Chocolate

spicy chocolate brownies

October 29, 2014

What is your dream brownie? Fudgy or cakey? With nuts or without? Kicked up with spices, or just pure chocolate goodness? When I recently spotted these gorgeous diner-style frosted brownies, I simply had to try frosted brownies. My dream brownies are these: rich and fudgy ...

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pumpkin chocolate cheesecake bars

October 9, 2014

I like my cheesecake the way I like fudge – in bite-size bars, for all of the indulgence with none of the guilt. With a rich chocolate crust and chocolate swirls, these velvety pumpkin cheesecake bars will please both pumpkin and cheesecake lovers. If cheesecake ...

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trail mix cookies

October 6, 2014

Trail mix cookies are a study in texture and these chewy cookies are loaded with all my favorites: crunchy almonds, buttery cashews, chewy dried cherries, and plenty of chocolate (a trail mix must!). The sweet and salty mix is simply irresistible – don’t be surprised ...

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salted chocolate peanut butter stuffed cookies

September 4, 2014

My love affair with salt and chocolate began with salted chocolate ganache and jam bars and now there’s no turning back. Though these fudge-like salted chocolate cookies may look unassuming, breaking one open reveals a molten peanut butter and chocolate center. You may try to ...

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spiced chocolate meringues

August 24, 2014

Meringues always remind me of magic; I love the light and ethereal texture of the cloud-like cookies and the way that the crisp exterior crackles with each bite. These meringues are chocolate with a kick – cinnamon and a pinch of chipotle chili powder add ...

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double chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

August 18, 2014

Late August is a strange time for me. I’m well beyond those anxiety-inducing back to school days, yet the change in the air is palpable and I know that in a blink, September will be upon us. I’m coping with cookies and I suggest you ...

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chocolate hazelnut gelato

August 7, 2014

Imagine a jar of Nutella whipped into mousse, then frozen to creamy perfection. That’s essentially what this gelato tastes like – chocolate hazelnut heaven, with nary a spoonful of the spread in sight. Briefly steeping toasted hazelnuts in half-and-half gives the gelato rich flavor; a ...

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peanut butter pretzel chocolate caramel cookies

July 28, 2014

My first instinct was to name these cookies sweet and salty cookies. You see, I was mindlessly snacking on a handful of peanut butter filled pretzels when I realized chocolate and caramel would elevate them from good to great. When my eye caught a milk ...

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