Yum, this Chocolate Zucchini Bread is even more delicious than I remember. When I was pregnant with our oldest I was lucky enough to have a friend make me a chocolate zucchini bread. I had never had it before and it was so tasty. It was exactly what a pregnant me needed and wanted. This chocolate zucchini bread remix was made for the babies so it contains no cow’s milk and no eggs.
Valentine’s day is coming and we’re making white chocolate cranberry hearts. Yay, chocolate. We try to teach our littles that gifts should come from the heart. It should show people you are thinking about them. So, for valentine’s day (and other holidays) we make our gifts with our hands and from our hearts.
One of my favorite things to do (other than cooking) is to have dinner parties. And last week at our French inspired family dinner, this French Chocolate Cake was the star of the show. What made it even more wonderful was that making the cake was easier than I thought it would be.
This time of the year is when the ovens turn on and the cookie sheets come out. Even with the worst bah hum bug fever, cookies make everyone feel a little more chipper. Especially, when you can smell the sweet buttery cookies as you walk the door. This is a present I’ve received from my co-worker and one I’ve given often. My mini me loves to make cookies, so I know it’s a gift other moms appreciate. Though titled holiday cookie gift jar, I love this gift idea because there are several others treats (both savory and sweet) you can fit in a quart sized mason jar.
Ever read a recipe and get really excited about it? Well that’s how I felt when I saw the brigadeiro recipe in Food 52’s article “Cookies from around the World”. I was amped to take on the challenge of making this traditional Brazilian dessert. First, who doesn’t think “Woo Hoo” chocolate? Second, global dishes, that is kind of my thing. Third, making treats as gifts is something the family loves to do.
It’s the time of year when people begin asking “what are you making for Thanksgiving?” “What type of pie are you having?” Pumpkin? Sweet potato? Well my friend threw out pecan pie. Well, that was a new one for me. But you know me, I’m always up for a sweet challenge. So I’m sharing my Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe. Hope you like it.
What do you bring to a Thanksgiving brunch? Sweet potato pancakes. I’ve been mulling over this idea of Thanksgiving Brunch ever since we had brunch at my friends house the other weekend. The holidays can be a stressful time especially when there are so many family and friends to see. I remember when my husband and I were back and forth on the highway from afternoon until midnight trying to see all of our family during the holidays.
Sweet caramel, deliciousness. That’s what I think of when I think of flan. I have no idea when I 1st had flan but what I do know is that I like it so much I’ll eat anyone’s flan. Yes, even the over processed version of this custard that comes in plastic cup. I’ll admit it, it’s one of my weaknesses. The nerd in me wondered, how is this a Latin American dish? Custard makes me think of Europe. And what do you know? Flan is from Europe. Originally Rome, then eventually it made its way to Spain (with some alterations). The European version is more savory dish where as the Latin American version is sweet and filled with local flavors like coffee. It’s the Spanish version I like because this version is topped with caramel. Yum. Continue reading “Flan”
Has there ever been a dish that you loved but you just didn’t believe you could make it yourself? Creme brûlée was that dish for me. There are some tips and tricks to get this done. Come make some Decadent Coffee Creme Brûlée with me. You won’t be sorry. Continue reading “Decadent Coffee Creme Brûlée”
It’s sumer and I’ve had my eye on a delicious pastry, a palmier. It’s a French pastry that can be adapted to either sweet or savory flavors. Not the typical sweet comfort I look for, but in the summer you don’t always want something super sweet. It was probably best since I decided to make them with my little and he really doesn’t need anything really sweet ever (energy for days). Although theses will be a little sweet, some of the sweetness with be cut by the lemon I’ll add. Lemon palmiers here we come.