Cool Summer Desserts

Who wants to bake during the summer months? Frankly, the smell is worth it, but not if it also warms up your house! That's why summer sweets should stay that way--sweet--without adding any heat. Celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli of the Food Network has some really great cool dessert recipes that work really well for the summer months.

Brookie Recipes

If you're ever in the mood for both a brownie and a cookie but can't make a decision, it's definitely brookie time. A brookie is a combination between a brownie and a cookie, combining the best of both worlds. You can even customize a brookie with a swirl of cinnamon, raspberry jam or caramel, top it with some salt or other fun additions to satisfy your cravings.

The Easiest Keto Dessert Ever

When I'm deep into keto, I don't really have many sugar cravings, but there are times when I do still want a taste of something sweet-ish. When I crave chocolate, I'll usually buy a chocolate bar that's mostly cacao, which does the job. If I don't have access to a store, I'll whip this mousse up. My version is a little easier, but the recipe here's still easy if you want cinnamon!

Orange Cake

While I'm not a huge fan of adding a lot of citrus to savory foods, I love me some citrus cake and desserts. The other day I had a lemon-blueberry bar that was pretty much Heaven in your mouth, and I will always love orange-chocolate flavor combinations. Both are my favorite flavors of ice cream/gelato, too.

Haagen-Dazs Spirits

Playing with flavors is so popular today that everyone from Starbucks to Coke is doing it, and honestly I couldn't appreciate it more. I LOVE trying new flavors and am a sucker for, say, Peeps coffee creamer or shortbread coffee. So now that I know that Haagen-Dazs has a new booze-inspired Spirts line of ice cream, I'm going to have to try this stuff out.

Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins

My teen lives for chocolate chip pancakes, cupcakes, muffins, you name it, so I was happy to find this recipe for keto chocolate chip muffins. We try to limit sugar in our house as much as possible for multiple reasons, but you can always use sugar instead of the substitutions (this recipe calls for Swerve, but you can probably use monkfruit or whatever sub that works best for your family). Do you have a healthy recipe for chocolate chip muffins we could try?

Spring Noms

We usually think of "the holiday season" when it comes to seasonal desserts, but every season has its special treats. Springtime means pastel petit fours (AKA super cute tiny cakes), jewel tone macarons and flower-shaped sugar cookies in my book! I love going to the pastry shop at this time of year and seeing the tiny confections shaped like bunnies, carrots and eggs, not only because they're cute but because I'm happy to have just one small treat rather than bringing home a big box of them! 


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