Irish Coffee Float

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Everyone is used to that night when you rummage through the fridge and throw a meal together with all of the week’s left overs. But now that I’m baking so much and not always finishing off each ingredient, I’ve had to come up with creative ways to use my leftovers…

From one of those crazy brainstorms, the Irish Coffee Float was born! It stated off as an experiment when the boyfriend and I returned from vacation, and he really wanted an “adult” iced coffee. But iced coffee with Bailey’s sounded just a little too normal, so my brain went racing…

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I had leftover Guinness ice cream in the freezer! So why not throw in a scoop? Oh, and there’s Whiskey Caramel in the fridge! Let’s drizzle that on top! And, like magic, a new favorite drink was created. (And we finished off the leftover ice cream and caramel…)

This drink is perfect for cooling off in the upcoming hot summer days! Click below for the recipe. Have a question? Feel free to ask in the comments. And thanks for reading! 🙂

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Bailey’s & White Chocolate Truffles

This post is the second of two about truffles. Like I said in last week’s post, I first started experimenting with truffles for a New Year’s Eve party, where my theme was decadence. Not many things resonate decadence to me as much as truffles. Besides the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles, my other go-to truffle is the Bailey’s and White Chocolate Truffle, another recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa.

These truffles are slightly more complicated than the chocolate ones and will require a bit more patience and effort. But, like anything I do, the result is totally worth the effort! The truffles start with a very basic high-quality white chocolate (purchase the best you can find because the quality will make a difference), infused with a good amount of Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, and coated with a thin layer of dark chocolate. The result is a firm chocolate shell that, when cracked open, reveals a rich and creamy white chocolate center with a good punch of Bailey’s.

Click below for the recipe! Have a question? Feel free to ask in the comments below! And thanks for reading! :)

UPDATEThis post was chosen by WordPress to be featured today on their ‘Freshly Pressed’ page, where they highlight the “best” of the day’s blog posts and bloggers. This has led to a huge spike in blog traffic, as well as likes, comments, and new followers! I am humbled and extremely grateful for the attention and recognition. I write this, slightly in shock of how much positive feedback I’m receiving… Thank you all SO MUCH!! And please, keep following the blog. I have a ton of new things coming down the pipeline, including a simple rhubarb crisp, whiskey caramel sauce, and lychee ice cream. Thanks again for reading and sharing in my love of baking! 😀

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Bailey’s & Coffee Jello Shots

A few weeks ago, I needed to bring something to a party hosted by some friends. Typically, whenever I think up treats to bring, my mind trails towards cupcakes. (Why not? They’re easy, single-serve, and tasty!) Well, this time I decided to bring Jello shots, in addition to salsa and guacamole since it was a party held on Cinco de Mayo after all… I’ve made these Bailey’s & Coffee Jello shots a few times before, usually to rave reviews, so I decided they would be a perfect treat for the party!


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