Chocolate

Tin Roof Cupcakes

Tin Roof Cupcakes

I started out the new year on a high note, running over 20 miles during that first week and almost 100 miles in the first two months. I also made a lot cupcakes and margaritas. I might not have done them in that order, but I feel like one made the others a little better [...]

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Alfajore Moon Pies

Alfajore Moon Pies

Quirk Books contacted me a while back about participating in Marsh Madness to celebrate Shauna Sever’s new cookbook release, Marshmallow Madness. And I jumped all over it. Because it combines two things that are quite dear to me: Tourney-style brackets in March. And dessert. Everyone wins! Totally unlike the office pot where the intern who [...]

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PPQ: The Cake That Nearly Killed Me

Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Buttercream

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Jen of Sweet Morris: Mexican Chocolate Fudge-Pecan Cake. And I’ll be honest. It nearly killed me. Or at least started a day that nearly killed me. If you learn nothing from today, make sure that you always keep your kitchen countertops clean. Especially the area surrounding [...]

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Chocolate + Chocolate = Love

Chocolate-Valentine's Day Series

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. I can tell because everything in every store is pink, red, and chocolate. And 4 of the 5 most viewed posts on the blog this week are indulgent chocolate desserts (the popular non-chocolate recipe is the recipe for a Blood Orange Margarita – now that’s why we get along). So if [...]

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PPQ: Silken Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Super Bowl lunch. This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Amanda of Homekeeping Adventures: Silken Chocolate Walnut Tart. As written, it’s a rich chocolate tart with a layer of walnuts hidden inside. I eliminated the walnuts and replaced the recommended rum and a couple tablespoons of [...]

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Grasshopper Chocolate Bark

Grasshopper Chocolate Bark

One of my husband’s favorite candies are Andes mints. They typically run a close second to peanut butter cups but during the holidays, they take the top position. When we were hammering out the details of our Christmas gift baskets, we came up with a super easy way to incorporate Andes mints with Grasshopper Chocolate [...]

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Peppermint Frosted Brownies

Peppermint Frosted Brownies

One last Christmas treat. Just one, I promise! Because by the time you read this, I’ll very likely be running around like a crazy woman just before our trip to Indianapolis to see the Texans & Colts play. A trip that heavily relies on the weather to keep us from celebrating Christmas snowed-in in an [...]

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Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Did you participate in any cookie exchanges this year? These were one of my contributions to my friend/Realtor/LeapPad Explorer Tablet-finding-ninja Brandi’s cookie exchange this weekend. I love the format of Brandi’s cookie exchange: 24 people show up with 6-dozen cookies, packaged in groups of 3. Everyone comes home with 24 different packages of cookies – [...]

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