Tag: desserts

crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie

crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie

Nothing like a killer pumpkin pie. And, this crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie is in the over-the-moon pumpkin pie category! Not too sweet. Very pumpkineeeee. Lots of warm spices. And, a heckuva lot of crunch as in the crust that’s made of gingersnaps and almonds! I mean with my recipe […]

mango ginger ice cream pie

mango ginger ice cream pie

In this crazy world of everyone being super busy, it’s always great to have recipes that are completely brainless, simple, quick and easy. And, that’s what this mango ginger ice cream pie is. All you need is a food processor, about ten minutes to prepare (if that!), and then let […]

gluten free banana buttermilk bundt cake

There are so many things I love about this gluten free banana buttermilk bundt cake. First thing. The bundt pan. Yes, it’s a beauty. Now the key to making this baked cake release perfectly is greasing it liberally. Yes, it’s non-stick, but, nonetheless, I wouldn’t even think about that because […]

cranberry sauce nut cake

cranberry sauce nut cake

I believe that most people probably have leftover cranberry sauce from the Thanksgiving day feast. Now some folks buy their cranberry sauce in a can. That’s ok. Convenient. But, if you do, I think the chunky whole cranberry kind is much better. I admit I’ve bought it before. Well, before […]

old south peaches & crème brulee cheesecake

old south peaches & crème brulee cheesecake

Let’s face it, most of us like something sweet every now and then. Then there are those of us who love to nibble on something sweet more often. While moderation is the key word here, it’s nice to know that there are options for getting that sweet tooth satisfied without […]

rum coconut liqueur ribbon peach pie

rum coconut liqueur ribbon peach pie

Simple pies with a lot of power and punch. How’s this come about? Well, a short cut with the pie crust. Yes, let’s use a refrigerated roll out crust. Feel totally free to make one if that’s your style and you have the time. However, if not, then there’s not […]

almond joy cake

almond joy cake

Did you have a favorite candy bar as a kid? Lots of people have food favorites from childhood. Food is such a powerful memory maker. Seems those flavors, textures, visuals and tastes simply sear indelible memories in our brains. Almond Joy was, and still is, my favorite candy bar. Yes, […]

lemon mint cake pie

lemon mint cake pie

You can see from the ingredients list that this lemon mint cake pie is super simple to create and bake. The freshness of the lemons and mint add to the lip smackin’ good flavors that burst with each bite. And, the lemon drizzle is just icing on the cake. I […]

stuffed savory & sweet strawberries

stuffed savory & sweet strawberries

Strawberries. Surely a summer delight. And, they make a huge splash in February, too, at Valentine’s Day. Yes, chocolate covered strawberries~predictable, right? Well, these stuffed savory and sweet strawberries are perfect year round, and they’re far from predictable. That’s what I love about food. Stretching the usual to the UNusual. […]

lemon cheese cake

lemon cream cake

Lemon yogurt cake. It just sounds like something you want to bite into! In fact, when I think about the tart lemon flavors and the creaminess of the filling, some serious drooling can fire up! If you want to serve it warm, then by all means do it. Just give […]

dead sea granola cookie mounds

dead sea granola cookie mounds

One thing that I’m kinda known for in my cooking is stretching recipes into other ideas and dishes. I have a word for that. It’s called ‘boho’ing’ a recipe or dish. I mean isn’t that what food’s all about~a basic recipe, then creating new versions or variations using this basic […]

Fresh Palisade Peach Blueberry Skillet Pie

fresh peach skillet pie

Being a South Carolina girl, I know good peaches~~we have some of the best.  However, when I come to Colorado, I’ve met my Palmetto state’s match!  Palisade, located on the Colorado River at the base of the Grand Mesa in far western Colorado,  is town in Colorado.  It’s known for a […]

bourbon drenched raisin nut oatmeal cookies

bourbon drenched oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies seem so Americana to me! I remember growing up and Mom making them sometimes. I think I love the chewy brown sugary taste with a crunch of nuts. But, when you add raisins, and bourbon drenched at that, you have a burst of sweetness that tingles your palate […]

the art of the small things

the art of the small things

Little things, yes, small things, in life can bring such pleasure, satisfaction and happiness. Doesn’t take much other than maybe some effort and thoughtfulness, then throw in some creative thinking and planning, and you can create sparkling memories that can be shared for a lifetime! Fantasy is a beautiful thing. […]

blackberry ricotta muffins

Just putting ricotta with anything is good. But, ricotta with blackerries and then turning them into muffins, well, you just have to taste it! When you can’t find fresh berries in season, then most definitely head to the freezer section at your market and get it frozen!  I find it’s […]

jingle bell yummies

jingle bell yummies

Looking for some new recipes to cozy ’round with family and friends during the holidays~~well, here you go~~these most fave boholicious recipes of mine are ‘wrapped’ in holiday glimmer and glamour, sooooooooooooooooo click on the picture and see what you’ll unwrap! Here’s to grooviness in your life and on your […]

~the charleston chewee booze bars~

the charleston chewee booze bars

Do you what a ‘charleston chew’ is?  Well, it’s a candy bar invented in about 1922 when ‘The Charleston’~~as in the dance~~was popular!The company was purchased in 1957 by Nathan Sloane and later sold to Nabisco in 1980.  Pop culture even knows this candy bar as it’s mentioned by Bart in The Simpsons episode “Lisa […]

buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers

buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers

If you’ve never used a popover pan, then jump on the bandwagon because they’re so much fun. And, these buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers are just one example. You can change up regular recipes making them whimsical and happy. I mean popover pans are not just for ‘popovers’…although I’ve a […]

biscoff sea salt cookies

biscoff sea salt cookies

Any recipe that’s just 5 ingredients and gives you a finished product like this is a no brainer.  Since I fly Delta so much (and, yes, adore my loyalty perks) and since I had a jar of biscoff, and most of all since I wanted something sweet and salty, I […]

~pineapple date current oatmeal cakies~

pineapple date oatmeal cakies

My barometer for cookies changes with my mood~~sometimes I want something really crunchy and crisp like these chocolate crispers…sometimes my palate’s calling for something chewy like these ginger cookies…and at other times, I just want something really salty!   Today my mood was calling for something earthy and spicy as in […]

Vintage Pumpkin Pound Cake

vintage pumpkin pound cake

Vintage recipes are as important, to me, for one’s family history and legacy as story telling, names, photos, and items and objects that are saved and passed down from one generation to another.  It’s a way of sharing with the new generations what life was like ‘back in the day’~~and, with […]

Amalfi Coast Raspberry Mascarpone Desserts

Amalfi Coast Raspberry Mascarpone Desserts

If you’ve never visited ‘Coffee on the Porch-Camden, Maine‘ then you don’t have to go any further than Facebook!  Here you’ll find a down-home entrepreneur, Dan, who started his business with a passion for a really good cuppah coffee.  Now, if you’re a java lover and somewhat of a coffee […]

cardamom & cloves grilled peaches~

cardamom & cloves grilled peaches

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to create an elegant dish…and, this is one of them!  These peaches from Dole are just perfect for grilling because they thaw nicely, don’t fall apart, and are perfectly shaped.  Plus, they taste so fresh you’ll think it’s summer all year long! Now use your […]

Carrot Pineapple Coconut Cake Tartlets

I haven’t had real good luck with making a carrot cake!  The 4-layer one I made a few months ago was so dry that I had to demolish it and re-cycle it into ‘Carrot Cake Rum Balls’ which, by the way……were quite delicious as well as compellingly gorgeous—simple bite sizes […]

Lemon Coconut Cake

lemon coconut baby cake

Cakes are personal creations, I think.  While you start with a basic recipe, it’s up to the person making it to decide what it’s going to end up looking like~~is it going to be a sheet cake, a bundt cake, cupcakes, a layered cake, a cake left in a glass […]

~ biscoff chocolate crumbly sticks & bites~

~ biscoff chocolate crumbly sticks & bites~

You live and learn. That’s so true when cooking. So, in this easy quick recipe, I learned that to make the slicing of the sticks and bites easier I should have lined my baking dish with parchment paper. Alas, I didn’t~~cutting them in the pan was a pain and getting […]

~oreo oatmeal nut bars~

oreo oatmeal nut bars

Sometimes I have these sneak weak chocolate attacks late at night, and I tip toe to the kitchen, turn on the pantry light, and start scouring~~now if I’m lucky enough to have something I’ve baked, awesome~~but, so many times, I give away 90% of what I bake within 24 hours, […]

~whiskey sour lemon ciambella~

~whiskey sour lemon ciambella~

Silvia’s Cucina was my inspiration for this cake, which she calls ‘Lemon & Olive Oil Ciambella’~~ciambella is Italian for donut~~I’ve made ~ciambellini de magro~ cookies and, omg,  they’re just amazingly fabulous, so when I saw this recipe, I knew I wanted to ‘boho’ it to my needs! While Silvia dusted her […]

~dark cherry yogurt poundcake~

dark cherry yogurt poundcake

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! I was inspired to create this poundcake after attending the Dole Summit 2014.  We food bloggers, about 10 of us, had […]

Oatmeal Nut Sea Salt Chewies

oatmeal nut sea salt chewies

Rather than just slicing and baking this blue tube of sugar cookie dough that was lurking in my refrigerator~~I mean how in the world did it get there ***tsk tsk*** {blame the Pillsbury Bake Off competition, which, by the way, I never made it past the entry level of competition […]

Vintage Poundcake

Vintage Poundcake

Mama Helen, my precious MIL and Ben’s mom, was a fabulous Southern woman and a  well-known and prolific home cook.  Over the years of being in the Phillips family with her and Daddy Howard, Ben’s Dad, I had many meals in her kitchens. The cabin, the Finley Park house, the […]

Chocolate Tequila Pumpkin Vampire Dessert Bites

chocolate pumpkin vampire bites

Are you wondering why these are called Chocolate Pumpkin Vampire Bites?  Every recipe I create has an oftentimes whacko story behind it!  Since I’d made these chocolate mini cupcakes and since I’d put too much batter in the holders and since they had these huge tops on them that all hooked […]

Blackberry and Fresh Basil Dessert Bites

blackberry & fresh basil dessert bites

Do you have on your key ring  so many loyalty cards that it looks like the head janitor’s ring of keys for Trump Tower?  You know what I’m talking about~~ a ring with so many of those little cards that you can’t even find your keys!  If so, then you’re […]

lemon and sweet basil cookies

Light lemony and with a definite fresh basil flavor, these cookies offer a unique flavor and look with the green basil flakes to what a traditional cookie is! I made these ”Lemon and Sweet Basil Cookies’ into a pinwheel-like cookie, but you could just stack the two layers of rolled out […]

Colossal Coconut Cake

colossal coconut cake

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Like me, my oldest son, whom I fondly refer to as my “George Clooney,”  just loves coconut cake!  And when I make it, he’s stopping by the house about every day after work!  If there’s no coconut cake, then it could be […]

lavender lemon cheesecake

lavender lemon cheesecake

You never know the paths life has for you. When I did this post almost 4 years ago, it was with one of my virtual foodie friends. We became close, worked together, and she and her husband even came to visit us as the traveled one Christmas to Florida. Karen […]