Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Heart-Shaped Brownie Sandwiches with Strawberry Mousse

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with one of these heart-shaped, rich and fudgy brownie sandwiches filled with velvety strawberry mousse. 
Because we all need a little more love ... and chocolate!

Love is in the air! Can you feel it too?!?
I'm so excited to share this recipe with you today. Cause, it's the perfect Valentine's day recipe idea and the best excuse to bake (and eat!) a delicious chocolate dessert. After all, nothing says love like chocolate. Especially when it comes in an heart-shaped, fudgy, dense and most dangerous brownie, with a pink and smooth strawberry mousse sandwiched in the middle.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Butter-Free Blueberry Mini Muffins

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MazolaHeartHealth #CollectiveBias

Did you know that February is Heart Health Month?!? Just in time to celebrate this occasion, I present you with these moist and perfectly sweet, butter-free blueberry mini muffins. Yes, you heard correctly: to make them healthier, in this recipe I replaced the butter with Mazola® Corn Oil. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim visit Mazola.com.

Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for the family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing.

... And not just holding up my muffin tower ;)

Friday, January 31, 2020

Lemon-White Chocolate Chips Cookies

Bring a taste of sunshine to your cookie jar with these white chocolate chip cookies exploding with lemon flavor
Let's start the weekend with something sweet that is a sure way to brighten up your day.
These white chocolate chip cookies are chewy and thick, and bursting with lemon zest and lemon juice. If you ask me, this is what summer tastes like. In a cookie form. Simple and yet, so delicious.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Cranberry-Orange Scones with Citrus Glaze

Start off your day with these super thick and amazingly flavorful cranberry-orange scones
 drizzled with a  sweet lemon/orange glaze

Let's wake up to these bright and absolutely flavorful scones, bursting with fresh cranberries and juicy oranges. 
I simply love the flavor combination of oranges and cranberries. The sweet and the tangy, complementing and enhancing each other. Just like peanut butter and jelly, or chocolate and pretzels. So good by themselves and yet, so much better together. A match made in heaven :)

These scones are buttery, crumbly and perfectly dense. Not as heavy (or dry) as your average scone. 
Super thick with just the right amount of crispy on the outside, and soft and a bit cakey on the inside. Each bite explodes with the sweet and tangy cranberry and orange flavor. The sugary lemon/orange glaze on top is an added bonus that makes these scone sweeter, slightly moist and kinda sticky. Who doesn't love a bit of stickiness anyways?!?! Licking the sugary glaze off my fingers is always my favorite part!

Friday, January 17, 2020

How to Make Cruffins from Scratch

When a croissant meets a muffin amazing things happen!

Tell me, can you think of something better than starting your day with one of these soft and flaky, buttery and perfectly sweet CRUFFINS, next to a steamy-hot cup of coffee?!?!
If you haven't heard of cruffins before (seriously?!?) they are a mix between croissants and muffins. They have the same laminated, airy and light dough of croissants, served up in a beautiful muffin shape. What more can I say, they are simply magical ... like any hybrid after all. Cause when you pair up the best of two things that are clearly meant for each other, BOOM! You can only end up with something amazing. 
Take a look, isn't this simply lick-your-sugary-fingers delicious?!?

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Grilled Salmon Tacos

Kicking off the New Year with these super-easy, crazy-delicious, wholesome salmon tacos 
This post is written in collaboration with Gorton's Seafood. All opinions are mine. Thank you for your support! #TrustGortons #GortonsPartner

Have you reflected on the highs and lows of 2019 and made any good resolutions for the New Year?!? 2019 has been an exhilarating, challenging and super-busy year for me. It taught me to always embrace what comes along with a positive attitude, be grateful for all I have, and never forget to take care of myself (and my family of course!) no matter how busy life gets. 
So one of the things I promised myself for 2020 is to try my best and set aside time for my favorite workout (and not feeling guilty about it), and as always, make healthy and scrumptious homemade meals to enjoy with my family. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Most Popular Recipes of 2019

Wishing you a magical New Year full of health, love and laughter
May this year gives you the opportunity to follow your dreams, smile unconditionally and love like there is no tomorrow  

Let's start the year with the best of the best. Here are 2019's six most viewed and liked recipes on the blog ... and for very good reasons. Can you guess which is the most popular?!?