Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Café Du Monde

Café Du Monde is a must in New Orleans, so I was very excited to try my first beignet!

It's like a fancy doughnut, but just better. Maybe because of all the powdered sugar that they hide under?

They are dangerously good, you can't just eat one.


While in New Orleans, we had dinner at NOLA, a restaurant by Emeril Lagasse. All the food was amazing, from fried chicken to short ribs. I even tried grits for the first time. Of course, the dessert menu is what really did it for me...

Warm Ooey Gooey Cake with Layers of Moist Chocolate Cake, Marshmallows and Toasted Coconut served with Coffee Ice Cream * WINNER *

Banana Pudding Layer Cake with Graham Cracker Crust, Homemade Vanilla Wafers and Warm Fudge

Creme Brulée Trio - With Fresh Berries, Coconut and Chocolate


While in New Orleans, I stumbled into this adorbable sweet shop, Sucré on Magazine street. They had everything from stuffed cupcakes and gelato...

To colorful cakes...

And elaborate mini's...

But of course, I got the french macarons!

I chose the Strawberry (because it was pink and glittery), and the Chocolate Caramel (because I'd never seen a chocolate coated macaron). They were both great, a perfect little pick me up.

Room Service Chocolate Cake

I ordered this amazing chocolate lava cake at 2am from room service at The Intercontinental in New Orleans. It was SO amazing, the only thing missing was the ice cream... but there was no chance I could wait for them to bring some...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Dessert Bloggers' Great American Bake Sale

Last week I went to The Great American Bake Sale, which sold desserts baked by various bloggers to benefit childhood hunger.

There were SO many things to drool over...

I chose these:

Macarons by Daydreamer Desserts - Mojito, Coconut and Cake Batter

Nutella Handpie by ShowFood Chef

S'Mores Cookies

Apple Pie Pop by Adventures In The Kitchen

The Couch Potato Cookie by Budget Foodie - Chocolate Chip, Pretzel and Caramel

And best for last... Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars by Kitchen Runway.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Homemade Cowboy Cookies

This Cowboy Cookie is amazing! It's jam packed with so many flavors and textures, and is super easy to make! Here' the recipe I used: Cowboy Cookie

First I mixed in the dry ingredients...

All the goodies...

Mix in the chocolate chips...

Mix in the oats...

Mix in the pecans...

Mix in the coconut...

The dough will get very heavy so you need to make sure to mix it well to evenly distribute all the ingredients.

Bake for about 10 minutes..

This recipe made SO many cookies!

They are so gooey, crunchy, salty and sweet - It's a good hearty cookie, fit for a cowboy.