Creme Brulee with Espresso

Creme Brulee with Espresso

Creme Brulee with Espresso is an amazing dessert to serve your most honored guests. Creamy vanilla custard with the tiniest hint of coffee and a caramelized brittle topping that you must break through with a spoon. Simply divine!  I’ve been wanting to make this dessert …

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake is the perfect choice when you’re craving a little chocolate, but your other half wants a plain cheesecake. The crust really puts this cheesecake over the top with its combination of vanilla wafers, coconut flakes, and pecans. It’s really quite delicious.   …

Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

This Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake is a chocolate-lover’s dream dessert. It is a new take on my Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake recipe–made even better, and more chocolaty! Fudgy! It reminds me of a wonderful chocolate truffle candy. So yummy! I made this recipe for my 55th …

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert

Grandma’s Chocolate Delight Dessert is still a popular hit at our family gatherings with its pecan shortbread crust, chocolate pudding and whipped cream cheese fluff. So yummy!   Some people may know this dessert by another name: S _ _ in a pan, comes to mind. …

Homemade Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta

Homemade Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta

I love learning about and trying new Italian recipes. Homemade Cannoli with Creamy Ricotta is a delicious dessert that has just the right amount of sweetness. Plus chocolate and pistachios! Our family loves them. The first time I heard about cannoli was during an episode …

Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topping

Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topping

This Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topping is so delicious. It uses my base recipe for Italian Cheesecake, but is perfect for fall with bits of sweet apple topping, English walnuts, and drizzled with caramel sauce. So good. My family loves it. This type of Italian …

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries is so easy to put together and quite delicious. The blueberry sauce is a sweet lovely compliment to the fluffy cheesecake.  I love cheesecake, especially New York Style baked cheesecake. My mother-in-law introduced me to it years ago when she …

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake is an easy dessert when you have last-minute company or want something special for a family gathering. My brother Bob loves Cherry Cheesecake and has been requesting the dessert since he was a little boy. My mom used to make the packaged kind …

Baked Custard with Blackberries

Baked Custard with Blackberries

Baked Custard with Blackberries is a family favorite that I’ve enjoyed since childhood. Back then, however, we simply devoured the custard pudding by itself. As an adult, I like to splurge and serve the custard with fresh berries and cream. But don’t get me wrong. …

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

This Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake recipe is one I enjoyed as a girl, and one we still make at our family gatherings for Easter and Mother’s Day. Some people prefer Angel Food cake with their strawberries, and I like that, too. However, sometimes, I just want …