Category “Chocolate”

Saturday, 21 March, 2009

Chocolate Mint Paddies

Chocolate Mint Paddies

These are the perfect chocolate cookies, made only better by the molten chocolate mint candies that nest in the center of them. I am so glad that a friend recommended this recipe to me. You can tell just by reading it that it is a true retro recipe!

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Saturday, 7 March, 2009

Chew on This

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I think I need to start out by admitting the truth: I love Alton Brown. I have even considered going to stalk him in the finer grocery stores of north Atlanta. I’ve always been a bit of a science nerd, so his scientific approach to cooking and baking really appeals to me. I’ve been wanting to try his recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies, and over the weekend, I got my chance! They turned out beautifully – fluffy, doughy, chewy, delicious.

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Thursday, 26 February, 2009

Chocolate is a girl’s best friend!

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I know this post comes at a bad time for people like my mom, who gave up chocolate for Lent, but I was absolutely craving some gooey, rich, warm chocolate last week, and I had to make some brownies! I wanted to try out a new recipe that I’d seen in a magazine, but decided to make some major changes to it. These brownies turned out with a nice, deep chocolate flavor, delightfully crispy edges, and a moist, dense, and chewy texture.

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Tuesday, 17 February, 2009

My BIrthday Cake

Well, dear readers, today is my birthday. So last night, I found myself making my very favorite double-chocolate cake. We’ll have dinner tonight at my parents’ house and have this as my birthday cake for dessert.

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Monday, 16 February, 2009

Triple Nut Magic Bars

Made dessert for tonight with some goodies I had in the pantry . . .  It had been years since I made the Magic Cookie Bars whose recipe is found on the back of the Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk can.  I used 3 different kinds of nuts in these in order to really highlight the wonderful flavor of these classic treats!

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Monday, 9 February, 2009

Dad’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies


So here it is: my dad’s legendary recipe for the absolute best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had. He only makes them about once a year, so everyone gets super-excited when dad pulls out the ol’ Kitchen Aid mixer!! They were always the ultimate care package that I’d get form my parents when I was away at college.

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Saturday, 7 February, 2009

My Husband’s Birthday Pie

It was my husband’s birthday on Friday, and every year I make him a special Birthday Pie. He loooooves his chocolate meringue pie, and this is the best, most decadent recipe I’ve been able to find. It’s a little bit of a production to make the whole thing, but the result is sooooo worth it. Just remember to plan ahead because you can and should make most of it a day in advance so that the filling has time to set. The results are unbelievably chocolatey, light, creamy, and delicate. I hope you enjoy it as much as he does!

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Thursday, 5 February, 2009

Happy World Nutella Day!

 

Today, February 5, 2009, is World Nutella Day! Check it out at the Ms Adventures in Italy, Bleeding Espresso, and World Nutella Day websites! People all around the world are celebrating this sweet treat today.

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Tuesday, 3 February, 2009

The joining of my two passions…

As most of you know, dear readers, I live in Georgia. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s a little bit of a craze down here over a game called football. I grew up with two brothers, so it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that I would be a sports fan. I have a special place in my heart for one team in particular.

So on occasion I like to bring two of the great passions in my life together – football and baking – and make football cookies. So I wanted to share with my readers a collection of tips on how to make great football cookies for your next tailgate or Superbowl party.

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Tuesday, 27 January, 2009

In Mourning for Cottage Living…

So I’m in mourning this month for Cottage Living, which has been discontinued. I have loved that magazine from the very first issue. Sadly, the November/December 2008 issue was the last one. So in honor of Cottage Living, I want to share a recipe from the very first issue with you, dear readers. It has become a staple in my kitchen, and I hope you enjoy it.

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