Can a cookie taste like spring? Not only do I think so but I happen to have the recipe! Cookies can really be any flavor and carry so many different ingredients. Many times, I’ll bulk up a cookie and chock it full of my favorite things. But sometimes using only the essentials and a few perfect flavors is all you need. These cookies are the essence of bright orange zest which is also just a cheery reminder of spring!
Honestly, I don’t know a lot about tres leches cake other than that it traditionally has three milks poured over it – and that I love it! This cake takes the word moist to a whole new level. This isn’t just moist, but is saturated with sweet milks that flavor the cake and give a texture unlike any other. Since I’m not a traditionalist on this recipe, I didn’t mind making up my own and tailoring it to Saint Patrick’s Day! If you follow me, you know I’m not a beer lover but give me a good Irish cream and I’m there. So why not swap out one of the milks for a delicious Irish cream! Did I mention that this also uses Dulce de leche?! If you’re not sure what that is, you will thank me. I feel festive just talking about it!
A simple cake dressed up with delicious Irish cream and finished with freshly whipped cream: if this doesn’t say happy Saint Patrick’s Day, I don’t know what will!
Now that you have my favorite and quick pizza crust recipe, you may as well know my go-to pizza toppings. As a kid, I loved experimenting with pizzas. This is one of my creations that stuck. Friends and family always ask for the sausage, pesto and spinach pizza and I easily oblige because I love it too. This is exactly why pizza is so much fun: you can create what you love. I admit, I lean towards topping-heavy pizzas and this sturdy crust lends well to a lot of toppings.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “Homemade pizza dough?!? When I want pizza, I pick up the phone and order!” I admit that may be quick, but I think this could almost – I never make promises – be quicker and most definitely better. To tell the truth, I never knew what delivery was growing up. No I’m not that sheltered, but we just lived in that rural of area that the delivery drivers wouldn’t even deign to suggest delivering. So when we had pizza, it was always homemade and always delicious. This dough is extremely fast, easy and will give you the option for homemade pizza whenever you want it!
Cookie of the month has become a mainstay. I truly love hearing about your (new) favorites you find in these recipes. In my mind, cookies are the perfect gateway to baking. If you’re new to the kitchen or a seasoned pro, a cookie is always fun and usually easy! Sometimes I rework a classic recipe and sometimes I wing it and create something unique. To be honest, these cookies are the ladder. When I was devising the recipe, I had no idea if they were actually going to turn out and be edible. But I was pleasantly surprised!
I love cornmeal and the flavor it can add. Usually I only use it in savory recipes, but I thought it was high time to make a cookie with it. To up the ante, I made these a sandwich cookie and added a honey butter cream filling: a riff on cornbread with honey. I can’t wait for you to try these!
Do you have those desserts that seem to bring back the best memories of childhood? You know, those ones that as soon as you smell or taste them, you are taken back to another time and can feel and see a nostalgic place? I definitely have those – actually food for me in general is always a trigger for me. I love the memories I have associated with food and this one is at my grandma’s house. Chocolate pudding cake was always a family favorite and how could it not be? It’s a delicious layer of chocolate pudding on the bottom with a fudgy cake layer on top. I updated the recipe slightly and made it fit for four servings. Served in ramekins, this is a perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
Why reinvent the wheel when it is so effective already?! Sometimes I think we try too hard to make something unique or extra special and nachos are already special and delicious! This is a classic combination of perfect ingredients that I love in nachos. I’ll be the first to admit that the Super Bowl is all about the food for me and it wouldn’t be a party without nachos! Chorizo, cheese and pico make any day game day!