Dessert

  • Nutella Icebox Cake Recipe (No Bake 3-Ingredient Cake)

    March 14, 2019Van

    This is the EASIEST cake recipe you will ever make.  Three ingredients & about 15 minutes of prep time will give you this scrumptious  and visually stunning dessert that will impress the heck out of your guests.  The frosting is like Nutella chocolate mousse, the biscuits absorb the cream and become soft like cake –…

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  • Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe (Cá Rem Cà Phê)

    March 13, 2019Van

    I am a self admitted coffee ice cream addict!  My husband is so sick of catching me down the ice cream aisle drooling over the Haagen Dazs (both coffee pint and bars) that he teases me about my said addiction every time we have ice cream.  Rather than give in and quit coffee ice cream,…

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  • Traditional King Cake Recipe

    March 5, 2019Van

    The best way to start any diet is to binge on delicious treats in the name of celebration.  Ask anybody from New Orleans and they’ll happily agree.  Nothing symbolizes the city of New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and the Southern “zest for life” more so than this delicious cake. Beginning each January, the fine folks of…

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  • Instant Pot Creamy Vanilla Flan Recipe

    March 1, 2019Van

    My Vanilla Flan recipe creates a silky smooth, rich & creamy flan – there’s just enough eggs to act as a binder, so the custard doesn’t have a eggy flavor. It’s one of the quickest desserts to make & cooks perfectly in the Instant Pot.

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  • Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe (No-Bake)

    February 14, 2019Van

    It’s been quite a long time since I made cake pops – I was obsessed with them for a while about 8 years ago when I got Bakerella’s Cake Pop Book (purchase here) – she has so many amazing and creative cake pop recipes in her book. I wanted to make something cute and delicious…

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  • Instant Pot Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

    February 14, 2019Van

    The Instant Pot is perfect as a double boiler for melting chocolate and keeping it at the perfect consistency for dipping. These delicious chocolate dipped strawberries are so easy to make. I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers because there’s no need to temper it – just melt & dip!

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  • Brown Butter and Vanilla Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    February 14, 2019Van

    I’ve been making rice krispie treats since I was a kid, it’s one of the easiest treats to make. I’ve adjusted the classic recipe slightly – I brown the butter and add vanilla extract to give the rice krispie treats a richer & bolder flavor. It was Valentine’s Day, so I drizzled on some melted…

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  • Pandan Waffles Recipe (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

    February 1, 2019Van

    If you’ve ever wanted to see your picky kids beg for something over and over again, give Pandan Waffles a try. In my years cooking for a persnickety family, I’ve rarely seen the excitement brought by this dish which once again fuses European and Vietnamese Cuisine to perfection. Vietnamese Cuisine is famous for blending the…

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  • Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

    February 1, 2019Van

    This Coconut Whipped Cream is rich, creamy and slightly sweet – it’s an awesome vegan replacement for standard whipped cream. It’s great with waffles (especially Pandan Waffles), fruit, desserts – it’s thicker than standard whipped cream so it would also be great as frosting for cupcakes or cakes.

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  • Disneyland Café Orleans Mickey Beignets Recipe

    January 11, 2019Van

    No trip to Disneyland is complete without a few family traditions. As soon as we get through the turnstiles it’s straight to The Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square. Not only do I think this is quite frankly the best attraction in the park, but it’s also conveniently close to the best treat in the…

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