Who’s ready to dive into summer? While it may not be the official start to summer, Memorial Day weekend equals summer to me and I am ready! Bring on vacation, beach days, concerts and fruity drinks. Fruity drinks are definitely high on that list, especially margaritas. And there is no better way to say hello to the warm weather than with a batch of margarita granita. Even better – strawberry margarita granita, filled with fresh strawberries, tequila and Grand Marnier!
Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a good week. I am so happy to share these bars today because to tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure they were ever going to be making an appearance. I believe it was some time on Tuesday that I contemplated naming them the “Bars that almost got thrown out the window!” But thankfully, after numerous batches and testing God only knows how many, we have bars that are so good, the only place you’ll want to throw them is in your mouth!
Who’s up for some cheesecake? How about another giveaway too? Pretty good way to start the weekend, right? I have been dying to share this cheesecake with you – raspberry goat cheese cheesecake is definitely my new “it” dessert of the season! It’s light and airy with just the right amount of sweet, and it just looks like Spring to me. And today’s giveaway is fabulous too! I have partnered with my friends at Vermont Creamery to bring you the “Buttercream Blondie’s Essentials” package, which consists of all my favorite products including butter, mascarpone, goat cheese and more!
Have you ever had amaretti cookies? Light, airy and bursting with almond flavor! They’re perfect with a great cup of coffee and I always find that people swoon over them – myself included. I also notice that people get a bit nervous when trying their hand at these. Maybe it’s the egg whites or the piping, but don’t be intimidated by these little poofs of almond delight. Amaretti are easier to make than you think. All you need is a great recipe and a Silpat, and I’ve got both for you today!
Who’s ready for the weekend? There’s lots of parties happening this weekend for Cinco de Mayo so I put together some of my favorite party foods & tequila infused desserts to get you ready! From margaritas to savory apps to boozy desserts, I’ve got you covered. I even included a fun brunch item – little cornmeal bundt cakes doused in a citrus tequila glaze. Yeah, those are definitely on my weekend agenda! Then there’s the margarita granita. I suggest making a big batch because it disappears in a snap! And don’t forget the skinny taco cups to balance out all those margaritas and meltaways! It’s not too early for a margarita, right?!
Good morning, friends. I know things have been a bit quiet around here lately, but with last week’s tragic events, I just didn’t feel right blogging about dessert. First, I want to thank you for being patient with me. Second, if you are looking for a way to help those affected by last week’s tragedy, here is the link to the One Fund Boston.
That being said, I think we all can agree that there is comfort in food – prepping, cooking, baking, and sharing. Nothing makes me happier than sharing recipes, feeding others and seeing smiles. Today I’m happy to share my new strawberry rhubarb ice cream sandwiches with you. It’s one of those desserts that combines the comfort of a classic we all love with bright Spring flavors.
Sometimes I think it’s a small miracle that Biscoff ever makes its way into the mixing bowl. Seriously, how addicting is this stuff? I can’t even tell you how many times I pick up a jar with every intention of baking with it only for it to end up on a spoon… I finally managed to pry myself away from the jar long enough to make Biscoff pretzel M&M cookies with it this week and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. It’s one of those recipes where you better get those photos fast because they’re going to be gone in a snap!