Category: Sweets

Cranberry Coffeecake with Hibiscus Glaze

Cranberry Coffeecake with Hibiscus Glaze

Cranberry Coffeecake drizzled in a hibiscus glaze!

Wake up for the holiday season to a cranberry coffeecake with hibiscus glaze:

I’m low key crazy for coffeecake. I always have been. I remember my grandfather would give me $3 everyday to buy nutrition at school, and I would use a portion of that money to buy a piece of coffeecake without fail. That’s where my love of coffeecake began. Fast forward to the present day and the want of waking up to fresh coffeecake at home is strong, especially during the festive 12 days of Christmas.

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Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita-Enchiloso-Paletas

Did you know it’s #paletaweek ? Yup. Fun right!?! I decided to join in on the lively celebration  and shake things up a bit with a 21 and over version for the adults. 

I’m calling my creations Margarita Enchiloso Paletas! I made a chile lime tequila ice pop to enjoy when you want to get boozy on a stick. If it’s been an extra hard day, make it a double with a shot of tequila on the side. I dipped the tip of my spiked paletas in a mixture of salt sugar tajin and crushed chile peppers! Perfect for a summer night cap or day drinking.

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Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler: Exactly what it sounds like. A cobbler served like a strawberry shortcake served upside down!

I’m a woman that loves staying in for the night playing fantastic music and eating delicious food. A few weeks ago I got an advanced copy of Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Juanes (which is out May 3rd on CMH Label Group). The album features gorgeous, lullaby versions of Juanes best-known and beloved cuts. I know the album is intended for babies, but it is so easy on the ears and really plays to the baby soul in me.

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Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake is basically the perfect strawberry shortcake in cake form.

Strawberry Ricotta Cake: Whipped cream and strawberries tucked between layers of rich ricotta cake and encased in cream cheese frosting.

How my Strawberry Ricotta Cake came to be. I’d been dreaming of a ricotta cake for quite some time now. I played with the idea of different pairings but was ultimately craving a strawberry shortcake at the same time, and figured why not marry the two ideas. Instead of a small biscuit topped with strawberries and whipped cream, I replaced it with ricotta cake.

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Sugar Rush Meringue Cake

Sugar Rush Meringue Cake

Sugar Rush Meringue Cake inspired by Ralph Breaks The Internet.

I can not think of Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ without thinking of Vanellope’s Sugar Rush game. When I picture being inside of Sugar Rush I imagine the combination of cake and candy coming together and living up to the term ‘eye candy.’ I imagine Sugar Rush Meringue Cake.

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Cinnamon Roll Hearts Of Love

Cinnamon Roll Hearts Of Love

Cherry Pistachio Orange Cinnamon Hearts in a cherry glaze
Make Cinnamon Roll Hearts for the one you love.

I’ve been dying to make a cinnamon rolls since Christmas time, but that thing called ‘life’ hasn’t allowed me the time to get the yeast rising. I decided Valentine’s would be the little space of time I’d sock away to enjoy the craft of making Cinnamon Roll Hearts, as a gift to myself and the ones I love.

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Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas

Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #NestleTraditionallyUnitedGingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas made with La Lechera

Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas:

These delicious delights known as Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas have my kitchen resembling a Christmas elf factory. Except it’s just me and my little family playing all elves trying to churn out as many as possible. The way I look at it, I’m continuing to keep family traditions alive this holiday season.  I’ve taken my little boy under my baking wing and am teaching him to make empanadas the way my grandfather taught me. I’m using my trusty caramel recipe made with NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Mil​k, and pairing it with my grandfather’s gingerbread empanada recipe giving my caramel pear filling a little twist.  La Lechera (available at Walmart) is my trusted partner to make classic holiday recipes come to life. In my Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas I used La Lechera in both my caramel and to make the royal icing. Pair this holiday treat with a mug of NESTLÉ® ABUELITA® Mexican Hot Chocolate and let the nostalgia sweep over you. <3 (more…)