Category Archives: Desserts

Tiramisu Ice Cream Sundaes

I’ve always admired Ben and Jerry’s clever ice cream names and came up with a creative one for my recipe today – Top Tier-amisu Ice Cream Sundaes! I know, I know, I shouldn’t quit my day job, haha. I’ve become more addicted to lattes since having Greta and recently tried coffee ice cream for the… Continue Reading

Biscoff Joe-Joe Mini Cheesecakes

Our little pumpkin turned 4 months old last week. She’s 15 pounds 15 ounces and 26.75 inches long and is already in size 6 to 9 month outfits. In the past month, Greta has started “talking” all the time and is also having a ton of fun choosing what toy she wants to grab and… Continue Reading

Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies

  Aren’t these Christmas cookies pretty? We’ve really been enjoying the holiday spirit the last few weeks getting everything ready for Greta’s first Christmas. We picked out and decorated our tree and bought a couple of personalized ornaments for our little girl, along with a very cute stocking featuring gingerbread men. I also took Greta’s… Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Brownie Chunk Cheesecake

I love making a show stopping dessert when we have friends over. The extra company is a great excuse to make a large layer cake or cheesecake, since I’m usually able to convince our guests to take some of the leftovers home with them! Today’s decadent cheesecake was inspired by Trader Joe-Joe’s chocolate sandwich cookies… Continue Reading

Nutella and Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats

Do they still sell those Kellogg’s Rice Krispie treats in the blue wrappers at the grocery store? Ugh, I remember they had a really strange aftertaste. I never really understood why anyone would buy them since Rice Krispies are the easiest dessert to make at home – you only need the microwave and about 10… Continue Reading

Apolinaras’ Favorite Oatmeal Bars

Today is National Pumpkin Day! This is a holiday I need to put on my calendar to celebrate every year. I’m always ready to whip up some pumpkin treats and in fact, just bought a pack of three 30-ounce cans of pumpkin puree from Costco! What do you make when you have just a little… Continue Reading

Toffee Chip Espresso Brownie Bites

Time is flying by – Greta is somehow already 5 weeks old! She’s 23.5 inches long (99%, which is no surprise since I’m 6′ and Apolinaras is 6’5″) and 10 pounds 10 ounces. I dressed her up in an adorable outfit on her one month birthday last week and tried to get some cute pictures,… Continue Reading

Neapolitan Mini Cheesecakes

Whenever my mom bought Neapolitan ice cream when I was little, I would only eat the chocolate and vanilla sections. And I always ate them separately, never together! Thank goodness my taste buds have grown up, and I fully enjoy Neapolitan treats the way they’re supposed to be savored now. I recently whipped up some… Continue Reading