|Shrimp Salad with Grilled Polenta|
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
|Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Brownies|
Thursday, June 19, 2014
|Chocolate Stout Donuts|
I know you love Nutella. Everyone does, we just don't like to admit it, or admit that most of the time we eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. I am definitely guilty of that even though I know it is made with more sugar than hazelnuts and unfortunately doesn't use sustainable sourced palm oil. It is just so delicious that although I have tried in the past to not buy it often, it has become a staple in my house because of it's ability to turn a healthy muffin into a "cupcake" and get my daughter to eat just about anything she can dip into it. The recipe that follows is the best version that I have come up with so far, although I still have about four cups of hazelnuts to work with, so if I get a better tasting one that isn't completely made of sugar I will post that as well. I honestly think that I am just not a huge fan of hazelnuts unless they are completely masked by sugar and fat, so I may try a similar recipe using walnuts or macadamia nuts (my two favorites). Needless to say, this homemade chocolate spread is definitely delicious, although it doesn't fool my kids because it tastes more like nuts than sugar. I have used it on cookies, baked donuts, in smoothies, and even on bread with peanut butter for a quick sandwich before working out. And yes, I have eaten it with a spoon straight out of the container as well. And I am sure you will too!!
|Maple Raspberry Corn Cake|
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I have been baking cakes for years, but always for myself and my friends and family. So I never put too much effort into how perfect they looked or agonized over the consistency and the taste as much as I did for this recipe. Because this was the first time I made a cake for someone who paid me for it! The recipes I used are trusted favorites, which is why I decided to write this blog post. The chocolate cake is one my mother has used since I was a child, with the addition of about half whole wheat flour being my only change. The vanilla cake recipe is one I have been working on for awhile and I think I finally have it right. It tends to be a bit crumbly because of the whole wheat flour, so if you want a softer texture, you could use half white flour like I do with the chocolate cake. So get baking and forget buying a cake for your next big party!