Category Archives: Food

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake – Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Because OMG this looks delicious and I so want to try it!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

We made this cheesecake (our first cheesecake from scratch) last night and HOLY CRAP IT IS DELICIOUS!!!

First you make the crust, blend the ingredients, and bake it an hour or so. It looks like we’re off to a promising start here!


Then after you bake it, it must cool down (it still jiggled a little), then chill for 4-6 hours in order to set. So when we looked at it this morning, it looked BEAUTIFUL.


So of course, since we are adults and because we can, we had a slice for breakfast. With coffee of course. A-MAZ-ING.


Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream + Espresso = Affogato

Oh you guys. Husband made homemade vanilla bean ice cream a couple of nights ago using this recipe and an ice cream maker from his parents that’s older than the both of us. IT TURNED OUT SO GOOD! At the time this pic was taken, it was already fantastic, but just needed to chill a bit more as it was at soft-serve consistency.


After letting it sit in the freezer a day: HOLY CRAP!! A true rich, custardy vanilla. Super creamy and vanilla beany. The first night we had it with chocolate sauce 

But … I’ve had a hankering to try an affogato after seeing it mentioned online and wondering how I’d gone 37 years without having one. It’s a simple but decadent Italian dessert that is basically a shot of espresso poured over vanilla gelato or ice cream. Like an ice cream float for coffee lovers. As a coffee lover myself, HOW HAVE I NEVER HAD THIS!?? This was a travesty that needed to be remedied ASAP.

So we finally made it tonight! Alas, I have no pics of that as we ate ours too quickly tonight out of fear of it melting. But some decaf espresso over our homemade vanilla bean ice cream, with a dash of cinnamon? The ultimate combination of hot coffee and rich creamy ice cream. OMG.

See some amazing affogato pics on Google.

Affogato Recipes That Shake Up Tradition.