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Coquito in glass cups with cinammon stick garnish
Christmas | Drinks | Recipes

Coquito – Puerto Rican Coconut Holiday Drink

Coquito, sometimes called Puerto Rican eggnog, is a delicious and creamy Puerto Rican coconut holiday drink mixed with alcohol and spices.  This recipe is based on my husband’s family’s recipe that they make every holiday season.  This recipe is strong, so I suggest serving it in small glasses (think the size of a shot glass). …

Halloween Baklava Fingers on a white plate
Halloween | Holidays/Themes

Spooky Halloween Baklava Fingers Dipped in “Blood”

Halloween Baklava Fingers are a perfect treat for the Halloween season. Not only is this dessert full of flavorful pistachios, but I’ve scrunched the buttery and flaky phyllo pastry to look like the shape of human or witch fingers (this is a variation on my original Pistachio Baklava Fingers recipe). I’ve added knuckle creases and…

Decorated Tres Leches Cake with whole strawberries, piped meringue, and toasted almonds
Cake/Cupcakes | Dessert | Recipes

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake (or Three Milk Cake in English) is a sponge cake soaked in a milk mixture with a whipped topping.  This type of cake is extremely moist and is a great option when you want to make a dessert ahead of time.  In fact, it’s best after soaking overnight!  In my recipe, I…

Pink vanilla italian merignue buttercream spiraled on top of a vanilla cupcake
Dessert | Gluten-Free | Icing / Frosting / Filling / Sauce | Nut Free | Recipes

How to Make Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream

Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream is a silky-smooth frosting that can be used to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.  This frosting is not overly sweet and the vanilla flavors pairs well with almost any type of cake.  Because vanilla Italian meringue butter is thick, it’s perfect for piping decorations (like flowers) and getting smooth cake sides. …