Chocolate Pistachio Sablés

Chocolate Pistachio Sablés Recipe

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, I finally have time to bake all the things I pushed to the side when the season’s commitments, far too often, took me out of my kitchen.  These early … Continue reading

Chocolate Banana Bread – Plain and Simple

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Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Bananas represent a kind of edible security blanket for me.  Never a need to feel hungry if there is a bunch of canary yellow bananas sitting on my counter.  A quick and nutritious snack is always at hand.  And although … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate ‘Beer’ Cake with Sour Cream Caramel Frosting

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Chocolate 'Beer' Cake w Sour Cream Caramel Frosting Recipe

It’s official!  I finally had my first beer –  in a cake that is.  😉  In all the hundreds of cakes I have eaten to date, not one had beer in it.  My Dad was an incredible cake baker, and … Continue reading

Spiced and Spiked Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced and Spiked Whipped Cream Recipe

I’m pretending it feels like Autumn around here even though the temperatures are rising instead of falling. I’ve lost patience waiting for cooler weather so I’ve been making lots of big hearty meals and tummy warming soups in spite of … Continue reading

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Cocoa Krispie Cookies

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No-Bake Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Last night, in a fit of ‘I NEED chocolate, and I NEED it now’, I cooked up an old favorite cookie that requires no baking and very little effort. I’ve recently seen variations of this recipe on several other blogs.  Truth … Continue reading