Tag: chocolate

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Brownie Roll-Out Cookies

I love baking cookies during the holidays.  Now that I’m a mom, I love it even more because I get to bake with my children! Sure, it’s messy – but it’s so much fun!  We have our traditional favorites (most which you can find on this blog) but we always like to try new ones

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes for the Fourth of July

How are you celebrating the Fourth of July?  At my house, we’re celebrating with chocolate! Double Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting adapted from the Cooking for Kids Bible Cupcakes adapted from Everyday Food magazine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder 1 1/4 teaspoons baking

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Double-Chocolate Fudge Brownies…and a Giveaway!

My sister gave me this wonderful cookbook – Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe –  for Christmas, and this is the first recipe I’ve tried out of it.  The Loveless Cafe is a landmark restaurant in Nashville.  Have any of you been there?  If these brownies are any indication, then everything in the cookbook is destined

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Dark-Chocolate Cutout Cookies

One of the things I love most about the holiday season is baking Christmas cookies with my children. I adore flipping through recipes with them, ooh-ing and aah-ing over all of the beautiful cookies.  Of course, we have our traditional cookies that we bake every year, but it’s always nice to try out something new

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Chocolate Mousse

In honor of National Chocolate Mousse Day, here is a delightfully deceiving recipe for chocolate mousse.  The secret ingredient?  Tofu! Chocolate Mousse (from Cooking Light magazine)  3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted 1 (12.3-ounce) package reduced-fat extra-firm tofu 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water Fat-free whipped topping, thawed

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Chocolate-Banana Muffins

These muffins are quick, easy, and scrumptious.  The recipe was given to us by our childbirth instructor many moons ago.  We took a natural childbirth class for the birth of our first child, and she brought these muffins to our very last class.  When I made some the other day, they were just as good

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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

Today I share with you my first attempt at cake pops.  Some of my friends – you know who you are! – have mastered this art and helped to inspire me.  I have eaten some of these delicious creations, but have never tried to make them. I had the opportunity do just that this weekend

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Chocolate-Banana Whoopie Pies

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here is a fun and easy recipe to try.  I found it in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and I think you will enjoy it! Chocolate-Banana Whoopie Pies 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 ripe bananas

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Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread

Since Sunday was World Nutella Day, I just couldn’t resist the temptation to make something with Nutella in it!  I LOVE Nutella.  Who doesn’t?  It takes me back to the flavorful, scrumptious chocolate croissants I ate in France.  Although not the healthiest, it certainly was the most wonderful breakfast ever.  Nowadays, I rarely eat it,

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