All posts tagged: chocolate

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes: A Guilt-Free Gluten-Free Recipe

Originally posted on A Color Pop Life:
Oh, chocolate … a girl’s best friend 🙂 ?I lost count years ago to the amount of chocolate candy … cakes … cupcakes … chocolate covered fruits … anything chocolate that I have devoured. ?And, is if I had it already naturally bad for the chocolate bug when pregnant with my daughter it was doubly worse! ?I literally had dark chocolate bars residing on the bedside table. ?Wouldn’t you know it, though – Amelie has the chocolate bug worse than I do! ?In fact, that is one of her favorite stories about how even in the womb she took over my taste buds and demanded chocolate 🙂 So, how do we get this chocolate pleasure with as less guilt as possible is my quest. ?I think I found it! ?This gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe is the sweetest devotion to just the right amount of chocolate fix I need … AND I can still go for a run afterward because I am not left feeling heavy – No heaviness,…

Cookies While You Sleep: The Fluffiest Meringue Cookies That Make You Feel Like You’re Eating Clouds!

Hello Friend!  I cannot tell a lie … I literally was led to believe at a young age that there were cookies that would magically form into perfect, confection clouds while I was sleeping … and dreaming of sugar plum fairies of course 🙂  Anytime I would ask my baking queen grandmother what these droplets of pure white were called, she was always quick to reply, “Cookies while you sleep”.  I never doubted anything she said, and went on my merry little life always  believing these cookies needed the same dosage of sleep as I did, 8 hours, in order to meet their perfect state.  How could I challenge such a beautiful concept that the lightest, fluffiest cookies would be waiting for me upon sunrise!     Some thirty odd years later I actually had a moment of nostalgia and realized I wanted to make those cookies and was growing frustrated that no one … literally NO ONE … had heard of these.  I somewhat got used to the dismissive, awkward eyes that nudged me off …