Chocolate

Chocolate Tiramisu

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This may sound strange coming from a non-coffee-drinking teetotaler, but I am huge sucker for tiramisu. I think it’s because it triggers all the trifle pleasure centers in my brain, of which there are very, very many. I mean, it basically is a trifle, right? Soft cake-like layer? Check. Creamy layer? You betcha. Beautiful layered…

Raspberry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Great news, guys! The universe gave my plan to get more sleep a giant cosmic high-five. Shortly after I posted about my resolution to sleep more and work less, I was stricken with the flu-flu, which is the clever name I just coined for when the influenza-flu and the stomach-flu get together and have a…

Fudge-Striped Shortbread Cookies

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I’m baaaaaaaack! [Please note that that should be read in a cheerful, playful voice, not in a scary Jack-Nicholson-from-The-Shining-voice.] I took a short, unplanned hiatus from blogging after the holidays. It was a combination of post-trip fatigue, family illness, major website dramaz (big sigh) and a newfound love of sleep. I didn’t blog, I didn’t…

Hot Chocolate Floats

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Three words: Hot. Chocolate. Floats. Did I just blow your mind, or what? Maybe the rest of the world has been enjoying hot chocolate floats for years, but for some reason this concept had literally never occurred to me before. I don’t know why not—I like ice cream, I love hot chocolate, and I adore…

Peanut Butter Cup Yule Log

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Thanks to Kraft Foods for sponsoring this post. I’m sorry, I know this is a boring, clichéd thing to say, but honestly, how is it December already? It feels like just last week I was complaining about how it was already January 2013, and here we are, just a few weeks from a whole new…

Soft Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Put down the cookbooks! I have found the perfect Christmas cookie. Bold words, I know. But hear me out. First of all, they’re cute. Some might even say “cute as a button.” Second, they’re packed with holiday flavors like cinnamon, ginger, molasses, chocolate […what? chocolate is an every-time flavor!], and orange zest. Third, one batch…

Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Thank you to Foodie.com and Glam Media for sponsoring this post. Pumpkin pie? Yawn. Apple pie? Snore. Pecan pie? Stop it right now. No offense, but what your boring Thanksgiving needs—and I’m telling you this as a friend—is Cranberry Chocolate Truffle Cake. We have enough fruit and nuts stuffed in pastry crusts, we need some…

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse Brownies

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So I do a little co-op preschool with some friends, where we take turns hosting and planning lessons and bringing snacks. This week it was my turn to be in charge, so I made some healthy mini pumpkin muffins for the kids—you know, low sugar, whole wheat, entirely virtuous. You could practically see little nutritional…

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