Category “Chocolate”

Tuesday, 20 January, 2009

Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

For every season of the TV show 24, my parents have invited all of the kids plus a few of their friends over every Monday evening for a viewing party. We all eat dinner together. Then, when the show starts, all the boys (plus me) go downstairs to watch 24 while all the ladies stay upstairs and drink tea and talk.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Sunday, 18 January, 2009

Fondue Night: The Chocolate Course

Wednesday, 14 January, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

This is a recipe that was invented by my wonderful mother – a combination of a Dutch Chocolate Chip Cake that my Auntie Gladys used to made and a Pecan Oatmeal Cake that my mom found in the Congressional Cookbook that she got as a wedding gift over 35 years ago. The marriage of these two recipes has created a cake that is a long-time favorite in our family.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Tuesday, 6 January, 2009

S’mores Cupcakes

The idea for these cute little S’more Cupcakes came to me from my friend Ashley.

I made these for some of our friends who have young kids, and they LOVED them. If it’s too rainy or cold to make real s’mores over a campfire, then these cupcakes definitely hit the spot. The icing is to die for – like a fluffy buttery melt-in-your-mouth marshmallow.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Saturday, 3 January, 2009

Show Me the $$ Money Cake $$

Also known as Cinnamon-Chocolate Cake . . .

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Wednesday, 31 December, 2008

Oreo Truffles with a Peppermint Twist

So I’ve been hearing so much buzz about how amazing Oreo truffles are – I thought I’d try them, but with a peppermint twist. Instead of using Oreos, I used Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe cookies. They are basically just like Oreos, with a peppermint-cream filling.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008

Bloggin’ and Yule Loggin on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, dear readers! I am happily spending my day doing some last minute baking and wrapping.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Thursday, 18 December, 2008

Marvelous Marbled Peppermint Bark

What could be more festive and full of holiday cheer than beautifully swirled peppermint bark!?!

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Thursday, 11 December, 2008

Dawg Balls

Okay, so there’s a story behind the name of these cookies. I got this wonderfully delicious cookie recipe from the lovely, talented, and resourceful friend Hayley because I was looking for a festive cookie to take to a tailgating party before a Georgia Bulldogs football game. (Go Dawgs!) My hubby saw me making these the morning of the party, and when he saw me rolling the chocolate balls of dough in red sprinkles, he said, “What are you making?!? Dawg balls?!?” And I said, “Yes!”

And that is how this cookie’s name came to be.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Monday, 8 December, 2008

My Father-In-Law’s Favorite Cookies


My father in law has one weakness: coconut macaroons! Since he was going to be at our Christmas gathering, I wanted to make him his favorite treat.

I’ve tested a lot of different macaroon recipes – the ones that use condensed milk seemed promising, but ended up too dry. The ones based on egg whites sounded okay, and they ended up being PERFECT.

Read the rest of this entry »

Print Friendly, PDF & Email