Two Bite Brownies

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My apologies for the spotty postings over the last few weeks. There is a lot going on at D3 and at the day job. In full transparency, things will probably continue this way over the next few weeks while we work to complete a big project here on the site. I promise it will all be worth it in the end. In the meantime, snack on these perfectly delicious two bite brownies. Like most brownies, they are easy to make. I consider these guilt-free since they are large enough to satisfy a sweet craving and small enough not to overdo it.

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Two Bite Brownies
Two Bite Brownies
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar + 1 tablespoon
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • Ganache
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line about 24-36 mini muffin tins with liners (you can also spry the inside of the muffin tins with non-stick spray if you don't have liners).
  3. Place the 6 ounces of chocolate in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat until very hot.
  5. Pour the butter over the chocolate and whirs or stir until smooth.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt and mix well.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture in 3 batches, whisking well after each addition.
  8. Add 2 of the eggs and whisk until combine and then add the remaining 2 eggs and whisk just until incorporated (be careful not to overmix the batter).
  9. Transfer the batter to a liquid measuring cup for pouring, and fill the cups three-fourths full.
  10. Bake until the brownies just start to crack on top, 12 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, then remove them from the tins and let them cool completely.
Ganache Instructions
  1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Bring the cream to just under a boil in a small saucepan.
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for a minute or two.
  4. Stir gently with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  5. Make sure the brownies are cool before dipping them into the ganache.
  6. Holding each brownie by its side dip the top into the ganache and then shake gently to let the excess run off the side.
  7. Return the brownie to the rack and let the ganache set up in a cool place for about 1 hour.
  8. Serve the brownies within a day of making them or store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Boho White

Boho-White

|Club Monaco dress, Rag & Bone hat, Acne boots, Botkier bag, DIY tassel necklace|

When people mention in passing that Summer is almost over, I don’t want to hear it. I love the hot days that give way to warm evenings. Even more so, I love that I can wear light layers and enjoy watching the sunset later in the day. In my effort to keep a firm grip on what’s left of Summer, I put on this boho white dress. The whisper thin fabric allowed me to enjoy the heat while these boots kept me warm as the cool breeze crept in at night.

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Best Acai Bowl Ever

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been traveling and running all over the place for work. When you compound that with the fact that I have been working long hours, it’s easy for me to get in the habit of eating poorly. Especially since the kitchen in my day job is filled to the brim with junk food and snacks that never seem to run out. To combat my poor eating habits over the past few weeks, I wanted to make myself a healthy snack. An acai bowl is something I grab from the juice bar when I need some energy. I was so pleased with how easy and delicious this recipe is. It satisfied my need for a healthy snack with a sweet kick.

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Acai-Berry-Bowl

The Best Acai Bowl Ever
The Best Acai Bowl Ever
Ingredients
  • 2 3.5 ounce acai smoothie packs
  • 2 bananas 1 frozen, 1 ripe
  • 1 handful strawberries
  • 1 tabelspoon granola
  • honey to drizzle over the top
  • splash almond milk (can use coconut milk, rice milk or hemp milk)
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Add a splash of your selected milk to a blender, followed by the acai smoothie packs.
  2. Blend until smooth but still a thick frozen consistency (if it's not blending, keep adding splashes of milk until it feels right).
  3. Add the frozen banana to the blender and puree.
  4. Cut the remaining banana and strawberries at an angle.
  5. Put some granola on the bottom of the bowl
  6. Then pour the puree into the bowl over the granola and arrange the bananas and strawberries around the top.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining granola over the top of the bowl.
  8. Then drizzle with the honey.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. Note: You can add 1 tablespoon of protein powder to the first blending step to make this into a protein bowl.

Butterfly Sleeve

Butterfly Sleeve

|Club Monaco flutter sleeve dress (sold out) – similar, Yves Saint Laurent leopard
belt – similar, Joe’s Jeans pumps, Salvatore Ferragamo bag|

My style tends to be sleek with a touch of something unexpected. A lot of it is derived from childhood vacations spent soaking up the edgy fashion in Manhattan. Butterfly sleeves always seemed to me to be the opposite of edgy and sleek, thus, not for me. When I saw this dress on the mannequin, I liked the way these flutter sleeves felt like part of the movement of the dress, rather than just tacked onto the sides. It inspired me to style these sleeves in my own way, by adding a cinched in waste with a wide belt.

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