Chocolate truffle thumbprint cookies

| by | Cookies, Desserts, Recipes


Cookies and milk. You couldn’t give me a better snack as a kid. Any day, any time, any mood, I was always up for a cookie (or two or three). Actually, I’m still always up for cookies. Especially warm, chocolatey cookies fresh out of the oven. One of the things I love doing in the long hot months of summer is going to my favorite cookie bakery ( I call it a cookie bakery because other than muffins, that’s all they bake ) and getting semi-sweet chocolate and m&m cookies with the best fresh squeezed cherry limeade. That, to me, is what makes for a perfect summer day. I can’t tell you how much I love this bakery’s cookies. Unfortunately, I have not been able (although my sister came close yesterday) to find a recipe that comes close to them. Not flat, perfectly round, crunchy on the outside, but oh so chewy on the inside. They are seriously, the best (not gourmet, in my opinion gourmet is another category of cookies) cookies I have ever had. Ah, the simple pleasures in life.


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S’more brownies version two

| by | Brownies, Desserts, Pies & Tarts, Recipes

Let me just begin by saying that Monday was not a good day baking/cooking wise. From burning sugar, to a pot of glaze boiling over. Yes, it was indeed a dark (and smoky) day in the kitchen. It was all because of a sugar shortage and meringue. Meringue. Why meringue? You’ll see why in a minute.




S’more brownies

| by | Brownies, Desserts, Recipes

S’mores. I love chocolate and a gooey marshmallow stuffed between two graham crackers – not to mention just about any dessert that incorporates this combination.

Brownies? Woe to the pan of brownies that comes across my path…

S’mores and (or should I say in?) brownies? I’m in!



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Hello and a post Christmas snack

| by | Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Little Confections, Recipes

Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe - Joe's from Trader Joes
Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe – Joe’s from Trader Joes

Dear reader,

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I know Christmas was little while ago now, but I made this delicious dessert with some leftover Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Joe – Joe’s and I had to share it with you.


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