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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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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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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weeknight turkey meatloaf

gluten free turkey meatloaf

This [gluten free] weeknight turkey meatloaf is my family’s go-to dish when we want to cook in advance and have meals prepped for the week. Living in Silicon Valley means both my husband and I commute up to 2 hours every day. Topping off a long work day with a stressful drive in traffic doesn’t […]

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