White Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake

White Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake

With Cranberry Whiskey Sauce

I’m not sure there’s anything that screams Christmas more than eggnog and cranberries. And when combined in a creamy cheesecake with a little zip of whiskey, I say let the festive season begin!

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I’m Dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

There is something about using white chocolate as a garnish that turns any holiday dessert into a stunning centerpiece. In this zippy tip video, I show how to create white chocolate curls, grated “snow” and snowflakes for use on cheesecakes, cupcakes, pies and any Christmas or winter [...]

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Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake

with Cherry Bourbon Butter Sauce!

I have spent the most grand and glorious last few days in Door County, WI with my mom and aunt. We have shopped, we have toured, we have walked, and (oh my) have we eaten!

Of course we did the local whitefish boil at Pelletier’s:

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Lime Dip

Chocolate Covered Cherry Lime Dip by Jazzy Gourmet

with Mini Profiterole Dunkin’ Sticks

My heart is filled with gratitude right now. Many of you read about my aunt and her “Easter feast” a couple of weeks ago. (If you missed the post, it is here: Easter Egg Nest Centerpiece.) Little did I know how close I came [...]

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Easter Egg Nest Centerpiece

Easter Egg Nest Centerpiece: Jazzy Gourmet

Every Easter, we head down to my aunt’s house for a huge feast. She really puts on a spread, complete with spiral ham, slow- cooker cheesy scalloped taters, asparagus casserole, and a huge array of desserts: carrot cake, German chocolate cake, pineapple chess pie, cherry cheesecake, the works!

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Phyllo (Fill-o) My Cup Bar

Phyllo My Cup Bar

The other night, we had our friend Michelle over for a VERY important basketball game. Ya see, Indiana University was playing Michigan State, and it was a HUGE match-up, since they are 1 and 2 in the Big 10, respectively. More importantly, my S.O. and I are IU alums, [...]

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Cherry Lime Truffle Cups

Cherry Lime Truffle Cups

And Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge!

It’s funny how inspiration comes in different forms. As a composer, I see inspiration all around me — in colors, textures, emotions and other elements of our everyday existence. For instance, I can hear a certain rhythm in the sound of children playing [...]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Profiteroles

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Profiteroles

The other night, I was in the kitchen (go figure!), when the following conversation took place–

S.O.: What’cha making out there?

Me: Profiteroles

S.O.: Old dinner rolls?

Me: Profiteroles

S.O.: What kind of rolls?

Me: Cream puffs

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Chocolate Crepes with Orange Creme

Chocolate Crepes with Orange Creme

My S.O.’s brother and sister-in-law (E and L) came for an overnight visit last weekend.

They have 2 dogs also, so you can imagine that this place was a racetrack for a couple of days! We were thoroughly entertained while watching them all romp around the house. One of [...]

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Spiced Cranberry Chocolate Cake

Spiced Cranberry Chocolate Cake

Here I go layering again.

I guess I just can’t help myself.

Just like I can’t help but add cranberries and cream cheese to a chocolate cake. I mean, who does these things?

At first it didn’t seem like a match made in [...]

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