Tag Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Cherry Scones – Guest Post

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a bit different because it’s a Guest Post for Suzanne at APugintheKitchen. If you haven’t met Suzanne, you should. She’s a fantastic cook and baker extraordinaire, involved in all kinds of good endeavors, inherently generous and kind. Of course, there’s her pug Percy who gets to make a featured appearance every now and then, too!

Percy – one pampered pooch!

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Oreo Truffles

Easy to make, even easier to eat! So good!

Merry Christmas all! I just had to share my newest “discovery” today, which now I’m seeing everywhere. My daughter introduced me to Oreo Truffles. Honestly, I wouldn’t have thought to make them. Oreos? Really? Don’t make that same mistake – get yourself some Oreos and good chocolate and make them, preferably now.

Oreo Truffles
Oreo Truffles

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Peppermint Bark Popcorn

Easy & fast! Plus, it tastes great!

Last Christmas season, I made batch after batch of White Chocolate Christmas Popcorn Party Mix. Everyone loved it, but this year I’ve had Peppermint Bark on my mind. I don’t know why, but every time I think of making something, I think Peppermint Bark. Peppermint Bark. It’s just so festive!

Peppermint Bark Popcorn
Peppermint Bark Popcorn

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Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

I never "Got" Meringue Cookies until I tried a friend's! All those wasted years! Don't make that same mistake, make these NOW!

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas.” That song has been echoing in my mind. A little Christmas. A simple Christmas. I don’t know if I can hold onto that zen when I visit my daughter & the”littles” over the holidays, but I’m hanging on to that feeling now.

Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies
Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies

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Best Hot Chocolate

A double chocolate hot chocolate. Yea - hot chocolate combined with hot cocoa. A perfect indulgence

Tis the season – for hot chocolate. A double chocolate hot chocolate! Deep. Rich. Dark. Chocolate. Real Chocolate. And Cocoa. With Frozen Whipped Cream. Yeah, you heard me right. Frozen Whipped Cream.

Best Hot Chocolate Double Chocolate, Cocoa, real chocolate. cream
The Best Hot Chocolate – Double Chocolate with Frozen Whipped Cream

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Best Chocolate Cupcakes

Best Chocolate Cupcakes: Very light, moist and tender cupcakes that pack a whollop of chocolate flavor.

It might be time to take a little break from all things “fall” and food made with pumpkin and thoughts about Thanksgiving (coming up so fast!) and have a little sumpin sumpin that’s chocolate,

Best Chocolate Cupcakes
Best Chocolate Cupcakes

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Chocolate Desserts

Here are my favorite desserts made from chocolate or containing chocolate, all tried and true. Some I’ve been making for decades, others are newer, but they’ve all gotten the thumbs up from friends and family.








basic chocolate cakes











special occasion chocolate cakes











chocolate frosting







lava cakes & souffles & puddings






















brownies & bars












chocolate sauces






other desserts











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Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

Jacques Torres' Chocolate Mudslide Cookies. From the Master baker himself, you just won't want to stop eating these cookies!

It might seem like my blog has a lot to do with baking, lately. I’ve been updating my dessert menu; organizing it properly and that means posting the results. So if you’re tired of it, thanks for bearing with me – but now here’s a “Must Make” Cookie. Jaques Torres’ Chocolate Mudslide Cookies.

Jacques Torres’ Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

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Home-Made Hot Fudge Sauce

The BEST Hot Fudge Sauce & it's EASY

Of all the ice-cream toppings, I have to confess I like Hot Fudge the best. Nothing else really compares. Caramel is good, Salted Caramel is fantastic and Butterscotch, what can I say? I wouldn’t turn any of them down but Hot Fudge Sauce? That I would seek out!

Home-made Hot Fudge

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Banana Brownie Bread

Super simple six ingredients - and this ooey, gooey chocolaty bread starts off with a boxed mix!

I came across a super easy recipe and just HAD to make it. Mainly because I’m at the folk’s house right now and they have a kazillion boxes of brownie mix in the pantry. And who doesn’t like Brownies and Banana Bread? And why not combine them?

Brownie Banana Bread
Brownie Banana Bread

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