Bananas Foster Tiramisu

This easy no bake dessert combines vanilla bean mascarpone filling with layers of cinnamon spiced buttered rum soaked Nilla Wafers, banana slices, and candied walnuts. It's little bit of banana pudding, tiramisu, bananas foster and a whole lot of delicious all rolled into one no bake dessert.

Angel Food Cupcakes

These Red, White and Blue cupcakes are perfect for your 4th of July BBQ but are a great dessert anytime. The light fluffy angel food cake is topped with sweetened vanilla bean whipped cream, fresh berries and crunch meringue kisses. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a special touch.

Mini Brown Butter Sweet Cherry Pie Cupcakes

These cupcakes might be mini but they are big on flavor! Brown butter cake is filled with sweet cherry filling, swirled with vanilla bean swiss meringue buttercream, and topped with an almond brown butter crumb. Mixing in some Luxardo cherry liqueur into the filling help to bring out the bitter almond and tart flavors of the cherries and the warmth and spice of the crumb brings it all together.

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

One of my favorite summer treats is a Drumstick ice cream cone, the salty peanuts, the chocolate shell, the caramel middle surprise checks all the boxes for me. This ice cream pie is inspired by all of those flavors. The pie starts with a crunchy waffle cone crust, then a layer of vanilla ice cream swirled with a decedent salted peanut butter caramel, then, it is all topped with hot fudge and salted peanuts. Finish it off with a few swirls of whipped cream and a healthy drizzle of the caramel and you have one show-stopping no bake dessert.

Blueberry Peach Fried Hand Pies with Lavender Sugar

I tried several recipes and tweaks before getting these hand pies right. You need lavender but not too much that things taste like soap. You also need sweetness but not too sweet that you can only taste sugar. The filling needs to be thick enough that it does leak and the dough has to be thin enough that to cooks all the way through when fried. I landed on a crisp pie with a delicately sweetened filling. It has a wonderful floral aroma but is not too overpowering. If lavender isn’t your thing you can just dip in granulated sugar or even add some lemon zest to your sugar before dipping.

Molten S'mores Brownie Bites

These brownie bites are a decadent rendition of my favorite summer dessert S'mores. Instead of a campfire to make these minis, you will just need your oven (and maybe a kitchen torch). A graham cracker crust is layered with extra dark chocolate brownies and are stuffed with a molten milk chocolate center and to make them even better they are topped with toasted marshmallow fluff.