April 24, 2011

(Heavenly) Chocolate Cake

For those of you celebrating...Happy Easter, and Christos Anesti!  This little cake looks to be sporting some Sunday finery just for the occasion.  Although this might actually fall into the better-for-you-delicious, as opposed to the good-for-you-delicious category, I've worked hard to trim out some of the saturated fat while adding back in a nice dose of heart-healthy goodness, without (of course) sacrificing any of the flavor or texture that one expects in a rich, chocolatey dessert.  I adapted this from a pound cake recipe, but trimmed out a whole stick of butter (by swapping in some olive oil and yogurt).  The result is really more like Devil's Food--moist, dark and tender, but without all the guilt, hence the name.  These are perfect for a Sunday get-together, Mother's Day, or just because.  As a card-carrying member of Chocoholics Anon, I can vouch for the flavor punch that this recipe delivers.

April 17, 2011

Blueberry Tangerine Muffins

Blue-ti-ful!  No?  If you've never made blueberry muffins with fresh berries before, this is the recipe that will surely make you a convert.  I think nothing says 'spring' better than fresh berries...except maybe 'citrus', so when you combine the two (dare I say it?)... so berry delicious!  This is a delectable way to add some color into the diet (think anti-oxidants, vitamin C, fiber).  So much more fun than popping that daily supplement.