Chocolate Chip Soda Bread

This isn’t bread so much as a giant scone. I’m not complaining because it’s rich and chocolatey and is best eaten when smeared with berry jam. I made it to eat for breakfast, but in the future I’ll reconsider it as a possible dessert item. Ingredients Source: Slightly adapted from Whole Foods 6 T. butter,…

Greek Yogurt Dutch Apple Pie

Greek yogurt, what? I was thrown off by this combo, too, when I first heard about it. I wanted to make a pie for my parents so I asked my dad what he wanted. “Sour cream apple pie.” If there was a thought-bubble above my head it would have said ??????. I’d never heard of…

Pumpkin Butterscotch Blondies

I love fall. I love the weather, the clothes, the colors, the food! Each year I like to welcome fall with a recipe of some sort. Even if you don’t like fall (blasphemy!) or the weather or the clothes or the colors or the food, you’ll love these blondies. Ingredients Source: slightly adapted from Annie’s…

Banana Cream Pie

When I think of my dad and his favorite dessert, I think banana cream pie. And when I think of this banana cream pie, I think of awesomeness. From the crust to the filling to the whipped cream, you won’t be disappointed! Below: all I could salvage for a photo after my family got a…

Summer Berry Pie

Chock full o’ fresh berries, delicious graham cracker crust and a dollop of freshly whipped cream equals one amazing dessert. I don’t even know what to say next except the picture speaks for itself and your tummy will thank you later. p.s. this pie needs about 3 hours to set in the fridge! Ingredients Source:…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My past experiences with upside down cakes led me to believe that they were dry, lacked any substantial fruit topping or flavor and basically uninteresting. I was so wrong. I just proved myself, and hopefully you, wrong with this recipe. You can cook it in 9-inch cake pan, but it takes longer and there’s an…

Chocolate Macaringues

Food science is awesome. I have never whipped eggs until they turned into an almost marshmallow fluff consistency. It’s truly amazing what food can turn into after you manipulate it enough. And that is why I call these macaringues. They are like a cross between a macaroon and meringue. They set out to be macaroons…

Chocolate Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Kahlua Ganache

Ganache is such a great word. Fun to say and even more fun to eat. If this blog wasn’t called Voila! maybe I’d name it ganache. This particular ganache is as wonderful as the intensely rich and sinful chocolate cheesecake that it stands on. Now, some people say “oh this dessert is too rich!” Here’s…