Lemongrass Gelato – Oh So Smooth!

There are a lot of gelato recipes out there. I find the best ones are those that you adapt for your own tastes and needs. In this case, I love a smooth lemongrass gelato. But a lot of the recipes online call for sweetened condensed milk. I find those just too sweet and way too…

CAKE DISASTER? It Doesn’t Have to Be.

Three Simple Ways to “Repair” a Cracked Cake When You Don’t Have Time to Re-Make It The pros will hate these suggestions. Some may say “Trash it and start over!” But, c’mon! There’s no need to waste a perfectly good cake because of a crack on top. This is a lemon honey olive oil cake. We…

Italian Flag Cannoli

This is an easy dessert that will have your guests talking…Italian! Dough 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 medium egg 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoons matcha powder (can be substitute with 1 teaspoon artificial green coloring) 2 teaspoons red beet powder (can be substitute with 1 teaspoon artificial red coloring) 4 cups canola oil…

Pistachio Creme Caramel

Pistachio lovers delight. This creamy caramel will leave your guest with a huge smile on their face! It’s rather easy. The secrete is caramel which can be tough to achieve at first. After a few tries, you’ll get it!   CHECK OUT EATWITH DINNERS IN AUSTIN! WHAT YOU WILL NEED ¼ cup shelled pistachios 5 eggs…

Pistachio and Chocolate Cannolis Made from Scratch!

These small cannolis are perfect for tasting or bite size treats for a dinner party…or just dessert. The shells are very easy to make as is the filling. You’ll love them!   CHECK OUT EATWITH DINNERS IN AUSTIN! WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE SHELLS 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour plus more for kneading 2…

Creamy Caramel Flan to Make Your Mouth Water

Flan is one of those recipes that can be so simple that you can easily mess it up! You can find a lot of flan recipes online. I generally like to try a recipe a few times then start experimenting. My first attempt at the flan recipe for this particular treat came from Taste of…

Grilled Cinnamon Apples with Homemade Brown Sugar and Caramel Ice Cream

I love homemade ice creams. Occasionally I crave apples. So, I decided to mix the two for a mouth-watering dessert. This is a lightly grilled cinnamon apple with homemade brown sugar and caramel ice cream topped with warm caramel just as its served! Yummy! I won’t go through all of the recipe step-by-step because it’s as…

Chili Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Ribbons and Raspberries

The assignment: Mexican food for a Meetup dinner party. I always do a dessert but wanted to avoid the traditional. So, I decided to do a Mexican chili chocolate cheesecake with chili chocolate ganache ribbons and a raspberry on top. It was a little spicy but the layers you see in the photos help give…

Tasty Mojito Ice Cream- A Cool Dessert for Hot Summer Evenings

This will mix a favorite drink (a mojito) with a favorite dessert (home-made ice cream). This is also a wonderful pairing with the “Super Mango Mojito Sorbet” for a tasting party. Here’s what you will need. 2/3 cups of lime juice 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of your favorite rum 2 cups of heavy…

Super Mango Mojito Sorbet – Perfect for Hot Summer Days!

There’s something about fruit sorbets that helps sooth the summer heat! This was a quick turn for a foodie party. I had planned a mojito gelato. As I finished it that morning of the dinner party, I was concerned it wasn’t great. So, I wanted to add something extra just in case. This sorbet is…