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Chocolate Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Just about everyone has seen vanilla cream-filled snack cakes on store shelves over the years. There are a couple of brands that make them, and there are many recipes for homemade versions out there, too. The balance of chocolate cake and vanilla cream filling in these types of cakes can be a great thing, but there are times when you just want a little bit ... Read More »

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Root Beer Float Popsicles

A root beer float is an indulgent treat to have on a hot day. The classic root beer float is made by pouring ice cold root beer over a glass that is filled with vanilla ice cream. The vanilla of the ice cream mellows out the spiciness of the root beer and the whole drink takes on a delightfully creamy flavor. The only thing that ... Read More »

Blackberry Blondies

Blackberry Blondies

Blondies are the blank canvases of the bar cookie world. They have a slightly dense, chewy texture, but they are relatively plain and get most of their flavor from the mix-ins that go into the basic batter, such as chocolate chips, nuts, and dried fruits. Fresh fruit isn’t typically an ingredient that you’ll find in a batch of blondies, but when my kitchen is bursting ... Read More »

No Churn Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

No Churn Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

No churn ice cream is the way to go when you want to make ice cream in a hurry but don’t have an ice cream maker. The base is made with sweetened condensed milk and lightened with whipped cream, which gives the finished ice cream a texture that is similar to that of regular ice cream with a lot less work. You can also add ... Read More »

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

There will always be times when we need to eat breakfast on the run, whether we’re late for school, work or a flight to somewhere tropical. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to have to skip it just because you were in a big rush to get out the door. The solution is ... Read More »

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberry Pecan Muffins

Strawberries are usually at their best when they are eaten at the peak of season and uncooked, since they have both a great flavor and texture when they are fresh. But when strawberries are in season, I find that I am very tempted to put them in to all kinds of things, from breakfast to baked goods. These Strawberry Pecan Muffins are a very good ... 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 »

No Bake Oreo Pie Crust

No Bake Oreo Pie Crust

Oreo cookies are great for making pie crusts. Those chocolate wafers are not very sweet and pack a lot of chocolate flavor into every bite. For most chocolate pie crusts, the wafer cookies are used by themselves, blended with butter and baked until the crust is set. This No Bake Oreo Pie Crust uses the whole cookie. The no-bake crust is made by blending whole ... Read More »

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