Holiday Recipes

Opera Cream Sauce

sinfully rich Our family fell in love with opera cream not from the candies, but from an over-the-top chocolate opera cream cake made by a very special bakery in Cincinnati called BonBonerie.  It is the cake at every special occasion in our house. This is my version of the sauce that has been known to rock worlds.  Enjoy. More on Opera Cream Sauce »

Apple Tarte Tatin

Upside down apple tart This French dessert is not only easy to make it also makes for a beautiful presentation. Apple Tarte Tatin is the perfect combination of sweet delicious caramelized apples and the fluffy puff pastry. Top this recipe with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. More on Apple Tarte Tatin »

Tres Leches Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream

dare you to eat just one I created this recipe for our February 2010 Third Thursday event in honor of The Oscars.  There was a movie nominated called Milk of Sorrows, and, of course, my mind went to Tres Leches.  A traditionally hispanic dessert, it’s exact origins are disputed.  One bite, however, and there is no argument about how heavenly it its. More on Tres Leches Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream »

Schlopp with a Cherry on Top

Chocolate mousse with a cherry on top This chocolate mousse dessert has homemade whipped cream, homemade chocolate mousse, Kahlua brownies and is not complete until the cherry is on top. Before serving this delicious and easy Kahlua dessert cook up some Waffle Fry Burgers on the grill, it might just turn out to be your families new favorite recipes. More on Schlopp with a Cherry on Top »

Hot Whiskey Caramel

hot creamy caramel with whiskey I mean really I didn’t think dessert could get any better but with this easy dessert recipe you can turn just about any dessert into a gourmet dessert. Hot Whiskey Caramel is a creamy carmel syrup that is the perfect topping to Egg Nog Panna Cotta, ice cream, brownies,  you name it. So go get your favorite whiskey bottle and get started on this hot caramel dessert topping. More on Hot Whiskey Caramel »