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….
refined sugar free
I have a confession.
I used to loathe anything flavored with lemon. More specifically, those of the candy or baked-goods variety.
When my grandparents used to visit us growing up, my grandma would always make a lemon meringue pie—my dad’s favorite—while they were in town. I would sit there at the table picking off the meringue until I hit that *eww* layer of lemon.
Boy, how times have changed. And thank goodness. While I’ll take chocolate concoctions of any kind, any day, the arrival of Spring has had me craving the bright and tart flavors of lemon….
When winter citrus starts popping up in the grocery stores it signals a couple things. One, winter just got a little brighter, and two, everything from dessert to cocktails to dinner can enjoy the variation and new life that winter citrus flavors provide.
If you are on team “orange and chocolate,” then I think this roasted winter citrus with chocolate coconut cream recipe is for you. It’s simple and no fuss, and shouldn’t break any new year resolutions….
As things calm after a full couple weeks of holiday festivities and traveling and routine takes back over, I have found simple, wholesome meals of the utmost comfort.
As the new year gives way, we think so often of the sweets and cookies that filled the end of the year and the need to implement fresher, healthier, greener things. I feel the hardest part of that swift new year shift is that the parties are over, the out of town guests have gone home, and life kind of gets back to normal. Coupled with the desire to eat healthier, get healthier, and downright be better this time around, that can be a difficult transition. An overwhelming one even….
Over the last couple years, this sweet potato cornbread has accompanied many a cold weather soups, stews, and chilis in our house. It is a recipe I posted in the early days of this blog, and today I am bringing you a fresh and updated version of the same great recipe.
While revamping this post, I was struck with the realization of the community of readers and bloggers I have come to know and call friends since this recipe first went live. It’s a humbling thing to look back and see where you were in a certain moment in time. …
There’s a diner in New Orleans that sits just off the streetcar line called the Camellia Grill. It was there about ten years ago that I had my first slice chocolate pecan pie, warmed up right on the grill with a giant scoop of ice cream on top.
I was in love. There was no going back to the regular pecan version.
Fast forward to current time, and I can’t put together pecans and chocolate without thinking of that first slice. This gluten-free chocolate pecan tart version is assuredly lacking the usual corn syrup, butter, and flour of it’s decadent counterpart, and it’s easier too….