Brown Butter Blondies

Brown Butter BlondiesListen.  It’s mid-June.  The beginning of summer.  You really should be eating healthfully.  Loading your body up with nutrient-packed greens and antioxidant rich berries and all of that.  I mean, that’s what I’m doing.  Mostly.  But chocolate and vanilla and browned butter know no season.  Or rather, my craving for them has no season.  Or, maybe, it knows ALL the seasons?   [Read more...]

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Chocolate Chip Cake

DSC_0385Since I’ve been on such a roll with my old tried-and-true recipes, I figure I might as well just keep on truckin’.  And it doesn’t get much better than this.  This is recipe gold, folks.  Cake.  Chocolate Chips. Cinnamon Sugar.  A big chunk of this with a  cold glass of milk will cure whatever ails you.  (Unless what ails you is sugar addiction. Sorry.) [Read more...]

Irish Cream Truffles

irish cream trufflesDo I really need to write a post for this one, folks?  It’s chocolate.  And booze.  Melted, mixed, rolled around in more chocolate.  Highly giftable, delicious, boozy chocolate.  Listen, we all have lots of stuff to do this time of year.  I, for one, still have to wrap gifts (all the gifts), do a bit more shopping, and think up a Christmas Eve menu.  You too, right?  So let’s just cut to the chase, and agree that these Irish Cream Truffles are just a good idea.  Ok, a really good idea.  If you need more convincing on why truffles are good to have around, just in general, check out this recipe.   Also, have your head checked, because it’s pretty obvious that truffles are good to have around.  Silly.   [Read more...]

Classic Chocolate Pudding

Classic Chocolate PuddingThe things I do for you guys.  I have made this pudding three times now, just to really make sure it’s as good as it was the first time.  I experimented with different milks, different thickeners, different chocolate.  And I ate a lot of pudding.  All for you, my loyal readers.  To give you the best pudding experience possible.  I’ve martyred myself for you on the altar of chocolate pudding.  My boys also played their parts by eating some pudding, but really, I took the brunt of that task.

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Chocolate Banana Cake with Pecans

DSC_0547It would seem that the internet hardly needs another recipe for banana bread.  Or banana cake.  And it isn’t as though bananas and chocolate are a novel combination, for goodness’ sake.  But I feel like it is my duty to share this banana cake recipe, even if my message of chocolate banana goodness only reaches one person.  Dramatics aside, this cake  is worth making.  I made it on a whim after I saw something similar on A Pastry Affair, and realized I had 4 very ripe bananas in my fridge.

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