Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe -- Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!

Espresso and chocolate — all in a cake-like breakfast muffin. It’s a perfect way to start the day!I’ve had this recipe in my mind for a month, and some of the ingredients on my kitchen counter for almost as long. I’m thrilled to have baked yesterday!After over eight weeks in the hospital, my dad is finally back … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Brownie Pretzel S’mores

Brownie Pretzel S'mores -- Sweet and salty, ooey-gooey and oh-so chocolaty! This is a S'more you won't want to miss!

Sweet and salty, ooey-gooey and oh-so chocolaty!  This is a S'more you won't want to miss! Are you having a good day?  A not so good day?  An okay day? Whatever the day is like, whatever your mood is like, I promise you this . . . . eating one of these Brownie Pretzel S'mores will make it a fantastic day!As … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake - This rich and delicious, Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake, with a divine, soft texture, is so good that it doesn't even need a frosting or glaze. It's perfect as is!

This rich and delicious, Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake, with a divine, soft texture, is so good that it doesn't even need a frosting or glaze. It's perfect as is!Do zucchini breads and cakes taste like zucchini?Nope, not really -- but, here's the deal, zucchini is naturally moist and in many ways it's similar … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Brownie Cake Recipe and Then Some . . .

Gluten Free Brownie Cake Recipe -- You won't believe this brownie cake is gluten-free -- it's rich, chocolaty, and the almost fluffy texture is out of this world!

You won't believe that this brownie cake is gluten-free. It's rich and chocolaty, and the creamy and light texture — that's somewhere between a dense brownie and an airy cake — is out of this world! I have a lot to say today, and while I hope you check it out, if you're simply interested in getting to the recipe, … [Read more...]

A Dozen Mother’s Day Recipes From my Mom

A Dozen Mother's Day Recipes From my Mom

A dozen mouth-watering recipes from my mom or inspired by her -- all are made with love.My mom was an absolutely amazing cook who rarely, if ever, followed a recipe.  She created masterpieces from leftovers – and her meals often had many “secret ingredients.” My mom shared her kitchen with me when I was growing up, and … [Read more...]