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Confections | Dessert | Recipes

Caramel Pecan Brownie Geometric Hearts

These Caramel Pecan Brownie Geometric Hearts are gorgeous, individual-sized treats that are perfect for holidays (like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas), used to adorn decorated cakes or even a perfect addition to dessert charcuterie boards.  These treats are so easily customizable.  Changing the filling is a great way to use up leftover desserts (e.g.,…

Turtle cake with caramel buttercream swirls, chocolate ganache drips, caramel drips, and chopped toasted pecans on a blue cake plate
Cake/Cupcakes | Dessert | Recipes

Turtle Cake

If you haven’t heard of them before, Turtles (which are sometimes called Pixies) are candies made of chewy caramel and crunchy pecans that are covered in chocolate.  This Turtle Cake is based on that amazing flavor combination.  With its moist and decadent chocolate cake, rich caramel buttercream, toasted pecans, and a drip of melted chocolate…

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…