Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies

Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies

Calling all Banana Cream Pie lovers! These Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies are just as addictive as the original muddy buddies, but packed so full of that delicious banana cream flavor, you won’t know what hit you! It’s like a forkful of banana cream pie in every handful. Except this will leave you licking your fingers and brushing powdered sugar off your shirt…. It’s all about the experience. A few of my Canadian friends were getting together and I chimed {Read More}

Nanaimo Cheesecake

Nanaimo Cheesecake

I have been dreaming about making this Nanaimo Cheesecake ever since I made these Nanaimo Bars a few months ago. I basically took all the goodness of a Nanaimo Bar and married it with a cheesecake. And you better believe it’s the most delicious cheesecake you’ll ever consume. Nanaimo (pronounced Nuh-Nigh-Moe) is a city in British Columbia, Canada. That is where the Nanaimo Bar recipe was originated long ago. The bottom layer of this cheesecake is a combination of cocoa, graham cracker {Read More}

Chocolate Coconut Cookie Truffles {Yum Yum Balls}

Yum Yum Balls

A few weeks ago I was at my friend’s house for a girl’s night, and we were talking treats. She and her husband are Australian, and he pretty much raved to no end about how awesome this classic Australian treat called, “Yum Yum Balls,” was. Yum Yum Balls… Sounded interesting enough. Since the name doesn’t really tell you much, besides the fact that they are yummy and in the shape of a ball, I’m calling them Chocolate Coconut Cookie Truffles. {Read More}

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

I told myself I wasn’t going to do this… I’m only in Canada temporarily, so I didn’t want to make any recipes that were specific to this region, but my good friend insisted that I make these infamous Nanaimo Bars and share them on my blog. She handed me her grandmother’s recipe, and well… I couldn’t resist. I had heard of these Nanaimo Bars, but didn’t really know what they were and certainly had never tasted them before. So what {Read More}

S’mores Popcorn

S'mores Popcorn!

I recently spoke with my family in Arizona and they told me of their scorching summer days with temperatures above 115 degrees and how miserable it is. How it’s too hot to even turn on the grill outside, and camp fires are totally out of the question, obvi. I can’t believe I was almost considering driving 2300 miles back to Arizona to see my family this summer. There’s always FaceTime. I’m already acclimatizing to this Canadian weather. I’m starting to {Read More}

Oats ‘n’ Toffee Chocolate Squares

Oats 'n' Toffee Chocolate Squares

I’m a sucker for impulse buys. They get me all the time at the grocery store with their clever little displays of chocolate bars conveniently placed at the check out stand. It doesn’t end there. I can recall days when I was 100% sure I needed, no… NEEDED,  the “Flex Belt” to effortlessly sculpt my abs while I sat on the couch and ate chocolate bars. My husband would chase me around the house while I was frantically trying to punch {Read More}

S’mores Pops

S'mores Pops

Ah… the S’more… it is a classic American treat that has been done in so many fashions. And I love every single one! It’s hard not to love the three simple ingredients that comprise that chocolaty, gooey sandwich. Since I live in the dessert of Arizona, the thought of sparking up a fire to roast marshmallows right now, will surely melt my flip flops. So when I got a craving for some S’mores the other day, I thought quick and {Read More}

Marshmallow Cream Filled S’mores Doughnuts

marshmallow cream filled doughnut

Did you have a great Mother’s Day? I sure did! I was spoiled with breakfast in bed which included my glorious Buttermilk Syrup, fluffy pancakes, and a delicious mango parfait. Then my 4 little munchkins surrounded me in bed and showered me with colorful pictures, cards, macaroni necklaces, and of course hugs and kisses. An added bonus…I didn’t have to do the dishes all. day. long! So now that Mother’s Day has come and pass, time to start prepping for {Read More}

Hidden S’mores – Dessert Casserole


Last week I submitted my recipe, Creamy Garlic Pot Roast, to the contest going on over at The Real Women of Philadelphia. I featured Philadelphia’s Cooking Creme in Savory Garlic in my recipe. I almost gave birth when I found out that Paula Deen had spot-lighted my video on the website!! I don’t think I’ve ever jumped so high! What an amazing feeling that was! This week the contest continues and it’s Dessert Week! You know I love me some {Read More}

Pumpkin Cheesecake – Apple Pie


I seriously love Fall. I also seriously love dessert. Pumpkin Pie is something I look forward to each year. I think every Fall I go completely overboard on pumpkin. So much that by the end of the year I don’t really even want to look at it till next Fall. And the cycle continues. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. My three favorite types of pies are: Cheesecake, Apple Pie, and of course…Pumpkin Pie. The heavens parted when {Read More}