Hazelnut Ice Cream Sandwiches with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Sauce

Oh boy. I am very pumped for this post. Are you? I hope so. This is by far my new favorite dessert. Or at least second favorite, because banana cream pie will always be my first love. Or something like that.

Anyway, as most of these go, this recipe was inspired by a post I saw on Pinterest, which links to the Dellalo website, which apparently is a Pizzelle company. Confused yet?

The basics to this recipe are the same: Insert ice cream and spread in between two pizzelles. Simple enough. You could easily do this with store bought ice cream, which honestly may be easier because all the chemicals make it hold it’s shape better. But who wants to do that? Let’s make it tedious and complicated instead. 🙂 Continue reading

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Pies for the Holidays

I made these pies just for fun but they scream “holiday pie!” Or, you know, you could make one (or both) just for fun and to eat during the week. A little sliver of pie can go a long way in cheering someone up, that’s for sure.

I decided to make two pies so my husband and I could each take one into work, and I really wanted to try out my pie stencil cut outs. I can’t remember when I bought them, but they’ve floated around my kitchen for at least a couple years and it was about time to use them. You’ll see what I mean later. Continue reading

Hazelnut Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirl

As I previously mentioned, I love anything hazelnuts, and especially with ice cream. I used to get hazelnut ice cream with marshmallow fluff mixed in at my favorite ice cream place until they told me that my orders were breaking their mixing machines. Whoops.

I decided to class this one up with some salted caramel swirled in. I realize that salted caramel is a “fad” but I’m hoping it’s here to stay. It is in my world at least. Continue reading

White Chocolate and Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

This is it! I am finally doing this. It’s kind of ironic, since I’m currently doing a juice cleanse for the next three days. The reason: I have not been eating very well lately, and not really worked out, and my BFF is coming to down for FOUR DAYS of solid eating and drinking. I’m talking mimosas. every. day. So I have to prep my system for the shock that’s about to come.

I’ll start this blog by giving a warning: I love healthy eating, but not when I have time to really put energy into cooking/baking. Does that make sense? On a random Tuesday, nothing sounds better than some pesto covered salmon with a side of roasted brussels sprouts. But give me a Saturday afternoon and it’s on. Typically with sweets or pasta, both of which provide much comfort. Continue reading