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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.

Strawberry Coconut Cashew Tart

Just in time for Easter!! This Strawberry Coconut Cashew tart combines fresh flavors with a beautiful presentation. Silky coconut custard is topped with vanilla bean whipped cream and Rum soaked strawberries all brought together by a sweet and salty cashew crust. This updated version of a coconut cream pie should not be missed!

Winter White Yule Log - Coconut Almond and White Chocolate Swiss Roll

This festive Yule log combines coconut, almond and white chocolate flavors for a beautiful and delicious dessert. Almond sponge cake is rolled and covered in white chocolate coconut Swiss meringue buttercream. Topped with almond slice pinecones and white chocolate holly leaves and then sprinkled with coconut flakes and powdered sugar. This winter wonderland is sure to be the star of your Christmas dessert table.

Honey Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish

These danish our incredibly easy and are the perfect treat to have on hand for company coming to stay over the Holidays. Puff pastry is topped with a honey orange cream cheese and spiced cranberry sauce, baked up until golden brown and then, drizzled with a sugary glaze and sprinkled with orange zest. Using store bought puff pastry make these danish come together in a snap.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls

These may be Pumpkin Spice Latte flavored but they are anything but "basic". Giant rolls are filled with spiced brown sugar pumpkin filling. Topped with a sugary espresso glaze and because you can never have too many toppings they are sprinkled with pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds and chocolate covered espresso bean pieces. They are great with a cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning and take only an hour to make!