Hey guys! Can you believe it’s October already? This means more apple desserts, more pumpkin desserts, new baking videos, and Halloween treats! Oh, the excitement level and I won’t even go into my love for ridiculous amounts of pumpkin coffee and all the cute fall boots I’m seeing everywhere! But before we dash into all these new Fall treats, we need to catch up. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel, good food and of course – cake!
1. First up was a trip to Ireland! I am so grateful for such a fantastic trip and great weather. This year we were on a Tauck tour, and we stayed in Clare, Cork and Dublin. It was 8 days of non-stop going! You get to see so much and learn so much when you’re on a tour, and we even spent a few nights in the beautiful Dromoland Castle. There were a few high teas, one at the castle and one at the Westbury in Dublin, that were absolutely brilliant, and if you follow along on Instagram, you may have noticed that I managed to squeeze some bakery hopping in as well! Oh, and we even had a private dinner at the Jameson Distillery in Dublin that involved a whiskey tasting. As you can imagine, that was definitely a highlight for me!
Snack time! I don’t think it’s even possible to tell you guys how good this homemade ranch snack mix is! It’s one of those recipes that’s one part where have you been my whole life, and help – I can’t stop eating it. I don’t know about you, but I like those kind of recipes and if you’re a snacker like me, you’re going to be in heaven.
So homemade snack mix is always a good idea, but what seals the deal is the homemade ranch seasoning mix. It’s super simple to toss together with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and it makes all the difference!
Who’s ready for apple desserts? I’m at that point where I’m ready for apple everything, but it’s still pretty warm here so I thought a boozy apple pie milkshake might just be the perfect compromise. Boozy milkshakes are my answer to everything!
Apple pie is the quintessential Fall dessert and it’s even better with vanilla ice cream on top so I liked where this was going already. I made a beyond quick apple pie “filling” (I had to make it twice because I love it a little too much) and then thought it would probably be a good idea to whip up some caramel sauce. Because in what universe would that ever not be a good idea?
Who doesn’t love a classic egg salad sandwich? It’s even better with sriracha, avocado and bacon! Then again, what isn’t? It’s been a hot couple of days here in Boston and as much as I’m looking forward to Fall and apple desserts and pumpkin everything, I’ll take summer for as long as possible!
Cheesecake? Check. Sprinkles? Check. Boozy? Check. A party waiting to happen? Check! I think that just about covers it, you? These boozy Irish cream cheesecake pops are everything you could want in a satisfying, luscious dessert without any of the work. They’re kind of a dream come true…
I wanted to create a fun frozen treat that was super easy to make, and more importantly, kick-ass in the flavor department. That’s when I thought of cheesecake, boozy cheesecake! The Irish cream adds such a silkiness to these pops, as well as a definite kick! It all comes together in about 10 minutes and my only advice is to set a timer so you remember to insert the popsicle sticks Trust me on that one!
We have officially reached that point in summer where I refuse to turn the oven on and ice cream is a completely acceptable dinner. Add homemade magic shell to the situation and it’s like all of a sudden you’re back to the days where the biggest decision to be made was what flavor ice cream should I have?
It was always like hitting the jackpot when not only did mom buy ice cream, but there was magic shell in the house! I don’t even know if I actually liked the stuff back then, but I was completely mesmerized by it. Fast forward to today and I can tell you I’m still mesmerized by it, and I love it!
Good morning, friends! I am so excited to share that the baking video series I’ve been working on is officially live, and the cupcakes I have been dying to share with you are finally here! So I mentioned I was working on some new videos for you guys, but what I didn’t mention is I created a new baking series for my YouTube channel, called “Flirt with Dessert!” I am thrilled to finally share this with you guys and I really hope you enjoy the videos, and get inspired to get in the kitchen and bake! You can expect cakes, ice cream, boozy desserts, how-to’s, holiday projects, cake decorating tutorials, and so much more, like cupcakes, like these zhushed-up Black Forest Cupcakes with roasted cherries!
I’m Meghan, a pastry chef, recipe developer and culinary personality, who loves to flirt with dessert. On Buttercream Blondie, I give your favorite sweets makeovers. Join me as I glam them up one recipe at a time!