Italian Rainbow Cookies

I am entering in a holiday cookie showdown contest on Tuesday, so I decided to bring out the big guns and make an Italian Rainbow Cookie! I know a lot of people will argue that they aren’t cookies, but once they taste them they won’t even care because they are so delicious! Definitely my favorites. Here’s the recipe I used:

It is absolutely a time consuming process, but it’s worth it in the end when you see the final product! Great recipe that was easy to follow with a very tasty outcome.


Cranberry Orange Custard Pie

For a game night with friends tonight, I decided to use up some cranberries that I bought for Thanksgiving. The first recipe I found that sounded was this cranberry orange custard pie:

It was absolutely great and everyone loved it, besides the fact that the middle was undercooked so I should have cooked it the full extra 45 minutes and maybe more. I would have just had to put some foil around the crust because the crust was starting to get dark brown and nearing the burnt side! Other than that, the flavors were a crowd pleaser! 

Italian Ricotta Cookies

Today, I decided to treat a young group of athletes by making them some Italian Ricotta Cookies!! They are one of my favorites—Ricotta always makes everything better! I used this recipe:

The only thing I did differently was for the glaze, I used 3 cups of powdered sugar instead of 3 & 3/4 cups. Also, the recipe made 75 cookies for me instead of 4 dozen!!! For the topping, I sadly did not have any sprinkles at my house, so I decided to problem solve and chop up some flavored chip morsels. I put chocolate, peanut butter and pumpkin morsels on the icing as toppings. My favorite was the pumpkin! Anyway, the kids loved them and they were delicious! A great recipe find! 

Christmas Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Our family has an old family Christmas cookie recipe with anise in it, but since my sister does not like anise we decided to look for a second recipe to make. After much searching, I decided to try and use this recipe:

I love that it was fast with little refrigeration time, yet the cookies kept their shapes very well! Not to mention they taste great as well! Next time I make it, I will definitely double the batch so I can make a lot more cookies! 

Apple Galette

My last contribution to our Thanksgiving meal was dessert. A couple of days before Thanksgiving Day, I received this email from the What’s Gaby Cooking email list, and just from the looks of it I knew I had to try it for Thanksgiving dessert!

It was incredibly easy to make and very delicious! It had a very strong almond flavor with the crushed almonds and almond extract, and I think I added too much lemon juice because that flavor was very strong as well, but I absolutely loved it! 

Butterbeer Fudge

I had breakfast with a friend this morning who has been having a rough time lately with a knee injury, so I decided to bake her a small gift to raise her spirits a bit! She is a huge Harry Potter fan, so I decided to make her this Butterbeer fudge recipe:

The only different thing I did was I used a little less butter on the top layer, as the bottom one was incredibly oily when I put it in the fridge to set! It turned out great! 

Pumpkin Spice Bites

I follow this account on Instagram because everything looks delicious and amazing, but most of the time I do not have the ingredients he uses in his recipes. This time, however, I only had to buy cashew butter with this recipe so I decided to finally give one of this recipes a try! Here’s the pumpkin spice bites recipe:

I made them for a friend’s baby shower and everyone loved them! They are a nice, light dessert that was incredibly easy to make.

Banana Bread Roulade Cake

This morning I came downstairs to find a lot of over ripe bananas sitting in my kitchen, so I decided to try and look for a perfect over ripe banana recipe to make, and I definitely hit the jackpot here with this one:

I had some friends over for dinner too so thankfully I was able to share the recipe, and we were all in agreement that it was an amazing recipe!! The texture of the cake was absolutely perfectly made when the owner created the recipe. It was so good, that I’m bringing the leftovers in for my coworkers to try in the morning tomorrow… just too good to keep to myself!

Jello Dessert Cup

Not too long ago I found this video and decided to try it!

I made it for my sister and I to eat after a long week of work as a “treat yo self” night and it was definitely worth it!! I used a raspberry jello and inside the cup I put a scoop of the peach froyo I made a while back, topped with a pumpkin cookie! It was a fun, interesting dessert to make!