North American Desserts

bourbon bananas foster bread pudding

My Favorite Recipes: Bourbon Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Dessert Recipes, Eat + Drink, North American Desserts, North American Food, Recipes, Sweet July 15, 2020 Tags: , No Comments

I never considered myself a bread pudding fan, let alone think it would ever become a favorite. Bread, torn up in pieces and put back together? Not very interesting. That was, until Bobarino’s, one of the restaurants my company owns put a bourbon bananas foster bread pudding on their menu. One of the perks of shooting food photography for restaurants…

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

My Favorite Recipes: Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Dessert Recipes, Eat + Drink, North American Desserts, North American Food, Recipes, Sweet April 19, 2020 Tags: , 2 Comments

Day 534265 of quarantine… Spring has made a temporary detour bringing snow to many parts of Michigan. There’s a running joke among Michiganders that there’s always a “fake spring,” then third winter about this time of year. Mother Nature certainly can be fickle when all we want to do is spend some time in the sunshine! Something certainly not fickle…

Triple Chocolate Banana Muffins

Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Dessert Recipes, Eat + Drink, North American Desserts, North American Food, Recipes, Sweet April 3, 2020 Tags: , No Comments

Is it just me, or was March the longest year month ever? I suspect April will be just as long, but at least spring in on the way here in Michigan and temps are slowly creeping above 50F; hooray! As many of us are now entering week 3+ of self-isolation, baking has quickly become an activity to fill the copious…


My Favorite Recipes:
Classic Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Dessert Recipes, Eat + Drink, North American Desserts, North American Food, Recipes, Sweet March 23, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

In today’s time of home isolation, I, like so many millions of others, am finding it difficult to adapt to the “new normal.” It’s almost unfathomable that 10 days ago all was fine until it wasn’t. I now find myself laid off from a job that I’ve been at for 15 years with no return date in sight, leaving my…

Caramel Chai Chocolate Mousse | Sweet + Savor

Caramel Chai Chocolate Mousse

Dessert Recipes, European Desserts, North American Desserts, Sweet October 14, 2018 Tags: , , , , No Comments

CARAMEL CHAI CHOCOLATE MOUSSE I love when I can bring a little sweetness and my travels together. In celebration of Goetze’s Caramel Creams’ 100th Anniversary (wow!) and the arrival of fall, I partnered with them to create a stellar recipe with a little global flair (my specialty). An easy to make caramel chai chocolate mousse, made with one of my…

Easter Desserts Around The World

Easter Around The World in 13 Desserts

Dessert Recipes, European Desserts, North American Desserts, South American Desserts, Sweet March 16, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

  Take a trip around the world to celebrate Easter in 13 desserts. A recipe round-up featuring Easter desserts from Europe, South America, and beyond. 1.  Choreg Easter Bread – Armenia An Armenian sweet yeast roll traditionally served as a part of dessert at most Armenian holiday celebrations. From White Coat Pink Apron   2.  Sweet Cheese Pudding ‘Paskha’ – Russia…

8 must-try Disney desserts at Epcot's World Showcase

8 Must-Try Disney Desserts in Epcot’s World Showcase

Food Adventures, North American Desserts, Sweet February 20, 2018 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

It’s no secret that Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL is dubbed the “Happiest place on Earth.” However, that could also be due to the fact everyone is on a sugar-high while they’re there (I’m only half joking). It’s nearly impossible to walk more than 5 feet without bumping into some other delicious treat. And me, being me, decided that…

Bourbon Pecan Pie Stuffed Cupcakes

Bourbon Pecan Pie Stuffed Cupcakes
Christmas Around the World: USA

Dessert Recipes, Eat + Drink, North American Desserts, North American Food, Recipes December 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

    A global phenomenon, Christmas is a holiday that spans almost every corner of the globe, with each country and every family celebrating in a unique way that reflects their culture, religion, and traditions. Though the traditions vary, one thing remains similar— a focus on special dishes made exclusively this time of the year. Throughout this series, I’ll explore”…

Toasted S'mores Bars

Toasted S’mores Bar Recipe

Dessert Recipes, Eat + Drink, North American Desserts, Recipes August 2, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

There’s a certain nostalgia to summer— weekend camp outs, days at the beach, campfires and of course s’mores. Since discovering them at the Girl Scout campouts I frequently attended as a kid, I’ve always had a soft spot for the melty, messy treat. When there was a campfire, you’d better bet I would be making the delicious concoction of graham…

Mexican Baked Goods

On the Hunt: Mexican Desserts

Dessert Journeys, North American Desserts, Sweet May 24, 2017 Tags: , , 4 Comments

The door jingled as my husband and I ducked inside the Super Cream Bakery to escape the pouring rain. “Hola” said the smiling dark-haired woman behind the counter. Several customers milled about the small bakery crammed with display cases, piñatas, and other party supplies. I had heard the rumors of the bakery’s amazing authentic desserts, and by the advice of…