Oreos and cheesecake, what could be better? I make and eat cheesecake only once a year, usually for Thanksgiving, but one of my best friends loves cheesecake and when she celebrated her birthday recently I knew exactly what to make. I wanted the cheesecake to be over the top, worthy of a birthday celebration, and I figured adding Oreos to an already insanely decadent dessert was a good decision. [Read more...]
I don’t follow many sports, but growing up in Connecticut, I have always been a huge UConn basketball fan. It is usually assumed that the women will progress pretty far, if not all the way, in the tournament, but this year it is a huge surprise that the men are playing in the championship game tonight and I’m pretty excited. I made this cookie cake when we had friends over Saturday night for the Men’s Final Four game. It somehow remained untouched throughout the entire game (I think we were too focused), but when we won, this was the perfect way to celebrate. [Read more...]
I would choose cake or cookies over candy any day, but the one piece of candy that I can’t live without is a Reese’s cup. There is just nothing better than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to try making my own homemade version. These are absolutely killer. Made of only three ingredients, they are free of all of the preservatives and additives found in store bought candy and they are so much fun to make. Chocolate, peanut butter and a sprinkle of sea salt are all you need to have this bite sized treat ready in under an hour. [Read more...]
Chia pudding is my new obsession. I can’t get enough of it. If you don’t know what I am talking about, chia pudding is essentially chia seeds mixed with yogurt and/or almond milk. The mixture sits in the fridge overnight and develops a pudding like consistency once the seeds absorb a lot of the liquid. When I first tried chia pudding made from yogurt, I didn’t really like it. My friend recently suggested using only almond milk and ever since I tried it I have been hooked. Chia seeds have many health benefits, making this a perfect breakfast or even a sweet, but healthy dessert.