Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Skinny Mocha Frappe

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  Trying to lose weight? This Skinny Mocha Frappe recipe will help you stick to your resolutions! So 2014 is here, and lots of us are probably trying to eat healthy, lose weight, yada yada yada. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm in the middle of week 4 of my new diet. It's been great so far, and I am definitely adjusting to the whole "eat healthier" thing, but everyone needs a treat now and then, right? Well, my diet might be structured, but I had to come up with a way to treat myself within my diet plan. So I came up with this drink. You know the one you spend $5.95 on at a cafe or restaurant? Yep, same thing. Except it costs pennies in … [Read more...]

Chewy Mocha M&M Cookies

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These cookies were totally born out of necessity, which pretty much makes them amazing. Ok, I think I need to explain myself a bit here, right? See, here's what happened. It started with an awesome dessert that I made for my column in Ami Magazine. The dessert actually has nothing to do with mocha, but I needed something pretty to anchor the treat in the bowl. I headed to the local candy store, and looked around till I came up with these mocha flavored chocolate lentils. The color matched perfectly to the style I was going for. I loaded up a big bag full of these candies and headed to the checkout. On a related note, I sometimes wonder if the checkout people in the various stores I … [Read more...]

Mocha Chocolate Chip Bars


I'm in love with a dessert. This dessert. I know, it shouldn't happen, especially to a gal who doesn't try her desserts, but...well, I can't help loving this recipe. For starters, it has coffee. In multiple forms. In my book, coffee=awesome. A dessert recipe with coffee? Double awesome. Then there's the matter of how absolutely quick these are to make. The first time I made these, I stuck them in the oven and looked at the clock in amazement. The entire thing had taken just minutes from start to finish! I mentally swore off every other kind of cookie besides for bars, then, because I am crazy that way, I set out to make super complicated cookies. Because making such an easy recipe was like, … [Read more...]