Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Zucchini & Raspberry Muffins

September 29, 2017 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chocolate Zucchini & Raspberry Muffins | Filed in: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Summer.

It’s not every day that you find a recipe that combines fruit, a veggie AND two kinds of chocolate into a delicious breakfast treat. Did I mention two kinds of chocolate? These muffins are super moist, chocolatey, not overly sweet, and pretty as a picture. I made them for a friend for her birthday breakfast gathering. Consequently, one • Read More »

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

March 14, 2013 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

If you’re looking for a chocolate dessert that that will make you swoon then look no further. This wonderful cake is smooth and rich, and perfect for entertaining (Christmas, Valentines, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc.)! While easy to make, the cake does require time in the fridge (about 7 hours) so plan accordingly. Before serving the cake, drizzle each plate • Read More »

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Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

December 17, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Caramel Oatmeal Chewies | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

  I’m a big fan of just about any kind of caramel and chocolate treat. These gooey bar cookies are definitely a winner: chocolate chips, crunchy pecans and a rich caramel drizzle layered between an oatmeal cookie base and crumble topping. They are rich, delicious and easy to make. I always use Mrs. Richardson’s brand Butterscotch • Read More »

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

August 28, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Recipes.

I love secret ingredient recipes, and you’d never know there was shredded zucchini hiding inside this moist, chocolatey cake. Even my Picky Eater who normally runs away from zucchini (and many other “green” things) commented that he liked it. The cake is great on it’s own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. While • Read More »

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Bourbon Chocolate Cake

February 12, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

With Valentine’s Day just days away, I thought I’d post one of my favorite chocolate desserts: Bourbon Chocolate Cake. This fantastic dessert is dense, rich and worth every luscious bite! Even if you don’t enjoy sipping the barrel-aged spirit on it’s own, I’m confident you’ll love this cake. The bourbon (I prefer Jim Beam for this recipe) adds a • Read More »

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Best Ever Hot Cocoa Mix

January 9, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Beverages, Chocolate, Food Gifts, Recipes.

Rich and chocolatey, this homemade hot cocoa mix is easy to make and a perfect treat on a cold winter day! You might be thinking, “Why do I need to make it from scratch when I can buy it in little packets at the store?” Well, it makes a nice gift for a chocolate lover • Read More »

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Classic German Chocolate Cake

March 27, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes.

This classic recipe for German Chocolate Cake is special in Husband’s family because his mom used to make it for the family when they were growing up.  I chose to make this extremely moist and delicious cake for Father-in-law’s birthday celebration this weekend because I knew it would bring back fond memories of his beloved wife. With • Read More »

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Chocolate Stout Cake

March 15, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes.

This Chocolate Stout Cake is moist, rich and very chocolatey. Need I say more? For some reason, some of the cake stuck to the pan when I unmolded it (probably user error because that didn’t happen last time I made it). Husband, however, had a cunning plan. He joked that I should spackle it together. • Read More »

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Grand Central Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 4, 2011 | By andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

One of my weaknesses is a good, chewy chocolate chip cookie. It’s like my kryptonite. I’m not proud of it, but I’m pretty much defenseless around them, which is why I don’t make chocolate chip cookies very often. Recently, though, I was thumbing through the Grand Central Baking Book (from the popular Grand Central Bakery located • Read More »

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Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Crème

February 7, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Chocolate, Dessert, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Rich and deliciously smooth, even the busiest of cooks has time to make this quick dessert. Pots de crème (prounounced poh-duh-KREHM), is French for “pot of cream”. Unlike traditional recipes for pots de crème which require baking in a water bath, this simplified version cuts out that step. The pudding cooks quickly then needs to chill for an • Read More »

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