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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

April 12, 2011
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I stepped foot inside a gym this week for the first time in nearly four years. It was a little strange to be back. A lot has changed in the gym world. There are things like “zumba”, “barre method” and “Lululemon” that I’d only really known about casually via updates in my Facebook news feed. […]

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Cherry Cordial Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

February 10, 2011
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After the Snoopy valentines and conversation hearts, what my sisters and I used to look forward to most about Valentine’s Day as kids was the big heart-shaped box of chocolates my dad would bring home for us my mom. It was a fun game to guess what was inside each piece (through extensive sampling, of […]

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Heart-Shaped Baked Chocolate Doughnuts (+Seattle’s Best Coffee Giveaway!)

January 27, 2011
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This has to be the best bad idea I’ve had in a while: buying a doughnut pan. I resisted and resisted for as long as I could, knowing that once I had one of these things in my house I’d have no choice but to bake doughnuts as often as I wanted (could I handle […]

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Homemade Candy Week: Chocolate Snowswirl Fudge

December 18, 2010
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It was a quiet afternoon last year on the Delaware Coast in Bethany Beach – just after Labor Day so most of the summer folks had returned home for the season. My husband and I and a few of our friends had just polished off some amazing soft-shell crab sandwiches (with plenty of Old Bay!) […]

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Homemade Candy Week: Milk Chocolate Truffles

December 14, 2010
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I received the loveliest holiday gift yesterday from a good friend of mine. She knows how much my husband and I enjoy her fabulous smoked paprika-rubbed roast chicken so she typed up and printed out the recipe on a nice card (complete with cute little seahorse cutouts) and attached it with ribbon to a jar […]

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Homemade Candy Week: Pecan & Caramel Chocolate Clusters

December 13, 2010
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Welcome to Homemade Candy Week on Cooking On the Side! I had a blast last weekend trying out recipes for several sweet indulgences and I’m excited to share them with you. Alternatively, I could have deemed this “Chocolate Week” as we’ve got chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. I figured most of you would be pretty […]

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Jacques Pepin’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies

October 12, 2010
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You’re not imagining it. The words “chocolate chunk” have been appearing quite often on this blog lately. Ever since I discovered how they melt into baked goods, more so than chocolate chips, I’ve been kind of hooked. I’ve actually kind of unofficially stepped away from regular chocolate chips for the moment. The Scharffen Berger folks […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins

October 4, 2010
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One night about three years ago my husband and I were out to dinner with some good friends of ours, Tony and Karin. It randomly came up in conversation, over pasta and chianti, that Tony really loved foods containing pumpkin. I had never heard of such a thing. Of course I loved pumpkin pie at […]

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Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

August 23, 2010
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Given that I’m allotted about 45 seconds from the time we make it downstairs until my lovable little folks start clamoring to be served breakfast you’d think I’d formulate some kind of breakfast plan to make things easier. Instead, I look a bit like Taz from Looney Tunes, spinning around the kitchen, transferring items from […]

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Chocolate-Layered No-Bake Cheesecake Bars

July 14, 2010
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I brought dinner and a few of these Chocolate-Layered No-Bake Cheesecake Bars over to my friend Catherine, who just welcomed a new baby boy a few weeks ago. She e-mailed me a few hours later: “I sneaked a ‘before dinner taste’ of the cheesecake bars and it was the best thing I’ve ever eaten!” Granted, […]

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