Eggcellent Dyed Deviled Eggs for Easter!

Hoppy Easter, ya'll! I am so excited for this time of year to be here already. I love all the beautiful spring colors all around, the lovely flowers in bloom and not to mention lots and lots of candy to be eaten! When I am not dreaming of chocolate, I am doing my best to consider other food groups that can be delicious, as well for a fun time with family and friends. One of my favorite party dishes is deviled eggs. Not only are the pretty quick to whip up, they are also usually guaranteed to please any crowd. I am positive that all your guests will absolutely love this fun finger food and keep coming back for more!For this dyed deviled egg recipe, I want to put a spin on your traditional ingredients as well as make the Easter bunny proud with some fun colors. They are all the fun of … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe with Bob’s Red Mill

This blog post has been sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, but all opinions are my own, and this recipe is kid-tested and approved so give it a try. Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are sure to make them smile.I have a gluten-free child. He doesn't have Celiac disease, his body just cannot process gluten. The transition from regular flours, breads, and treats has been a long and sometimes difficult one for not only him, but my other children too with me often having to make two separate dishes. He misses certain foods, and finds the taste of some gluten-free foods unappealing. So I'm constantly experimenting in the kitchen trying to come up with recipes that not only he loves, but that my other kids love too.And I've found one that has quickly become a big hit for after … [Read more...]

Lucky Guinness Chocolate Cake Shake

The Irish are not the only ones feeling so very lucky this St. Patrick's Day! "Why,pour" you ask? Well get ready for this four-leaf clover-like surprise. I am sharing a craving-satisfying chocolate cake, immersed in creamy and cool ice cream with a delicious dash of Guinness beer recipe! You will be ready to play the lottery once you see how lucky you are that it is quick to make, too.So, are you ready for some quick and delicious fun to get this cake shake St. Paddy's day party started? Then, let's get our ingredients together and meet after we kiss the blarney stone!First, I am starting out with the chocolate cake recipe so it has time to cool. To save some time and make it extra easy for this amazing holiday, I used ChocolateandCarrots' post that I found here on Blissfully … [Read more...]

Quick Valentine’s Day Dinner Pizza Recipe

Valentine's Day is fast approaching!This year Valentine's Day is on a weekday.How about making a heartfelt, homemade dinner that is also quick to make?!?Pizza is the answer.Making a batch of dough isn't hard at all, either. It just requires some waiting time while it rises. If you don't have time for that, you can always buy pre-made dough!Easy-peasy!For this Valentine's Day dinner, you have the option of two pizzas:I Love You PizzaHeart shaped pepperoni pizzaWill You Be My Heart-ichoke PizzaWhite artichoke pizzaThis year for Valentine's Day, go the simple route and fill your Valentine full of love and Heart-ichokes!Whole Wheat Pizza Dough adapted from Eating Well Ingredients3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse?  Is that possible? I have been baking for a while now and I think I have tried a few things: I have baked cakes with so many different flours and sugars, I tried EVERY coconut product on the market and I also added funky vegetables to cakes in order to improve texture. So last week when someone told me that chickpea water (yes that bizarre liquid you discard in your sink when you open a can of chickpeas) can be whipped like egg whites I was amazed. How come Had I never heard of it?No surprise: I went home for the weekend and I was committed to making a chocolate mousse using chickpea water for brunch. And so this vegan chocolate mousse was born. The secret is using good chocolate: sweet potatoes bring creaminess and sweetness, while chickpea water gives some … [Read more...]

Easy Sparkling Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day, the day to toast love, is almost upon us, and you don't need to be a mixologist to create these four simple, sweet, sparkling cocktails for the one you love. The best part, they each only requires two ingredients, and you can customize most to fit your love's favorite candy or flavors.Tip: You can use a sparkling wine, champagne, or prosecco, but I recommend not using anything that's too dry, or too sweet. The Sparkling Float Whether you use a gelato, or ice cream, this simple cocktail is sure to be a hit. I used a raspberry cheesecake gelato to make this one because my boyfriend cannot have a lot of lactose, and seeing as ice-cream scoops are often too large to scoop ice-cream into a champagne glass, try a melon baller instead. Add 3 scoops of gelato to the glass, … [Read more...]