• Homemade Frozen Fudge Pops

    Homemade Frozen Fudge Pops

    Who doesn’t love frozen fudge pops? Many of my childhood summer memories include sprinklers, bike rides, hide-and-go-seek,  ice cream trucks and Fudgsicles galore! Mmmm…. Fudgsicles…. My neighbors have been following the 100 Days of Real Food guidelines for over year now. They make their own sandwich bread, mozzarella cheese, granola, and…. Frozen fudge pops. When I saw their kids happily licking away at the chocolaty goodness frozen on a stick, I had to know where they found a recipe to mimic that childhood favorite. No surprises! It was the 100 Days of Real Food recipe for Homemade Fudge Pops. Lisa’s recipe from 100 Days of Real Food is ridiculously easy,…

  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

    Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

    Disclosure: As a Stonyfield Organic™ ambassador, I am being compensated. All opinions are always my own! My daughter just turned 9 years old, and one of her presents from us was an inexpensive desktop printer for her computer. She was crazy excited when she saw it, and immediately started printing out pages from the interwebs. (With warnings, of course, that the INK for her new printer doesn’t magically grow on trees.) One of those printouts included a beautiful and lengthy two-page recipe for chocolate cake. MARTHA STEWART’S chocolate cake, no less. The girl has taste, what can I say? Her point of printing it out was to show me exactly…

  • chocolate sugar cookies, sugar cookie recipes, holiday cookie recipes

    Holiday Chocolate Sugar Cookies

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray for yummy holiday chocolate sugar cookies. It’s time to start thinking about holiday baking, right? Thanksgiving is next week (GAH!), and yet I feel like school just started, summer just ended and the leaves just began to change. Now all of the sudden I’m looking out at leaf-free branches and we’re entering the last week of November. Yikes! Holiday Cookie Baking During the holidays my family has always made (and devoured) loads of cookies. It was a tradition growing up to go to my grandparents’ house and bake the same 4-5 different types of cookies…

  • A couple of years ago I discovered that baking rich and chewy cocoa brownies from scratch was just as easy as making the boxed variety.

    Rich and Chewy Cocoa Brownies

    A couple of years ago I discovered that baking rich and chewy cocoa brownies from scratch was just as easy as making the boxed variety. I might even argue that “from scratch” is easier. Seems crazy, right? Why make brownies from scratch? You control the ingredients. Ever read the side of a brownie box? Chances are there’s at least one unpronounceable ingredient, which is totally avoidable by making them homemade. Plus, you can make them as organic as you want—organic flour, organic cocoa powder … you get my drift. Homemade brownies have so few ingredients, I bet you already have them in your pantry and fridge. By making them from scratch,…

  • Dark chocolate revel bars are a classic, rich and delightful dessert treat that go perfectly with a warm mug of coffee or cocoa!

    Dark Chocolate Revel Bars

    Dark chocolate revel bars are a classic, rich and delightful dessert treat that go perfectly with a warm mug of coffee or cocoa! I had my first chocolate revel bar about twenty-five years ago. They were a near staple at one of my childhood best friends’ houses, and I spent many an afternoon there eating those lovely treats with her and her siblings. It wasn’t until I was an adult, post-college and living in Savannah, Ga., that I recreated this nostalgic treat. This was 2000, and web searches for recipes weren’t nearly as robust as they are today. Especially when you can’t remember if the dessert was “chocolate revel bars”…

  • These classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies will have you coming back for more. Best eaten warm with a cold glass of milk!

    Soft and Chewy Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies will have you coming back for more. Best eaten warm with a cold glass of milk! Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies? Why not! (But first … let me back up.) In 2012 we took an amazing two week vacation to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia, which (aside from my handy-dandy smart phone) had no in-house internet options. *Gah!* To many people, the fact that there wasn’t an internet connection simply isn’t that big of a deal. “Oh! I don’t have to check my AOL email account, so what?” But to someone like me who’s on the internet machine (thanks for introducing us…

  • Light, airy, but super moist and chocolaty, these rich fudgy chocolate brownies are awesome.

    Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

    Light, airy, but super moist and chocolaty, these rich fudgy chocolate brownies are awesome. I’ve been able to discover a world of foodie bloggers that I didn’t realize existed prior to getting this blog up and running. It’s wonderful, and the ideas I now have at my fingertips seem endless—well, they are endless! One blogger I used to follow, both for her recipes and the photography, is Grace at La Mia Vita Dolce: My Sweet Life. Her blog was comprised of funny and interesting stories mixed with her daughter’s simple, yet intricate, photography. Combined, they painted a picture and draw you in delicious post by delicious post. Grace has since retired…