• Hazelnut Layer Brownies

    Hazelnut Triple-Decker Brownies

    July 30th, 2016

    The Husband and I were watching a documentary about prison, like we seem to end up doing every three weeks or so, and I was inspired by these triple-decker bunks they stuff convicts into now in order to save space.  Double-decker bunks are apparently old-school, relics of a time before the whole overcrowding problem, when […]

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  • Mayan Mystery Chocolate Cookies

    Spicy Chocolate Mayan Cookies

    July 23rd, 2016

    Fear not the chocolate fire ball; a little spice never hurt any chocoholic (at least not permanently). Mixing savory and weird flavors with chocolate is all the rage these days (remember my Bacon Brownies?  I trepidatiously jumped on that bandwagon, if you even consider bacon a daring choice.).  I’ve tried chocolate-covered gummy bears recently, and I […]

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  • Banana Ganache Sundaes

    Ice Cream Sundaes with Bananas & Ganache

    July 9th, 2016

    This sundae doesn’t look very original but trust me- the addition of ganache blasts it into another stratosphere.  (I firmly believe that ganache makes everything better, including cakes, cookies, dry skin, hurt feelings and other emotions conveniently stuffed down by food.) I didn’t make the ice cream (I’ve never made ice cream- and now that […]

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  • Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    July 2nd, 2016

    It’s so freaking hot out, so this weather calls for an easy dessert that delivers a powerful insulin spike with ridiculously limited effort.  (You’d think I’d have made a no-bake dessert, or frozen concoction of some sort- but no, I’m not that planful.  I’ll make sundaes soon, I promise.  They’re in the queue.) I’m on […]

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  • Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    June 9th, 2016

    Imagine how mysterious and exciting it will be to stab the most boring looking cake ever with a fork, only to feel slight resistance near the bottom of the piece, in that layer between the cake and the plate. “What could that be?” (asks you, the fork, or whomever you deem lucky enough to try […]

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  • Mint Chocolate Pudding Pots

    Mint Chocolate Pudding Pots

    May 7th, 2016

    These almost look too cute to eat. But when you think about what they’re made of (mint chocolate pudding covered with crumbles of The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie- yes, meant to look like dirt), you rip out the mint sprig garnish and go to town on the little pots of cuteness.  You can even eat […]

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  • 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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  • Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    April 9th, 2016

    I was in an elevator on my way up to a really important work meeting last week when the idea for this recipe jolted me.  I thought that maybe the elevator cable had been cut, but it was just the impact of divine inspiration: you need to stuff chocolate macaroons into banana muffins. Fantasizing about Ways […]

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  • Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Bars

    Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Bars

    March 12th, 2016

    You have two options here, my baking friend, and I won’t judge you either way you take this kitchen crossroads: From Scratch: bake your little heart out, champ.  Make the chocolate chip cookies like the industrious worker bee that you are (or is it the ants who are industrious?).  Get flour on your apron.  Get […]

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  • White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

    White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

    January 2nd, 2016

    It’s been too long since I’ve put white chocolate and pistachio together (one year, five months, and fourteen days, but who’s obsessing about it or anything?).  For this inexplicably long amount of inexcusable time, I am sorry.  But I know I’ll redeem myself with this reunion-party-in-a-cookie. I’m a people-pleaser so I’ll do what it takes to […]

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  • PB Ganache Thing

    Peanut Butter Ganache Bowl

    November 14th, 2015

    If you ever try to email me or call me or visit me and I’m unavailable, it’s probably because I’m busy gorging myself on this dessert.  (Texting counts too.  If I don’t answer your text it’s not because I’m not a Millennial.  It’s because I’m bingeing on a Peanut Butter Ganache Bowl and barely coming […]

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  • Chocolate Candy Ganache Cookie

    Baby Ruth Ganache Cookie

    November 7th, 2015

    Who knew that Baby Ruth chocolate bars were so good?  Did you get the memo? I had my first one ever last month and now I’m worried about my clothes fitting me because let’s just say I’ve had more than one since last month. (I’m maybe worried about my above-average cholesterol too, but let’s be […]

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  • Chocolate Bar Brownie Explosion

    The Chocolate Bar Brownie Explosion

    October 31st, 2015

    Stop pretending you don’t want a piece of this.  (Well, it’s more appropriate to say “a scoop”, since it’s basically chocolate muck with hacked up pieces of candy bars in it.  No- wait- it’s even more appropriate to say you want “a shovel” of it, because, it’s obvious.  You can’t not use a shovel to get the full […]

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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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  • Milk Chocolate Pecan Toffee

    Milk Chocolate Pecan Toffee

    September 12th, 2015

    This is the recipe that will make you an instant celebrity in your circle of family and friends.  (You might already be a celebrity to these insulin-spiked folks if you’ve been making my World’s Greatest Fudge Brownies, so just get ready for your celeb status to skyrocket into Kardashian territory.) This toffee candy has been […]

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  • Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

    Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie

    August 15th, 2015

    I have had this recipe burning a hole in my head for about two years.  (Well, I guess it’s been freezing a hole, since this recipe doesn’t require any cooking whatsoever- just beating the ingredients and then popping the cute little, fluffy little pie in the freezer.  Bonus.) The truth is that I’ve made a […]

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  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Tart

    Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Tart

    July 25th, 2015

    Nod with me. Chocolate, nod. Macadamia nuts, nod. Cookie baked into a tart shell, nod. Chocolate sauce?  Really?  Nod! It doesn’t take that much to make a desserts fiend happy, but I’ve gotta tell ya- this one makes it embarrassingly easy to love.  There’s something about the texture of macadamia nuts in the midst of […]

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  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    July 18th, 2015

    Oatmeal and raisin has had the spotlight for years.  Let’s screw the raisins for a while and give chocolate its chance to shine (since chocolate has been under appreciated for so, so many years). Sometimes chocolate chunks have a place, and when it comes to oatmeal, it basically always has a place.  (Hey- why don’t […]

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