One of the questions I am most asked as a food blogger is what my recommendations are for desserts to serve at an event. You know, those crowd-pleasing, guaranteed-to-disappear-quickly, everyone-asks-you-for-the-recipe, “winning” sort of recipes? Well, when it comes to dessert, I’ve learned that you pretty much can’t go wrong with anything chocolate and peanut butter. I don’t know what it is, but people lose their mind over all things chocolate peanut butter!! Just say those magic words, and the world is your oyster. Well, your oyster if it’s filled with chocolate and peanut butter. :)
So get ready to lose your mind today, because this fantastic Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes recipe has officially arrived on the blog.
And oh friends, it’s a good one.
And even better, these cupcakes are part of an amazing Virtual Bake Day with Gold Medal Flour that I’m participating in with some of my favorite blogging friends. We were all asked to bake up some delicious scratch recipes to share during the holidays. So I decided to go for the “gold” with this fantastic chocolate peanut butter cupcakes recipe. Here’s the scoop, and the how-to!
Still, it looks like the final month of the year is now in full swing, which means that it’s time to start planning out holiday gifts! For those of you who, like me, prefer to go the more affordable and DIY route, I can already say from this experience that this Pina Colada Granola recipe makes for a fantastic healthy holiday gift! I looks pretty darn adorable in a mason jar, it’s quick and easy and healthy to make, and it’s guaranteed to “warm” up any of your friends who might be wistfully dreaming about tropical getaways. Oh, and you might want to save some for yourself too. ;)
Speaking of gifts, I’m also stoked to announce that we are kicking off the month of December with a rockin’ giveaway for two winners from Nature Box. (And — bonus – if you enter the promo code GIMMESOME, all of you great readers can get 50% off your first Nature Box order!) Read on for the details…
I know, I know. There’s another name that Americans give this day of the year, that rhymes with Aack Iday. But I can think of about a million other things I would rather be doing today than waking up at the crack of dawn for “doorbusters”, fighting through crowds, watching people push and shove, standing in line after line, and frankly, buying way too much stuff that I don’t need.
With baking season in full swing now, I have been getting lots of emails and comments from you wonderful readers asking about pie recipes (and requesting more!). So I thought it would be fun to create a huge roundup of some of my favorite bloggers’ amazing pie recipes as a little reference point. I was going to keep the list short, but the more I started poking around my friends’ blogs, the more mouthwatering recipes I had to share.
Alright folks! This recipe marks my second round of McCormick’s Go 4 Gourmet challenge, in which McCormick presents you with 4 ingredients and challenges you to see what deliciousness can result. As I mentioned with my chorizo and brussels sprouts soup recipe last month, it’s all very “Chopped”-esque, which I love.
I also happened to love this month’s 4 ingredients — ground ginger, veggie broth, shiitake mushrooms and fresh kale.
I’m sure that most of you are way more organized than me and already have your meals planned down to the last detail. But just in case you’re running a little behind (like me!), or for those of you who may be looking for a healthier stuffing recipe (like me!), or, ahem, might not even be a huge fan of traditional stuffing (like me!), I have a last-minute winner of a recipe for you — Butternut Quinoa Stuffing.
Today marks two weeks of living in my new loft without a fully functioning kitchen, which in the land of food blogging has proven a bit challenging. Let’s just say I’ve been eating a lot of salads and sandwiches. (Ok, ok, and maybe taking the opportunity to frequent my favorite taco shop across the street a few times.) :)
But one of the joys of moving was discovering some little hidden treasures in my pantry, including three containers of peanuts. Who knew? So for something different today, I thought I would take the opportunity to spruce up an old recipe on the blog for homemade peanut butter.