View of Capitola Beach from Capitola Venetian Hotel, Capitola, CA

Sweet Places to Visit in Santa Cruz, California

There is something so special about visiting the ocean!  Although I live in California, we are about 3 hours from the ocean, so we don’t get to visit quite...

Simple designs for perfectly cute Valentine's Cookies

Simple Valentine’s Cookie Sticks

I love cute cookies…. I also love cookies that don’t take 10 hours to decorate!  These Cute & Simple Valentine’s Cookie Sticks are a perfect little treat to share...

Rich and amazing Chocolate & Carmel Tart

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Truffle Tart

Rich, decadent and simply amazing… this Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffle Tart is a delicious and impressive dessert! This beauty starts with a crisp shortbread crust, then a layer of salted caramel,...

Sweet, tart, creamy and delicious... this amazing trifle has it all!

Lemon Raspberry Trifle

Sweet, tart, creamy and delicious…. this Lemon Raspberry Trifle has it all! You might already know that I love trifles and layered desserts… after all I did write a whole...

California Milk Board Tour

Real California Milk Farm Tour

When a “business trip” includes lots of sampling of Thrifty Ice Cream you know your career is heading in the right direction! =) Thanks to the California Milk Advisory...

Light, crisp, sweet and delicious Mocha Meringue Cookies!

Mocha Chocolate Chip Meringues

What’s a better way to start off the new year than with coffee and chocolate?  =) These Mocha Chocolate Chip Meringues are sweet, crisp, light as air, and simply delicious!...