Homemade Hot Fudge

August 18, 2011

Oh. My. Gosh.  This was amazing.  I have never had better hot fudge, seriously.  And I love me some hot fudge, so that’s saying something.  The perfect time arose for me to make this ’30 while 30‘ recipe when I was actually on my way to my co-blogger Beth’s house for dinner.  I offered to […]

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Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

July 14, 2011

My 31st birthday is less than a week away and I haven’t made too much of a dent in my 30-While-30 list.  While there are a few things that I’ve made, but not photographed, the vast majority of items have remained untouched.  So, I haven’t tried my hand at homemade fondant or whipped up English […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

June 26, 2011

I know I’ve been gone for awhile, but I have a treat for you that may just make you forgive my lengthy absence from the blogging world:  chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars!  Sound amazing?  They are!  How can you go wrong with a buttery chocolate-studded graham cracker crust, creamy layer of cheesecake and crumbly […]

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Chocolate Almond Easter Babka

April 24, 2011

Greetings and a Happy Easter to all the loyal DP folk! I apologize for my absence as of late, but the garden beds have been calling me. For our Easter celebration this year,  I decided to share some of my Polish culinary traditions with my husband and friends.  One staple which you’ll see throughout Central […]

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Black and White Cookies

March 12, 2011

Black & White Cookies are amazing - there’s the soft, cakey cookie part and the rich smooth frostings – the combination makes me pick them up as often as I can.  As I never thought about baking them before, I thought they would be the perfect addition to my list of things to make while I’m 30!  It’s just over […]

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Peppermint Filled Brownie Cupcakes

March 7, 2011

“Chocolate runs through my veins.”  This statement, uttered by my mother many years ago, landed her a guest spot on a local morning television talk show in the Boston area.  It’s true, my mother loves chocolate and at the time,the go-to dessert for family gatherings was a dessert aptly named “death by chocolate, ”  but […]

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Homemade Chocolate Walnut Spread – (wal)nutella

February 26, 2011

I almost never buy Nutella and here’s why: if we have some in our pantry, it’s gone within 2 or 3 days.  I absolutely love the chocolatey, nutty flavors and enjoy it on everything from bagels to fruit.  It’s a sure way to ruin any healthy eating kick I start.  Lately, however, I’ve really been […]

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Hershey’s Doubly Chocolate Cookies

February 17, 2011

I’ve been told that my family has the chocolate gene.  The women in my family simply adore it.  Most desserts at family gatherings are chocolate and for years a birthday cake that wasn’t chocolate may as well have been considered blasphemy.  I had to chuckle when my cousin’s 8 year old son surveyed the dessert […]

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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 15, 2011

When I first made these cookies, it was bright, sunny and warm.  My little container garden was in bloom and my mint plant was out of control.  I had been hesitant to bake, because I didn’t want to make the house any warmer than it already was!  I lounged on the deck in a sun-dress and flip-flops, […]

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Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

August 18, 2010

For my husband’s birthday, I decided to go off the beaten path a little bit – rather than making cake, I baked whoopie pies!  I’ve been meaning to give them a try for a while now…and as my husband loves all things peanut butter and chocolate related, I figured this recipe would be a winner!  […]

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