desserts and sweets

Spicy Chocolate Bark with Chipotle and Almonds

by heidi February 6, 2014

Sweet treats don’t have to be time consuming. They just have to be good. In my book there’s nothing quite as simple, and definitely not as good, as a decadent, rich chocolate. Hit it with a little Chipotle spice and a salty crunch and man oh man, I go weak […]

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German Chocolate Cake

by heidi January 29, 2014
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Sometimes you feel like you’re batting a thousand, and sometimes you just don’t. I’m watching The Biggest Loser as I write this. Well sort of watching, it’s more in my sideline view. Those people are seriously changing their lives. 160 pounds lost and more? I mean wow. They have a team […]

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Strawberry and Quinoa Parfait Plus a Giveaway

by heidi January 6, 2014

This post is sponsored by California Strawberries, whose sweetness will surely inspire you to start the new year right with this Strawberry and Quinoa Parfait and the opportunity to win a Vitamix blender. If you’re like me, moving into the new year means coming down from my holiday foodie high […]

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Cranberry Baklava Phyllo Cups

by heidi December 29, 2013
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A new year calls for new tips in simplicity, especially in the kitchen. Sometimes I’m a short-cut kinda gal, which makes for some interesting cooking challenges. Because who wants to feel overwhelmed and overwrought at the mere thought of inviting friends over to enjoy some cheer in the new year? […]

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Meyer Lemon Bars

by heidi December 19, 2013
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Earlier this week I asked my friends on Facebook which holiday recipes they wanted to see (you’re following FoodieCrush right?!!?.) It came to a tie between Meyer Lemon Bars and a slow-cooker Christmas Eve dinner. So I made you both. We’re starting with dessert first, as every meal really should. That slow-cooker […]

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