Here’s another mashup of all things food, dating back from last valentine’s day!

I had seen recipes for greek yogurt mousse on pinterest, so i decided to try one out. I always try to look for recipes that use ingredients we have or ones I can figure out a substitute for.

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I have made this recipe several times since then and have figured out the best way to make it is make a chocolate ganache in the microwave: melt chocolate chips in a minimal amount of milk. The less milk you use, the more stiff the mouse will be. Then, I mix in greek yogurt until the overall color is a light chocolate, or mix in the greek yogs to taste.

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To go with our dessert, my husband grilled veggies and steak that turned out absolutely divine!

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Another dessert I made for valentine’s day was individual chocolate lava cakes. Now, I didn’t have enough chocolate to fulfill my chocolate cravings and only realized it halfway through, so I made my own chocolate using cocoa powder. The center became solid and wasn’t runny like a normal chocolate lava cake. It was also a little more salty than usual, as the effect of cocoa powder usually gives. But overall, I enjoyed the sweets that wen with our delicious meal!

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The next snack I have made a few times. I found the recipe for gronola bars from pinterest as well. The first time I used it, I combined whatever sunflower and pumpkin seeds we had left as well as some mix of nuts. I used toasted coconut to hide the texture, as some usually don’t like that. It turned out great and chocolaty! I also used half the amount of chocolate chips and it didn’t melt all the way through, which was better like that, in my opinion.

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This next spin off of the breakfast classic were loaded pancakes. I used a banana to sweeten them, but also threw in chocolate chips of course! They were jam packed with all kinds of goodies, like oats, blueberries and other healthy stuff. Although they turned out super dense, I enjoyed them.

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My sister in law, as I had mentioned before, is a great chef! She’s done cakes for weddings, showers, and several other parties. Here is a glimpse of her great chocolate truffle cake with chocolate ganache. It’s so rich in flavor. The middle is her truffle recipe in between a hershey’s chocolate cake recipe. It’s so delicious that not only can I not express enough in words how great it is, but I can eat the whole thing all by myself!

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The next two recipes are ones I made this past week. The following recipe is for an oatmeal bliss bar. I was craving some oatmeal cookies, but was too lazy to look it up, so I made my own.

Forgive me if there is not enough explanation, but I will try and be thorough with the recipe!

2 cups brown sugar, or you can probably get by with 1 1/4
1 cup oatmeal
a scoop of mayo with a spatula
pampered chef cinnamon plus blend-maybe about 3 tbsp
2 cupsish of raisin/craisin mix
1/4 lb butter-but you can probably put less, as there is butter for greasing the pan-the reason why i say to use less butter is so that it’ll be chewy but also because these came out gushing with butter in every bite!

mix all and press into an 8×8 dish.
bake at 350 for about 20-30 min.

It will still be jiggly when it is done. Take it out and let it cool. When it solidifies it is ready to eat!

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The last recipe is our very own filipino (not to be confused with the mexican version) leche flan. It is rich, smooth and packed with calories!

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