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Adventures in Recipe Books: Chocolate Ricotta Mousse Cups from The Forest Feast

Friday, July 31, 2020

Happy Friday, My Lovelies!

Lately, I've been making recipes I've never tried before from my favorite recipe books.  This week I made a super-easy Chocolate Ricotta Mousse Cup from Erin Gleeson's The Forest Feast.  I own a couple of her books, and I love how easy her recipes are, and her tips for entertaining are fantastic, too.

If the book sounds familiar, I featured it and a few of Gleeson's other products five years ago.  Here is the LINK to that post and recipe.

What I love most about this book:  Almost all of the recipes have four or fewer ingredients.  They feature fresh produce, which I love!  Plus Erin is an artist, and her illustrations are so pretty.  Not only will this book make your tummy happy, it is also a feast for your eyes!

Chocolate mousse should count as a comfort food, especially when it's hot outside.  My best friend gave me the little parfait glasses, and I love them.

Erin added real whipped cream and chocolate shavings to her mousse.  I decided not to do so and save the calories.

What I love about this recipe is there is just a wee bit of sugar in it, and you can choose the type of chocolate you use.  If you want it more bitter, use a bitter chocolate; if you want it a little sweeter, choose a German chocolate baking chocolate.  Here is the LINK for the chocolate ricotta mousse cups recipe.

I have completely reorganized our kitchen and tiny pantry.  Nothing blog worthy, but it has made me fall in love with the space all over again.  It's amazing what a little organization and editing can do for any space!

What is your go-to summertime comfort food?  I think I've found a new one!

Below is an IndieBound affiliate link for The Forest Feast.  Just click on the book!

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Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. That looks divine! My favorite summer recipe -- it's more like favorite summer food, which tends to be caprese salad (fresh mozzerella, basil and tomatoes at their peak!) and fresh corn on the cob -- boiled or grilled, a little butter, salt and lime. Talk about taking it easy!

  2. The desert cups look yummy. Nice and light for summer. I agree it is amazing how refreshing it is to clean out a closet or in your case pantry and get organized. Happy Saturday. xoxo Kris

  3. Oh RJ, this is a lovely post. The mousse looks divine, I want to try the recipe. Great it has only a little sugar. Love the cookbook, the cover is gorgeous.......LOL, I've cleaned out and organized my pantry several times. Amazing how much I have in there, food and dishes :)
    Happy August........

  4. I have that book, it's beautiful, yes full of eye candy and great recipes! The mousse looks and sounds like the perfect summer treat! So glad you've found a safe way to get your book "fix!" I joined Kindle Unlimited and have been reading up a storm!

  5. I love recipes with few ingredients but they taste great. Thanks for sharing!


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