Mom’s (New York) Cheesecake

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

Every family has that special dish that is the centerpiece to a family dinner or holiday celebration. For my husband’s family, it has always been Mom’s (New York) Cheesecake. I love cheesecake and had baked plenty in my time…but not


Fresh Strawberry Pie, for Pi(e) Day!

March 14, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

Welcome to Pi(e) Day hosted by Terri from Love and Confections! Pi Day is celebrated every March 14 by math fans around the world – including bakers and pastry chefs. Pi is an non-repeating, infinite number represented by the Greek


Girl Scout Cookie & Dulce de Leche Pudding Parfaits

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

It’s Girl Scout cookie time! If your family is like ours, Girl Scout cookie time conjures up memories of order forms, cases of cookies and troop gatherings to sell cookies. My own mom was a troop leader and I have


Easy Vanilla Syrup & Vanilla Iced Coffee

February 7, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

We are winding down #VanillaWeek hosted by our friend Terri at Love and Confections. So many great recipes have been posted this week by bloggers across the country! Be sure to look at the list at the bottom of this


Vanilla Butter Shrimp Rolls #VanillaWeek

February 4, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

We are continuing on with #VanillaWeek, hosted by our friend Terri at Love and Confections. My first recipe, Vanilla Cream Puffs, is a classic dessert which showcases the depth of flavor in Nielsen-Massey vanilla. I decided to go savory with my


Vanilla Cream Puffs & #VanillaWeek Giveaway

February 2, 2015 | Posted in Recipes | By

Nothing seems fancier than a light and airy vanilla cream puff. While the delicate pastry can seem a bit intimidating to tackle, I was able to make the recipes below in about the same amount of time as a frosted


Food & Wine Conference brings foodies, bloggers and brands together! July 18-20 at Rosen Shingle Creek

June 3, 2014 | Posted in Cooking, Links, Recipes, Special Events, Special Offers | By

Whether you are a culinary student just starting out, an experienced home cook seeking inspiration or ready to start that blog,  July’s Food & Wine Conference #FWCon in Orlando, Florida should be on your radar. I missed last year and vowed: never


Midnight Chocolate Cupcakes

April 4, 2014 | Posted in HypeOrlando, Recipes | By

My friend Lauren at In The Spotlight on finished reading the first book in the Divergent series with an intense craving for Chocolate cake. Lauren asked me to share one of my favorite Chocolate Cake recipes in her post here. Because it’s


Cheers! To National Margarita Day On Saturday, February 22, 2014

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Recipes, Special Events | By

Let’s raise a glass to toast National Margarita Day, which falls on Saturday, February 22nd! Those seeking the recipe and know-how to whip up The Perfect Margarita should first think of Jimmy Buffett’s® Margaritaville® Orlando. Honoring their namesake holiday, Margaritaville®



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