All posts tagged: Dessert

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,…

In Case You Missed It: Here’s a Recap of our October Posts!

Hi TBSH friends! It’s the end of October. Boy, did it go by fast! Hope you all had a spooktacular and ghoulishly good Halloween! I love how excited the kids get and it is so fun to see all the creative costumes. Much cooler than the plastic masks with the flimsy string that we bought at the grocery store when I was a kid 🙂 Does that give away my age?? Yes, I was a child in the late 70’s! So, Bridgette and I thought we’d start posting a monthly blog recap for you. We both have run into people that tell us that they saw something on the blog that they wanted to read, but were busy at the time and forgot to go back and check it out. We completely understand! Life gets busy. Happens to all of us! Fear not! That’s why we will now be doing these monthly “In Case You Missed It” recaps at the end of each month where you can find all of the previous month’s posts in …

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 …

Pears, Chocolate, and Mint: A Recipe So Quick and Easy Even a Mom Multi-Tasking Can Do It!

Howdy – Howdy everyone!  It’s about time again for a sweet recipe, especially with Autumn making a gentle entrance into Texas finally.  In a ever so brief moment when there was a speck of silence in my house I picked up the closest magazine in sight and wouldn’t you know, I found a recipe that was my kind of treat: includes seasonal fruit (pears), has chocolate (dark is my fav!), and is actually pretty darn easy to make!  For me, I was done – put this on the “Try It” list 🙂 And, away I went at getting ready to try this recipe out: write down the recipe – check … buy the ingredients – check … get out the kitchen utensils – check.  Here I am standing in the kitchen, ready to go, albeit still in my workout montage, and Max and Amelie waltz right into the kitchen and decide they want to make this into a Vlog (video+blog).  I mean, who was I think I was going to make this recipe on my …