There are a lot of things I think I do really well. I can organize the heck out of a closet, make insanely good popcorn, and I can make a bed as if was my calling in life (let’s just say I really appreciate crisp sheets and a perfectly fluffed pillow). But then there are some things that are just not in my wheelhouse – like making desserts. Sweet treats are not my forte.
So when it comes to impressive desserts I turn to one of two places – our local french bakery, or some really outstanding experts, like Jeanine Donofrio, author of The Love and Lemons Cookbook.
If you haven’t crossed paths with Love and Lemons yet, you can thank me later. Jeanine creates beautiful seasonal recipes that I just can’t get enough of. Her cookbook is not only gorgeous to look through for ideas and inspiration, but also organized in a way that is accessible and easy to use (a great gift idea for any foodie in your life).
I love so many of the recipes in The Love and Lemons Cookbook, but one of my new favorites is this dark chocolate avocado mouse. I’ve always been a huge fans of avocados, but this is the first time I’ve used the creamy ingredient in a dessert. It took me a minute to wrap my head around the idea of an “avocado mouse”, but it did not disappoint.