“Midnight Kiss” Amaretto Parfaits, plus a Few Hopes and a Prayer

"Midnight Kiss" Amaretto Parfait

I feel like I've only just gotten used to writing “2013” in the blank line next to the word “date” on any given paper requiring one. Where has the year gone? I have a mixed bag of emotions on this, as on one hand, I look at the upcoming year as a completely blank slate, ready and willing to receive me and whatever new growth will accompany; yet on the other hand, if I'm to be honest, I feel like I haven't even begun to scratch ... {more please!}

A Cozy New Year’s Eve: Boozy “Party In A Glass” Parfaits, And Some Wishes For 2013

Party In A Glass Parfait

Well everyone, I'm kinda thinking that this particular recipe pretty much speaks for itself; it's soon time to celebrate a new year—to celebrate LIFE! Now's as good a time as any to celebrate what we've been given this past year, and all of the potential that the year ahead holds for each of us; the potential for change, for growth, for renewal, for new opportunity and for fresh perspective. It's time to celebrate the love found in life—the friendships, our family—even dare I say, the challenges ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Pie Parfaits, a No-Bake Treat

Pumpkin Pie Parfait |

You may or may not know this about me: I have a thing for dessert parfaits. Though I thoroughly adore the idea of having homemade, from-scratch baked goodies like cookies, cakes, croustades and rustic pies at my fingertips, we don’t usually have those sweet treats but on special occasions, or when I'm specifically in the mood to bake. Here’s my confession: I lack a baker’s patience. It just seems to take too long when that sweet tooth hits to prep all the ingredients, then bake, and ... {more please!}

Dessert In A Glass: Lemon “Pucker Up” Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Cream

Lemon Curd Parfait

The golden rays of the sun can be impish and playful. They find their way through the tiny hairline cracks in the walls, and beckon me into the fresh air where the fullness of their glorious light can envelope me, warm me, purify me. A step taken outside and these little rays reach down out of the sky and touch me on the head, tussling my hair, seeping deep down penetrating my thoughts, imploring me to take a walk and spend some time in the quiet, ... {more please!}

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