Cheesy Garlic Sticks



1 package active dry yeast (2-1/4 tsp)

1 cup warm water

1-1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil

2-1/2 cups flour

In bowl of mixer with dough hook attachment…

Place yeast and warm, set timer for 5 minutes and then add salt and olive oil to yeast and water. After your timer beeps add flour to your bowl and on speed 2 mix until dough forms a ball. Turn dough out into a lightly oiled bowl, flip dough once cover with a damp tea towel and let rise at least 2 hours.


Place a cookie sheet upside down and place in oven, preheat oven to 500 degrees with cookie sheet in oven.

2 Tbsp butter, melt

1 clove of garlic, minced

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Roll out dough and place on a piece of parchment paper that has been sprayed lightly with nonstick spray. melt butter in a small bowl and add garlic. Brush butter garlic mixture on your rolled out dough. Top with mozzarella cheese and then Parmesan cheese. Carefully place your dough on top of preheated cookie sheet in the oven (keep on parchment paper while baking) Bake at 500 degrees 9-12 minutes. ENJOY!!



Ghirardelli Skillet Cookie


Preheat oven to 350 degrees, use 2 of the Tbsp of softened butter to grease one cast iron skillet I believe mine is a 9 inch round cast iron skillet.

10 Tbsp spoons of butter, softened (8Tbsp for your cookie and 2 Tbsp to grease your skillet)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup light  brown sugar, packed

1 egg, room temperature

2 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup Ghirardelli bittersweet chips

vanilla ice cream

Ghirardelli chocolate sauce

In bowl of mixer cream butter and sugars together, add egg and vanilla and beat until combined well.

In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until mixed together.\

Add bittersweet chips and stir in with a rubber spatula. Spread cookie dough into your already prepared cast iron skillet.

Bake at 350 degrees, for 20-25 minutes mine took 25 minutes or until cookie is crisp around edges and golden brown.

Let cool completely or let cool for about 15 minutes and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a Ghirardelli chocolate drizzle.ENJOY :)



Limoncello Madeline Truffle Cheesecake


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line one 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and one cookie sheet with foil,set  springform pan on top of lined cookie sheet.


2 cups Madeline cookie crumbs

2 Tbsp sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

12 Whole Madeline cookies

In a bowl place cookie crumbs and sugar, stir to combine, Add melted butter to the crumb mixture and stir till all crumbs are moistened. Press into the bottom of your already prepared spring form pan. Line sides with whole Madeline Cookies and then place into freezer while you prepare your cheesecake filling.


32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp corn starch

2 Tbsp limoncello

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

Place cream cheese in mixer and beat until fluffy. Add sugar and cornstarch and continue to beat on medium until combined well. Add Limoncello and vanilla and beat till combined. Turn your mixer to lowest setting (stir) and add eggs one at a time just until combined. You do not want to over mix and add too much air. Fold in sour cream. Pour filling into your prepared crust and bake at 325 degrees for 75-80 minutes. Your cheesecake will be done when sides are set and center is just slightly jiggly. Set on cooling rack and cool for 1 hour and then place in fridge overnight.


3/4 cups sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3 Tbsp cornstarch

1 cup water

2 egg yolks, beaten

1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 Tbsp lemon zest, finely chopped

1 Tbsp butter

1 cup white chocolate chips

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

In a heavy bottom sauce pot add sugar, salt, cornstarch and water, heat on medium high heat to a boil while stirring, once it begins to boil, turn heat down to low continuing to stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat. In a heat proof bowl beat egg yolks, add 1/4 cup of your mixture that you removed from the heat stirring together. Stir your egg mixture back into your pot and place back on medium high heat and bring to a boil again, turn back down to low and continue to stir and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat add lemon juice, lemon zest and butter stir until butter is melted. Add white chocolate and stir till white chocolate is melted. In the bowl of your mixer place your cream cheese and beat till fluffy. Add your lemon mixture from your pot to your mixer bowl and beat until combined well. Top your cheesecake that has been in fridge overnight with your Lemon Truffle topping.


Place your mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before hand.

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbsp powdered sugar

1 tsp limoncello

Place whipping cream, sugar and limoncello in bowl of mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form.

Pipe a border around the edge of the top of your cheesecake and garnish as desired. ENJOY :)


Individual Chicken Pot Pies


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2 sheets puff pastry thawed

4 (6inch) pie tins

3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or 1 rotisserie chicken

2 cans cream of chicken soup plus 1 can of water

1 bag frozen peas and carrots, thawed

1 can diced potatoes

1 egg

1 tsp water

In a sauce pot place cooked chicken meat, 2 cans of soup plus 1 can of water, and veggies. Heat over medium heat until warmed through. Once your filling mixture is warm fill your pie tins with your filling. Cut your puff pastry to cover each of your pot  pies  with about 1/2 inch hangover, crimp the puff pastry dough over the edge of the pie tin. Brush each pie with egg wash ( 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water) and then make a few small slits on top of each pie. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes or until tops are golden flaky brown. Remove from oven and ENJOY!! :)

New York Chocolate Cheesecake


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. line the bottom of one 9 inch spring form pan with  parchment paper and set aside.


2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

In a bowl place crumbs and mix with sugar, add butter and stir until the crumbs are moistened. In your already prepared spring form pan place the crumb mixture and press it 1/4 inch up the sides of the pan and on to the bottom of the pan with the back of a spoon. Place crust in freezer while you make the filling.


4 ounces semi sweet chocolate, melted and cooled for 15 minutes

4 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled for 15 minutes

32 ounces cream cheese

1-1/3 cups sugar

2 Tbsp corn starch

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

Rough chop chocolate and place in a heat proof bowl, place in microwave and melt in 30 second intervals stirring in between. Let cool for 15 minutes on counter top.

In bowl of mixer place cream cheese and beat on medium (4) until cream cheese in fluffy. Add sugar, cornstarch and vanilla and continue to beat on medium (4) until combined well. Turn mixer down to lowest setting (stir) and add eggs one and a time just until they are combined in. If you mix too high or too long you will add too much air and your cheesecake will crack, it will still taste yummy so don’t worry if it does crack. LOL

Slowly fold in sour cream.

Pour filling into your prepared crust and bake at 325 degrees for 75 minutes or until your cheesecake is just slightly jiggly in the middle.

Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 15 minutes and then run a butter knife completely around the edge of pan. Continue to cool for another 45 minutes and then place in fridge at least 6 hours but overnight is best!!

Keep in fridge until you are ready to garnish (I used a little chocolate spaghetti) and serve, ENJOY!! :)


Boysenberry Peach Streusel Pie


First start with either 1 pie crust of your favorite pie crust recipe or one store bought frozen deep dish pie crust. If you are using store bought set your crust on the counter while you get you filling ready. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl place

2 cups boysenberries (I used fresh but if you are using frozen thaw in fridge the night before)

1/2 tsp lemon juice

a pinch of Nutmeg

1-1/2 Tbsp Instant Tapioca

Toss everything together gently with a rubber spatula and set aside.

In a large bowl add….

2 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches (If you use frozen once again let thaw in fridge the night before)

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup flour

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp lemon juice

Toss everything together gently with a rubber spatula. Add your berry mixture to your peach mixture and gently toss with a rubber spatula until mixed together well.

Pour your fruit into your deep dish pie crust.


3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup cold butter, cut into squares

in a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon, with a pastry cutter, cut your butter into your  mixture until combined and is crumbly. Place mixture patting down gently on top of your fruit filling. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until top is brown and bubbly.Let cool completely on a wire rack. Serve warm with aside of ice cream and ENJOY!! Store leftover pie in fridge

Spicy Peach Slaw


1 head of cabbage, shredded

2 large peaches, diced

2 jalapenos, diced fine

1 bunch green onions, chopped greens only

1/4 cup mayo

1 tbsp stone ground mustard

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Shred your cabbage and place in a bowl. Add peaches, jalapeno’s and green onion, toss. In a small bowl combine mayo, mustard and vinegar stir to combine well. Pour over the top of you slaw veggie mixture and toss well.

I served my slaw on top of brown sugar peach pulled pork sliders to find my recipe for pulled pork click the link below…..

I also used my Peach and Brown Sugar Bbq sauce to toss my pork in for the recipe to the bbq sauce click the link below….