Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Beware – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are delicious and addicting. Who doesn’t love raw cookie dough? Something about the chewy, moist texture and pronounced flavors that make the dough too tempting…mmmm. I’m using this recipe for an upcoming Holiday Cookie Exchange. I had to share with you because they’re not only delicious, they’re easy… 

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Grape Ambrosia with Toasted Almonds

GRAPE AMBROSIA WITH TOASTED ALMONDS

Ever year, my family would gather at my godparents’ house on Christmas Eve. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, the whole gang. I distinctly remember cracking walnuts and opening roasted chestnuts in their dim living room next to the warm, decorated fireplace. My sisters and I would congregate in my godmother’s walk-in closet and try on her furs,… 

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Chewy Apple Brownies

Chewy Apple Brownies

I love making brownies. They’re easy to make, easy to grab, and easy to love. You know what I love even more? Making a healthier, lighter version of them. Although it took multiple attempts, I’m finally pleased with the brownie recipe below that incorporates my favorite fall fruit, apples! The recipe uses only one tablespoon… 

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Spicy Watermelon Salsa

SPICY WATERMELON SALSA

Piggy-backing off the last post, I found a new way to use my delicious, plentiful watermelon. So far, I made watermelon coolers, watermelon ice-pops, and now a yummy and spicy watermelon salsa! Watermelon is the perfect ingredient for a sweeter-style salsa. The two star ingredients in this salsa, though, are really the spicy Padrón pepper… 

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Sweet Watermelon Ice Pops

SWEET WATERMELON ICE POPS

Recently, I made watermelon coolers. They were exactly what I was looking for–a tasty and refreshing summer drink. The problem with watermelon is I had so much remaining. I had to get creative. This is how I came up with watermelon salsa and here, sweet watermelon pops.

Strawberry-Citrus Sorbet

Strawberry Lemon Sorbet

As the temperature heats up outside, how about cooling down with some sorbet? I sought out to make a strawberry mint granita, later realizing I had no mint and not enough ice. This recipe is very easy provided you have a blender or food processor and some frozen strawberries. Kids will enjoy it too and… 

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