Chocolate Pecan Biscotti

Many years ago I made biscotti all the time and it’s been awhile since I made a batch. I figured now is the time to get back to some of my favorite things to bake and new recipes to try. Biscotti is a twice baked cookie that is meant to be dipped in coffee, tea, cocoa or wine. Traditional biscotti is very hard and crunchy. This recipe yields a crunchy biscotti, but not one that requires dipping it into a liquid to enjoy.

I love the combination of the chocolate cookie, sprinkled with mini chocolate chip and then dipped in chocolate and pecan bits. My entire family enjoyed them as well.

Chocolate biscotti dipped in chocolate and pecan bits
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No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Jars

I was in the mood for cheesecake and thought it would be the perfect time to give this recipe for blueberry cheesecakes a try. I also had 2 pints of blueberries my kids didn’t eat, so there was that too. 🙂 These are great to make ahead of time, grab and go.

These jars are packed full of so many good things – blueberry jam, creamy lemon cheesecake and a crunchy crust. These could be made with any berry and they would be perfect. I loved all the hints of lemon throughout the berries and cheesecake.

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Triple Berry Crumble

Berry season is almost here and I got a jump start with this simple and delicious crumble recipe. I had stocked up when I was at Costco the other week and bought strawberries, blueberries and raspberries – all of my kids favorite fruits. They ate a good amount of them, but I had some that I needed to use up before they went bad. You could easily replace the fresh fruit with frozen if berries are not in season.

The crumble was delicious. The berries cooked down to make a jam like substance and the top was crispy and sweet. It was perfect warmed in the microwave and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. A perfect way to wrap up a barbecue dinner.

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Salted Caramel Brownie Bites

Last night, my son’s school held their annual basket raffle and it’s always a fun time. I reserve a table and invite friends and family to join me a fun night. My daughter and I didn’t win anything, but it was still an enjoyable night supporting our elementary school.

We usually bring snacks and desserts for the table to enjoy. I’ve had this recipe pinned for a couple months and have been waiting for an opportunity to make it. They were delicious – the perfect 2 bite brownie.

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Cranberry Walnut Truffles

20191218_122105.jpgThe next treat I made for my work’s holiday luncheon were these cranberry walnut truffles. They were very simple to make – only a few ingredients – and delicious. I was a little worried they wouldn’t set, but after rolling them into balls and refrigerating the tray of them overnight, they were perfect. I had multiple coworkers ask me for the recipe. Success!

The combination of walnuts, dried cranberries and pretzels mixed together and then rolled in powdered sugar is the perfect bite of sweetness and salty.


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Chocolate Souffle

I decided for this year’s #Choctoberfest I would push myself out of my baking comfort zone and try recipes that I’ve had on my “to make” list. It’s been fun experiment and my family is loving all the new desserts they’ve been trying. Souffle is one of those recipes that I enjoy eating, but the thought of baking them correctly has kept me from giving them a try. I found this easy recipe and figured I would give it a try.

I was surprised that these souffles were very easy to make and turned out delicious! I shared my souffle with my kids, who were impressed that I made it. I loved the richness of the chocolate, but they were light and fluffy. The perfect treat! I can’t wait to try other versions and impress my family and friends!

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Cookie Dough Cheesecake

It’s National Cheesecake Day! I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to celebrate the day. I can’t wait to check out all the recipes being shared today! Thanks to Triple Chocolate Kitchen for organizing the event.

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Do you like cheesecakes? I love them, but can no longer eat them and I have yet to find a vegan version to try (if anyone has one, please share it with me!).

I decided to make a cheesecake for my family, one that my kids would love. It also gave me an opportunity to use my Instant Pot for a new recipe. I have made cheesecakes, but this is the first one that uses cookie dough for a crust. My husband was my taste-tester and he loved these cheesecake. It was creamy, rich and the cookie dough crust was a delicious twist on a traditional cheesecake.

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Mini Ricotta Galettes with Fruit

Life is slowing down for us this summer and that means I’m able to get back into the kitchen. I’m taking full advantage of the time this weekend and made these mini galettes.

Whenever I buy ricotta for recipes, I always have some leftover. This recipe uses a cup of ricotta and the perfect way to use it. You can easily switch out the fruit to whatever you have on hand. I’m looking forward to making them again when peaches are in season.

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Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Did you know today is “National Cupcake Lovers Day”? Me either, until a blogging friend invited me to participate in a fun challenge to share cupcake recipes. My entire family is a big fan of cupcakes, though I rarely make them for us. I think the problem is that most recipes make two dozen cupcakes and I really don’t need that many cupcakes sitting on my kitchen counter for days on end.

I started looking around for recipes that make only a few cupcakes and found one for chocolate cupcakes. Perfect! Then I set out to find one for frosting and the first one I found was for cookie dough. How fun, right?

I whipped these cupcakes up the other night so I would be ready to celebrate today with these cupcakes. The cupcakes are moist and full of chocolate flavor. I’ll probably add chocolate chips the next time I make them. My taste-tester of a husband exclaimed that the frosting was amazing. He requested I make it again but with vanilla cupcakes.

Be sure to check out all the recipes in today’s Cupcakes for Cupcake Lovers Day challenge below! I got a sneak peek at some of the cupcakes and there’s so many I want to try!

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Berry Cobbler

My kids love berries and we always have a fridge stocked with them. I bought a little more than they could eat and they were getting to close to the point of going bad, so the next best thing to do was make a cobbler with them.

This cobbler recipe is simple and easy! I loved the crispy edges, the soft middle and packed full of sweetness from the berries. My kids loved it too and asked me to make it again. You can swap out the strawberries and blueberries for any type of berry. A combination of stone fruit and berries would be delicious too!

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