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Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

White chocolate and macadamia nuts are a match made in heaven. While macadamia nuts do go well with other types of chocolate, they have a mild, buttery flavor that is easily overwhelmed by dark chocolate. The sweet, creamy flavor of white chocolate is a good match for the nuts, accentuating their flavor without dominating it.  These Chewy Brown Sugar White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies have plenty ... Read More »

Chocolate Tangerine Pound Cake

Chocolate Tangerine Pound Cake

Tangerines have a unique sweetness that sets them apart from other oranges. They’re considered to be less sour and less tart than other oranges, even when oranges are generally perceived to be some of the least tart fruits of the citrus family. That sweetness makes them delicious for eating out of hand and that means that there aren’t all that many recipes that specifically call ... Read More »

Easter Peeps S’mores Dip

Easter Peeps S'mores Dip

Gooey, rich s’mores are one of my favorite summer treats. They’re traditionally made over the campfire, but you can melt your marshmallows over any heat source available. This Easter Peeps S’mores Dip is made in the oven and it is a version of s’mores that can be shared by a big group easily – and it has a colorful twist on classic s’mores because it uses ... Read More »

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Irish Coffee Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Chocolate pudding cakes are wonderful desserts that are perfect for treating yourself on a lazy night in. They’re delicious and easy to make, with a two-part batter that bakes into a separate cake and sauce in one dish in the oven. Pudding cakes are often baked in large casserole dishes and are simply spooned out to serve. This casual presentation means that, while they’re certainly ... Read More »

Coconut Mocha

Homemade Coconut Mocha Coffee Drink

Chocolate and coconut is one of my favorite combinations – after chocolate and coffee, of course. Starbucks and other coffee chains tend to put coconut on their spring and summer menus, when consumers are in the mood for a cold beverage with a tropical flair. While I enjoy coconut mocha frappuccinos, I also enjoy hot coconut mochas. Fortunately, they’re easy to make at home, so ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Blondies

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Blondies

Blondies are bar cookies that are similar in texture to brownies – dense and chewy – but don’t use cocoa powder or chocolate in the same way that brownies do. In fact, many of them don’t use chocolate at all. These Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Blondies do use chocolate and come so close to the texture of “traditional” brownies that I was tempted to ... Read More »

Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge

Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge

The easiest fudge you can make uses only two ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. This Double Chocolate Rocky Road Fudge is made using the limited edition chocolate sweetened condensed milk that I recently tried and dark chocolate, the combination of which yields a very decadent fudge with lots of chocolate flavor. The fudge is studded with marshmallows and nuts, giving it a nice blend ... Read More »

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies

I rarely say no to chocolate, but there are times when a chocolate chip cookie doesn’t pack enough of a punch to satisfy my chocolate cravings. These Intense Dark Chocolate Cookies are cookies meant for the serious chocolate lover with a serious chocolate urge. The cookies are made with both unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder, both of which help build the cookie’s bittersweet foundation. ... Read More »

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