Chocolate

Brownie Lava Bites

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Pssst, remember lava cakes? The menu mainstay of classy dessert joints for the past decade or so? For awhile it seemed they were everywhere—you couldn’t pick up a menu without seeing yet another variation of a lava cake. They may have become cliché, but I never truly got tired of them—how could you get tired…

Junior Mint Cookies–And A New Arrival

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Hello! Hi! Howdy! I’ve been away a solid month and I have missed you all. Here’s a little project I was working on in my absence: Our little sugarbaby is 4 weeks old today! He’s sweet-natured, loves to eat (just like his parents!), and is, in our entirely biased opinions, completely adorable. He’s also more…

Lick-The-Knife-Clean Chocolate Spread

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As part of my candy-writin’ job at About.com, I get a lot of emails from people I don’t know. A lot. Most of them are perfectly lovely and are a pleasure to answer. Some are completely baffling. Some are a bit insulting, in the please-provide-me-with-free-consulting-work sort of way. And some—my very favorite type—provide inspiration for…

Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Cake

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Pudding cake is one of those classic, homey desserts that I’ve always heard about but never tried for myself. I don’t know why it took me so long, because as a lover of everything sticky-gooey-chocolatey, it’s basically all of my favorite things in one messy, ugly, so-wrong-it’s-right package. Pudding cake is kind of a magical…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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You may or may not be aware that Passover starts this Friday. I don’t celebrate Passover in any religious sense, but I do celebrate chocolate-covered matzoh, coconut macaroons, and flourless chocolate cake, so I have a soft spot in my heart for this holiday. Let’s talk about flourless chocolate cake for a moment. There are…

Chocolate-Raspberry Tarts

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Happy Monday, friends. I currently have a to-do list three miles long, an unedited book manuscript positively glaring at me from my dining room table, and the overwhelming desire to burrow under my covers and go back to sleep for the next six hours. And did I mention I haven’t even had time to watch…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie for Pi Day

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You are going to HATE me for this, but you know what’s been going through my head all day today? Imagine this little ditty, if you will, sung to the tune of Rebecca Black’s “Friday”: “It’s Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta eat pie on Pi Day, everybody’s looking forward to eating, eating. Eating pie, eating…

TWD: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

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I am so excited to be back baking with the Tuesdays with Dorie group! We’ve started baking through a new Dorie Greenspan book—Baking with Julia. Blog groups like this are an awesome way to discover new blogs, make new friends, and try recipes I wouldn’t otherwise try…plus, any excuse to cook a bunch of delicious…

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