Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Sheet Pan Chicken with Pistachios and Honey
This is a variation of a slightly more exotic chicken dish created by Yotam Ottolenghi. We loved the idea of roasting chicken pieces with honey and nuts, but wanted to simplify the ingredients to reflect what’s usually in our own pantries. The result is just as delicious. Serve over rice for a... More »
Chocolate Raspberry Torte
God made chocolate and the devil threw the calories in! This tastes as good as it looks. Perfect for any (and every) special occasion - especially Mother's Day! More »
Chocolate Mocha Custard
Wouldn't this make a spectacular Mother's Day dessert? For a deliciously decadent (vegetarian) treat, spoon this dreamy custard into pretty glass dishes, top it with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve your favorite vanilla wafers on the side to keep it... More »
Poached Pears in Chocolate Sauce
Nothing could be simpler than these pears poached in a simple sugar syrup enhanced with vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. The fruit is delicious on its own, but if, like me, you enjoy gilding the lily, add the chocolate sauce, which is very easy to make. Perfect for Mother's Day! More »
Pink Coconut Squares
Perfect for Motehr's Day, baby and bridal showers, this soft, creamy frosting is a perfect match for a moist coconut filling and graham wafer crust. More »
Chocolate Mousse-Filled Cupcakes
These cupcakes are a grown-up version of the store-bought treats beloved by children. Devil’s food cupcakes are filled with a luscious chocolate mousse center and topped with a coating of chocolate ganache. What a fabulous Mother's Day treat! More »
Truffles (gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian)
These decadent truffles are a crowd-pleaser and they're perfect for Mother's Day. More »
Strawberry Coconut Mousse
This pretty-in-pink, perfect-for-Mother's-Day dessert is sweet with ripe strawberries and enriched with both coconut milk and coconut oil. With its juicy fruit, luxurious texture and delicate hue, it will please any dessert lover. More »
Macadamia and Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Know someone who loves to make their own beauty products? This is THE gift for them! Hot summer sun and cold winter weather make your lips cry out for relief. This balm is just what they need to soothe and protect them all year long! More »
Nourishing Banana Cream
 Nourishing Banana CreamBananas are good for beauty, both inside and out. They contain a host of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamins A, C and E and potassium.Click the below link to get this simple all-natural, facial treatment recipe, perfect for gift giving! Find more... More »
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