Is it breakfast or dessert? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is both!

I don’t consider myself to be a writer. It’s kind of weird because I actually have a bachelors degree in English with a focus in creative writing. But I feel like that was in another life 15 years ago that I barely connect with anymore. I’m no longer the same person. I followed that path because I had no idea what to do with my life and an English teacher told me I had talent. I never loved writing. I was never meant to be a writer. [Read more...]

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This decadent Chocolate Mousse Poached Pear Tart is the perfect ending to a romantic meal!

I love rich, velvety, dark chocolate mousse. It’s one of those decadent treats I would enjoy every day if I could (though I don’t because that wouldn’t exactly be healthy). Chocolate mousse is for special occasions and it’s the perfect foundation for a Valentine’s Day dessert. I’ve created a recipe that I know you will love – a tart with a cookie dough shell, a layer of dark chocolate mousse, spiced poached pears and melted dark chocolate drizzled on top.  [Read more...]

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are the perfect Valentine's Day Dessert!

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day. I don’t think it needs to be a big ordeal involving gifts and cards. It doesn’t even have to involve going out to dinner. In fact, my favorite way to enjoy the holiday is by having a quiet, romantic dinner for two at home. Nothing overly heavy, just small bites that are full of flavors.

Of course, the dessert must include chocolate.  [Read more...]

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This chocolate lover's cookie is perfect for holiday parties or Valentine's Day!

New Years Eve is upon us! For me, this is a time for reflection and celebration. And with celebration comes holiday parties and decadent food. I’m not sure what it is about this time of year that makes me crave cookies but they’re an absolute essential at all of my holiday parties beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with the new year.  [Read more...]

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Speculoos Truffles are easy to prepare candies made from cookie butter and dark chocolate!

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and Christmas have come and gone. Presents have been exchanged, stockings have been removed and small talk with relatives is winding down to a close. Soon we will be back home in DC and I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed. Travel can be fun but it’s also exhausting. This has not been an especially joyful holiday but I know life will return to normal faster than we can say “2014.” [Read more...]

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