Raspberry & Dark Chocolate filled Cupcakes

raspberry chocolate cupcakesI love to bake and am often asked to brink desserts to family and friends functions.  I was asked to brink cupcakes for my friends birthday and I wanted to somehow make them extra special.  I decided to try these dark chocolate cupcakes filled with Bavarian cream, and also raspberry filling.  I couldn’t decide which filling would be best so I tried out both on my family.  I will let you know which one was the winner! I frosted these cupcakes with Raspberry Swiss Meringue buttercream, a chocolate glaze, and a fresh raspberry garnish.  Continue reading

Galaxy Cookies

galaxycookiesI am a Cub Scouts leader, and tonight is our Space Derby! I was in charge of refreshments, so I came up with these Galaxy cookies.  I think they go along great with the space theme of the night! They are easy and really fun to make! The glaze only takes two ingredients, a definite plus! Continue reading

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.

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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


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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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

Peanut Butter Truffles


Peanut Butter Truffles! Yum!  This is my first attempt at making truffles.  I was always too scared to try, because I thought they were too difficult.  It turned out they are SUPER easy!! So easy that my husband made the inside for me! I am excited to make some more very soon and try out all different kinds! Continue reading

Chocolate Toffee Bars

toffee bars These Chocolate toffee bars are kinda like magic, because they will disappear right before your eyes! I was making these bars over at my sisters with a house full of people.  I was originally making them for the lady I visit teach for church.  My sister was begging me to let her cut a piece before it had cooled.  The kids kept trying to stick their fingers in it and grab a piece. I had to get bodyguards to protect these bars while they cooled! lol  They were worth the wait, these bars are so delicious and are perfect in every way! Once they were ready to eat, they did indeed disappear right before my eyes into the hands of five adults and 11 kids!

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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

Chocolate Peanut butter Brownie Bites

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Every Sunday my family gets together for Sunday Dinner.  I am usually in charge of bringing dessert, and that is fine by me! I love looking through pinterest and finding delicious recipes to make!  I don’t know what I ever did before pinterest :)  I found this delicious recipe that I just had to make! Yum Peanut Butter Brownie Bites!! I know you are going to love these!

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Pumpkin Kiss Brownies


Pumpkin kisses are so special and so rare, because they only come out in the stores around the holidays! They sell out so fast too! In fact, I was shopping all over for them and finally found them at Target and this was the LAST BAG!! If you do happen to snag a bag of these delicious Pumpkin kisses, be sure to make these pumpkin kiss brownies, they are so delicious!!!  The layers of chocolate fudge brownies, pumpkin spice ganache, and a decadent chocolate glaze go perfect together! And you can’t forget the glass of milk while eating these beauties, they are very rich! This recipe is surprisingly very easy and quick to make! It is a perfect way to enjoy those seasonal pumpkin kisses!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle

pumpkin cheesecake trifle

Its October and that means PUMPKINS! I love all kinds of pumpkin desserts, but this is one dessert I have never tried! Trifle is so delicious and what I love about it, is that there are so many variations and combinations you can put together. 

Layers of pumpkin spice cake, Cheesecake filling, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce!

 I have one son, so we are a little family of three.  I love my trifle bowl and was tempted to make this pumpkin cheesecake trifle in it, but decided to make it in mason jars because there is no way my little family of three could eat that much trifle! These mason jar trifles are the perfect size for one serving! 

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Caramel Apples

caramel-apple Halloween is coming and Caramel apples always remind me of Halloween.  I don’t really know why?! Maybe because when I was little I would always get at least one caramel apple in my Halloween bag.  (Actually it was usually a pillowcase I used when I was a youngster lol)  Nowadays people don’t give homemade treats anymore.  I guess because there are some crazy people out there who ruined it for the rest of us, like the ones who put the razors in the apples? Anyway, I would love to pass out caramel apples at Halloween but I will be making them for my  little nephews and nieces instead this year.
I always used to get Caramel apples at the Halloween Carnivals at school, remember those! Ahhh the good old days! And winning the goldfish as a prize at the carnival…..every year I would win a goldfish! I can’t wait till my three year old son is old enough to have a school Halloween Carnival, so much fun!

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