Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Christmas time reminds me of all things peppermint – candy canes, peppermint desserts, peppermint drinks, hot chocolate. Ok, the last one is not peppermint flavored unless you dip one of these Chocolate Covered Candy Canes into it and let it melt into that creamy chocolateyness – then you have a hot chocolate with hints of peppermint…… Continue reading Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies

Especially in the South! Butter is a better substitute since it has 0.5 grams of trans fat per Tablespoon, making it 80% fat compared to Crisco’s 1.7 grams of Trans fat per Tablespoon and 100% fat. Butter is made with simple ingredients of milk proteins, water, and salt. While Crisco is made from partially hydrogenated…… Continue reading Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies

GF Peanut Butter Blossoms {Dairy-Free}

I’m so thrilled to be sharing this recipe for GF Peanut Butter Blossoms with y’all today! I love Peanut Butter! Some might even say I love peanut butter more than chocolate. Might. Although, there’s still taste testing going over here behind the scenes of Sweet and Spicy Monkey’s Kitchen. As soon as I come to…… Continue reading GF Peanut Butter Blossoms {Dairy-Free}

Poached Pears with Chocolate Ganache

A girls two best friends, wine and chocolate, come together in this simple and elegant dessert of Poached Pears with Chocolate Ganache. You don’t have to possess any baking skills since everything is cooked on the stove top. Yes, poached pears, wine reduction, and chocolate ganache all cooked over the stove top. I did learn some…… Continue reading Poached Pears with Chocolate Ganache