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Category: Desserts

11 months ago
11 months ago 11 months ago

Lemon Meringue Nests are a festive way to celebrate Easter.  The light, airy meringue nests are the perfect delivery device for tart homemade lemon meringue.  Jump in the kitchen with me and my friend Adrianne who inspired this recipe…

11 months ago 11 months ago

What better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than with St. Patrick’s Day cookies?  These are made with our family’s tried and true sugar cookie recipe.  It’s pretty much fool-proof. St. Patrick’s Day Cookies But the real magic is…

2017
26 Jan

In case you didn’t get enough of our sugar cookies at Christmas, we’re back at it again.  This time, we made Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies.  However, instead of our royal icing, we take a turn for a hard glaze…

6 Jan

Growing up, I always asked for the same cake on my birthday.  Ice cream roll cake.  It’s angel food cake done in a jelly roll pan, rolled up with ice cream (mint chocolate chip for me!) and decorated with…

2016
26 Dec

I did not invent these Glitter Dipped Fortune Cookies.  Thank you, Pinterest, for being an untamed world of brilliant ideas and inspiration!  I can’t recall exactly where I saw them, but plenty of folks have made these, posted these…

14 Dec

It’s an annual tradition in my family to bake a bazillion sugar and gingerbread cookies and decorate them with an icing recipe my Mom snagged from my third grade class. It’s the best royal icing recipe for this style…

8 Dec

Kifle cookies are a must have holiday treat at the Simon home.  Ryan’s Mom, Joani (yes, it’s Freudian) has been carrying on the Tomich family baking tradition with these cookies and has now passed on the tradition to me…

7 Nov

*This Eggnog Mousse Twirls recipe is sponsored by Shamrock Farms, makers of farm fresh, hormone-free dairy products, though all opinions expressed are my own.  Seriously, I only endorse stuff that I would actually pay real cash-money to buy for myself. Eggnog…

3 Oct

I recently did a series of video projects for Dreyer’s and Edy’s Ice Cream for their social media channels.  Each video required three half-gallons of ice cream in order to produce the videos and the recipes in them.  But…

25 Sep

Where have cake pops been all my life?  I only remember them coming into popularity within the past five years.  They are so easy and a great way to make any cake experience better.  Plus, they’re festive!  So, to…

5 Sep

It sounds so daunting, or at least, it did to me before I made one.  Homemade Apple Pie with homemade crust?  That’s a lost art, reserved only for down-home, legit, grandma types.  Sorry grandma, I’m hip to your jive…

30 Aug

Rounding out the dessert in the Latin Dinner Party Series on YouTube is a spicy chocolate dessert.  Chocolate with habanero?  I promise, this recipe prescribes only a hint of the hot stuff so that it’s nice and warm, a…

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