Chocolate

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

I love chocolate with just about anything. With peanut butter, with cherries, with sea salt, with caramel, and with dulce de leche. With bacon. The chocolate + mint combo doesn’t usually send me running for the kitchen but there’s just something about this time of year that temporarily wins me over. It’s 70 degrees today [...]

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Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy

Don’t wrinkle your nose. Just hear me out first. I’ve actually posted this recipe for chocolate gravy before. 5 (5!) years ago, one of the very first posts on a little website that three people knew about (and we were two of them). Way back before I knew that a Point & Shoot camera came [...]

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Tuxedo Cake

Tuxedo Cake

It’s my turn to host Project Pastry Queen so I chose the very first recipe that I ever baked from the book – the reason I bought the book – the Tuxedo Cake. People have always gone nuts over this cake, even before taking a bite into it. The mile high cake, the fluffy white [...]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

I know, right? Pumpkin, cream cheese, and fall spices swirled into a moist, chocolatey brownie. Pumpkin cheesecake swirl. Oh, yes. The brownie base is actually my new favorite brownie recipe. It’s a little less fudge-like than I’d normally go for but it’s still on the dense-and-fudgey end of the spectrum. It gets its deep, chocolatey [...]

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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

I’ve purchased a few bags of cherries this season but you probably wouldn’t know it. The Toddler and I are big fans of just eating them straight out of the bag. But what we did actually cook with, none of those recipes made it to our blog. Oh, they were good (especially the cherry margarita!). [...]

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Sometimes you just want something a little different. And sometimes you don’t, but you keep such terrible inventory of your pantry that you’re left with no choice. Everyone wants something chocolate to munch on at 11pm. But no one wants to run to the store at 11pm for chocolate. So we took our favorite chocolate [...]

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Sticky Fingers Bars

Sticky Fingers Bars

Tara chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Sticky Fingers Bars, an over-the-top dessert bar that we’ve come to expect from The Pastry Queen. We’ve got a cookie base, a sweet Snickers filling, and just for good measure, a layer of peanut butter, peanuts, and chocolate on top. For real. I have no idea how [...]

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Salted Caramel Peanut Bars

Pay Day candy bars are one of my guilty pleasures. When we take a road trip, there are three things that we have to grab at a quick pit-stop before getting on the highway: A bag of Funyuns, a Diet Pepsi, and a PayDay. When it comes to sitting in the car for hours, I [...]

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