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by Christa on April 21, 2007

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Almond Joy Brownie Bites

September 3, 2014
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  My mother-in-law LOVES Almond Joys. That is her candy bar of choice. It wasn’t mine until I made these mini brownie bites. They are SO cute and so scrumptious, this might have to be a regular in my kitchen. I made mine in a mini cheesecake pan. It is a little extra clean up […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Zebra Cupcakes with Whipped Nocciolata Buttercream

August 23, 2014
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This recipe features one of my new favorite ingredients: Nocciolata! It’s similar to that creamy chocolate hazelnut deliciousness we are all familiar with (Nutella) EXCEPT it is made from organic ingredients, has no GMOs, no chemicals and no artifical flavors. The flavor is bold, chocolately and has the perfect creamy texture.     See those brightly […]

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Mexican-Themed Succulent Cake

July 22, 2014
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I was recently asked to create a 60th birthday MINI cake for a Mexican-themed party. I decided to focus on bright colors and LIVE elements. I had originally wanted to top the cake with a large pink peonie, but when I couldn’t find them anywhere, I decided on succulents. Boy was I happy with the […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake with Nutella Buttercream

June 30, 2014
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My mother taught me at a very young age that “less is always more” and that seemed to stick with me. That may be the reason why I’m so obsessed with naked cakes. They are simple, rustic, beautiful and best of all EASY! The chocolate cake is not overly sweet, so it pairs perfectly with […]

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Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

June 23, 2014
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Soft, moist chocolate cupcakes topped with creamy, salty caramel buttercream  frosting and toasted coconut. These cupcakes are easy to make and even easier to eat   Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream (Makes 12 cupcakes) INGREDIENTS: Moist Chocolate Cupcakes: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened  cocoa powder 1 cup granulated white sugar 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Mini Blueberry Granola Muffins {Gluten-Free}

June 23, 2014
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Light and fluffy blueberry muffins with a crunchy Granola topping. These mini muffins will fill you up, but still keep you light on your feet since they’re gluten free!   Mini Blueberry Chia Seed Granola Muffins {Gluten-Free} (Makes 24 mini muffins) Muffins: 2 1/4 cup gluten free flour (I like rice blend GF flours) heaping 1/2 […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream & Chocolate Ganache

June 20, 2014
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Oh, chocolate. Oh, raspberry. You two make such a cute (and yummy) pair. These cupcakes feature my one-bowl chocolate cake recipe and raspberry buttercream… topped off with chocolate ganache. The cake is fluffy, and rich in chocolate flavor while the frosting is smooth and creamy. Bet you won’t be able to eat just one! Chocolate […]

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Blueberry-Banana Spirulina Protein Smoothie

June 19, 2014
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I recently had the pleasure of getting in contact with the fine people at Piping Rock. They sent me over some Spirulina Powder, which I am in love with! Spirulina Powder (aka algae) is packed with protein and nutrients. I add a teaspoon to all my smoothies, along with a tablespoon of chia seeds and […]

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Taco Salad Pizza {Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

June 13, 2014
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  TACO SALAD PIZZA… It’s absolutely delicious and great for people avoiding gluten and dairy. You won’t miss either of those things on this pizza.   This recipe features Udi’s pizza crusts and Minimalist Baker’s Dairy-free Queso in place of the cheese. I love Udi’s pizza crusts. They are the perfect texture and are thin, […]

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Paleo Cherry Garcia Coconut Milk Ice Cream

June 9, 2014
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OBSESSED.   That is how I feel about this Paleo Cherry Garcia Coconut Milk Ice Cream. My addiction to coconut milk ice cream began when I discovered Trader Joe’s Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream. Boy is it heavenly. Ever since then I’ve been on the hunt to find a recipe that is as creamy and […]

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