Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Cocoa Fudge Mint Brownie Recipe -- These fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint!

These gluten-free, fudge-like brownies have a thin layer of delicate mint running through them . . . in the form of an After Eight Mint! Where have I been?Well, it’s five weeks today that my dad’s been in the hospital. What should have been one week is now five, and it’ll still be another few.This was elective … [Read more...]

Thin Mint Key Lime Tart Recipe

Thin Mint Key Lime Tart Recipe -- A minty Key lime custard in a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie crust. This fresh, creamy dessert is beautiful, unique and oh-so-tasty!

A minty Key lime custard in a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie crust. This fresh, creamy dessert is beautiful, unique and oh-so-tasty! UPDATE (March 11, 2017) -- This recipe won 1st place in the Greater Los Angeles Girl Scout Cookie Contest in conjunction with Melissa’s Produce.  You can see a few more of the entries … [Read more...]

Passion Fruit Chocolate Ganache Bars

Passion Fruit Chocolate Ganache Bars -- Sweet, tart and oh-so-chocolaty! Rich, creamy and oh-so dreamy! It's the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Sweet, tart and oh-so-chocolaty! Rich, creamy and oh-so dreamy! Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate and passion, right?I’m sure we can definitely agree on at least the chocolate!  Either way,  this passion fruit chocolate ganache dessert is perfect.This dessert can be made into these bars, as a pie or tart.  … [Read more...]

9 Crazy Delicious Holiday Cookie Recipes 2016

Holiday Cooke Recipes 2016

Of course these delectable cookies are not just for the holidays -- but, 'tis the season for cookies, so here are some of my favorite new recipes.  Truth be told, I wish I'd gotten this to you a few days ago -- but let me tell you, the baking should not stop once Christmas and Hanukkah arrive!Not only do I love … [Read more...]

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée Recipe

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée -- It's rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit. Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season.

Cranberry Amaretto Crème Brûlée is rich, creamy and full of delicious bites of fruit.  Beautifully presented, this is an elegant and festive dessert for the holiday season. I have a friend who wins every contest she enters.  Every one! (You know who you are!) Whether it's for a delicious recipe she's created or simply … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies are the ultimate gluten-free holiday cookie!  They're perfect to bring to parties, to have for an afternoon snack, and Santa will love them!      It's been almost eight years since my oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease -- he was only five-years-old at the … [Read more...]

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe

Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffin Recipe -- These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!

These Spiced Buttermilk Roasted Apple Muffins are the essence of fall. They're warmly spiced, full of tender, sweet apples, and are as comforting as can be!Imagine, if you will, something between luscious apple pie and warm apple cake.  That's exactly what this recipe tastes like!And let's go ahead and call this sweet, … [Read more...]

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Gluten Free Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting -- Filled with warm spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall.

Filled with warming spices, sweet carrots and golden raisins, this is the perfect celebration cake for fall. My husband had just two food wishes for his birthday last week -- Smoky Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs and carrot cake.I've made the ribs a dozen times now, so that was easy.  I also whipped up a super delicious … [Read more...]

The Best Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Recipe of All Time

Cinnamon Raisin Cookies Recipe -- These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat. They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once!

These cinnamon raisin cookies are truly a melt-in-your-mouth dreamy treat.  They're soft and crisp, and buttery and cinnamon-y -- all at once! Of all time!?  Well, I do want to be humble, but . . .Yes . . .  of all time!These cookies are SO incredibly buttery and cinnamon-y!  And the raisins – oh, the raisins – … [Read more...]

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins Recipe

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert! They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and oh-so-delicious!

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert!  They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and, you guessed it -- oh-so-delicious!You must be starving!I haven't fed you since last week, when we had Brownie Pretzel S’mores.  They were pretty over-the-top, right?And … [Read more...]