Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies Recipe -- With sweet, creamy peanut butter, a touch of salt and melting chocolate in every bite, this will be the new favorite cookie for all of the peanut butter & chocolate lovers out there! Trust me.

With sweet, creamy peanut butter, a touch of salt and melting chocolate in every bite, these wildly delicious gluten-free cookies will be the new favorite for all of the peanut butter lovers out there! Once upon a time, there were the best peanut butter cookies ever.This story is really over, because all these … [Read more...]

Individual Grasshopper Mousse Pies Recipe

Individual Grasshopper Mousse Pies Recipe -- A three-ingredient, super delicious, minty mousse with a perfect chocolate crust, is a divine no-bake St. Patrick's Day dessert!

A three-ingredient, super delicious, minty mousse with a perfect chocolate crust, is a divine no-bake St. Patrick's Day dessert! Growing up, my mom would often make Grasshopper pie for company, and like everything she made made, it was delicious and decadent.My mom hasn't been able to cook for a while, as she … [Read more...]

Triple Chocolate Gluten-Free Biscotti Recipe

Triple Chocolate Gluten-Free Biscotti

This biscotti is crisp, sweet, full of chocolate and will dip perfectly into your morning coffee. I was getting ready to make espresso biscotti, that I'd been imagining I'd be dunking in my coffee, when my 12-year-old son walked into the kitchen and asked me three questions in a row, without pause and full of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes - Honey Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Cinnamon Cream

From unique and delicious twists on favorite classic Thanksgiving pies, to perfectly fall- spiced apples and pears for the holiday -- there's a dessert here to wow every guest at your table.Here are my top ten Thanksgiving dessert recipes!  (And yes, there's chocolate, too!) Click on the title or image to get each … [Read more...]

Halloween Treats and Desserts

Frankenstein Marshmallos for Halloween

Here are a few adorable and tasty Halloween treats that are super fun for kids or ideal to bring to a party. The truth is, I'm not really into Halloween. (GASP!)  Sure, for the past 11 years, since my first son was born, I've rallied and done everything from painting my face, to making homemade costumes.  I even have a … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Seven Layer Magic Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Pretzel Seven Layer Magic bars

Please forgive me. I simply had to make them. And then I had to post them. I thought twice about it, but then I figured . . . why?After all, I'm only human. ;-)These treats totally deviate from the typical fare -- sweet or savory -- that you might normally see here.  First, there's not a lot, if any, … [Read more...]

Chipotle Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chipotle Smoky Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

This is not a sponsored post. Melissa's Produce sent me their Steamed Red Kidney Beans for recipe testing. Precooked, with a super smooth texture, they're a delicious addition to this chili.  All opinions are my own, and as always, I only work with products I like and want to share with my readers."When you're … [Read more...]

Summertime Garden Party Menu

Summertime Garden Party Menu

photo credit: shepaused4thought.com Isn't it so hard to slow down?  To make time for yourself?  To do something just for fun?  It sure is for me, and when I do it, it never fails to remind me that I should make a bigger effort to do it more often.   Last week I had the most delightful time with some of my favorite … [Read more...]

Individual Coffee-Chocolate Mud Pie Recipe with Espresso-Chocolate Sauce

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My dad turned 80 last week.  80!Think of every positive, loving adjective you can, and my dad's all that. Plus, he's the most youthful, active 80-year-old in existence.My dad doesn't have a day without an hour with the LA Times and his dog at the local coffee shop, a hike and/or a visit to the Malibu Lagoon, a … [Read more...]