Chocolate

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Milkshakes

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Maybe I’ve been wrong this whole time. Maybe I’ve been barking up the wrong tree with this food writing thing. Maybe I’m wasting my time taking food photos. Maybe my life’s purpose, my main mission, my raison d’être, is just to shove random things in a blender with ice cream. I mean, it worked with…

Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

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As regular readers of my blog might know, I have a young son named Asher. I don’t write about him all that much because I don’t want to turn my dessert blog into a mommy blog—okay, actually, sometimes I totally do. But I spent so long making fun of mommy blogs in my young, carefree,…

Churros With Three Dipping Sauces

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Sunday is Cinco de mayo, party people! Are you going to be celebrating? Living it up? Partying hard? Eating unhealthy amounts of guacamole? Want to hear my wild and crazy plans? On Cinco de Mayo, if all goes well, I’ll be sleeping. Fingers crossed.   This past week has been really packed and tiring. Then…

Snickers Cupcakes

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I have never understood the gourmet cupcake craze. Don’t get me wrong—I understand the appeal of cupcakes themselves. Bite-sized cakes, with a 50/50 frosting ratio, adorably petite, so cute they’re practically batting Disney princess eyes at you, and socially acceptable to eat as an afternoon snack? That I get. What I don’t get is paying…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

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Any Princess Bride fans in the house? Today’s hybrid cookie bark recipe brought to mind this quote from one of the most quotable movies of all time*: Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togeder today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam… I’m referring, of course, to the mawwiage—excuse me, the marriage—of some…

Chocolate-Dipped Pound Cake

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Remember how I went on and on (and on) about tempering chocolate a few days ago? I hope that put you in a chocolate-dipped mood, because have I got something good for you. Please meet my new favorite treat, Chocolate-Dipped Pound Cake. Is it a cake? Is it a candy? It’s kind of both, and…

How to Temper Chocolate – An Illustrated Tutorial

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Today I’d like to do something a little different. I want to take off my chef’s apron and put on my tweed professor’s jacket (you know, the one with the corduroy elbow patches) and lecture talk about a subject near and dear to my sugar-lovin’ heart: tempering chocolate. Tempering chocolate is a skill that’s invaluable…

Raspberry Mousse Chocolate Cups

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Bow ties? Check. Cummerbunds? Check. Spats, top hats, and tails? Check, check, and check! Now that we’re wearing our fanciest of fancy outfits, we can get down to the business of making fancy raspberry mousse chocolate cups. These mousse cups may or may not be Valentine’s Day desserts that never got blogged in time (okay,…

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