Celebrating Summer’s Arrival With Turkey Hill Gelato And An Easy Gelato Sundae Bar #TurkeyHillGelato

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own.

Easy Gelato Bar with Easy Blueberry Sauce and Mexican Chocolate Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

There are two factions in my inner circle of friends and family – those that are #TeamChocolate and those are #TeamVanilla. So – let’s say if we were having a party and I had something sweet and chilly to serve, I need to plan accordingly. For the record, I’m neutral – there are days I adore all things chocolate and there are days when only vanilla will do.

Recently, I came across this new All Natural Gelato from Turkey Hill Dairy. I have to tell you – while I adore their ice cream, their All Natural Gelato – oh my heavens – we are talking luscious, creamy and some seriously chic flavors! Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato is made with fresh simple ingredients like milk, cream, sugar and vanilla and, from what I hear, they are the first major ice cream brand to offer an all natural gelato.  Gelato has less air than most ice cream so it has a richer denser texture and I knew my friends and family would love it. I picked up a few flavors for everyone to try including the classic, Purely Vanilla, as well as Sea Salted Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip. I also was torn between the Peach Mango, Coffee Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut flavors but thought the three I picked should keep everyone sated and I’d whip up some homemade toppings to go with.

Easy Gelato Bar with Easy Blueberry Sauce and Mexican Chocolate Sauce - Turkey Hill Gelato | Cooking In Stilettos

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Tunnel of Mousse Cake From That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Who doesn’t love a chocolate mousse cake? But even better is a Tunnel of Mousse Cake with mousse utilized as both frosting and filling!

Tunnel of Mousse Cake | Light crumb chocolate cake filled and frosted with chocolate mousse
[When I asked if anyone was able to guest post for a gal while she heals from the world’s most stupidest mandoline injury, thankfully my buddy Liz tossed her stiletto in the ring.  If you haven’t read That Skinny Chick Can Bake, you are going to want to put that on your daily read list.  Her recipes are amazing, she’s beyond talented in the kitchen, has a heart of gold and can rock a Louboutin like no tomorrow.  Thank you so much Liz for bringing your ultimate Chocolate Mousse Cake to Cooking In Stilettos today!]

I’m honored to be guest posting today here on Cooking in Stilettos. Aly has always been an inspiration, especially since I’m not very techy and she’s kind enough to help me with behind the scenes stuff and current blogging tips and trends. And the fact that she’s a shoe diva makes her even more endearing. Due to her unfortunate kitchen accident a week or so ago, cooking and keyboarding have become rather difficult. I was happy to share one of my most recent creations with you all and give her digits a break.

Tunnel of Mousse Cake | LIght crumb chocolate cake filled and frosted with chocolate mousse
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Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins #BloggerClue

Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins | Cooking In Stilettos

Have I got a recipe for you today that will have you running to the kitchen to whip up these sweetly tart treats.

It’s time again for another Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal

Blogger C.L.U.E. Society

When I got this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E assignment, I was thrilled – it was a blog whose recipes and photos inspire me on the daily – Lemons & Anchovies. Jean’s site has recipes for everything you can imagine.  Her eye is impeccable and her recipes are flawless.  I mean – look at these Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Bananas, Cranberry Bars with Chocolate Shortbread Crust and these divine Sangria Pops. Are you drooling yet?

As this month’s theme was RED which, of course, is to be expected with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I wanted something that I knew my friends and family would crave, would be chic for entertaining or a lazy weekend breakfast treat and easy to make. I didn’t even hesitate – these Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Muffins were perfect!… 

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Toasting The New Year With A Milky Way Martini #BloggerClue

Milky Way Martini | Cooking In Stilettos

This week has been quite the start to the new year.  So – to keep my mind off the day to day, I thankfully discovered a new blog to peruse and have been obsessed with her recipes and have so many bookmarked to play with.  Yes – you guessed it – it’s Blogger C.L.U.E. reveal day and boy do I have a blog that you are going to love –  A Day In The Life On The Farm.

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Rocky Road Chocolate Bark – A Sweet Gift To Give For #ChristmasWeek

Welcome to Day Four of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Rocky Road Chocolate Bark | Cooking In Stilettos

Recently, I was in one of my favorite stores and saw the prices for that chocolate bark that they have in the fancy tin.  Well – after what I learned with my Hawaiian Crunch White Chocolate Bark, I decided that I’d make my own chocolate bark to give this year (and a little bit extra for under the tree, of course).  One of my favorite childhood ice cream flavors as a child was Rocky Road and after picking up some marshmallows at my local WholePaychex, I decided there was no time like the present…. 

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Day 2 of #ChristmasWeek Calls For Bourbon Brownies

Welcome to Day Two of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Bourbon Brownies | Cooking In Stilettos

Y’all know I love my bourbon.  I have to say, I used to be a rum gal but these past few years, I’ve found myself baking and cooking more with bourbon.  I love that smoky flavor it imparts and when I was thinking of recipes that I wanted to make for #ChristmasWeek, well, I had to do something a bit boozy, right?  These Bourbon Brownies pack a bourbon punch – in the batter, in the “glaze” fresh out of the oven and in the frosting.  If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Clearly – these are not brownies for the little ones.  These Bourbon Brownies are strictly for the grown folks – those that enjoy a good glass of that amber nectar after a long day at work.  Just grab one of these brownies and a hot toddy of sorts and curl up by the Christmas Tree.  If you leave these for Santa – you better leave a note he might need a designated driver – or have Rudolph at the wheel.  He might be a bit jolly after a few of these…. 

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Kicking Off #ChristmasWeek With Millionaire’s Shortbread Cookies

Welcome to Day One of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!

Millionaire's Shortbread Cookies | Cooking In Stilettos

It’s the first day of #ChristmasWeek and we’ve got some delicious sweet treats that will have you forgetting about calories until January hits.  Added bonus, we’re celebrating Susan of Little Red Kitchen‘s birthday so I brought a sweetly salted treat to the party – these rich and buttery Millionaire’s Shortbread Cookies.  What’s a Millionaire’s Shortbread you ask – a rich buttery shortbread layered with a bit of caramel and chocolate – decadent, divine and utterly delicious!

I decided to play with a basic recipe and add my own spin to the mix with adding a touch of Peanut Butter to the mix.  Why Peanut Butter you ask – because peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven and add some caramel and finish with a bit of fleur de sel and this is a cookie that is a must make this holiday season…. 

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