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Christmas Baking, Part 2

I like the Christmas candy recipes that I posted yesterday, but I LOVE these cookie recipes. I guess I’m more of a cookie girl at heart. Gingerbread Cookies This recipe is AMAZING. I’ve tried many different gingerbread recipes, and I invariably find ones that taste great but don’t hold their shape well, or hold their…

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear

…or rather, Fuzzy Wuzzy was a truffle. That’s right, to all the smarties who guessed that this gorgeous furry beast was moldy chocolate, you are right! You win…bragging rights. (Yay?) But this is not just any moldy chocolate, this is an overpriced truffle from Vosges. A month ago, Jason & I visited the Vosges boutique…

Thankful for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies were a holiday tradition around my house, so imagine my surprise when, in my adulthood, I encountered those unfortunate souls who had never had a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie. (Some even went so far as to gag at the thought of pumpkin and chocolate combined, and to them I say: fools!)…

TWD: If You’re Gonna Be My Rice Pudding, It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or White

My excitement over this week’s TWD recipe could be summed up by the sound of crickets chirping. I actually like rice pudding, but…you know, when I feel like indulging in dessert, I don’t know that rice should be involved. Gobs of frosting and pounds of chocolate? Yes. A grain typically served as a side dish…

Bargain Shopping

Why yes, there was a chocolate sale at the grocery store, why do you ask? [11 lbs of chocolate for $24.60 = $2.24/lb.] I think I might have temporarily cornered the chocolate market.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Ahh, velcome to Tuesdays vith Dorie…Haunted Cupcake Edition. Mwahahaha! As a holiday, Halloween doesn’t inspire a lot of passion in me. I can never think of brilliant costume ideas, and let’s face it, I chow down on candy year-round. However, I do love cake (and cupcake!) decorating, so when Clara at I Heart Food for…

Chocolate-Chile Souffles with Cardamom Creme Anglaise

When I read on Anita’s blog that this month’s Sugar High Friday theme is Spices, I immediately knew I wanted to make a cardamom dessert. Cardamom is an underutilized spice in my kitchen–I love the flavor, but I rarely make desserts that can showcase its unique, exotic flavor. I considering pairing it with fruit like…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel-Peanut Brownie Cake

Members of the jury, I ask you: can Dorie’s Caramel-Peanut Brownie Cake more accurately be described as Diabetes on a Plate Cake? Exhibit A: Exhibit B: Seriously, y’all. I love me some sugar as much as the next person, but this cake was intense. It was, in the terminology of my barely-remembered high school chemistry…

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