Ricotta Sausage Calzone

ricotta sausage calzone

When I was in college, my husband and I loved to eat at a college pizza spot called The Pie.  They had a version of a calzone, they called a zappi.  There, we discovered my all time favorite combo for a calzone; a ricotta sausage calzone. We tried it on a whim and it became the standard thing to order. We are old and boring now, but we stil make some of the things we used to eat at The Pie. Like cheese pull aparts and ricotta sausage calzone. The creamy ricotta balances … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cream Pie

chocolate cream pie

Of course you know what holiday is next, right? Not St. Patty's, but Pie Day. 3.14 For Pie Day 2017, I want to share on my favorite pies, but a pie that has been elusive for me. I've attempted many a chocolate cream pie. Until this recipe, they were all disasters or semi disasters. A perfect chocolate pie is creamy, full of chocolate flavor, AND it holds its shape when it is cut and served on the plate. There are lots of chocolate cream pie recipes made with pudding. But that's … [Read more...]

Honey Mango Shrimp Tacos

honey mango shrimp taco

If you've ever eaten at a "fresh-mex" restaurant, then you may have seen their versions of these little bundles of love. Although they go by different names, honey mango shrimp tacos are one of my favorites. Of course, they have to cost more than a simple burrito or salad. But, guess what? You can make them at home and they are SO SIMPLE!  Shrimp are a favorite because they are so quick to prepare. This is a meal that can be on the table start to finish in under 30 minutes. … [Read more...]

The Local Low Down For Cookie Con 2017

Cookie Con SLC Map

Can you believe Cookie Con is almost here?!? As a local Salt Lake Cookier, I wanted to share some info that might make your life better! TRANSPORTATION You have a few options in getting yourself from the SLC airport to the Hilton Hotel. What you choose depends on how cray-cray you went on your luggage. Trax Trax is our light rail system. If you can walk a block dragging all your crap, then I would recommend Trax as the cheapest and easiest option. It costs $2.50 for a one way … [Read more...]

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

Help with Color Palettes Using a Free App!

This weekend, I made a discovery that is changing my cookie decorating life!  I think there are two things that set apart okay cookie decorators from great cookie artists. And I struggle with both. Hooray! One is icing consistency and the second is color. We're talking about color today.  There are some people who can visualize colors and determine what will look great together. Then, they can mix food colors to achieve those colors. I can't do either. If I just follow my … [Read more...]