Must Try: Flourless Chocolate Cake & Salted Caramel Sauce

As much as I love pasta and potatoes, I think dessert has to be my biggest weakness. Every night my partner in cuisine crime and I look at each other and say, “What’s for dessert?” There’s a certain, otherwise unattainable, joy that comes with a sweet treat. For me, cake belongs on a pedestal, literally…

Must Try: Salted Caramel Dark Cocoa Brownies

This week we were in snowverload mode and to get through it, I needed comfort. Plus, I got switched to the night shift and that left me with plenty of time in the morning to whip up something. While I was on the elliptical I started reading caramel brownie recipes. Aren’t you supposed to think…

Must Try: No Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies seem so innocent. They’re automatic portion control. Even if you have one the size of a hubcap, it’s still just one, right? Well, store bought cookies, no matter the size, are usually packed with bad oils and preservatives, not to mention way too much sugar. The good news is that cookies are really easy…

Must-Try: Jerk Chicken

I’ve loved the flavor of jerk seasoning for a long time. I can remember trying it at a beachside restaurant in Florida when I was in high school. It’s hot, somewhat sweet, and loaded with spices. The two signature flavors are Scotch Bonnet Peppers and allspice (a peppercorn-looking thing with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and…

Must-Try: Chocolate Zabaglione

If fondue and mousse courted, married, and honeymooned in paradise this would be their first born. It’s light, airy yet creamy, and ridiculously decadent. I’ll warn you. This recipe by my girl, Giada DeLaurentiis, is a bit challenging. You have to beat the crap out of several egg yolks. Her recipe calls for four minutes…

Must-Try: Meyer Lemon Pudding

I could kiss Pinterest for introducing me to this plush pudding. It’s light, creamy, and silky smooth. The Meyer lemon, which as you know, is one of my absolute favorite foods, really is the star here. I adore the tiny pieces of zest that light up this yellow cloud like only a constellation could. The…