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red wine chocolate cake

Friday, December 9, 2011

I don’t think I’ve ever finished a bottle of red wine. I’m one of those fruity-white-wine-spritzer kind of girls, and to the horror of some I have been known to ‘brighten up’ my dark reds with a little 7up [should I be admitting this? Probably not]. So thankfully, this wonderful genius came up with red wine chocolate cake. Because now instead of stashing that half finished bottle on…

baking chocolate dessert pies + tarts

french silk pie

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Somehow it creeps up, every year, and I’m just not ready for it. Like Linus I try to catch a glimpse of the Great Pumpkin, but it whizzes past me, leaving my head spinning and my pants a bit too tight. We have three celebrations with three different branches of family, and while I feel the warm glow around me, the memories all…

baking chocolate dessert

sweet and salty brownies

Monday, September 12, 2011

Even as a young girl, the sweet and salty combination was one of my most favorite things. I have very fond memories of my sister and I dunking hot, salty fries in cold, frothy chocolate shakes, gleeful at our latest invention. Sure, they were from some fast food empire, but we didn’t know any better, and thought we had come up with the most amazing discovery. [We also…

chocolate dessert ice cream

no-churn bittersweet chocolate ice cream with fleur de sel

Thursday, June 30, 2011

After making the vanilla bourbon ice cream, I had to give the  chocolate a try. I am sold on this no-churn ice cream. It’s so so easy, and it is so creamy. Bittersweet chocolate makes this incredible, and on a whim I sprinkled some fleur de sel on top. My heart stopped on first bite. I have been daydreaming of other flavor combinations, and am going to be…

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the chocolate cake

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is it. This is the chocolate cake I’ve been searching for: The chocolate cake that my family asks me to make at birthdays. The chocolate cake that I sneak a piece of at breakfast. And lunch. And in the middle of the night. It is incredible: A moist, tender crumb, a rich chocolate flavor, a perfect butter cream frosting. Really. Sometimes it shows up in my dreams.…

cake cakes chocolate vegan

vegan chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter bourbon frosting. and chocolate coffee frosting.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I have a thing for vegan desserts. I’m not a vegan, but every January [A] and I partake in a vegan diet to cleanse our systems and add more fruits and vegetables into our bodies. When we first started doing this, way back in college, it was rather difficult to find good vegan food. It had just started to become mainstream, and we didn’t realize all our options.…