chocolate

Bourbon & Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars with a Cinnamon Crust

As you finalize your plans for Thanksgiving this week, let me put one small and undeniably delicious wrinkle in your plans. This “wrinkle” is in the form of a gooey, rich bourbon and chocolate pecan bar with a buttery crust and a hint of cinnamon.  Despite the fact that I love trying out new recipes […]

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Guest Post: Double Cookie Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had the honor of participating in my first “guest post” on the lovely NWA Motherlode blog’s Mealtime Mama page today!  I shared a delicious little recipe that I called “double cookie chocolate chip cookies” with the  ladies at NWA Motherlode. The recipe, like the cookie itself, is quite a mouthful, but it’s easy to […]

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White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut & Caramel Cookie Bars

These freezing days have kept me in the holiday baking season a bit too long longer than usual. As I still have hundreds of graham crackers leftover from the wedding and the failed s’mores bar, I decided to go full-on Christmas cookie with this recipe.  I’m not sure what the actual name is for these […]

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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one is ours. Since we only have a few short days left until New Years Resolutions are pledged, I figured you’d want a few last indulgences while 2013 was still around. That’s the proper way to look at resolutions, right? Hold out until the very last […]

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Cake Batter Truffles

Cookie dough, cake batter, brownie batter – they’re all in the category of “favorite indulgence ever” as far as I’m concerned. It appears that I’m not alone in this designation. I know for sure that at least Ketch and Sammy agree (yes, I’m still somewhat fuming over the Great Dog Truffle Heist of 2013). And […]

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Graham Cracker Swirl Cheesecake

Every year, my work sends us home with a free turkey for Thanksgiving. We already have plans for Thanksgiving day and the two of us can’t hope to finish twelve pounds of poultry together, so we decided to throw a spur-of-the-moment dinner party.  Okay, it wasn’t just the turkey, we also were given some beautiful […]

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Southern Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m quite sure that I’ve mentioned that I’m a morning baker. And a morning cleaner, laundry sorter, dog walker, reader, thinker, over-analyzer, etc. On this particularly frigid morning, I was working on my recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I wanted to make them “Southern.” I scoured the cupboards looking for Southern ingredients, which I spread […]

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Twisted S’Mores Cookies

I struggled with what to call this post. S’mores cookies is too bland, but maybe “twisted” sounds too nefarious for sweet little cookies. By “twisted,” all I mean is that I used chocolate brownie flavored marshmallows and Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bars (white chocolate with chocolate cookie bits).  Maybe “role reversal” cookies or “Paula […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with Cinnamon

I don’t usually go in for the no-bake desserts. But I do usually go in for peanut butter. By the truckload spoonful. This is a variation of a classic peanut butter and chocolate no-bake bar recipe that is wildly popular and extremely simple. In my iteration, I’ve stirred in cinnamon (because I think it’s really […]

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