Tag Archives: chocolate

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Ganache and Toasted Coconut

I discovered my true nemesis during the development of the recipe….. Making caramel is the devil. This recipe is a combination of several different recipes I’ve encountered throughout the years, however, the original inspiration for the recipe came from a Food and Wine Recipe. I had never really made caramel before and I think I […]

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Nanaimo Bars (and a lot of gibberish about Canada…)

WHAT is a Nanaimo bar, you ask? Believe it or not, a good portion of my family comes from Canada.  Crazy… I know, but believe it or not, those Canadians are actually pretty bad ass. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my immediate family generally hails from the suburbs of Detroit.  My grandmother, who still […]

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Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

OK.  Here we go. First real blog post since March…. I apologize for the delay, but life has been a little crazy these days.  Hoping that the recipes will start coming on a pseudo-regular basis again.  In the meantime, please bear with me while I try to get my groove back… Pancakes.  Who doesn’t like […]

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Chocolate Pretzel Bites

These treats are so easy, it almost seems like a sin to write a whole blog  post about them.  I’ll keep this one short, because really, it doesn’t need much instruction and if you’re into sweet, salty, and easy, then you are in to these. Once you learn the basic method, the combinations that you […]

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Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

If you’ve never had a shortbread cookie before, the best way to describe them is “buttery” and “decadent.”  They definitely are more of a traditional holiday cookie, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with tradition.  These classic cookies get jazzed up with just the tiniest dip in chocolate 🙂 …Or a large dip.  Your preference. This […]

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Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I think muffins are some of the greatest breakfast food around.  Honestly, how could you NOT like muffins?  You can grab them on the run.  They are sweet, but not too sweet.  They are easily transportable.   Waaaay cuter than bagels. I like muffins. I do NOT like “muffin tops.” If you like bananas and chocolate, […]

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Tailgate Blondies

This post is less about the food and more about my love for all-things U of M… and hatred for all things Notre Dame.  You’ve been warned…. Last weekend, Little Lucy and I road-tripped from Pittsburgh to Michigan so I could visit my family, but also attend the Michigan/Notre Dame game.  For those of you  […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling and Peanut Butter Frosting

OK, to explain the odd photo…I made these cupcakes late last night and there was ZERO natural light when it came time to take the final picture.  Shiny, flashy cupcakes just do not look appetizing………So when I took these cupcakes to work first thing in the morning, the only option I had to take a […]

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Brigadeiros

You know how specific foods and smells can transport you to a certain time and place in your life?  Believe it or not, these small Brazilian chocolate truffles take me directly back to the first grade.  Our nanny from Brazil, Ana, used to make these and bring them in to my first grade class.  All […]

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

For my first real post, I thought I’d start with, what I know to be, a home run.  Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.  Before you stop and say, BOOOOOORING, just wait…. These are not ordinary chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.  There are a few quirks to this recipe that truly make the final product unique and delicious. […]

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