chocolate ganache frosting

chocolate frosting

This chocolate ganache frosting is the perfect compliment to my “better than box yellow sheet cake.”  It’s delicious and rich chocolate flavors can be paired with any cake or cupcake. To get the right balance of flavors I use very dark chocolate (72% cocoa) and a small amount of brown sugar to add some caramel notes. […]

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better than box yellow sheet cake

classic yellow sheet cake

A delicious nod to my childhood, this better than box yellow sheet cake takes me right back to some of my first experiences in the kitchen. Aside from my triumphs making scrambled eggs at nine years old, boxed cake mix was my favorite childhood go-to. I felt like a real chef opening the Duncan Hines […]

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spicy sausage and pepper baked penne

spicy sausage and peppers baked penne

This spicy sausage and pepper baked penne is a delicious one pot meal. You’ll love the combination of spicy Italian sausage, tons of healthy vegetables, and the fact that it’s made in one pot from start to finish! Working full time and commuting makes it difficult to get a warm meal on the table in […]

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classic shortbread

classic butter shortbread

These classic shortbread cookies have a tender, sweet flavor and they’re the perfect compliment to thick Parisian hot chocolate. During our extensive stay in Paris, Kenny and I enjoyed the most delicious meal at Poilane. After an amazing lunch we ordered two cafe noisettes (shot of espresso with a dollop of frothed milk) that were […]

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le chocolat chaud – Parisian hot chocolate

le chocolat chaud - Parisian hot chocolate

Le chocolat chaud – Parisian hot chocolate is thick, simple, and extremely luxurious. A tender combination of quality ingredients combined with precise technique rewards you with a thick hot chocolate, unlike any cocoa mix you’ve ever tried. What I’ve learned about French cooking is that you have to focus on 2 things: the right amount […]

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classic chocolate chip cookies

classic chocolate chip cookies

There’s nothing more comforting than the sight of soft, classic chocolate chip cookies stacked next to a cold glass of [almond] milk! As much as I love squares of dark chocolate, enjoyed at random times throughout the day, I can’t resist a quality, home made cookie that features my beloved chocolate with the added benefits […]

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classic spaghetti and meatballs

classic spaghetti and meatballs

Classic spaghetti and meatballs with a healthy sepcooks twist! This tried and tested family favorite features baked meatballs, and bright simple tomato sauce, heaped over brown rice noodles. My sister, Jasmine, and I spent many nights in 2014 binge watching the entire Sopranos series. We spent hours Saturday nights drinking wine, eating charcuterie platters, and […]

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cajun oven fried chicken

oven fried chicken

This cajun oven fried chicken is a delicious way to enjoy fried chicken without all the fat and calories. Cajun spices and panko bread crumbs create a perfectly crispy crust and the buttermilk brine keeps the meat really juicy and delicious. Remember the movie, the Sandlot? I love the scene where the boys are playing […]

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pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies

pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies

These pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies are delicious and so perfect for your Thanksgiving table! Made with oats, almond flour, and delicious chunks of dark chocolate, these cookies are gluten free and made with very little sugar! You can enjoy all the flavors of the season with this healthier twist on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I’ve […]

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