Chocolate Raspberry Meringue Cookies: Super Easy Recipe

When I don’t have a ton of time to bake but still want to add a sweet touch to our table, I love trying cookie recipes that are quick and easy- and no fail. So I went on a hunt yesterday for decadent chocolate cookies that I’ve never tried before and came across Once Upon a Chef’s recipe for Fudgy Double Chocolate Meringues. Curiosity piqued, I thought that yes, her recipe looks delicious, but I can tweak it to give it a Valentine’s Day spin with raspberry! The cookies have…

The Best Dark Chocolate Red Wine Cupcake Recipe

Dark chocolate red wine cupcake

Love red wine and looking for a decadent, easy recipe? Here’s my recipe for the best dark chocolate red wine cupcakes I’ve ever tasted! It’s February- the month of decadence. Sure, I’ve been trying to eat healthy and cut back on the sweets, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and when I think Valentine’s Day, I think chocolate. And red wine. So, I headed to my local grocery store and picked up some of the best chocolate I know- Ghirardelli Dark. The squares melt beautifully and the Valentine’s…

4 ingredient Hummus Recipe

There’s something to be said about making your own hummus. First off, the flavor is so much more complex than store-bought. Second, you can tweak the recipe depending on what consistency you like, additional ingredients, and texture. I’ve tried a couple of online hummus recipes and I’ve tweaked the best of them to suit my family’s style. Plus, this basic recipe is only FOUR ingredients. Ready for some deliciousness? Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1 can of Organic Garbanzo Beans (if you can’t find organic you can use regular) 1/2 Cup Tahini…

Homemade Holiday: Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

  Just the thought of a sweet and savory snack makes my mouth water. This one, chocolate covered pretzels, uses only two ingredients, is quick and easy, and makes a great homemade holiday gift. Wrap a few in pretty cellophane bags, tie with a ribbon, and you’re on your way to becoming friend/relative of the year! Ready for this simple tutorial? You’ll need 12 pretzel rods and 1/2 to one bag of milk chocolate chips.   Ingredients for 12 Chocolate Covered Pretzels   12 Pretzel Rods 1/2 to 1 bag…

Easy Oatmeal Apple Tart

If you’re like I am, you can’t resist buying apples in large quantities during autumn. I always find it a blast to create recipes using my family’s favorite ingredients (in this case it’s oatmeal for Mr. Locke) in our Oven Lovin’ series and I also like to make them fast and easy. This time around it’s Oatmeal Apple Tart filled with ripe apple slices and steel cut oatmeal for texture. Don’t have steel cut? Go ahead and use regular. Ingredients for Oatmeal Apple Tart Preheat oven to 350 Degrees For…