Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad

Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad

This simple Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever!  Your family will go nuts over it.     As I am sure you remember I love my coffee and always have creamer on hand, so it is super convenient to use in my recipes. It adds cream and sugar all in one. Well, one of my new favorites is this Simply Pure Vanilla...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfait

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfait

Fill a glass with this beautiful NO BAKE Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfait! Layer after layer, it’s a delicious dessert recipe any time of year!       Easy desserts are my jam. I mean sure, I love baking a decadent, over the top cake from time to time. But most nights? We go the easy route. This is the perfect recipe to hang on to for summer. If you’re like me, you probably avoid turning on the oven as much as possible.        ...

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Orange Blackberry Trifle

Orange Blackberry Trifle

In true Nigella style, instead of sticking firmly to the recipe, I modified it to use what I had, something she strongly encourages in her cookbooks. I also lightened it up a bit, giving it a mini-makeover.     Nigella originally concocted her orange blackberry trifle to use up her leftover marmalade pudding cake, a recipe that is on my list to try.  I instantly thought it would be a great way to use up what remained of my light yogurt pound cake.  ...

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Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Here you get not just one or two layers of utter decadence but FOUR layers of heavenly, sublimely lemony, utterly creamy, melt-in your-mouth bliss! You will most definitely wow a crowd with these over-the-top bars. How could you go wrong with layered buttery shortbread, vibrant lemon bar filling, perfectly rich and creamy cheesecake and lusciously smooth sweetened sour cream all together in one bar? You just can’t.     Yes, it may seem these have an overdose of...

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Nutella Cheesecake Mousse

Nutella Cheesecake Mousse

Cheesecake mousse. They contains no eggs (like many mousse recipes do) so it doesn’t require any cooking on the stove top either. It’s just simple, irresistibly silky smooth and luscious, and amazingly fluffy mousse, at it’s finest. Then you add Nutella into the mix (literally 🙂 and people what are you waiting for? These are calling your name! Simply put, these are what dreams are made of. Cheesecake and Nutella combined into one easy to make dessert that will leave you...

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Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

This Lemon Cheesecake Mousse is everything I’d hoped it would be an then some – even though it does use a store bought lemon curd (which have you added it to a s’more yet? It’s dreamy times one thousand! Just graham cracker, fire roasted marshmallow and a generous slathering of lemon curd as done here). These individual mousse cups would be perfect for Easter and Mother’s Day or for any get together. And of course they are also perfect for a weekend treat!    ...

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Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

Blackberry Cheesecake Bars – made with a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese filling, and blackberry topping. An incredibly easy dessert to make and seriously divine. These are the absolute perfect treat for Spring! This recipe is made easy with a pre-made sugar cookie crust. The cream cheese filling is creamy and the blackberry topping completes it.     Just look at the filling. Wow! I could eat that plain with the blackberries on top. The sugar cookie definitely...

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Salted Caramel Pots de Crème

Salted Caramel Pots de Crème

Could there be anything better? These Salted Caramel Pots de Creme are evereeeeything!! I’m mean I expected these to be good because they are made of all the good stuff, but they even exceeded my expectations! They were so dreamy and then some! Could I add any more exclamation points??!! I really, really love these. If you like salted caramel you will love these too. I mean really what’s not to love here?     INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4 cups (260g) granulated sugar 1/3 cup...

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Orange Fluff

Orange Fluff

Orange Fluff comes together in a matter of minutes to create a dreamy dessert that is perfect for just about any occasion. Fluff desserts are definitely one of those sneaky mom desserts that pack in a little extra nutrition without you ever being the wiser. My mom’s recipe always included cottage cheese, meaning our sweet treats were actually packed full of protein. INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces cottage cheese 2 3-ounce boxes orange Jell-o mix 16 ounces frozen whipped topping,...

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Chocolate Souffle with White Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Souffle with White Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Soufflé is famously temperamental, and the thing is, I don’t want a recipe with a mood disorder, you know? I need something fairly stable. So with this, I wanted to prove that a good chocolate soufflé didn’t have to be all fuss and no fun. It could taste just as decadent and be quite simple to make–with a semi-springy texture on the outside and a warm, soft middle.       INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 large egg yolks 1 ½...

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Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits

Baileys Cookies and Cream Parfaits

Layered chocolate and Baileys cream paired with crumbled Oreo cookies. These parfaits are the perfect weekend retreat!     INGREDIENTS: 15 Oreos 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate roughly chopped 1/2 cup milk 2 cup heavy whipping cream chilled * 1/3 cup Baileys chilled * 1/4 cup powdered sugar   INSTRUCTIONS:   Step 1 Using a food processor (or zip lock bag + rolling pin or meat mallet), crush the Oreo cookies into crumbles, then set aside. Step 2 Place chopped...

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Raspberry Chocolate Cups

Raspberry Chocolate Cups

These raspberry chocolate cups are a chocolate lover dream come true.  They are rich, creamy and chocolaty, the hardened chocolate shell pairing so well with the raspberry creamy mousse. The fresh raspberries on top really enhance the flavors and bring a wonderful texture  which makes this cups a memorable decadent dessert.  There is no better gift you can make to a chocolaty sweet tooth person, I am certain of that.     I have always loved the idea of making...

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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

These are actually really easy to make, they require a few steps but it goes pretty fast.  It’s worth the extra steps, I promise. Whatever you do though, don’t leave off the maraschino cherries. It’s just wouldn’t be the same without them. You can usually find the cherries either by the canned fruit at the grocery store or buy the ice cream cones. My kids go crazy for the things (oh, and me too). I have to hide them when I buy them or it’s like the first thing they ask for...

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White Chocolate Rasberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Rasberry Cheesecake

Creamy White Chocolate Cheesecake swirled with fresh raspberry, all on top of a homemade chocolate cookie crust. This one is a showstopper! This recipe begins with the crust and so that is also where we will begin. To make the crust you will need melted butter and crushed Oreo cookies. Yep – just two ingredients! You do not need to remove the cream from the center of the cookies. Simply place them in a blender or food processor and pulverize them into small crumbs.  ...

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No-Bake Banana Split Cake Dessert

No-Bake Banana Split Cake Dessert

No-Bake Banana Split Dessert – Graham cracker crust, cream cheese, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate & a cherry! First things first, let me break this banana split dessert down for you. Most importantly – it’s entirely no-bake. Absolutely no oven time is required, which makes it perfect for the summer when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen, and also perfect for when you need a quick dessert that you can throw together in very little...

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Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert

Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert

This Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert is a delicious make-ahead choice for your next gathering. Everyone needs a few semi-homemade recipes at their beck and call and this is one of mine. A simple graham cracker crust is baked, topped with a really simple no-bake cheesecake layer, and then the whole shebang is finished off with blueberry pie filling and chilled until you are ready to serve.       INGREDIENTS: For the graham cracker crust: 18 full sheets (2...

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