Category Archives: Chocolate

Cranberry, Ginger & Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cranberry, Ginger & Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you ever shop at Trader Joe’s, you’ve probably seen their impressive Pound Plus chocolate bars. These barsĀ are made of high quality Belgian chocolate specifically for Trader Joe’s – and they are a steal when you compare them to other premium bulk chocolate because the only brand that comes on them is TJ’s, so there is no inflation just for the name (it’s Callebaut chocolate, ... Read More »

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut Oil Brownies

Coconut oil has become more popular for baking in the past year or so. Not only is it a relatively healthy fat, but it is more widely available than ever before, so it is a readily accessible ingredient. It’s easy to work with, since it can be used both as a solid and a liquid, and it can be substituted for either butter or oil. ... Read More »

Spiced Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican Spice Biscotti

I love having biscotti with my coffee. The hard, crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping in a hot cup of coffee or a latte, and they usually come in flavors that are very complimentary to coffee, as well. I like to make my own biscotti, of course, but I also pick them up when I am out having coffee at a coffee shop. I have ... Read More »

Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Microwave Cake

It was more than 5 years ago when I tried my first Microwave Chocolate Cake. That cake was slightly spongy, but it was easy to make and delivered a warm chocolate cake for one in just about 3 minutes. Microwave cakes that are “baked” in mugs have remained popular, as the lure of a very fast chocolate cake is hard to resist. I mostly gave ... Read More »

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Cookies

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, and small amounts of coffee appear in recipes for all kinds of chocolate desserts. Coffee is used to bring out some of the darker, roastier notes in chocolate and make chocolate desserts taste even richer. As a coffee fan, sometimes I want coffee to share the spotlight a little bit. These Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies have a good ... Read More »

S’mores Pancakes

S'mores Pancakes

Pancakes are definitely a breakfast food, although I occasionally have them for dinner just to mix things up. I typically serve them with butter, fruit and maple syrup, depending on what kind of pancakes I’m whipping up. The most recent batch of pancakes I made was inspired by campfire s’mores and are stacked up with chocolate and marshmallows – which made me wonder if I ... Read More »

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

I bake brownies all the time because they are such a crowd pleaser, but every time that I bake a batch, someone will tell me that they just have to pass on something so rich. Brownies are known for being decadent and delivering a big dose of chocolate in every bite. As much as people love chocolate, it is understandable that you may not want ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is essentially a pudding-like chocolate filling that is spooned into a pre-baked pie shell. The creamy filling is a good contrast for the crispy pastry crust and the filling is relatively easy to make since it doesn’t have to be baked in the oven. There are a lot of chocolate cream pie recipes out there that start with instant pudding. They’re easy ... Read More »

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