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Vanilla Bean Roasted Cherries with How-to Video

Vanilla Bean Roasted Cherries with How-to Video

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Roasting fruit is one of my favorite ways to dress up dessert and brunch, and roasted cherries totally take the cake! I mean, cherries themselves are amazing, but roasted is a whole different level of awesome. Roasting intensifies the flavors and brings all the sweetness out, begging you to spoon them on just about everything!

All it takes is a few simple ingredients and in about 15 minutes, you have the most incredible, caramelized cherries bubbling up! One really important tip to remember when roasting these is to stir them around halfway through so they roast evenly. Once they’re done, you’ll want to spoon them over ice cream, your morning yogurt, or the incredible Black Forest Cupcakes I have coming your way next! In case you missed it, I shared a preview of those cupcakes on Instagram the other day… I can’t even with the cupcakes!!

Cauldron Halloween Cake with How-to Video

Cauldron Halloween Cake with How-to Video

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Things are getting spooky around here. Okay, I don’t know about spooky, but definitely sparkly! I am beyond excited to share this fun Halloween cake and video with you today! A chocolate cauldron filled with cake and candy, surrounded by buttercream flames is a must for Halloween. And the best part is it’s great for any skill level, so you can get the whole family involved in this one!

Nutella Frangelico Ice Cream Sandwiches

Nutella Frangelico Ice Cream Sandwiches

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There’s something about an ice cream sandwich that makes me smile. It must have something to do with the fact that it’s completely acceptable to eat one in place of a meal because it’s summer, and it’s just so hot that you can’t bring yourself to have anything else. Maybe it’s how after a few bites it begins to melt, and before you know it it’s all over you and you’re one sticky hot mess. What makes this whole situation even better is when that ice cream sandwich consists of boozy ice cream sandwiched between soft baked nutella cookies and then rolled in Callebaut dark chocolate. Seriously, there are no words.

White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake: You Never Forget Your First

White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake: You Never Forget Your First

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You never forget your first, right? Today’s dessert will always be a special one because it was my first makeover. I’d been working in a restaurant in Boston for about a year when the chef gave me the opportunity to become Pastry Chef. My test was to come up with a menu that would “wow” both the chefs and the owners. I immediately got to work, and my kicked up strawberry shortcake got me the job!

Glamour Peeps 2.0 with How-to Video

Glamour Peeps 2.0 with How-to Video

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Easter is right around the corner which means it’s time to make the Peeps! That’s right, Glamour Peeps are back, in all their sparkle glory. These little peeps are my favorite makeover to date, and I couldn’t wait to make them again. So grab your candy thermometer and disco dust cause it’s time to make some candy!

Red Velvet Cake Frites & Southern Comfort Dipping Sauce

Red Velvet Cake Frites & Southern Comfort Dipping Sauce

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to allow yourself to indulge your sweet tooth in something sinful. Red velvet cake frites paired with a dark chocolate Southern Comfort dipping sauce is just the dessert to help you do that. These cake frites take classic red velvet cake to a whole new level, and the dipping sauce adds a pop of flavor that balances the dessert beautifully. I also have some exciting news to share with you guys! Today I’m featured in a national news story thanks to Raycom Media and reporter Joseph Neese. It involves a dessert for every stage of your relationship, and you can check it out here.

Walnut Kiss Cookies

Walnut Kiss Cookies

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Walnut kiss cookies are definitely one of my all time favorite holiday cookies. These little tea cakes have many names, but I always call them kiss cookies because they’re light, nutty, and full of flavor. They can definitely be made year round, but there’s something about dredging them in powdered sugar that makes me think of snow and holidays. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, and I start to pull out all the Christmas decorations, I head straight into the kitchen and whip up my first batch of the season.