Chocolate Caramel Mini Tarts with Pretzel Crust

Chocolate-filled Mini Tarts, rich layers of Caramel and salty-sweet Pretzel Crusts. Deeelicous!

Chocolate Caramel Mini Tarts with Pretzel Crust

Happy Monday to you. I hope you’re in the mood for something salty, sweet, chocolaty and oh-so decadent. Yup, we’re continuing the love for all things caramel that started (once again) last Friday and also continuing on with the theme of preparing things I’ve never made before. The success of my first ever cupcakes posted on the blog, certainly gave me enough confidence to try my hand at other desserts that have been swirling around in my head, aka Tarts. So, as I set out to purchase a tart pan and inevitably stumbled upon mini versions, I basically bolted out of the store and headed straight for the kitchen. Inspiration struck at lightening speed. Caramel! Chocolate! Pretzels! Mini Tarts! Sooo much excitement.

Chocolate Caramel Mini Tarts with Pretzel Crust

I was totally up for the challenge of making everything from scratch, but to be honest, I was mostly just hoping that my tart experiment would be successful in the flavor and taste department. Thinking about combining 3 of my favorite things into one epic dessert, basically had me drooling during the ride home.

Little did I know how adorable, beautiful and absolutely mouthwatering these tarts would turn out to be. Mini tarts seriously have it going on! [Read more…]

The Best Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Soft, moist and scrumptious Vanilla Cupcakes filled with Salted Caramel, topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and finished with even more Caramel. The best cupcakes you can make at home!

The Best Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Here I was thinking that I don’t do pretty swirls on cupcakes. Have you noticed the absence of cupcakes on this blog of mine? Yes? Because I did too. Pretty sure I waited for the right moment, flavor and enough courage to try to pipe frosting beautifully on top of each mini cake. Most of you know by now that patience is not my strong suit. Making the frosting or buttercream is one thing, but I was seriously dreading the process that inevitably would follow next. The fact that I’d never tried my hand at decorating cupcakes this way before didn’t help either.

The Best Salted Caramel Cupcakes

After procrastinating and avoiding cupcakes for quite some time, I finally decided that I needed to bake to the occasion ;). I carefully planned what I was going to make and settled upon Salted Caramel Cupcakes because it just made sense. Caramel and I are inseparable. And I had full confidence that anything involving caramel couldn’t fail. [Read more…]

PB and Jelly Bars

 Peanut Butter and Jelly aren’t just best friends when it comes to sandwiches anymore. They’re taking over the dessert world and together make for some utterly scrumptious, delicious, and fun bars.

PB and Jelly Bars

We’re bringing Peanut Butter and Jelly back. At least in the Deliciously Yum Home. I can’t remember the last time I had a pb & jelly sandwich. Probably sometime back in High School. I have no idea why, but my husband decided to break out the peanut butter and jelly jars and devour one sandwich after the other over the last week or so. And I immediately took inspiration, of course.

PB and Jelly Bars

We’re basically looking at cookie bars. The crust and crumbly topping resemble a chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookie. With a generous layer of strawberry preserves in the middle. 

Childhood and Adulthood dreams come true! [Read more…]

Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo

Healthy, dairy-free and absolutely life changing. The secret to lighter Fettuccine Alfredo is all in a one-of-a-kind sauce. I can’t stop making it!

Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo

Happy Monday morning, everyone! If I don’t jump right in, I might just explode. Because I’ve been dreaming of and cooking up a storm like it’s my job. Well, it sort of is. The weird thing is that I’ve been making the same thing over and over again. It’s so unlike me to stick with the same recipe and see how many different ways I can incorporate it into our lives.

There are just a few dishes that I tend to make on the regular, but most of what I prepare for dinner involves new recipes and serving up whatever my fellow food bloggers are sharing. I love change and am always trying out something new. At least when it comes to food.

But THIS SAUCE. I can’t seem to get over it.

Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo

There have been several attempts at recreating some of my husband’s favorite dishes ever since finding out that lactose just isn’t his best friend. Luckily, there are many substitutions that work extremely well when it comes to emulating butter, yogurt and cheese. Or so we keep telling ourselves, ha. Yes, most of the time (with exceptions to baking and chocolate) I stand in solidarity with Adam and consume far less dairy than I used to. Which means my non-lactose game has to be on point or I couldn’t do it.

But I thought I’d challenge myself and try to come up with a creamy dish that not only wins in the non-dairy department, but also brings true nutritional value and health benefits to the table.

The clear winner is in the sauce. [Read more…]

Brown Butter Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Swirly Sweet Rolls studded with Blueberries and loads of Brown Butter.

Brown Butter Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Cruising right on threw April. I know Minnesotans like to talk about weather and I’m certainly no exception. The fact that the days have been absolutely beautiful lately deserves special recognition. It’s amazing what a difference 70 degree weather can make. It feels incredible to be able to soak up those rays and enjoy true Spring weather. While I love, love, love the heat, I am pretty content for now. We get to go on walks, see pretty flowers everywhere and don’t need to turn on the heat anymore or air conditioning just yet. Plus, I still can’t wait to crank up the oven and bake away.

Brown Butter Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Once again I was feeling fruity and had to incorporate one of the yummiest berries, blueberries, into one of my baked goods. I happen to think that blueberries and brown butter make for the perfect match. There’s just something about that nutty flavor coupled with the warm, juicy and naturally sweet goodness blueberries have to offer.

Saturday brunch? Don’t mind if I do! [Read more…]