Archive for December, 2013

Merry Christmas From Lavish Treats

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Get In The Holiday Spirit With Ice Cream Cone Cannolis

I was all set to bake a batch of Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies this weekend, but then I stumbled across this recipe for Ice Cream Cone Cannolis, and it was game over!

Photo courtesy of Christine’s Apron Adventures

The recipe comes from, and Christine’s Apron Adventures added her own step that I decided to follow as well!

15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese or 15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup mini chocolate chip
8 -10 sugar ice cream cones
Multicolored candy sprinkles


  1. With a wooden spoon, mix ricotta, sugar, vanilla, and orange rind until smooth.
  2. Add chips and stir until evenly blended.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Spoon mixture into ice cream cones. Add sprinkes and serve.

Instead of simply adding sprinkles on top like the recipe calls for, I took Christine’s advice and dipped my cones into melted chocolate, and then dipped the cones into the jimmies. It gives everything a more finished look.


Having Some Fun At My Work’s Holiday Gift Swap

The other night, my work held their annual Holiday Gift Swap. Some people might call it a Yankee Swap, White Elephant, or some other variation. But regardless of what you call it, the rules are the same.

Since we typically have a lot of participants, they only allow a gift to be stolen three times before it’s retired. It definitely adds another level of excitement to the game!

This year, I decided to have a little fun, packing my awesome gift in the following box:

My husband got this Prank Pack last year, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to prank someone with them. Imagine tearing off the wrapping paper and finding yourself with a Wake & Bake Dream Griddle Alarm Clock!

The person who picked my gift was a little stunned when she saw it, but she eventually opened it up and found her real gift (a Knob Creek Gift Pack).

Everyone had a good laugh about it. 😀