No Bake Oreo Irish Car Bomb Pie

In the month of March we celebrate two important holidays, National Oreo Day and St. Patricks Day. I’m sure you weren’t expecting me to talk about oreos, but more about the fourth most popular drinking holiday in the United States (besides Cinco de Mayo, I can’t picture a larger drinking holiday than March 17th). Both are…

Brûlée

As one of the most famous desserts in American restaurants since the 1980’s, Creme Brûlée isn’t from where you would expect it to be from. I am sure you have been to an Italian restaurant and ordered the smooth custard dessert with the crunchy caramelized topping, and have always associated it with Italian cuisine. A…

Buttery and Sweet Pumpkin Baked French Toast

The seasons have officially changed, well at least in Las Vegas. We went from 100 degrees one week to windy and 75 another. Starbucks was a little premature when rolling out their fall classic, the Pumpkin Spice latte, back in August, when there was no reminisance of fall in the air. Now that we are in…

Best Doughnuts in Las Vegas 2016

What could be better than a pillowy and sweet doughnut with a delicious glaze and creative toppings and fillings. You can’t beat a classic, but the wave of creative gourmet doughnuts are sweeping the nation. Doughnut shops like Voodoo and Blue Star from Portland, Oregon are changing the way we see the light little cakes…

Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream

Hands down one of my favorite things on this planet is really good ice cream. Every once in awhile I will go for the the basic flavors that are at the supermarket, but I honestly have no problem spending $10 for a pint of well crafted ice cream that is made with ingesting flavor combinations…

“Better than” Cupcakes

I learned generosity towards others early on from my family. My sister and mother have always made it a point to go above and beyond for those around them, especially on their birthdays. When my sister worked at the Bellagio she would always make this popular cake for the girls at the bar on their birthdays….

Popcorn Cookie

Last December my mother and I decided to have a day purely devoted to baking Christmas cookies. We made two family classics, and two that we wanted to try for the first time. One experimental cookie recipe that we tried was one from Momofuku Milk Bar Christina Tosi’s cook book Milk, and that cookie was their…

Always Time For Pie!

For Mother’s Day a few weeks ago, I continued my tradition of making gifts for those close to me. This year, I decided to make my mother’s favorite pie- key lime pie. I also decided to experiment and make a pineapple crumble pie using the pie crust recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. I chose this recipe…

A gift from the heart to your stomach

I believe that one of the best gifts you can give another person is something that you’ve made. When you put the effort into making something, the gift becomes much more personal. For all birthdays and Mother’s/Father’s days, my gift to my family is a choice of their favorite desserts. On my sister’s recent birthday, I…