October is National Dessert month. And you know how I feel about desserts.

Recently I was invited to Coco’s Bakery Restaurant to check out some of their offerings for National Dessert Month.

Coco’s is celebrating National Dessert month by offering red velvet pancakes for breakfast and featuring a different pie daily ($6.99 for the whole featured pie or $1.99 per slice).

I’ve always enjoyed the pies at Coco’s, so FH and I went this weekend to check out some of the new seasonal pie offerings. I was provided with a $15 gift card to spend.

FH really loves pies. I let him choose. He wanted to try them all…He finally narrowed it down to four: blueberry, coconut cream, pecan and harvest.

Harvest Pie

This is one of the seasonal pies on the menu and the one we were most interested in trying. It’s a layer of pumpkin pie and a lighter layer of a pumpkin chiffon on top. Sometimes I find regular pumpkin pies to be too overwhelming with all the spices. I like this version better because of the light, airy, mousse-like chiffon layer that blends well with the more dense traditional pumpkin pie filling.

Truffle Brownies

I love brownies. I love truffle chocolates. So when I saw a recipe combining fudgy brownies with chopped up pieces of truffles I knew I would love it. The recipe I found is on Two Peas and Their Pod.

I was originally going to make the recipe as is, but without the raspberries. But this weekend I needed to make brownies using a brownie mix (request for a birthday boy’s ice cream cake), so I decided to make a double batch and did the truffle brownies with a mix.

I had actually been wanting to make this recipe for weeks but I didn’t have any truffles in the house. So I added it to my shopping list. For the recipe of course. I used Lindt truffles, which I got from Costco. Because it was cheaper that way and not because I wanted to have a bunch left to eat.

FH and I really enjoy Fleming’s for happy hour, but haven’t had a chance to visit for a while. Their clever slogan is “5 for $6 until 7.” In other words, 5 appetizers, cocktails, and wines for $6 each, served from 5-7pm, seven days a week.

We don’t particularly like going to happy hour during the week because it tends to be so busy. So we really love that Fleming’s even serves happy hour on the weekends, when it is less crowded. It’s a great way to unwind on a Sunday evening before dreaded Monday morning.

I received an email about some drink specials during the month of October. Fleming’s usually alternates the cocktails and wines on its happy hour menu each month. This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month , there are two drinks on the menu made especially for to raise money for breast cancer fighting charities: a Cline Cashmere wine and a Stiletto cocktail.

The drink I was most interested in checking out was the Stiletto. First, 100% of benefit the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Second, this drink is only 99 calories.

The Stiletto is a mix of blackberries and gin. Normally I’m not a fan of gin, but the cocktail was quite sweet so I couldn’t really taste it.