Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust with Maple Caramel Sauce

Spicy pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap and pecan crust, drizzled with maple-caramel sauce
For your Thanksgiving feast this year, why not try an elegant alternative to the same old boring pumpkin pie — creamy pumpkin cheesecake! This smooth and spicy cheesecake is drizzled with warm, maple caramel sauce and chopped pecans, atop a gingersnap and pecan crust.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Robin!

I just wanted to take the time to wish my husband and best friend Robin a very happy birthday! Robin has been my biggest supporter in everything I do. He is the most kind and selfless person I know! He is also a kick-ass photographer and a computer genius. He also laughs at all my jokes, which makes him a supreme being in my eyes. Happy Birthday, babe!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sugar High Sunday

Here's a round-up of some other sweet treats found around the dessert world this week. I hope they inspire you!

Swoon-Worthy Hot Chocolate from marshmallow goddess The Pink Spatula

Brown Sugar Cookies from Joy the Baker

Fun Cartoon Character Cake Pops from bakerella

I love food shaped like other food! Cupcake-shaped cookies from Bake at 350

Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding from Baking Obsession

I need some of this for breakfast: Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream from pastry studio

Peanut butter = Heaven! Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake Bars from Always Order Dessert

These are pretty and elegant. Lemon-Ricotta White Chocolate Cookies from Sugar Plum

Thanks for reading — enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Luscious Hot Fudge Sauce

More, please!

Warm and decadent hot fudge sauce poured over ice cream is my favourite treat! When the sauce hits the ice cream, it forms a ribbon of chewy, fudge-tastic goodness. You'll love it so much, you'll want to slap a ring on that fudge and get it to the church on time.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Caramelized Peaches in Brown Sugar & Rum Sauce

I got 99 problems, but a peach ain't one.
Late summer is the time when beautiful, ripe peaches make their way to our tables from the orchards of the sunny Okanagan. Blush-coloured and fuzzy and heavy with juice, peaches are the ultimate summer fruit, almost bursting with sweetness. When summer temperatures soar, you can make this easy dessert on your barbecue to avoid heating up your kitchen, as I did here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sweet Cherry Tart with Port

Sweet Cherry Tart with Port
Late summer in BC is cherry season! The fruit is so abundant, it seems like the sweet, plump cherries are available everywhere you turn. The addition of a mellow port to this sweet cherry tart elevate it beyond simple cherry pie to something elegant and special.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream, elegant in its simplicity
Simple, elegant, beautiful — creamy vanilla ice cream enhances so many wonderful desserts, or is perfectly delicious all on its own. This silky and decadent ice cream is packed with rich vanilla goodness.