You know I had to.
Ahem. So! Chia seeds. Surely you’ve heard of these little mini wonders, one of the newer super-power foods that everyone is raving about? They can go into all kinds of things and make them awesome. Including this thick, rich, creamy chocolate coconut pudding.
You guys, I flippin’ adore this cake. It’s my new addiction. My new “must send this to the office with my guy because I can’t be trusted home alone with it” cake. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake: Deliciously dangerous.
Our 2-year-old has a new habit lately, and I worry it’s something she learned directly from her parents.
“Daisy! No eat the house!”
“Daisy! No hit the CARS!”
So, I’m guessing right about now you might be a bit, shall we say, chocolated out? And red velveted, and sugar cookied, and candy hearted? I can relate.
The days after Valentine’s Day are a time to regroup, refocus, recommit … oh, who am I kidding.
But it IS probably a time when chocolate doesn’t sound quite as good as it did, say, last week. Right? And so I thought this would be a perfect time to bring you a round-up focusing on one of the most wonderful ingredients of all time.
Yeah, so I had to pack up these chocolate oatmeal cream pies and get them out of the house almost the instant they were put together.
Don’t misunderstand – I taste-tested them. Thoroughly. I mean, it’s my job, right?! My kid and my guy tested them repeatedly as well. And then, later, my guy’s coworkers. They were a hit. Especially with me. Which is why they needed to be out of my clutches as soon as humanly possible.
Rumor has it that the mighty cupcake is losing favor and pie popularity is surging. I’m not sure I’m down with the idea of certain sweets going in and out of fashion, but I’m a big fan of making room for everyone. Especially when it comes to desserts.
Today, though, for one day, I’m okay with favoring pie. It is, after all, National Pie Day. That’s right; a holiday all about pie! According to holidayinsights.com, it’s a day for baking pies, sharing pies and trying new pie recipes. And hey! I’ve got a new recipe for you right here!
I first made this Sweet Potato Pie for Christmas just this year. It’s one of those rare recipes that hit the perfect note the very first time I attempted it, and I doubt I’ll ever stray from this version. I’m just going to put all modesty aside and declare it pretty much perfection.