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Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Sriracha Ganache ~ #SweetTreat

Double Chocolate brownie cookies drizzled with a spicy Sriracha ganache.

Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Sriracha Ganache |

I hope you like your sweet with your spicy, because I made you thick, gooey brownie cookies topped with a unique ganache made with spicy Sriracha sauce.

Are you familiar with Sriracha? I only take every opportunity I get to slather whatever I’m eating with the vibrant red chili sauce. It’s not overly spicy, but it does pack a wee kick. In the ganache, the Sriracha creates a gentle warmth in the background. I even added a pinch of cayenne pepper—totally optional—for an extra kick of heat.

Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Sriracha Ganache |

I was a little nervous about these cookies. Chocolate and Sriracha is a fairly odd combination for most. For years chefs and bakers have been pairing chili with chocolate, but not everyone is a chef or a baker. I was concerned that people wouldn’t understand and accept these cookies.

Sriracha in chocolate… Say what?

Weeknight Meals with Ragú Tra-Dish

Ragu Tra-Dish

Make your weeknight meals a cinch with Ragú. I am a brand representative for Ragú and have been compensated for this post. Simple weeknight meals are a must in my house. I work a full-time job during the day and come home to a part-time job–my website–at night. As my website continues to grow,...

How To: Make Cold Brewed Coffee (A Tutorial)

Cold Brewed Coffee Tutorial |

Save money by making your own iced coffee at home with this recipe for rich cold brewed coffee concentrate. This shop is part of a social shopping marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Scott Brand, but all opinions are my own.  The temperature is rising. Sure, it’s happening slowly, but it’s on...

Carrot Cake Energy Balls ~ Blendtec Giveaway

Carrot Cake Energy Balls |

Carrot cake… Only healthy. Are you tired of carrot cake yet? There’s only about 1.4 million carrot cake recipes floating around on the Interweb. That’s a lot of carrot cake. Lucky for you, I was too lazy to make an entire cake. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking and assembling cakes, but it’s a task that...

Fennel & Radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fennel & Radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette |

Fresh spring greens tossed with vibrant radishes and crisp fennel create this seasonal fennel & radish Salad with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette.  The air is finally starting to warm up outside, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds, and the heaping mounds of snow have finally melted. I think spring is well on its way....

Greek Salad Wrap ~ #SundaySupper

Greek Salad Wrap |

Fresh Greek salad fixin’s stuffed into a portable wrap. I stuffed everything good about a Greek salad into a whole wheat wrap. Hello, portable lunch! This week’s #SundaySupper theme is all about stuffing, rolling, and wrapping your favorite food. This recipe was inspired by an on-the-go wrap I picked up at The Fresh Market...

Slice of Life Saturday’s ~ The Wandering Nomad

Cookbook and Iced Coffee

I stumbled through Monday, trudged through (over?) hump day, and Friday crept by brutally slow. The good news… I made it out alive. And, I have wine to thank. Happy Saturday, folks! Go ahead, relax. Enjoy that well-deserved cup of coffee in slow motion today. Savor every last drop before going back for seconds....