3 Ingredient Pineapple Dole Whip [+ video]

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes22 Comments

Pineapple Dole Whip

This Dole Whip is a creamy smooth pineapple frozen treat… just like at Disney! Made with only 3 ingredients and a blender! I had heard that a trip to Disney wouldn’t be complete without getting a Pineapple Dole Whip. Whoever said that wasn’t kidding. When you’re out in the blistering sun all day, you need to cool down! What better way than with a tropical, sweet, smooth, melty treat? The instant I tasted the legendary Dole Whip, I knew I had to recreate it in my own kitchen! Now I can enjoy a Dole Whip whenever I want and be … Read More

the best chocolate chips cookies you will ever eat (and they’re gluten free)!

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Dessert, Recipes, Snack3 Comments

Repurpose Halloween candy to make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Say hello to the. best. chocolate chip. cookies. EVER.  I’ve made my fair share of chocolate chip cookies. I know what I like and especially what I don’t like.  This is what I don’t like in a chocolate chip cookie: dry and crumbly crunchy all the way through soft and fluffy  hardly any chocolate chips This is what I do like in a chocolate chip cookie: chewy centre crispy edges simultaneous tastes of sweet and salty enough chocolate chips without being overly chocolate-y And this recipe has all those boxes check-marked! But the most incredibly part of this recipe is that it’s…. … Read More

what type of holiday baker are you? (+ a recipe for my favourite holiday baking)

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Dessert, Recipes4 Comments

What type of holiday baker are you?

I love personality typing. So I wrote this about Christmas baking. What category do you fall under? Leave a note in the comments!  What type of holiday baker are you? The Traditionalist You always make the same holiday favourites. Your family has come to expect and depend on your classics! Sugar cookies, here we come! The Experimentalist You scour magazines and Pinterest for new and interesting ideas. You love trying out different recipes. Some end up as “keepers”… but that doesn’t really mean much since you’ll choose entirely new recipes to try next year! The Faker You don’t actually do any baking. … Read More

salted caramel black bean brownies (GF)

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes8 Comments

Black Bean Brownies

My cousin recently sent me a recipe for a Chocolate Mousse Pie. It’s a supremely delicious looking recipe featuring butter, chocolate, and whipping cream. Yum. Yum. Triple yum. It actually looks quite similar to my Espresso Dark Chocolate Torte, which is my all-time favourite decadent dessert. My cousin then asked me if I could transform it into something healthier.   No. Just no. You don’t mess with a recipe featuring butter, chocolate, and whipping cream by trying to make it healthier!  I can tell she’s been reading my articles though because she ended the email by asking if it was best to just … Read More

4 minute 4 ingredient salted caramel sauce

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes4 Comments

Salted Caramel Sauce

Yesterday my husband completed our semi-annual event where the interior of our car gets a thorough tidying and cleaning. I just love the feeling of a dust-free, clutter-free car. When it’s clean like this, I’m always so confident that I’ll keep it this way. I couldn’t imagine leaving random objects in the backseat. I’m really good at keeping it tidy for about three weeks… then my resolve starts to weaken and I leave a mitten behind. And then that one mitten just opens up the floodgate and the clutter starts to pile up again. There’s a constant battle waging inside of me. One voice … Read More

Healthy Chocolate Cherry Zucchini Cake

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chocolate zucchini cake

Each piece of this chocolate zucchini cake has 1/2 serving of veggies/fruit! The zucchini seemingly disappears into this moist, chocolatey cake. We were away on vacation this spring during planting season, which is an extra challenge for me as a gardener. Let’s just say I don’t have much of a green thumb to begin with. When we got home I figured it would be best to buy some plants instead of planting seeds. The plants have a head start, so that way we’d have a better chance at a¬†harvest during¬†our shortened growing season. But, because everybody had already picked through … Read More

DIY vegan chocolate syrup

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Drink, Recipes4 Comments

DIY vegan chocolate syrup

With this rich, fudgey recipe your search for the perfect vegan chocolate sauce is over! Perfect for chocolate “milk” and frozen desserts. I received a reader request to post a recipe for a vegan chocolate syrup for making chocolate “milk.” I was only too happy to oblige and experiment with CHOCOLATE! When I came up with a winning recipe I (obviously) had to experiment with the different ways you could use it. I tried it… in a dairy milk substitute to make chocolate “milk” over ice cream (I had dairy ice cream but I’m sure it would be equally delicious … Read More