and other scrumptious sweets

Back to doing what I love…. September 30, 2013

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Enjoy the last of the summer fruit.

Enjoy the last of the summer fruit.

And so I’m back.  Culinary school was not for me-CIA is an exceptional school with amazing instructors and support, but the academic part of the food industry took the passion and joy right out of me.  So I made the difficult decision to regroup and refocus on what I want.  I want to continue testing, tasting and creating yummy sweet treats. It makes me happy when people love the desserts we make!

So here’s a quick dessert idea to enjoy the last of the summer fruit.    Take any fruit you love, mix it with a little sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon if needed and place the mixture into small ramekins.  Top with a crumble mixture you would use on an apple pie (oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter).  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 -40 mins.  Top with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy.  It’s an easy, quick and great little dessert! 🙂

Happy Baking,



Colorful, Easy, and Delicious! January 30, 2012

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I had originally made this Pizza Cookie when I was a freshman in high school in my cooking class and was recently reminded of it while watching my new favorite cooking show, The Pioneer Woman. So, I was inspired to create it again! It’s really simple, just start out with a store-bought sugar cookie dough (or feel free to make your own)  roll it out onto a pizza stone, bake it, allow it to cool completely. In the mean time mix together a jar of marshmallow fluff and a package of cream cheese (softened) this will be used as the base on the cookie. Last but not least, it’s time to add the fruit, you can put whatever suits your taste. I used some of my favorites, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and kiwis. I just love how pretty this looks in the end. Perfect snack for kids and parties! Enjoy! 


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