You’ll love this Lovelight chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate whipped cream

There’s something infinitely rewarding about making a cake from scratch. It could be licking every stage of batter and frosting, but I think it’s knowing that you did it all yourself, it wasn’t impossible and you can do it again, with modifications even. Continue reading You’ll love this Lovelight chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate whipped cream

Mornings are more manageable with this strawberry-mango smoothie

To be honest, I don’t even drink that many smoothies. I eat lots of fruit, sure, but I don’t usually crave smoothies because a lot of them contain yogurt. I not a huge fan.

Luckily, I stumbled across a recipe on Yummly that promised a healthier smoothie with no yogurt. And after making it, I can honestly say this is nearly full-on fruit — so much so that it reminds me of the olden days when I juiced fruits and veggies into frothy sippables. Continue reading Mornings are more manageable with this strawberry-mango smoothie

You must try this peanut butter mousse brownie with ganache

You’ve likely had a similar dessert before. But this stands out because of the peanut butter mousse, which is so light and fluffy and yet strongly peanut butter-flavored that I often find myself wanting to eat spoonful after spoonful without any restraint. Hell, it’s outright addictive. Paired with the two chocolates, the mousse still holds its own. Continue reading You must try this peanut butter mousse brownie with ganache

Keep it simple, stupid, with these no-churn mint chocolate chip and blackberry ice creams

  Ask almost any of my family or friends about their favorite dessert and they’ll cite ice cream as the top contender. Not me, though. I’ve always gone for brownies or cake first. But lately — and I am convinced it’s the undue influence of my sister and niece — I’ve been craving ice cream. In fact, I’ve probably had more ice cream in the past month … Continue reading Keep it simple, stupid, with these no-churn mint chocolate chip and blackberry ice creams

Brownies that’ll bowl you over — and make the perfect vehicle for ice cream

Never go shopping with an 8-year-old. Despite being warned that we planned only to buy items for her class’ Valentine’s Day party, my niece immediately began identifying one thing after another she hoped my sister would add to our Hobby Lobby basket. But I’m to blame for the brownie bowls. As we wandered the store, a few aisles caught my eye. No surprise that baking and … Continue reading Brownies that’ll bowl you over — and make the perfect vehicle for ice cream