After lunch yesterday I wanted some little sweet treat. At first I thought chocolate but my second thought was lemon and vanilla. I’ve been trying to come up with an awesome carrot cake alternative for a little while, something full of real food and serious nutrition but with all of the moistness
Fill pre-baked puff pastry shells with lime curd and whipped cream for lime tarts or spread lime curd on warm toast for a delicious breakfast.
Oat-crusted with a creamy, ginger-spiked yogurt filling, these charming tartlets finish off a meal quite nicely. They are delightful topped with any number of adornments - fresh berries, dried fruit, or (ginger-lovers listen up) a bit of the crystallized stuff. I made a few of these little guys the
Both the lime and coconut are subtle and it’s a smooth, creamy pie with a tartness that lends it a wonderful island feel (not that I know personally!) that would be great for the warmer months. When Key Limes are available. Somewhere.
I’ve been doing a little summer sorting. Going through my drawers, purging those tops that have been hiding in the back corner since my last purge, picking through my daughter’s closet and holding up her too-small tops, wondering, when did she grow out of this? Setting aside items to d
These personal-sized tarts made with fresh Concord grapes will wow your guests and family. If you don’t need eight tartlets, you will have extra dough and extra filling. The dough can be used for any other pie or tart, and the filling is great over oats or ice cream!
A good friend of mine celebrated his 30th birthday this weekend, so I decided to bake him a cake. I wanted it to be simple and sweet and special--something that would make the transition into a new decade a little easier. I remember turning 30 myself and thinking that I would feel incredibly old and
Every year I think the world is coming to an end when summer produce, specifically fruit, is not available anymore. It hurts my brain to think about not having strawberries for another 9 months and an even longer wait for peaches. But then fall happens and I forget all about those sweet summe
Since I vowed not to turn the oven on, this weeks dessert is another cool one. It is so flavorful and refreshing that the raspberry flavor practically bursts off of your spoon. You have to try this one!
Are you a part of the For the Love Of Facebook community? Let’s be friends! Truth be told, I haven’t been doing much cooking lately. Okay honestly, I’ve done zero cooking, other than reheating meals, and I can’t remember the last time I tried a new recipe. I used to try at l
It's not too good to be true–dark chocolate is great for you! Indulging in small doses of the decadent treat has proven health benefits, including lowering your risk of a heart attack and helping to fight ab flab. Reason enough to whip these up! GINGER-COCONUT-DARK CHOCOLATE BARK By: Heal
Going out to eat is fun, but unless you're willing to brave the crowds you might as well stay home. And what better way to impress than cooking up a romantic meal for the one you love. The FREE Foodie cookbook app features 40 romantic recipes that will win your heart, complete with luscious d
These are a result of a failure at trying to make turnovers, but I think I like these better- I can easily smother them in whipped cream. You can make the dough and the filling ahead of time, which would make assembly of these super easy.
It has a similar taste to the fresh Peach Sorbet that I made back in June, but this one is ice cream with all the calories richness of a homemade ice cream. It also has three really large fresh peaches in the ice cream, so it is very peachy! I added the Peach Brandy because I am that kind of gal f
Now, sometimes a recipe comes along that is somewhat guilt-free: either it’s slightly lower in calories or fat than the traditional version of the dessert, or is higher in fiber/has more nutrients. Today’s recipe, from my friends at Smart Balance, is one of those desserts: A Cherry Berry Crumble
I don't know about you but in addition to pumpkin-everything, I also love gingerbread as a fall/winter snack. The combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger and more is irresistible in moist, iced cake form!