Recipe Review: Homemade Strawberries and Cream Pie

Growing up, my 4th of July’s were simple. There were no themed┬áplates and cups. No colorful table trimmings or decor about the patio. And definitely no red, white or blue desserts. Just good food, family, and fireworks. Nowadays color coordination seems the standard in some form or fashion. Usually, I watch others immerse themselves in… Continue reading Recipe Review: Homemade Strawberries and Cream Pie

Strawberry Basil Balsamic Cupcakes

Do you have a flavor combination that piques your curiosity, yet you’re not brave enough to make it? I certainly do. It’s the blending of strawberries and balsamic vinegar or strawberries and basil. Sure it’s acceptable in salads. However, in desserts? To be honest, I didn’t know anything about it until last year. I saw… Continue reading Strawberry Basil Balsamic Cupcakes

Happily Ever Afters Ice Cream

Friends, this quest has been a year in the making. For it was early 2014, Afters Ice Cream opened in Fountain Valley, California and changed the local food landscape. Their Milky Bun – a warm glazed donut stuffed with cold ice cream and toppings of your choice – was an instant success. The lines were… Continue reading Happily Ever Afters Ice Cream