Frozen Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Bars

Frozen Chocolate Pistachio Truffle Bars-red-pink-brown-3 |

A couple of weeks ago, my 9-year-old son and I made a mud pie for my father-in-law's birthday celebration. Hoping nothing too bizarre would be selected, I let my son choose the flavors. (This was risky because his favorite flavors are often florescent colors of the rainbow!)I was so happy -- and relieved -- when he … [Read more...]

Flourless Chocolate Kahlúa-Espresso Decadence Cake


There are seven more chocolate recipe-planning days until Valentine's Day.Let's be honest: Valentine's Day is simply a good excuse to eat chocolate -- and for one reason and one reason only --  because it's just so good.This recipe is absolutely luscious.  I mean seriously, it's oozing with melting dark … [Read more...]

The Everything Cookie

The Everything Cookie |

You might be thinking The Everything Cookie is similar to a "Kitchen Sink" cookie.  You know, the cookies you throw everything into (M & M's, oats, raisins, nuts, etc.)? Think again. Think The Everything Bagel. Think The Everything Bagel without the garlic and onion. Think The Everything Bagel without the … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe -

This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely -- warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents' beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect -- except for one thing . . .Circumstances were … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins or Cupcakes {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Pumpkin Pie-Olive Oil Muffins and Cupcakes (Gluten-Free Recipe) |

What's the best compliment one can get about the food they cook? Of course we all find it delightful to hear people say how delicious it is, how beautiful it is, etc.  However, my favorite compliment is when someone tries something they actively don't like, and they love it. Take my cousin Beth for example.   I … [Read more...]

The Very Best Pumpkin Recipes and an Introduction to Bijouxs

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes |

Enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, and I have a special treat for you at the end of the post!Now, you know when I say something like "the very best," I mean my very best, right?  Though I'd be delighted if they were known to be the very best.  ;-)I love everything about pumpkins.  Their natural beauty, delicious … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Cookies Gluten-Free Recipe |

Have you ever had a healthy cookie?  Not always so good, right?Okay, perhaps it can be good if you're not comparing it to a "regular" cookie.When I make a cookie that's healthier than most, it means I'm adding in some nutrients, not removing all of the ingredients that make a cookie a cookie.  After all, a … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Sesame Truffle Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Truffle Recipe |

If I'm creating a new chocolate truffle recipe, it's typically this time of the year.That's because my in-laws travel to Europe during the summer, and in September they bring back a variety of chocolate bars -- in other words, they bring me chocolate truffle recipe inspiration.All of the chocolate bars get … [Read more...]

No-Bake Peach Cobbler Cream Cake Recipe with Gluten-Free Almond Cookie Crust

No-Bake Peach Cobbler Cream Cake Recipe with Gluten-Free Almond Cookie Crust |

I know, I know, it's a ridiculously long title -- I just like to let you know what you're getting into.  Beautiful, aromatic, scrumptious peaches were waiting for me at the front door.  They came in a pretty box with a lovely hand written card adorned with a watercolor of peaches.  You might have thought it was my … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe |

There's the best 10-year-old boy ever living in my house. (I'm not biased at all!)  He has Celiac Disease and is therefor gluten-free, so I continue to create as many super delicious gluten-free cookie recipes as possible.Whenever I make cookies, both my kids want to try them (go figure), and it's a huge bummer … [Read more...]