Chocolate Wine Sangria

Chocolate Wine Sangria with ChocolatRouge

There's something fun and festive about a pitcher of ruby red sangria. It's the perfect drink for a holiday party or entertaining. Fresh fruit makes sangria fragrant and adds another layer of flavor. I used ChocolatRouge Sweet Red for this recipe. The sweet red is a blend of decadent rich chocolate and fine red wine. As soon as your open the bottle of ChocolatRouge you can smell the intense chocolate aroma. I
chocolate chip cookie butter cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Cookies

Delicate chocolate chip cookie butter cookies made with Trader Joes' Speculoos Cookie Butter and laced with chocolate chips and coarse sea salt. If you haven't had cookie butter you are missing out on something wonderfully decadent. Imagine spreading a layer of creamy spread made from gingerbread cookies and crushed biscuits onto a warm piece of toast. Actually, you don't even need the toast it's great straight out of the jar! The cookie butter has hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cardamom. It's warm, cozy and very addicting.
chocolate chip banana bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This no oil or butter banana bread recipe has been a favorite with both my coworkers and neighbors. All natural apple sauce is used to create this very easy, chocolatey, moist banana bread. I created this recipe while on maternity leave and now it's my go to recipe. The brown sugar and cinnamon really adds depth to the bread. Derrick thinks that I purposely let bananas get super ripe just to make banana bread. There may some truth to that...
pear & vanilla bean jam

Pear and Vanilla Bean Jam

Pear and vanilla go so well together creating a jam that is fragrant and sweet. The little specks of vanilla is gorgeously dispersed throughout the jam which packs a lot of flavor. This pear and vanilla bean jam is great on toast, mixed into Greek yogurt and even warmed up and drizzled over vanilla ice cream. I've also have enjoyed it straight out of the jar with a spoon. It's pretty darn good!