Coffee Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

These coffee toffee chocolate chip cookies combine coffee toffee pieces, chocolate covered espresso beans and semi sweet chocolate chips. The toffee pieces melt and become gooey molten pools of caramel when the cookies are baked. The best part is the pieces that melt out of the sides and still remain a little bit of crunch. 

Cinnamon Sugar Dutch Baby Pancake

Every now and then you need dessert for breakfast. This Dutch baby pancake is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and topped with creamy greek yogurt, fresh peaches and tart raspberries. Drizzle the whole thing with maple syrup and you have the decadence of dessert disguised as breakfast. 

Brown Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Pecan Streusel

Moist brown butter banana bread is layered with sweet cinnamon chocolate pecan streusel. Chocolate, pecan, and cinnamon is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Add in sweet bananas and nutty brown butter and you have a winning combination. This is a great sweet slice to have with breakfast but is also the perfect anytime snack. Add a little vanilla ice-cream to a warm slice and you have a great simple dessert too. 

Brown Butter "Mashed Potatoes" April Fool's Day Dessert

This April Fool's Day dessert may have you doing a double take. I can't help but giggle when I look at it. This dessert prank is not only sneaky its delicious! Vanilla bean cheesecake "mashed potatoes" is layered with a brown butter cookie crumble, topped with brown butter caramel "gravy" and sprinkled with sea salt and grated dark chocolate "pepper". Why not have mashed potatoes for dessert? 

Tiramisu Cheesecake

This is a mashup of two of my husbands favorite desserts. Creamy and decadent vanilla mascarpone cheesecake is layered with boozy coffee syrup soaked lady fingers. It is all topped off with coffee whipped cream and sprinkled with dutch processed cocoa powder and chocolate covered espresso beans.  You get all the flavors of tiramisu with the rich texture of classic New York style cheesecake.

Truffle Brownie Torte for Two

This is a fancy take on everyones favorite tray bake, brownies! Easy preparation with a spectacular presentation. Decedent Brownies are topped with dark chocolate truffles with an assortment of toppings. Show your valentines you love them by not only making homemade truffles but using them to top a fudgy homemade brownie. A slice of this torte is sure to impress!

Caramelized White Chocolate Mousse

Have you heard of Blonde Chocolate? Run, don't walk and buy some! Better yet, make some and use it in this Caramelized White Chocolate Mousse. Caramelized White Chocolate is like butterscotch's chic older sister. If you like toffee, buttery shortbread notes this ones for you. I used this delicious caramelized gold in a decadent mousse for two (two generous portions).