Honey Custard with Walnuts

Over the summer I took a trip of a lifetime to the island of Crete in Greece. The trip was in celebration of our friend Art’s milestone birthday where 15 of us spent 10 days exploring out-of-the-way beaches and historical cities. Three months after the trip, Art hosted a reunion “Crete-mas” party. Inspired by traditional Greek desserts and the […]

Spiked Jello Poke Cupcakes

With homemade Nutella buttercream frosting!  This year for Victor‘s birthday I wanted to make something extra special. I have made Jello Poke Cake in the past but wanted to trying something that would be easier to serve to a dozen friends out for a birthday brunch in the neighborhood. These vanilla cupcakes are special because they have stripes of strawberry rum […]

Chai Tea Panna Cotta

Served recently a dinner party with new friends, these Chai Tea Panna Cotta cups were a huge success. They are made with brewed chai tea bags, heavy cream, and garnished with chocolate wafers and blackberries.  The recipe for these is in my new book which, as of last week, is now on sale!

Mudslide Jello

I rang in the new year over the weekend with a little something boozy from the book.  This very rich and creamy Mudslide jello, fashioned after the cocktail, is made with generous amounts of coffee and Irish cream liqueurs, heavy cream, and a touch of vodka. A little cocoa powder tops it off (whipped cream and/or chocolate syrup would also be […]