Sweetheart Brownies

February 7, 2013
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I’ll admit that the idea for these Sweetheart Brownies came during a gym workout. My mind should have been in the moment, focused on following the Zumba teacher’s tricky dance moves, but all I could think about was can you coat brownies in candy melts? We all have our own way of focusing! I instagrammed […]

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Brownie-Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies + Baking Giveaway!

March 31, 2011
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Last week’s visit to the Nestlé test kitchens definitely put me in the mood to bake cookies. I have been looking forward all week to share these with you, I was so pleased with how they came out. For these Brownie-Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies, I combined two on-the-package Nestlé recipes – Mini Morsels Cookies and […]

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Gooey Brownies

January 6, 2011
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Happy New Year! I’m excited to resume blogging over here on Cooking On the Side after my little holiday hiatus. Even while we were away for a week in Scottsdale, Arizona I still couldn’t keep myself out of the kitchen. I made a pretty pink birthday layer cake for my mom, chocolate cupcakes for my […]

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Dulce de Leche…and Proof That Good Things Can Come From a Can

December 6, 2010

Gourmet…from a can? I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen and tasted it myself. Two highly talented chefs – Anthony Sinsay, executive chef of Harney Sushi in San Diego, and Katsuya Fukushima, executive chef of José Andrés Catering with Ridgewell’s in Washington, D.C., transformed foods such as canned creamed corn, canned chipotles and […]

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Coffee Fudge Brownies

August 22, 2009

If only I’d had this brownie recipe back when I was in college. Staying up late to finish a paper or cram for an exam would have been – quite literally – a piece of cake. Make no mistake: these Coffee Fudge Brownies pack a jolt! I’d been eyeing the recipe on a can of […]

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The Best Fudge Brownies Ever

April 20, 2009
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The folks at King Arthur Flour call these their “Best Fudge Brownies Ever”. Pretty big talk, don’t you think? As one who enjoys a good brownie I was definitely game to bake up a batch and see for myself. Did they live up to all the hype? Well, that depends on how you like your […]

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