Oct 21, 2017

Zucchini Brownies | #Choctoberfest

These zucchini brownies are so dense and chocolatey, and pretty much hide the fact that there are veggies in there.

Zucchini Brownies
These fudge-like brownies include a zucchini puree, along with Dutch process cocoa, espresso powder, and bittersweet chocolate chips.

Oct 20, 2017

Pea Soup Andersen's Split Pea Soup {Copycat} | #SoupSaturdaySwappers

This Copycat Pea Soup Andersen's Split Pea Soup is both filling and nutritious.

Pea Soup Andersen's Split Pea Soup {Copycat}

This month, the members of our little Soup Saturday group were charged with posting soup recipes that represent our state or region. I'm sure this is easier for folks from any place but California.

Crab Macaroni and Cheese | #FishFridayFoodies

This crab macaroni and cheese recipe takes a favorite comfort food and turns it into a fabulous elegant meal.

This crab macaroni and cheese recipe takes a favorite comfort food and turns it into a fabulous elegant meal.

Make this crab macaroni and cheese for dinner, and all you'd need is a green salad to go with it for a complete meal.

Oct 19, 2017

Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes | #choctoberfest

These Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes are so light, tender, and not overly sweet. They would even be appropriate for breakfast topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

They are excellent with coffee or a cold glass of milk.

Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes

I topped these chocolate yogurt snack cakes with some sifted powdered sugar, which I think made them really pretty.

Oct 17, 2017

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail

This Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail is so fresh and spicy.

This Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail is so fresh and spicy.

This Vietnamese-style shrimp cocktail is easy to put together, and it's wonderful as an appetizer or first course for a dinner party. I love how it's loaded with fresh vegetables.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cappuccino Ganache | #CreativeCookieExchange

These Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cappuccino Ganache filling are both crisp and tender, and very chocolatey.

There is something about the combination of chocolate and coffee together that enhances the flavor of both.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cappuccino Ganache


I used natural cocoa for these cookies, rather than Dutch process, but you could use either. Be sure to use good quality white chocolate for the ganache. If you want to add more coffee flavor, you could add some espresso powder to the cookie dough as well.

Oct 16, 2017

Pumpkin Cornmeal and Rye Pull-Apart Rolls

These Pumpkin Cornmeal and Rye Pull-Apart Rolls are moist, mildly sweet, and absolutely perfect for dinner rolls, sliders, and however else you like to enjoy good bread.


While these Pumpkin Cornmeal and Rye Pull-Apart Rolls are brightly colored from the pumpkin puree, they really don't actually taste like pumpkin. The biggest role that the pumpkin plays is to add an amazing long lasting moistness to these rolls.