Category “Desserts”

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, 24 February, 2009

Mardi Gras with Danish Ebelskivers

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So: Ebelskiver. Say it with me: “able-skeever” – yes!

These delightful little pastries are actually spherical Danish pancakes that have a filling in the middle. Ebelskiver means “apple slices” in Danish, and you will sometimes see it spelled “aebelskiver.” As you might have guessed, apples are one of the traditional fillings that you will find inside an ebelskiver.

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Thursday, 19 February, 2009

Auntie Heather’s Apple Cake

This is the most wonderful, moist, dense, and deliciously cozy cake you have EVER put in your mouth. The perfect end to a hearty winter meal.

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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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Wednesday, 11 February, 2009

Raspberry Shortbread Hearts

These are a special treat I made for my valentine this year. Tender, buttery shortbread hearts sandwiched with red raspberry preserves. Delish!

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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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Sunday, 8 February, 2009

Valentine Sweets

Whenever I have some egg whites on hand, I love to make some meringues. They are such a light and tasty cookie that you can enjoy guilt-free since they are very low in fat! The delicate texture and lightly sweet flavor is perfect for a little treat. They melt in your mouth so perfectly – yum!

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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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