After making the cookies and cream cookies which I absolutely loved (and so did all of my friends and family, so if you love cookies and cream check them out!), I was inspired to make a Cookies and Cream Mug Cake.

Of course I had top top it off with the delicious cookies and cream frosting that was used on these Oreo Cupcakes.

This cake was yummy. The frosting even yummier. It’s funny, I can’t eat more than two oreos before getting sick of them. But when they are broken down into something like cake or ice cream, I love it and can’t get enough.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with CC from Pink Candles of Ridgemont High and Dennis of A Radiused Corner. After a really delicious lunch, CC suggested we check out Lisko for dessert.

You might be familiar with Lisko from their presence at Little Italy Farmers’ Market.  The storefront Lisko offers more than just dessert. It’s a small market/deli offering a variety of sandwiches, meat, fresh made pastas, and desserts.

I wasn’t a very good blogger and forgot to take pictures of the rest of the interior, though I was definitely eying some of the fresh made pastas. Luckily, CC took pictures of everything from her previous visit so you can see the menu and other offerings here. What I was most excited about though was the desserts.

Lisko offers the biggest macarons I’ve ever come across.

Look how big they are, it practically covers my hand.

In comparison, you can see the regular sized macarons in the display counter.

I wasn’t sure what to call these. It’s a cross between a cake and brownie, but the dense texture and rich flavor make me lean towards calling them brownies. Though technically I’ve never eaten a flourless brownie. Also I baked them in a square pan and cut them into pieces that look like brownies. So brownies it is.

Anyhow, I was experimenting in the kitchen again with my jars of Nutella and I came up with this. The Nutella flavor is intense. The hazelnut flavor is upped with the addition of some ground hazelnut flour.  So if you love hazelnut and chocolate, this dessert is a must try.