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Mud Pie

mud-pieThis delicious mud pie is a new and improved recipe based on my Kona Pie recipe HERE.  I used a different ice cream called Mocha almond fudge.  I also covered the pie in fudge instead of covered with whipped cream.  I put a swirl of whipped cream on each piece instead.  The result is a chocolatey mocha yumminess! Continue reading

Peach Mousse Entremet with Mirror Glaze

peachAn entremets is in modern French cuisine a small dish served between courses or simply a dessert. Originally it was an elaborate form of entertainment dish common among the nobility and upper middle class in Europe during the later part of the Middle Ages and the early modern period. An entremet marked the end of a serving of courses and could be anything from a simple frumenty (a type of wheat porridge) that was brightly colored and flavored with exotic and expensive spices to elaborate models of castles complete with wine fountains, musicians, and food modeled into allegorical scenes.

For modern pastry chefs, an entremet is a multi-layered mousse-based cake with various complementary flavors and varying textural contrasts. Continue reading

Kona Pie

kona pie On my last trip to Hawaii, my family and I went to Kona and ate at Big Island Grill.  The food was delicious, but what I loved the most was the “Kona Pie”.  Kona Pie is rich creamy mocha almond fudge ice cream piled high on an Oreo cookie crust, topped with fresh homemade whipped cream, hot fudge, and macadamia nuts! Yum! We went back several times to this restaurant just for the Kona Pie! Since I have been home, my husband and I have had cravings for Kona Pie many times.  I knew this would have to be my next dessert for my blog.  Since there is no recipe from the Big Island Grill, I made my own.   It is super easy with only 3 ingredients!  I hope you like it as much as I do! Continue reading

Tiramisu

tiramisuTiramisu is a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa.  I first had this delicious dessert at my friend Mike’s Italian restaurant.  I always want to order it every time I go, but sometimes they run out of the Tiramisu.  I decided I needed to learn how to make it myself!

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How to make Cake Pops

cake pops This post is for my sister Katy! She loves cake pops and recently told me she was looking through my blog for directions on how to make cake pops, but I only had the recipe not the steps! So Katy, this is for you and all other cake pop lovers who want simple step by step directions on how to make cake pops! I will also include tips for the most common cake pop making troubles!

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Halloween Candy Apples

candy apple Happy Halloween! The first treat I couldn’t wait to start baking was candy apples! I wanted to make black candy apples to look something like the poison candy apples the witch gives Snow White.  I love that movie! I think the sticks give them a spooky Halloween look, but you can also use skewers, popsicle sticks, or dowels.  I love how these candy apples are so shiny! I can even see my reflection in them!

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Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi-mud-pie Mississippi mud pie, can you just taste it? The crisp Oreo crust, the deliciously  fudgy, flourless cake, layered with a thick and creamy, decadent chocolate pudding and topped with a fluffy, sweet whipped cream.  If you’re looking for an extra special dessert to really impress your guests,  I encourage you to try this Mississippi Mud Pie!  For a chocolate lover like me it doesn’t get any better than this! Continue reading

The BEST Old Fashioned Custard Pie

old fashioned custard pie by sayitwithcake My husband grew up on the Big Island and over there they have a Thanksgiving tradition of eating Custard Pie along with the traditional pumpkin pie and apple pie.  I have been a California girl all my life and have yet to see, let alone try a custard pie!  I knew this Thanksgiving I would bring a little bit of the Island back to my husband and make him a Custard pie like the kind he ate back home!  Continue reading