Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies (for ice cream sandwiches)

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If you like brownies, you'll love its first cousin, the chocolate chocolate chip cookie. You feel like you're eating a sliver of chocolate cake, only denser and chewier. And the best part about these cookies? They are ideal for ice cream sandwiches. This wasn't what I intended for these cookies. But I made them for a dinner party at home, and when I placed these on the table, my spastic friend got up, raided our freezer, sat back at the table with a tub of ice cream, and began slathering it Read more [...]

Marbled Pound Cake

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Every time I saw slices of this gorgeous cake at a cafe or pastry shop, it reminded me of how much I wanted to make it but how terrified I was to even try. Would mine ever look as pretty? More importantly, would it taste as good as it looked? I finally decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I combed the Internet and several cookbooks for a list of ingredients that sounded appealing and finally narrowed it down to two different recipes. I then took what I liked from both to make the recipe Read more [...]

Mocha Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake w/ Chocolate Ganache

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Have any of you tried Julia Child's Mocha Brownie Cake? Well, neither have I, but I came across the recipe in my 'Baking with Julia' manual and I decided to give it a go for my hubby's birthday yesterday. He's a self-reported chocoholic, so I wanted to make something that was luxurious and indulgent and ultra chocolatey. I was also looking for something with a simple decoration that would look great with candles and this particular dessert fit the bill. The one major change I made to the recipe Read more [...]

Chocolate Chip Toffee Walnut Brownies

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Here we go again. Another chocolate recipe from the non-chocolate lover herself. Don't worry, I have the best taste tester at home in my chocoholic husband, so when I say these are tried and tested, I mean it. I don't know what it is that has me baking with chocolate so often these days, but I would venture to say it's my pregnancy. I think our little one has inherited her father's obsession with chocolate! These brownies were actually a bit of an experiment. I took a Chocolate Walnut brownie Read more [...]

Double-Filled Devil’s Food Cupcakes

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I have a confession to make...I think you'll be shocked...here goes...I don't like chocolate.  I know, it's lame. I'm .01% of the population that fits into this category and I have been ever since I was a little girl. Snickers? No thanks, I'll take the vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce. Chocolate cake? No thank you, I'll take the jelly filled doughnut instead. Not sure why. Guess I just never developed a palate for it. Then there's my husband who would die without chocolate in this world. Makes Read more [...]