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Nothing could have made me overlook Smitten Kitchen‘s S’more Pie this week. What’s not to love about a big, grownup version of a favorite childhood treat? The pie has a fairly standard graham cracker crust that is filled with a rich, bittersweet chocolate cream. The whole thing is topped off with a layer of homemade marshmallow – lightly toasted, of course, because it wouldn’t really ... Read More »

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Alanna (from Veggie Venture)’s Vanilla Brownies might not sound like the fudgy, chocolaty goodness that you might expect from a brownie recipe, but rest assured that the brownies are not lacking in the chocolate department. Instead, they are spiked with a generous amount of vanilla bean that is pureed into the sugar so as to contribute the maximum vanilla flavor possible to the batter. From ... Read More »

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When I make an ice cream cake, it’s usually for a party or a barbecue and, since there are a lot of people to serve, I usually opt to make a full-size sheet cake, like my Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake. There’s no reason that ice cream cake can’t be turned into ice cream cupcakes, however, and Joy the Baker used my two favorite ... Read More »

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Crepes often have a very plain cheese at their center when they are filled. The rolled pancakes usually have a delicate flavor and texture on their own, and a mild cheese can work very well. Unfortunately, it can also be boring, which is why Zoe Bakes opted to use more flavorful chevre, lightened up with some whipped cream to give it a better texture, in ... Read More »

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Macadamia nuts are very rich on their own and make a great addition to baked goods because they have a unique butteriness in addition to the expected crunch of a nut. They’re most often found in combination with white chocolate. Visions of Sugar Plum used this combination in a whole new way in Macadamia Nut Ale Brownies with White Chocolate-Toffee Ganache. The name says it ... Read More »

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Sometimes you have to be a little creative when you’re giving a recipe a title, whether you’re embelishing with an adjective or taking care to mention a special ingredient. You can’t just call everything “cake” or “cookie” – not if you want to tempt other people into trying the recipe! A whisk and a spoon had to shorten the name of her Rhubarb-filled yogurt cupcakes ... Read More »

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Call it a cheesecake theme if you wish, but there are too many cream-cheesy posts to pass up this week. For instance, there is a White Chocolate Cheesecake at Velvet Lava. Tall, creamy and – naturally – very decadent, it’s comfort food at its finest. Eat a slice at the end of a bad day to forget about pesky, mundane things like calories and just ... Read More »

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Butter brickle is a cutesy name for toffee or toffee flavored things. It started out as a trademarked name for some toffee ice cream in the 1920 and gradually got passed to the maker’s of Heat bar and finally on to Hershey’s. Since Heath is still the primary maker of chocolate covered toffee bits – for baking or otherwise – the name pops up with ... Read More »

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