Posts by: Annalise

Soft and chewy drop cookies packed full of chocolate chunks, toffee bits, rolled oats and dried cherries.

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Chocolate Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries | completelydelicious.com

I need to share something with you, and I really hope you don’t mind.

Life is pretty difficult right now. My Mom passed away almost 3 months ago and I’m still taking it one day at a time. Some days are almost normal with brief moments of grief, but on other days the grief is all-consuming, and then there are days when I just feel numb.

I put on a brave face and try to be strong. Life goes on, after all. When people ask me how I’m doing, I keep it simple with “I’m okay” because the whole story is so much more complicated than that. >> More

 

This delicious vanilla butter cake baked with fresh strawberries and rhubarb is an effortlessly beautiful spring or summer dessert.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake | completelydelicious.com

This recipe was developed in partnership with the American Butter Institute.

Few things make me happier than when I see the return of affordable strawberries at the store every spring. They’re my favorite and I eat them every single day when I can.

Then just last week my grocery store started stocking rhubarb again.

Hooray! It’s strawberry-rhubarb season and I’m just so darn happy about it that I could do a little dance. Or bake a cake. Or both! >> More

 

This twist on classical chicken salad is filled with golden raisins, roasted cashews, and cilantro all held together with a curried yogurt sauce. Scoop it into fresh lettuce leaves for a delicious and healthy meal.

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Curried Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups | completelydelicious.com

This recipe was developed in partnership with Diamond of California.

I have to be honest, I really suck at making myself lunch. Eleven o’clock rolls around and my toddler gets his usual pb&j with grapes and the baby gets a bowl of mushed fruit, every single day.

But also every single day, before I know it, it’s 3 o’clock and I realize I forgot yet again to eat lunch. I’m starving and so I start grabbing for whatever is easiest, which is also usually the least healthy food in the whole house.

So I’m turning over a new leaf. No more lunchtime regret! >> More

 

This light and creamy peanut butter mousse pie with marshmallow whipped cream and pretzel crust is the ultimate sweet and salty indulgence.

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Peanut Butter Mousse Pie with Marshmallow Whipped Cream and Pretzel Crust | completelydelicious.com

When my friend Andie Mitchell sent me an advance copy of her book Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook I couldn’t put it down. Every page held another gorgeous photo, another recipe I couldn’t wait to try.

Chocolate raspberry breakfast pudding, coconut curry brussels sprouts, and cheddar biscuit-topped barbecue chicken pie— oh my!

But it should come as no surprise to anyone that the first recipe I made came from her dessert chapter. From the moment I laid eyes on this peanut butter mousse pie, I knew I had to have it. >> More

 

This is the lightest and fluffiest vanilla buttercream frosting. It’s perfect for frosting just about anything— cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!

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The lightest, fluffiest vanilla buttercream frosting | completelydelicious.com

Are you a frosting person? I’m totally a frosting person. What’s under the frosting is important too, of course, but I definitely can appreciate a big pile of billowy frosting.

And for me that’s exactly what frosting should be like— light, creamy and cloud-like.

I’ve developed this vanilla buttercream frosting recipe over several years and too many cakes, cupcakes and cookies to count, and I feel pretty confident calling it the very best. Because it is! >> More