Our office kissed summer Fridays goodbye last week, which makes Fall pretty official around here...95-degree weather and all. Here's a fun recipe I came up with over the Labor Day weekend to start September on a sweet note.
Zucchini Bikini Pumpkin Bread
We'll name this skinny version of Zucchini Bread after my Zucchini Bikini Soup. After all, it is much lighter than the zucchini bread I was told about. This is my first zucchini bread ever, as in the first I have ever tried, and therefore tried to make. (Okay, this one pictured is the second one, because round one of recipe testing was a major fail.) It's surprisingly delicious, moist (and almost fat free) and packed with healthy stuff. I also decided to add a fall twist with the pumpkin. You zucchini bread connoisseurs can try this out and let me know how I did.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
It's easy to make your own healthy chocolate-covered strawberries at home. Yes, healthy. Mine are (lightly) dipped in (antioxidant-rich) dark chocolate and covered in heart-healthy nuts. If you love Nutella, and who in the right mind doesn't, you'll fall in love with this recipe.
Game Day Chili
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, football fans! With a little inspiration from my friends at Goya*, I gave my 5-Star Chili recipe a Cuban twist - picadillo meets chili in this hearty, sweet and spicy chili that will have your guests cheering for you.
Flourless PB&J Cookies: Two Ways
This is the craving that got me back in the kitchen to try something new. The Recipe Girl mentioned her mother's flourless peanut butter cookies on Twitter, and off I went. These are so delish - chewy, crunchy, not too sweet, and so easy, made with just five ingredients!
I love canned pumpkin. I really have no problem with it -- it tastes like the holidays. But there was something quite lovely and organic about making my own calabaza puree and using it to bake a delicious bread. I'll call it pumpkin perfection.
The Pig is the Blanket: Part 2
This fancy appetizer will floor your guests. The best part is how super simple it is to make. Or how crazy delicious it is. You decide. It's the fruit sequel to my veggie The Pig is the Blanket.
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