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...]

Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green {Gluten-Free}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe on Mind Body Green

I'm really happy to announce that today I had my third recipe published on Mind Body Green!It just happens to be my favorite gluten-free creation of all time.  And that's all I'm going to say.  Journey over to Mind Body Green to read all about it, and get the recipehere. … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies

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Whenever my husband sees me making cookies, he asks, "Am I allowed to have one . . . or are they all going out?"You see, the minute I hear there's something to celebrate, I bake cookies.  If a friend has just bought a new home, or found out about being pregnant, or inked a business deal -- they'll be getting … [Read more...]

Chocolate Bread Recipe

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Do you ever find yourself wondering if your morning muffin or breakfast bread might be so sweet that it could actually qualify as a dessert?This happens to me all the time! And I'm totally okay with it!Remember the Lemon Coconut Muffins I made a while ago?  You know, the ones I said should really be called … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Nutella Brownies Full of Heart! {Gluten-Free}

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My whole life people have asked if I was born on Valentine's Day.Nope.Then they ask if I'm Italian.Nope.My parents just liked the name Valentina.Could my name be the reason that I've always loved Valentine's Day?I thought Valentine's Day was so fun when I was little - exchanging little … [Read more...]

Wild Blackcurrant Chocolate Cookies

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I wasn't going to tell you this idea of mine, but I've had a change of heart.  It was only a "secret" because I still might want to pursue it one day -- so, please, don't steal my idea!  Especially since I'm sharing it with you -- and only you! ;-)About a decade ago, when I created my Chai Chocolate Chunk Cookies, … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pink Gerberas and Double Chocolate, Double Espresso Cookies

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My husband brought home a bundle of these extremely beautiful Gerberas for me.  So sweet!  After I thanked him for the love and got the pretty flowers in water, my mind immediately went to chocolate.  And espresso!  I know: weird!(Good weird?  I think?) The flower’s creamy pink hues were stunning to me, but I … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Chocolates

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Welcome to the first official Cooking On The Weekends dessert party!I hope you prepped with me last week and are ready to create the insanely rich, unbelievably delicious, and beautiful treats I'll be presenting to you at our party. If you didn't, fear not -- save it all for a delightful weekend cooking … [Read more...]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

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Question: What's better than a Rice Krispie Treat?Answer: A chocolate Rice Krispie treat!And what's better than a chocolate Rice Krispie Treat?A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat!Oh my!  These treats are insanely good! No, really . . . insanely good!They're creamy on the inside, … [Read more...]