Guiltless Chocolate Mousse

If chocolate doesn't fit your New Year's resolutions, try this guiltless chocolate mousse! We  know, avocados, right? But seriously, you won't believe how good this is! Tell us how you liked it.

2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup honey (preferably raw)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Dash of cinnamon

Place avocados, honey, and cocoa in a blender and puree until fully incorporated. Mix in the cinnamon. Refrigerate for about an hour. Serve chilled.

Source: Oprah

Winter Panzanella Salad Recipe

Winter Panzanella Salad is beautiful for lunch or dinner for your family or to serve at a party.

For the croutons: 
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
6 cups day-old bread, crust removed,
cubed 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad: 
1 small red onion, sliced thinly lengthwise
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
Gray salt
4 cups peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash (1/2-inch dice)
1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, then quartered
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves

Cocktails: Hemmingway Daiquiri

The Hemmingway Daiquiri got its name, allegedly, because this was Ernest Hemingway's drink of choice at a famous Havana bar, La Floridita. A classic daiquiri is lime juice, sugar, and white rum. The Hemmingway adds grapefruit juice and maraschino liquor instead of sugar. This great little cocktail will give you a little pick up

6 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
3 ounces white rum
1 ounce maraschino liquor

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until combined, strain into your favorite cocktail glass. Garnish with either grapefruit or lime slice.

Source: BookCooker
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