Beignets with powdered sugar


Beignets... YUM! I actually ate Navajo Fry Bread, and then Sopapillas before I had Beignets. They are also like a light, fluffy doughnut. They are all fairly similar, but some Beignets, and most doughnuts, use yeast, and Fry Bread and Sopapillas use baking powder, and they are all made just a little differently. But since this post is about Beignets, I'll share the recipe I use for making these pillowy, puffy treats. They are a…... view full recipe

Layeres of Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, sprinkled with Chopped Nuts

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I'm not really a cake person, I'd rather have pies or cheesecakes, but there are a few cakes I do like; and Carrot Cake is one of them. This Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a version of my Mom's recipe that I tweaked a bit. It's moist and flavorful and will become a favorite, I assure you! You can also make them into cupcakes or muffins. My husband prefers his Carrot Cake as…... view full recipe

Rich chocolate pudding cakes

Chocolate Sundae Pudding Cakes

These decadent Chocolate Sundae Pudding Cakes are similar to a chocolate lava cake, but easier and more forgiving to make, and just as rich and decadent. You can make them in a single pan, or in individual ramekins for personal servings. I made these all the time at the Bed and Breakfast Inn we had and they were always a hit. Top them a scoop of vanilla ice cream and let the ice cream melt…... view full recipe

Vanilla Creme Brulee Custard with a caramelized sugar topping in white ramekins

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is one of those special desserts that you can order at a restaurant. But did you know that Crème Brûlée is actually pretty easy to make? I make many types of Crème Brûlée, but Vanilla Crème Brûlée is a standard pretty much anywhere. I'll make more in the future of some of the other varieties, but we'll start with this. You will be making it more often now that you know how! And…... view full recipe

white plate with square brown brownies topped with white whipped cream and sprinkled with shaved chocolate, and glasses of white eggnog and golden bourbon

Spiked Eggnog Brownies

We can all agree that brownies are a go-to bar cookie that we all love. I have a few different brownie recipes, and the eggnog and bourbon in these Spiked Eggnog Brownies make these a great festive treat for the holidays. These brownies are made in a jelly roll pan and are a bit thinner than traditional brownies. If you want them thicker, just make them in a 9"x13" pan instead, reduce the baking temperature…... view full recipe

Orange pumpkin cheesecake with a brown gingerbread crust and dolloped with whipped cream on and brown plate and pumpkins as decorations

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin and Cheesecake, need I say more? Two of my favorite things in one dessert, it's a dream come true! And if you think it couldn't get any better, let's make the crust out of crispy gingersnap cookies, YUM! Here are a few tips about cooking cheesecakes: Don't overmix, or "whip" your cheesecake batter or you'll have too much air in it and it will crack, especially after adding eggs. When adding eggs, mix on…... view full recipe

Juicy oranges peaches with a golden topping and white vanilla bean ice cream

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is one of those late summertime favorites. I get bushes of Colorado Palisade peaches directly from the orchard and they are SO good. Not to be biased, but I have had Georgia peaches as well, and Colorado Palisade peaches are just the best, and anyone that tries them agrees. This peach cobbler is a must have with peaches. I can peaches when I get them so I make make peach dishes all year…... view full recipe

Pecan Pie with flaky crust

Pecan Pie

I love Pecan Pie! And this recipe is one I've been making for many years, and is a keeper! And it's a really easy pie to make. I make it along with Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie (and a few others :-D ) over the holidays. But Pecan Pie is one of my personal favorites and I make it mostly for me (but I share ;-) ). Enjoy! CLICK HERE for the Pie Crust Recipe.…... view full recipe

Chocolate crepes with cherry pie filling and cream in between and on top, garnished with shaved chocolate curls

Chocolate Crepes

Traditional Crepes are delicious, but add some chocolate and they go up to a whole new level! These chocolate crepes are fantastic with some jam spread in the middle, or some light pillowy cream, or some fresh fruit, just try them and you will be in heaven! Enjoy! CLICK HERE to see me make these crepes LIVE! 500 more recipes like this one can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' MORE…... view full recipe

Crepes with berries, a butter flower, and garnished with mint.


Who doesn't love crepes?! These thin, light French pancakes are so versatile. They can be made into a savory dish by filling them with eggs or veggies and topped with a sauce; or they can be sweet and topped with berries or filled with jam or cream; and can made plain or with chocolate. I will share other crepe recipes in other blog posts in the future, so check back here for links to those…... view full recipe