Orange and Dark Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are a great combo of citrus and chocolate! I didn’t make the chocolate drizzle but even so the cookies are great on their own! Ingredients Parchment paper 1/2 cup plus 1/4 tsp mild extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 cup sugar Juice and zest of 1 orange 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flourContinue reading “Orange and Dark Chocolate Cookies”

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I made these cupcakes for a very special person’s birthday and they were a hit! So delicious! Especially for cookies and cream lovers, which is pretty much everyone. Ingredients 1 and 2/3 cups (210g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (115g)Continue reading “Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting”

Olive Oil Lemon Chiffon Cake

Here is another healthy option for a quick sweet craving! The cake itself is very airy which makes it even better! Ingredients 1 cup plus 2 tbsp cake flour 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons mild extra-virgin olive oil 4 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Olive Oil Lemon Chiffon Cake”

Almond and Avocado Macarons

I know this doesn’t sound like the most appetizing dessert on this blog BUT it is a guilt-free sweet treat that will really help out if you are on a diet or just want something nutritious and delicious. Give the avocado filling a try, don’t let your mind beat you to trying new things! Enjoy!Continue reading “Almond and Avocado Macarons”

Brown Butter Peach Crumble Bars

I LOVE anything with a crumble, and this summer time fruit was a perfect combination for this complex crumble mixture that requires a brown butter preparation that is totally worth it! Hope you enjoy these delicious treats that will surely be gone quickly! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flourContinue reading “Brown Butter Peach Crumble Bars”

Speculaas

In honor of the 2014 World Cup in Brasil, we tried to incorporate something from the cuisine of each of the final four countries to watch the final. We made Brazilian (pao de queijo) cheese bread as the appetizer and German bratwurst and bread for the entree all with Argentine wine and, last but not least, Dutch Speculaas for dessert!! They have a great combination ofContinue reading “Speculaas”