Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars #BaconMonth

For the chocolate bacon fan, these Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars will make them swoon. Unexpected flavors combine for a decadent sweet treat | Cooking In Stilettos

We are nearing the end of #BaconMonth so if you haven’t entered the fab giveaway, enter today!

There is something to be said for bacon in sweet recipes.  Sure, bacon adds that wowza factor to savory applications and it’s the star for brunch, but in a sweet dessert is something that while I initially said “I dunno” and one bite of chocolate bacon changed my world forever.   Don’t even get me started on my ultimate favorite Bacon Bark.  These Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bacon Bars are sure to be a favorite among bacon lovers.  After one bite, I tend to think that these bars are something that I think even the pastry wizards at Momofuku Milk Bar would love – it’s sweet, savory and decadent…. 

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Sweet and Salty Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Sweet and Salty Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a cookie lover's dream - sweet cherries & dark chocolate chunks woven into sweet and salty oatmeal cookies with a sprinkle of vanilla salt | Cooking In Stilettos

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies in my repertoire, normally it’s all about the Rum Soaked Chocolate Chip Cookies or these Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.  However, I think these Sweet and Salty Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies might steal their their tried and true title and run all the way to the finish line because they are THAT good.  The flavor of an oatmeal cookie studded with dried cherries, rich dark chocolate chunks (no chips here) and sprinkled with a touch of vanilla salt to finish.  Don’t you want to bake up a batch just from reading that?… 

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Learning About #TheOriginalSuperfood And A Chocolate Cherry Almond Bowl Recipe #thesuperfoodgenerator #FriendshipDairies

This post is sponsored by Friendship Dairies. My opinion, as always, is my own.

Chocolate Cherry Almond Bowl | Cooking In Stilettos

Growing up, my mother always used to keep cottage cheese in the fridge. Most of the time, it was mixed with pineapple or chive and, when she had no idea, I would sneak some myself. I loved the flavor and on a cracker – cheesy heaven. Whether or not she knew it was me making the container go faster than she thought it would, we’ll never know.

I now use cottage cheese, not only by itself (with crackers, of course), but also I find myself incorporating it into recipes, including my absolute favorite brunch cheesecakelets. Recently, I collaborated with Friendship Dairies, a brand I use often in my kitchen, to incorporate a bit of cottage cheese love into some new recipes.

Did you know that cottage cheese is the original superfood? Also, did you know that cottage cheese packs a serious protein punch? I use their 1% cottage cheese often, which has 15 grams of protein per serving. Talk about some protein power, right? They also have different styles of cottage cheese whether it’s whipped or small curd, California style or pot style, 1%, non-fat or even 4%. There is something for everyone…. 

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Celebrating Summer’s Arrival With Turkey Hill Gelato And An Easy Gelato Sundae Bar #TurkeyHillGelato

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own.

Easy Gelato Bar with Easy Blueberry Sauce and Mexican Chocolate Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

There are two factions in my inner circle of friends and family – those that are #TeamChocolate and those are #TeamVanilla. So – let’s say if we were having a party and I had something sweet and chilly to serve, I need to plan accordingly. For the record, I’m neutral – there are days I adore all things chocolate and there are days when only vanilla will do.

Recently, I came across this new All Natural Gelato from Turkey Hill Dairy. I have to tell you – while I adore their ice cream, their All Natural Gelato – oh my heavens – we are talking luscious, creamy and some seriously chic flavors! Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato is made with fresh simple ingredients like milk, cream, sugar and vanilla and, from what I hear, they are the first major ice cream brand to offer an all natural gelato.  Gelato has less air than most ice cream so it has a richer denser texture and I knew my friends and family would love it. I picked up a few flavors for everyone to try including the classic, Purely Vanilla, as well as Sea Salted Caramel and Mint Chocolate Chip. I also was torn between the Peach Mango, Coffee Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut flavors but thought the three I picked should keep everyone sated and I’d whip up some homemade toppings to go with.

Easy Gelato Bar with Easy Blueberry Sauce and Mexican Chocolate Sauce - Turkey Hill Gelato | Cooking In Stilettos


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Tunnel of Mousse Cake From That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Who doesn’t love a chocolate mousse cake? But even better is a Tunnel of Mousse Cake with mousse utilized as both frosting and filling!

Tunnel of Mousse Cake | Light crumb chocolate cake filled and frosted with chocolate mousse
[When I asked if anyone was able to guest post for a gal while she heals from the world’s most stupidest mandoline injury, thankfully my buddy Liz tossed her stiletto in the ring.  If you haven’t read That Skinny Chick Can Bake, you are going to want to put that on your daily read list.  Her recipes are amazing, she’s beyond talented in the kitchen, has a heart of gold and can rock a Louboutin like no tomorrow.  Thank you so much Liz for bringing your ultimate Chocolate Mousse Cake to Cooking In Stilettos today!]

I’m honored to be guest posting today here on Cooking in Stilettos. Aly has always been an inspiration, especially since I’m not very techy and she’s kind enough to help me with behind the scenes stuff and current blogging tips and trends. And the fact that she’s a shoe diva makes her even more endearing. Due to her unfortunate kitchen accident a week or so ago, cooking and keyboarding have become rather difficult. I was happy to share one of my most recent creations with you all and give her digits a break.

Tunnel of Mousse Cake | LIght crumb chocolate cake filled and frosted with chocolate mousse

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