• Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

    Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cupcakes

    April 24th, 2016

    I never got into the whole pretzel-stuffed-into-or-sprinkled-onto-sweets craze, but because I am an approval-seeker, I’ll put out sometimes to win your love and affection.  (I did make the Pretzel Brownie a few years ago, and actual Pretzels that one time- so I’m hoping you’ll hang out with me until 2018 when I’ll come around and […]

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  • Brownie Caramel Nut Tart

    Brownie Caramel Nut Tarts

    February 13th, 2016

    What have I been thinking? I looked back on the recipes I’ve been making lately and they’re as white as the Oscars. It’s time to bring back the chocolate, folks, because- wait.  I don’t even need to explain the rationale on this.  Chocolate speaks for itself. I commit that I will never go more than five […]

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  • Healthy Peach Cake

    Peach Caramel Cake

    January 30th, 2016

    I’m starting to lose my mind. (If The Husband weren’t away for work in London right now, he’d question my decision to use the word ‘starting’.  I’d laugh, pretend to be wounded, and then absolutely agree with him.  I have conversations with people all the time when they’re not in the room [or continent].  The Husband […]

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  • PB Caramel Bar

    Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

    November 21st, 2015

    Does caramel go with peanut butter? That was the question I asked myself, then stopped and slapped myself in the face. Caramel goes with everything. So now that we have that out of the way, here’s the scoop:  imagine a peanut butter cookie baked into a pan so you can cut it into bars (we’re having […]

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  • Pumpkin Caramel Pie

    Pumpkin Caramel Pie

    October 17th, 2015

    Let’s just say that the caramel I made for this pumpkin pie didn’t stand much of a chance.  Some of it made its way onto this piece of pie for the photo, and then maybe a little bit more made it onto another slice of pie for The Husband, and then I ate the rest […]

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  • Marshmallow Caramel Fudge

    Marshmallow Caramel Fudge

    September 26th, 2015

    It’s so easy. And so amazing. How will we be able to handle ourselves, knowing we can make this on a whim at any given time?  Like on a weeknight when all we have is 15 minutes but really want something cavity-and-diabetes-causing?  How will we refrain from making and inhaling it weekly? I know: Make […]

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  • Caramel Donut Sandwich

    Caramel Donut Sandwich

    March 4th, 2015

    I have fantasized about doing this for a very very long time.  Specifically since 2001, when I had my first Krispy Kreme donut ever and realized that donuts had to play a more prominent role in my life.  (Really- KK came to Canada and The Husband and I joined the other gluttons like us in a […]

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  • Chocolate PB Caramel Brownie Pie

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Brownie Pie

    August 16th, 2014

    Oh. My. Dessert God. Thank you for this! I have made many a pie with peanut butter & chocolate in the last few years… there was the Honey Roasted Peanut Butter & Chocolate Tart, the Incredible Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Pie, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart with Oatmeal Crust, and a few others I’m just […]

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  • Sea Salt & Bourbon Caramels

    Sea Salt & Bourbon Caramel

    November 23rd, 2013

    Have mercy. You might already know that I have a thing for caramel.  And I also have a full-blown salt addiction (which I’ve asked my doctor about and we’re okay with the problem for now).  So the current sea salt caramel craze has my name written all over it.  And while I’m not a fan […]

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  • Gateau Breton with Caramelized Apples

    Apple Gateau Breton with Salted Caramel Sauce

    November 2nd, 2013

    When I tell you that ‘Gâteau Breton’ is just French for ‘freaking awesome cake’, believe me.  (Well.  Gateau does mean cake en francais, but that’s the end of the translation class.)  All you need to know is that this cake has a remarkable number of reasons to bake it into your life: Caramel.  This cake can […]

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  • Quickie Graham Cracker Toffee Cookies

    Quickie Toffee Graham Cracker Cookies

    August 1st, 2013

    Sometimes you need a quickie to fill an urgent need.  An urgent desire. You know what I mean? I have the perfect solution to satisfy the sweets craving that overpowers you on a Wednesday night when the last thing you’re about to do is pull out the stand mixer or food processor and get all […]

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  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Sticky Toffee Pudding

    March 2nd, 2013

    Don’t worry if you’re confused. The name says it’s a pudding, but the picture looks an awful lot like a cake, doesn’t it? Here’s the dealio: A pudding is basically a goopy, sticky cake.  (I’m so sold already.  Like in this particular pudding- the toffee sauce is poured into holes poked into the cake while […]

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  • Browned Butter Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

    Browned Butter Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

    February 20th, 2013

    Yes, you can make a pumpkin dessert in January. Don’t get all caught up the whole “can’t wear white after Labor Day” garbage in the kitchen— screw the fact that Halloween has long-since passed, and that Thanksgiving was a little bit of a long time ago (oh dear, remember Pumpkin Pie (2 Ways!) with Spiced Whipped […]

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  • Caramel Stuffed Brownies

    Caramel-Pecan Stuffed Brownies

    December 8th, 2012

    Oh. My. God. It happened. I took the World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie and did what I have been fantasizing about for just about ever.  (No, I didn’t slather it all over myself.) I stuffed it with a caramel and pecan layer, and then watched the layer ooze right out of the fudgy brownie after cutting it. […]

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  • Blondies with Caramel Icing

    Butterscotch Blondies with Caramel Icing

    January 19th, 2012

    Don’t underestimate the powerful effect that icing can have on an already-spectacular dessert, let alone the smell of your kitchen when making it. For these Blondies, feel free to get creative and substitute white chocolate chips for the butterscotch ones in the recipe below. The purist in me keeps Blondies blonde, but if you’re feeling crazy, throw the semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips in instead.

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