This last weekend we spent some time with dear friends in Asheville, North Carolina. One evening, we were discussing “last meal-worthy” foods. While my last meal would probably consist of pizza, without a doubt, my last dessert would be these peanut butter swirl brownies….
These gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip bars came about completely by accident. I was attempting to make an egg-free version of one of my favorite cookies on the site and after a couple extremely thin test cookies came out of the oven, I scrapped the whole idea and stuffed the batter into a pan.
Patience was not on my side that day.
Once my pan of “cookies” had cooled, I went to cut them into squares assuming I’d most likely have to toss the whole thing. To my happy surprise, what emerged from the pan was an oat-studded, decadent bar, worthy of dessert or a companion with your morning coffee or tea….
If you’ve felt a bit like we’ve been in the spring season for months already, I’m with you. With unusually warm weather for weeks now, I feel somewhat discombobulated. No complaints here regarding the warm weather (hey, allergies!), but it makes it seemingly harder to keep track of time.
So, in case you are struggling like me, St. Patrick’s Day has not passed us up yet. And my friend, Lynn, over at The Road to Honey, invited me to join in with several other wonderful bloggers on a St. Patrick’s Day celebration of food and drink today….
Sometimes you get lucky and all the cookie “must-haves” end up in the same cookie. Chewy. Gooey. Soft. Sweet.
These Mexican hot chocolate cookies are just that. With the warming spices of cinnamon, cayenne, and chili powder, sweet and spicy meets ooey-gooey on a whole new level.
Now, while the marshmallows are totally optional—I use Dandies brand which are vegan and made without corn syrup—they do add a little whimsy, extra gooey-ness, and chew. You’ll find that the pockets of marshmallows make for perfectly imperfect looking cookies, possibly my favorite part….
One of the first things I learned about my husband when we started dating was that he swore by those chocolate cake mixes with “pudding in the mix.”
This was years before I went gluten-free, and so we’d often end a day out in NYC by bringing home a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers, and a box of chocolate cake with pudding in the mix.
This easy chocolate pudding cake reminds me of those ‘pudding in the mix’ days, but the cake itself is so much better. With pockets of pudding-like chocolate that pop and crackle to the top, this dessert is truly one part cake, one part pudding. …
We were hit with some serious wintry weather this weekend. The kind of dreadfully cold and snowy weather that causes you to start hibernation practices immediately.
And in just the same way it seems illness always does, the forced slow-down due to road conditions— and maybe more importantly, avoiding the cold in general—was much needed and welcomed. And an excuse to make more of these chocolate peppermint snowballs wasn’t so bad either….