Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cafe au Lait Pie (Chocolate, Vanilla & Espresso Meringue Pie)

This pie goes out all -- layers of ultra rich chocolate and vanilla topped with an espresso meringue. The combination of these flavors are wonderful and the perfect dessert to enjoy with a strong cup of coffee.

Get the recipe here!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mardi Gras Jello Mold

I know I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely love Jello recipes. This beautiful pastel jello mold is a wonderful potluck dish for a Mardi Gras party, and would be perfect for Easter as well.

Adding sour cream to each mixture mellows out the flavor a bit and creates those gorgeous pastel colors.

The color theme comes from the Mardi Gras holiday with purple symbolizing justice, gold for power and green for faith.

I went a little crazy taking pictures of this dessert. It is just so pretty, I couldn't help it. I think it is a wonderful edition to my Mardi Gras collection of recipes here at the site.

The reason there are some purple specs in my grape layer is that I didn't have the water quite hot enough so it didn't fully dissolve. Learn from my mistake! Regardless, I still think this dessert is gorgeous.

Keep in mind that this dessert requires about 6 hours to chill and set up, so plan ahead. I prepared the Jello mold the day prior so it had plenty of time to set up.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Cheesy Bacon Corn Casserole

My gosh you guys, this Cheesy Bacon Corn Casserole was good! Rich, delicious and it has this wonderful hint of cayenne that warms your mouth. I had to take a last minute picture of it at dinner time because I didn't want you guys to miss out on this recipe. It also fits in really well with our theme, Mardi Gras Month.

If you are less than thrilled about where you buy your canned vegetables, Costco sells a nice quality canned corn that is perfect for this recipe.

Cheesy, buttery with a mix of sweet and spicy. This is comfort food, pure and simple. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

French Quarter Cheese Ball - Recipe Flashback

This recipe for a French Quarter Cheese Ball is Mardi Gras inspired appetizer that is addicting and delicious. I've made it a handful of times since I posted it last year. I love it.

Get the recipe here!