Tag: dessert

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Jump to recipe: Apricot Tart Recipe A couple years ago, Jerry and I took an AmaWaterways river cruise down the Danube.  I had never taken a cruise before so I really had no idea what to expect.  I was blown away!  If you like to […]

Layered Chocolate Sheet Cake

Layered Chocolate Sheet Cake

Jump to recipe: Chocolate Sheet Cake Yesterday was my birthday.  47 years old.  Holy crap.  How did that happen?  Well, thank God it did and I hope it keeps happening for another 47!  I love birthdays.  I think of birthdays as your own personal New […]

Make Your Own Homemade Mile High Apple Pie

Make Your Own Homemade Mile High Apple Pie

Click here to go straight to the Apple Pie Recipe PICK YOUR OWN When I was growing up in St. Louis, every few years we would make a trip across the Mississippi to Eckert’s Farm near Belleville, IL, go for hayrides, drink hot cider, and pick […]

Firefly Inspired Chocolate Chili Cupcakes

Firefly Inspired Chocolate Chili Cupcakes

Finding Inspiration and Chocolate Chili Cupcakes Jump to recipe:  Chocolate Chili Cupcake Recipe Recently, I met and interviewed Firefly Grill’s new Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Conti.   After I photographed all the new desserts, Chef Conti brought out a dozen spoons and said, “Here you […]