February 21 is a special day in our family: it’s the birthday of my mom, my stepson Kaden, and Kaden’s stepdad! Since this special day happened to fall on a Friday this year, we decided to turn the entire weekend into one long celebration, complete with tons of food, family time, and even paintball.
I firmly believe that such a special day also deserves an equally fantastic dessert, but then, I usually go out of my way to come up with excuses to make dessert. As much as I love birthday cake, I wanted to prepare something a little different. It didn’t take me long to come up with these amazing No-Bake Nutella Pies. Now, I honestly can’t imagine life without them!!
Don’t be fooled by these deliciously fudgy little treats. Even though the recipe for these Raw Brownie Bites is extremely simple with only a few ingredients involved, they definitely pack a chocolatey-sweet punch! Continue reading →
It didn’t occur to me until I looked over the past few posts that I’ve been eating a lot of orange foods recently–pumpkins, sweet potatoes, butternut squashes, grapefruits, and the list goes on and on. Now, I’ve added persimmons to that list. I’ve found the vibrant fruits with their sweet, delicate flavor absolutely impossible to resist. Not only are they delicious, they’re also in season (persimmon season usually begins in October and ends around December) and have been fully stocked and on sale for only $1 per pound at my local Whole Foods! Say what?! As you can probably imagine, I bought more persimmons than one human being could possibly need…. Fortunately, having an over-abundance of these beautiful orange orbs in my fruit basket has forced me to include them in absolutely everything.
So I’m pretty sure it’s obvious by now that I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin……and all things dessert. Now that Halloween has passed and we’re officially into the holiday season, I’m convinced that my brain has become hardwired for fall-flavored desserts. I somehow can’t seem to get enough! I’ll make my typical salads and quinoa for lunch and dinner–nothing out of the ordinary or really “blog-worthy”–but then I have to finish the day off strong with something decadent and, preferably, full of fall spices. Continue reading →