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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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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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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date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake

gluten free date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake

This date sweetened pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert to serve to your loved ones. Entirely fruit sweetened, this pie contains no refined sugar or gluten! Nothing conjures up cozy feelings of autumn quite like pumpkin desserts! Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorites and you can serve this fruit-sweetened version at Thanksgiving without […]

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baked pumpkin spice donuts

pumpkin spiced donuts

These baked pumpkin spice donuts are made with whole wheat flour, less sugar than traditional donuts, and they’ve completely by-passed the fryer! This recipe has been tested over and over and no one in my family complained about all the tastings required of them. To keep these whole wheat donuts light and give them the […]

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loaded chocolate chip banana bread

chocolate chip banana bread

This loaded chocolate chip banana bread is chock full of delicious, healthy bits like dried cherries, hemp seeds, and oats. Use up your ripe bananas and make a loaf to keep on hand for a delicious treat with your morning coffee. You can even make a double batch, wrap the extra loaf with plastic wrap and […]

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coconut sugar-sweetened berry clafoutis

coconut sugar sweetened berry clafoutis

Coconut sugar-sweetened berry clafoutis is a delicious dessert and light enough to be served for brunch! Pronounced cla-foo-tee, this baked French custard is as simple to make as it is impressive. Traditionally made with cherries, my version of clafoutis utilizes fresh berries and a custard that is sweetened with coconut sugar. Cherry clafoutis is baked […]

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