Vegan Baked Apple Pastry Roses

I wrote this recipe for my friends over at #30SecondMom. Thought I’d share with you too if you don’t follow me there. You’ll need: 6 red apples, cored, halved and sliced 1/4-inch thick 1/2 cup melted vegan butter or regular butter 1 package phyllo dough nonstick spray water or nut milk, to seal equal parts cinnamon and sugar 1/2… Continue reading Vegan Baked Apple Pastry Roses

10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! 

Chocolate Mousse has never been healthier …or faster! When choosing Avocados use Haas variety- they tend to have a rich creamy finish.  Ingredients:  4 ripe avocados 3 Tablespoons honey, maple syrup or optional liquid sweetener. ( do not use granulated )  3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Small pinch of Himalayan… Continue reading 10 Minutes to Creamy! Chocolate Avocado Mousse! 

No Artificial Color- Empress Red Sugar Beet Cupcakes ! 

Ingredients: 1 cup puréed fresh red sugar-beets, (fresh cooked not canned) 1/3 cup coconut oil, slightly heated to pourable state 1 1/4 cup granulated organic sugar 2 teaspoons Madagascar vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons natural cocoa powder ( do not use Dutch processed cocoa for this batter) … Continue reading No Artificial Color- Empress Red Sugar Beet Cupcakes ! 

National Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!

Oooooh La Lahhhhh! It’s National Chocolate Cake Day here in America, why not celebrate with … well,…. A CHOCOLATE CAKE! I’m craving a chocolate flourless cake so here it is! Chocolate Flourless Cake with Chocolate Ganache Ingredients: 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet good quality chocolate chips such as Guittard 1/2 cup, ( 4 ounces or 8… Continue reading National Chocolate Cake Day! No Flour? No Problem!

Holiday Worthy Brioche Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce !

Ahhhh, bourbon and brioche. Two of my favorite things!  Ingredients: 1/4 cup bourbon  1/2 cup currants   1 -1/2 pound loaf of Brioche, torn into 1-2 inch chunks, or cut into cubes – allowed to stale overnight   1 1/2 cups whole milk or substitute  1/2 cup heavy cream or substitute 4 large eggs or… Continue reading Holiday Worthy Brioche Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce !

Chef Gigi’s Holiday Cutout Cookie Dough

This is my families holiday cut-out-cookie-dough. Easy to make, easy to bake! Holds its shape every time!  Ingredients: 6 cups, all purpose flour 3 teaspoons fresh baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 pound cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-2 inch chunks  2 cups white granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons good quality Madagascar or… Continue reading Chef Gigi’s Holiday Cutout Cookie Dough

30 Minute Chocolate Lava Cake

Molten chocolate lava cakes were developed by one of the worlds most famous chefs- Jean-Georges Vongerichten ! He says more than a thousand of these cakes are made in his restaurants every day. The ingredient list is simple –butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar and flour which makes this recipe easy for busy people! Below is my… Continue reading 30 Minute Chocolate Lava Cake