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...]

9 Winning Super Bowl Party Recipes

A Super Bowl party isn't complete without a variety of tasty appetizers and desserts. Today I’ve rounded up nine of my favorite touchdown-worthy, crowd-pleasing recipes. Everyone who shows up to root for the team will have something yummy to fill their tummy./1/ Jack Daniels Whiskey Grilled Wings -  No football party is complete without wings. Give the traditional buffalo wings a break and give these a go./2/ Honey-Balsamic BBQ Meatballs - Meatballs are a staple party food in my home. This recipe looks so sweet and sticky. YUM!/3/ Cinnamon Brown Sugar Bacon - Everyone loves bacon. This recipe gives it such a sweet twist!/4/ Pizza Dip - I love a good dip. Ooey-gooey, cheesy pizza dip is a perfect Super Bowl party dish!/5/ Creamy Baked Double Cheese … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Recipe

Sick of the same ol' Rice Krispies Treats? Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch will knock your socks off! A base of chocolate and peanut butter rice krispies treat is topped with peanut butter, then finished off with semisweet chocolate. The perfect indulgence for a midnight snack.Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Makes 16 pieces6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 sticks (8 ounces) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter One 16-ounce jar creamy peanut butter 3 cups crispy rice cereal 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups confectioners' sugar1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan, melt half of the chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter over low heat. Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup peanut butter, then 2 cups rice cereal. Spread the mixture … [Read more...]