Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I’ve always wanted to try making dark chocolate dipped strawberries. I think they’re the perfect dessert, healthy and satisfying. Dark chocolate, in moderation of course, is actually good for you and is loaded with antioxidants and fresh strawberries are… well fabulous, and if you can find them organic, even better. The first thing I read … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Blood Orange and Grapefruit Mocktail

For my recipe, I chose to do the drink. I wanted to keep it simple, citrusy, and delicious. I only used 4 ingredients: Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Coconut Sugar, and Water (ice too!). You always have the option to add a little splash of alcohol. I suggest rum. Ingredients -Juice from 1 grapefruit -Juice from 1 … Continue reading Blood Orange and Grapefruit Mocktail

Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

"Strawberries and rhubarb are the epitome of spring cooking, and I love them equally. This compote — which can be served hot, warm, or chilled — shows how well they work together. Olive oil gives the cake a moist, pound-cake-like texture, and lemon, orange, and rosemary pro­vide fragrant flavors and aromas. Use a fruity extra-virgin … Continue reading Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Bittersweet Chocolate Basil Tart with Honey Grapefruit Sauce

The sauce is a zesty complement to the tart's rich chocolate filling.   LEVEL: MODERATE SERVES: 20 INGREDIENTS TART SHELL: 6 tbsp. butter ¼ c. granulated sugar 1¼ c. cake flour (not self-rising) 1 egg FILLING: 1 c. heavy cream ⅓ c. whole milk ½ c. finely shredded basil leaves 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate 1 … Continue reading Bittersweet Chocolate Basil Tart with Honey Grapefruit Sauce