Archives: chocolate

Moonstruck Chocolates

May 8, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Moonstruck Chocolates | Filed in: Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love.

I took a quick field trip over to Moonstruck Chocolates this morning because, well, do I need to have a reason?? Actually, I went there because Mother’s Day is this weekend, and my birthday is just around the corner, so I thought good chocolate was in order. Moonstruck Chocolates is a local Portland company that has received • 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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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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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 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 • Read More »

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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. • Read More »

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Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

April 27, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Dessert.

I like to call these cookies “Little Bites of Chocolatey Heaven”. They’re moist, delicious and loaded with chocolate. Need I say more? Instead of using both chocolate chips and chocolate chunks,  I used 1 bag of Guittard Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (my favorite brand). I also used 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Coffee Extract instead of the espresso powder because that’s what I • Read More »

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Fudge Brownies

February 23, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Fudge Brownies | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes.

Brownies are comfort food, plain and simple. Who can pass up a plate full of freshly baked homemade brownies and not have at least one? Good grief, that’s crazy talk! These brownies are easy to make but the directions are a little different than other brownie recipes. In Step 3, I made the mistake of • Read More »

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Chocolate Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Frosting

January 9, 2009 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes.

Mmmm, chocolate cupcakes.  I’ve tried making Devil’s Food Cupcakes before but have never been happy with the results. That is until I met this recipe for Chocolate Devil’s Food Cupcakes.  These cupcakes were really good…moist and chocolatey with a fine crumb. Although the cupcakes and frosting are from two different sources, I thought they worked great • Read More »

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