Bolivian Street Food: Llauchas (cheesy Empanadas with a chilli kick!)

I am crazy about street food. I think that there is nothing more authentic when travelling, than trying out the street food that the locals love.Llauchas are one of Bolivia's ultimate street foods. They are cheesy 'Empanadas' that are sold very early in the morning in the streets of La Paz (where I was born), offering an option for breakfast-on-the-go....more

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Chocolate Sesame Butter Cookies

Soft Chocolate Sesame Butter Cookies are Sandwiched around a Sweet and Decadent Chocolate Sesame Buttercream Filling, and Dipped in Dark Chocolate.  Indulge your Deep Chocolate craving with these Rich and Nutty Cookies.  (Great Substitute for those with Nut Allergies!)Don't forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of...more

GLUTEN-FREE CINNAMON MUFFINS

This time of year marks the WEEK OF JESS in our house. My husband and I have our wedding anniversary, Mothers Day and then my birthday.  A week of celebrations use to mean a week of treats; it would start with German Chocolate Cake, followed by cookies and ended with a Black Forest Cake.  Now it's  low sugar muffins for breakfast OR cookies and a single slice of cake, I'm slowly growing up. ...more

Ombre Fabric Inspired Cupcake Ruffles

Nothing is more mystical than a cupcake or cake adorned in ruffles. Although I general use royal icing or fondant for fashion inspired cake decorating; buttercream has a soft fluffy appearance. The buttercream ruffle entices your eyes to dance, the anticipation of that first bite becomes overwhelming. You begin to fell like a “kid in a candy store,” once you finally are able to taste (or better yet eat) your  achieved palatable nirvana! Now... ...more

Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Scones

Ok, so I've never actually had a scone, gluten free or otherwise. Whenever I was presented with a baked good choice I would go with whatever contained the most chocolate. What can I say, I'm a chocoholic. Since scones always made me think of something prim and proper that fancy people had with tea, it had never crossed my mind to even make them. That was until I came across a recipe for them on Pinterest that was accompanied by an amazing looking picture....more

A Natural Sweetener — Stevia

If you are like me, you are probably wondering if Stevia will be another Agave story. The truth is, I used to eat agave, but I didn't do the research before consuming this alternative sweetener. I heard from a doctor that agave was so much better than eating sugar or honey and that I should be using it in everything for which I normally used sugar. I honestly didn't add sugar in many things, but then again, I didn't realize how much sugar, maltose, dextrose, or high-fructose syrup were in the foods I used to eat....more

Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu. The word alone makes me salivate with excitement!I’ve always been a huge fan of desserts that consist of layers. Whether it’s a chocolate trifle, the rich, yet painstakingly involved, Baklava, or those sweet 7-layer bars. However, there’s something about Tiramisu that just makes it irresistible....more

Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Looks like a quick after-school snack! Thanks for the recipe!more