Coconut Almond Ricotta Cake

Coconut Almond Ricotta CakeA magical cake that will make your mornings extra sweet.  This Coconut Almond Ricotta cake has a crunchy coconut and almond top and sweet coconut milk glaze.

Coconut Almond Ricotta Cake

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Apricot and Cherry Ricotta Galette

Apricot and cherry ricotta galetteFlaky pie crust filled with creamy ricotta, tart cherries and sweet apricots.  This rustic Apricot and Cherry Ricotta Galette is my favorite lazy pie.

Apricot and cherry ricotta galetteOur family just got back from an amazing road trip vacation in Europe.  One German car, two small anxious kids, one big college bound kid, and two crazy parents.  Don’t worry though, we were already crazy before the vacation.  We started in Frankfurt Germany and drove to Europa-Park in Rust, which is one of the most amazing theme parks I’ve ever been to.  Next, we drove to a small French town in the country and visited Nigloland.  This was another European theme park and definitely one of my all time favorites.  It was quaint, gorgeous, and wonderful for little kids.  My husband’s coworker’s family owns the park, so they set us up in a cute little hotel room in the park.  We slept inside the theme park, right under the Ferris Wheel!  Who can say they’ve done that?

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Chocolate Cannoli Bars

chocolate cannoli bars with dark chocolate ganache and pistachiosThree glorious layers come together for the ultimate cannoli experience.  These super easy Chocolate Cannoli Bars are still decadent and plus they look super fancy.  This is where you can go crazy with the pistachios.  Pistachios = Fancy. 

chocolate cannoli bars with dark chocolate ganache and pistachios So I think I finally got the kiddos on a schedule.  Oliver goes to summer camp every morning from 8 to about 1:30.  Super amen to that!  Then it’s just Jovi and me for what we call “mommy camp”, which is just Jovi watching people play with Play Doh on Youtube.  Is that a thing?  There are like hundreds of videos of people making cupcakes with Play Doh, and her little two year old brain is hooked.  Then around 11 am I smell something funky, change that diaper and she’s down for a nap.  Probably dreaming about Play Doh, I’m sure.  So for about an hour and a half it really turns into mommy camp.  I catch up on the blog, bake, and just soak in the sounds of nothing.  I love it.

chocolate cannoli bars with dark chocolate ganache and pistachios

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