You can most definitely say that key lime pie is the key to my husband’s soul. It’s his ultimate weakness. Every year for his birthday, Christmas, our wedding anniversary, and Father’s Day, his little wish list is simple. Key Lime Pie. I have it pretty easy, and it comes with the added bonus of getting some. If he lets me.
Classic red velvet cupcakes smothered in decadent and rich Nutella buttercream frosting with a sprinkle of chopped milk chocolate and drizzle of dark chocolate. Chocolate and red velvet are the perfect match in these Nutella Red Velvet Cupcakes.
Quick, what do you always think of when someone says Red Velvet? Cream cheese frosting, right? BORING…Let’s break this mundane cycle people. I’m here to show you that red velvet’s partner in crime doesn’t always have to be cream cheese. I mean, just look at how insane these are! And just to make sure you get the idea, I used three kinds of chocolate in this cupcake. Three!
First is the creamy and smooth Nutella buttercream frosting which is absolute perfection. Then I topped them with a little chopped milk chocolate. I used Cadbury. The mother of all milk chocolate. (Thank you Great Britain…) And then to shake things up a bit, I drizzled some melted dark chocolate on top. Seriously, these Nutella Red Velvet Cupcakes will make you wonder why you always settled for boring old cream cheese frosting.
Gooey and super fudgey brownies baked with a ton of love and mini peppermint patties to give it that extra Christmas kick! Topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies, these Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies are the perfect treat on a cozy winter night!
Well, my jeans a feeling a little tighter. That’s how I know Christmas is almost here. Only 17 more sleeps people! We’re over that Thanksgiving holiday hump and shopping plazas are getting crazy cramped. I’ts been getting harder to grocery shop at my beloved Target lately. I feel a little lazy though…I haven’t really started my Christmas shopping yet! Eeek! I’ve done a few purchases online here and there but I haven’t hit the stores and elbowed my way through those treacherous aisles. I’ll be honest…I’m not ready to battle with those crazy and desperate holiday shopping moms. I keep seeing that 1980’s footage of violent grown adults fighting each other for the last Cabbage Patch Doll. That being said, I better suit up and start before I become one of those crazy desperate moms!
By suiting up, I mean getting a huge helping of my new favorite brownie. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies. Who doesn’t love peppermint paired with dark chocolate. If you say no, leave the premises immediately. Or stay and check these out.
So I couldn’t stay away from my love for too long. I dabbled in some white chocolate (aka naked chocolate) recipes, hit up on some strawberry and raspberry desserts, and dove into lemon paradise, but it’s so nice to come back to my one and only. All my co-workers know my undying love for chocolate. Every single day I pack a little zip lock bag full of dark or semi sweet chocolate chips. You know, in case of an emergency. I eat some at every meal. Not lying.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner baby.
Oh, and second breakfast. Don’t forget second breakfast. And Elevenses.
Hands down, my favorite go to sweet is, and always will be the chocolate chip cookie. I cannot resist a fresh from the oven, warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. It makes my little heart skip a beat. Dramatic? Yes. Do I care? No. So let me show you why chocolate chip cookies are the best thing ever. I love the fact that they are so versatile. Browned butter, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, stuffed with Nutella…I could go on and on. These Caramel Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies have three kinds of chocolate, (because you can never have too much chocolate in a cookie), a caramel drizzle, and a light sprinkle of sea salt. All these things make a super yummy cookie.