Fudgy Peppermint Brownies

I can’t even believe that the holiday season is upon us. I realize that Halloween should have been a pretty solid warning but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. I feel completely unprepared. Good thing I’m not hosting The Big Meal cause I would be all kinds of stressed out if that were the…

Fig Brownie Bites

This probably goes without saying, but it’s incredibly difficult to do anything with a newborn in the house. I was also incredibly naive to think that I could get anything done while he is sleeping. Why? Because I can only do things that don’t make NOISE. Cooking… makes noise. Baking… makes noise. Sweeping up the back yard……

Mocha Spice Shredded Beef

Brace yourself for an incredibly yummy slow cooker recipe! In fact, it’s so simple that I’m going to tell you how to make it in one sentence… Rub the roast with spice mix and set it in your crock pot on high for 4-6 hours (low about 8 hours or overnight). Done! Spice rub ingredients are listed…

Simple Chocolate Sauce

For the past few weeks, I’ve had fleeting thoughts of banana splits. Now this is unsual because; 1. I don’t eat dairy which means I’m not a frequent ice cream consumer. 2. I’ve never really been a banana split-sundae kind of girl. Even as a kid, I mostly just wanted the ice cream and not all the…

Banana Mocha Smoothie

  This smoothie is more like a milkshake than a smoothie. Which is great when you’re needing something sweet and indulgent without all the nasty ingredients of a typical milkshake. Sip it by the pool or on a indian summer evening. It’s so delicious!     Banana Mocha Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado 2…

Cakey Paleo Brownies

This post can also be referred to as Valentine’s Dessert Part Deux. As promised, here is the chocolate-y other half of the Valentine’s Day Dessert Couple of the Year. Aren’t they beautiful together? There is a lot of flexibility in this brownie recipe. For example, instead of the typical almond butter I used my own, homemade walnut…

Coffee Almond Bites

I originally named these Almond Ecstasy because Almond Joy is already taken. And to be quite honest, these little guys produce some emotions that go a little bit beyond joy. I mean, they have COFFEE in them for heaven’s sake! These are a nice little treat for coffee time, snack time, movie time, post-workout time. Pretty much anytime….