Baked Pears Recipe

This baked pear recipe get’s me thinking. I don’t know exactly why – but we never really had pears when I was growing up. I used to have fun carving apple jack-o-lanterns, writing messages on banana skins, and trying to catch grapes in my mouth, but I can’t remember ever having a pear until IRead more

Guilt Free Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

During pregnancy people would often ask me about any “weird” cravings I had. I have to admit, there weren’t any. I mean, I craved a ton of sweets, but that isn’t really that different from non-pregnancy me. What I did notice though, is that I was having a lot harder time saying no to thoseRead more

Faux Bois Cake

When we first discovered we were expecting, hubby and I had dreams of a forest themed nursery. Girl or Boy, we loved the idea of soothing green tones, natural wood and serene forest animals. (You know, until the child arrives and the whole house is thrown into chaos.) So when time came for our littleRead more

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Hi Everyone! I’m Aida from The Crafting Foodie, and I’m so excited to be sharing these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with you today. A few months ago I made this Brown Butter Banana Toffee Cake. It was my first time baking with brown butter, and let’s just say it was revolutionary. Simply cooking meltedRead more

Tempting and Surprisingly Easy Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

This hazelnut hot cocoa came about because one of the foods I miss most being pregnant is coffee. Now, the most recent data on the subject suggests that 6oz or less of caffeinated beverages is okay for a pregnant lady. That said, I error on the side of caution. I do have an occasional 4ozRead more

Rootbeer Ice Cream [Recipe]

Have you ever ordered a Brown Cow? Well, its one of my favorite things ever. A brown cow is really just a rootbeer float, but with the rootbeer and icecream mixed together like a shake. Its creamy, and sassparilla flavored -ugh! Just to die for! Its only natural then, since my mother gave me anRead more

Beginners Easy And Delectable Strawberry Cheesecake Fudge

  Its no secret, I’m a cheesecake fanatic. Just check out my Cheesecake Ice Cream &  Healthy Cheesecake dip! So it’s no surprise that I’ve added a little cheesecake to my fudge recipe. Introducing Strawberry Cheesecake Fudge! Oh and did I mention its easy? How about that it’s pretty? Or should I just focus onRead more

Strawberry Covered Chocolate Cupcakes [Recipe]

This week I was kicking around the idea of romantic desserts. Valentine’s day is coming up, and so is my wedding anniversary. I wanted something sweet and cute but still classy and special. Immediately I thought of chocolate covered strawberries. They are so decadent and romantic in color, sweetness and overall fanciness. The strawberries wereRead more