Dessert Recipes

Decadent Chocolate Chia Pudding

Guilt-free Indulging Chia pudding is such an delicious, comforting and healthy option for satisfying an eternal sweet tooth, like the one my husband and I seem to have these days :). I make a batch of these decadent little jars of yumminess every few weeks...for a...

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Sautéed Apples & Spice…and our 21-day cleanse

I had a funny epiphany a few days into the New Year….this is the first, in MANY years that I didn't create a long list of foods that I was not going to eat after the New Year :). This is huge for me…since I've had one of these lists every year since probably high...

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Blackberry Apple Crumb Pie

It's been a while since I posted. Packing and unpacking kinda took over my life for the past few months...but I think I'm starting to feel a little settled in our new home---at least settled enough to make some pie! This recipe is a twist on the most delicious pies...

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Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies—not your average delight!

It's been awhile since I posted's been a busy summer :). But in the midst of all the busy-ness I thought I would share with you all my go-to cookie, that I've been baking once a week (or more)! They're my favorite little delights that are so satisfying and...

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Walnut, Coconut & Cream Cheese Shortbread

melt-in-your-mouth goodness. These are one of my favorite shortbread cookies; they are just pure-simple-beautiful-melt-in-your-mouth bites of holiday goodness. The best thing about these cookies is that the dough can be shaped into logs and frozen for up to two weeks...

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Pistachio and Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

I learned how to make these little gems in college from one of my work study supervisors. They melt in your mouth, look beautiful and taste delish. The cookie part is like shortbread with a hint of pistachio...and the chocolate (of course) compliments it...

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ASIAN PEARS kissed with salt and red chili powder.

De-lish! I LOVE Asian Pears....they're perfect! Crisp, refreshing, not overly sweet....yum! We have two trees in our backyard that are completely full...if you live in the Bay Area, drop me a note and we'll figure out a way to get you some. One of my favorite ways of...

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Easy-peezy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream….

Have you ever enjoyed a strawberry straight off the vine? When it's slightly warm, super sweet and almost melts in your mouth? A really great strawberry like that, is like summer wrapped up in a bite. And this recipe definitely captures the deliciousness of the...

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smoothies to-GO….

smoothies to-GO.... Like I mentioned a few posts husband and I love our smoothies on the road. This a great thing to pack for road trips...a nutritious, filling, tasty, fast and definitely cost-effective alternative to eating out for breakfast or a snack...

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Chocolate SNOWBALLS: made for the sugar plum fairy.

Chocolate SNOWBALL Cupcakes. I LOVE cake...especially cupcakes! They require no greasing of the pan, flipping out of the pan or cutting. All you need are cupcake cups, a cupcake pan and the right batter and you're set. I love making this recipe around the holidays...

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Apple Pie Turnovers- spiced up!

Apple Pie Turnovers- spiced up (6 ppl) I LOVE traditional, puff pastry made apple turnovers.  Actually, apple turnovers a la mode are my favorite. I love the way the warm turnover slightly melts the ice cream...yum! Apple Pie Turnovers are my version of apple...

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Cheesecake Stuffed Peaches

Last of the summer peaches! Now that Labor Day has come and gone, here's an awesome recipe to enjoy the last of sweet, ripe peaches! It's an easy recipe that doesn't require a lot of ingredients or prep time, so it's great dessert to make at the last-minute or ahead...

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