Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate are one fine trio, especially in cake-and-icing form. The banana-y cake is deliciously moist, and when you hit a bite with peanut butter cup, it's heaven. And the frosting? Out of this world.
Chocolate chips + oatmeal cookies are good. Raisins + oatmeal cookies are good. So I thought, how about chocolate-covered raisins in oatmeal cookies? Also good, as it turns out. Really good. Especially when you use the dark chocolate Raisinets, but regular Raisinets do just fine.
Tostadas are perfect for the mixed veggie/carnie house. In this version, the meat-eater gets a healthy dose of spicy, tender shredded chicken slow-cooked in beer; the vegetarian still gets plenty to eat, including delicious, smoky homemade refried black beans.
Vegetarian baked beans recipe that slow cooks to perfection right in your Crock Pot. Pure maple syrup and the spicy kick of Sriracha make them special – and absolutely delicious.
Delicious green cookies inspired by none other than the famous McD's Shamrock Shake. We're talking buttery green-hued shortbread flavored with vanilla and mint. Atop the cookie lies the best part - the minty buttercream, liberally flavored with vanilla and mint. And then naturally, a maraschino cherry on top.
A delicious vegetarian French Onion Soup recipe that you can at meatballs to for the meat-eaters. After cooking a huge amount of onions down into wonderful brown caramelized goodness, you add rich vegetable stock and, of course, a few other ingredients. Simmer for a good long while, then take some of the good stuff and add it to a new pot. This is where you'll add the meatballs for yourself or your loving (and appreciative) carnivore.
Rich, decadent chocolate brownies topped with a nice, thick, minty layer of sweet icing unabashedly spiked with green food coloring, and then sprinkled with mini chocolate chips. Chocolate on mint on chocolate.
Espresso-spiked coffee cupcakes topped with the perfect companion, light-as-a-cloud Baileys whipped cream. Sprinkle some instant espresso on top, and you’re good to go. I love these for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Fresh orange segments dipped in rich dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. So simple, so healthy, so perfect … and the perfect bright, sweet cure for the winter doldrums.
The cupcake is reminiscent of a Toll House Cookie bar, but, you know, in cupcake form. Ooey, chewy, gooey, chocolate chippy goodness. And the buttercream ... oh my. Lots of brown sugar, a hit of vanilla, a pinch of salt to take it over the top.
Chewy, gooey, oozing with chocolate, and caffeinated to boot.
So they're a bit of a cheat - they use refrigerator crescent rolls. They're also really, really delicious. The sauce creates a tart, lemony-orange caramel on the bottom of the rolls, and the zest settles into the cracks along the top.