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Mexican Chocolate Crackled Cookies

December 11, 2013
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I’ve come to look forward to the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap at this time every year. I get to decide on a great cookie recipe (this year, I went with Mexican Chocolate Crackled Cookies!), make a huge batch of them, and mail them around the country to three other food bloggers (usually people I […]

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Chocolate Pudding Pie

July 9, 2013
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I was slicing and passing this Chocolate Pudding Pie at our friends’ beach rental when Stephanie re-appeared in the kitchen with an untouched plate: “Ed says he needs a bigger piece.” Oh yes, a chocolate pie was completely decimated by 4 adults and 5 little kids at Mission Bay last weekend. Ever since 7th grade […]

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9-Layer No-Bake Matzo Cake

March 24, 2013
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I couldn’t resist – a recipe like this begs to be tried, don’t you think? This 9-Layer No-Bake Matzo Cake is only half as tall as it was supposed to be. The original recipe, from the back of a box of Manischewitz matzo, called for a whopping 18 layers of chocolate covered matzo, sandwiched with […]

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Mint Chip Cookies…and Blogging for Happiness

October 16, 2012
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I know we’re just coming off of a major cookie blitz with the last post and, yes, there are a million and one things on my to-do list that I probably need to take care of before posting another cookie recipe. But the thing is – I want to post these Mint Chip Cookies. You might even […]

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Rocky Road Brownie Pudding Pie

April 12, 2012
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This Rocky Road Brownie Pudding Pie is one of those recipes that separates the serious rich chocolate dessert fans from the rest. To take it on, you have to be willing to bake a pan of brownies ahead of time so that you have one bar to crumble into the pie. It requires you to crush […]

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Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies…plus a Wilton Valentine’s Giveaway!

February 6, 2012
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I can already hear the creak of the step stool hinge unfolding the second I tell my 4-year old daughter that I’m about to bake something that involves sprinkles. That’s her cue to drop what she’s doing and get herself propped up next to me at the kitchen island to get involved in the action. […]

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Chocolate-Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies…The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

December 12, 2011
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  As busy as the holiday season gets – and this one is proving to be one for the records – I make it a point to carve out time for the things that I enjoy most about the holidays, such as baking and exchanging cookies. This year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, masterfully organized […]

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Double Chocolate Cookies

October 17, 2011
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I officially have a sweet tooth…or so the new diet and exercise app I recently downloaded to my iPhone tells me. Day after day for the past week, as I’ve logged everything I’ve been eating and drinking, MyFitnessPal has been telling me that I’ve consumed more than double my daily recommended volume of sugar. It gets […]

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Good Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cupcakes – Happy 4th!

July 3, 2011
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Just a short and sweet note to say Happy 4th of July (and, to my friends to the north, a belated Happy Canada Day!)!  To help you celebrate, here’s a fabulous recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting. These cupcakes, from the back of the Hershey’s cocoa powder box, come together almost magically. […]

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Chocolate Cream Pie with Cinnamon & Ancho Chile

June 9, 2011
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In my seventh grade home ec class, circa 1987, we churned out such memorable delicacies as turkey tetrazzini, purple cows (that would be a tall glass of Shasta grape soda with a scoop of vanilla ice cream dropped in) and hamburger macaroni. But my favorite of them all was chocolate pudding pie. It called for […]

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