Archives: Chocolate

National Chocolate Cake Day – Thursday, January 27th

January 25, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Recipes

National Chocolate Cake Day, the day all chocolate cake lovers wait for, is coming up on Thursday, January 27th! I can barely contain myself!!! A piece of moist, rich chocolate cake is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. If you’re looking to celebrate this delicious “holiday”, then try out one of these recipes: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake   […]

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Crazy for Candy Canes

December 22, 2010 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

  If you’ve got lots of candy canes and you’re wondering what to do with them, here’s a few ideas I found at MarthaStewart.com.  The Candy Cane Can -tips from Martha Stewart Everyday Food and MarthaStewart.com  More than 1.8 billion of these holiday hooks are made each year. Luckily, candy canes are tasty additions to lots […]

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

September 21, 2010 by andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

One of my kids recently requested (verbatim) chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles for his birthday treat. After doing a quick recipe search, I decided to make him a Chocolate Sour Cream Cake. The very moist, very chocolatey and very delicious cake was a hit with the Birthday Boy! Is there anything better than that? I […]

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

June 21, 2010 by andrea | 16 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

A friend recently requested chocolate cupcakes with coconut frosting for her birthday treat. She was very specific; she wanted a bite-sized dessert that would taste like a Mounds candy bar. After doing a recipe search and not finding exactly what I was looking for, I decided to wing it. Since I wanted a moist and […]

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Double Chocolate Pudding

May 21, 2010 by andrea | 27 Comments | Filed in Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

Pudding is comfort food, and in this case it’s delicious, chocolatey and super easy to make. A small amount of this pudding goes a long way because it’s so rich. Normally, I’d serve the chocolate pudding with some lightly sweetened whipped cream but since I was making it for my munchkins, I didn’t bother. My […]

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Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

April 26, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Chocolate, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes, Snack

These orange-scented muffins are moist, not too sweet and studded with chocolate chips. I’m eating one now between sips of freshly brewed French roast coffee…Yumm! I got the recipe out of the Fresh Every Day Cookbook by Sara Foster. She calls the muffins Orange Chocolate Muffins, but I renamed them Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins since they’re not […]

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Chicken Mole with Chipotles

March 19, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Chocolate, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Mole, a Mexican specialty, is a rich, thick sauce with complex flavors. It is usually labor-intensive and includes a long list of ingredients. This quick version of a mole (pronounced MOH-lay) uses canned chipotle chilies and diced tomatoes to form the sauce for tender chunks of chicken. The smoky, spicy sauce includes chocolate, an ingredient commonly found in some moles. […]

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John’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

March 5, 2010 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes

Chewy and delicious, these gussied-up chocolate chip cookies have a few bonus ingredients thrown in for kicks (oats, coconut, raisins and/or pecans). You can have fun changing up the add-ins each time you make them. Add more chocolate chips if you don’t like raisins or pecans. Anyway, you get the picture…just make ’em how you like […]

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Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

January 27, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert

If you’ve got a few ripe bananas to use up then you should give this recipe a try. It’s moist, easy to make and a nice change from plain ol’ banana bread. Each bite of this coffee cake is loaded with cinnamon and chocolatey goodness. The recipe calls for a metal pan but the glass […]

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

September 18, 2009 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Recipes

Little Guy had a birthday this week and requested chocolate cake as his special treat. Recently I’d run across a recipe for chocolate mayonnaise cake so I decided to give it a go. For me, my favorite part of the whole condiment-in-cake experience was when I was making it. The kids were watching me mixing the […]

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