Mocha Cannoli

Chocolate-Dipped Mocha Cannoli

For some reason, as I typed that title, I started singing it to the tune of Copacabana a la Barry Manilow.
"Mocha, Mocha Cannooooooo-liiiii" 

GUYS. Seriously. I cannot handle the ruffles, the chocolate, the crunch. These chocolate-dipped mocha cannoli are everything you want in a dessert all rolled up in one sweet little package.

cannoli shells

And here's the kicker...they look fancy enough for a dinner party, but because we're using pre-made shells, they're easily whipped up for a weeknight dinner.

Pumpkin Juice Royal Icing

Pumpkin Juice Royal Icing

I'm pretty sure this is what they use to decorate cookies at Hogwarts. 

Pumpkin Juice Royal Icing

Let me fill you in a bit on how these came to be. I was recipe testing another recipe which involved straining a can of pumpkin puree. There's a LOT of liquid in pumpkin puree, so once the can was strained, I was left with about 3/4 cup pumpkin juice.



At first, I thought I'd use it in a smoothie. That thought was in my head for all of 2 seconds before another thought took over, one that said, "PUMPKIN JUICE ROYAL ICING!"

Homemade Angel Food Cake 101

Homemade Angel Food Cake 101

If you've ever thought angel food cake was boring, or dry, or gummy, or...just a vehicle for whipped cream and strawberries...I'm here to change your mind. THIS homemade angel food cake is sublime. Light, fluffy, and ethereal. It is the stuff of angels.

Homemade Angel Food Cake 101

Look at that texture!!!

Homemade Angel Food Cake 101
Homemade Angel Food Cake 101

Did you know that angel food cake is cooled upside down? In the pan? (Here's the pan I use. There's a funny story to cooling it in this pan. College boy to the rescue! More on that later.)

Seven-Layer Cookie Cookies

Seven-Layer Cookie Cookies

We are big fans of the 7-layer cookie around here. I make the classic often. I've also dipped them, made 7-layer cookie ice cream, and made a few different varieties.

Jack loves a 7-layer cookie. I wanted to send a care package to him as soon as we got home from dropping him off for sophomore year, but I wondered how the traditional bars would hold up to the still hot temperature in transit.

Seven-Layer Cookie Cookies ♥ your favorite 7-layer bars in cookie form

So, I decided to try a cookie version of a 7-layer cookie. That sounds weird, but you know what I mean, right? I used this recipe (my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe) as the basic base of the cookie. Yes, it's the one that chills in the fridge for 36 hours before baking. Yes, it's totally worth the weight.


I added the traditional chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans to the dough. For the chocolate chips, I used mainly Nestle semisweet because that's what I use in my traditional 7-layer cookies. I also added in some premium semisweet chips AND some semisweet wafers for those big chunks of chocolate.

It's Still Summer Pink Lemonade Bundt Cake

Pink Lemonade Bundt Cake

Y'all. It's still summer. Today, the high temperature here will be *only* 93. We're still a couple of months away from boots and scarves.

Pink Lemonade Bundt Cake

If you're still in summer mode or looking for something summery to bring to a Labor Day picnic, I have the cake for you. Pink Lemonade Cake!