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Espresso Chocolate Chunk Scones with Cinnamon Glaze

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 It would seem that I’m using this month’s theme as an excuse to eat chocolate at breakfast, While I’m a little surprised – I *do* try to be a healthy eater – as a social worker, I’ve learned that sometimes … Continue reading

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Peppermint Patty Bars

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 Chocolate and mint is a favorite flavor combo in my house – when I can trick myself into thinking an indulgent dessert falls on the side of being a refreshing snack, it’s pretty hard to stop from plowing ahead in coming up with additional ways … Continue reading

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Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

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As I sat eating half a box of Samoa Girl Scout cookies yesterday morning for breakfast, I was having trouble figuring out what to make for our chocolate theme this month.  Then it hit me!  I have always wanted to … Continue reading

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Cookie Dough Bites

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When I think chocolate I think of a lot of wonderful things BUT when I thought of chocolate this morning I thought of chocolate chip cookie dough! Not sure that I should admit this but I have been known (on several … Continue reading

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Crepes with Strawberries, Bananas, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

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 You’ll have to forgive me for getting February’s theme started in late January – I am usually very good at following rules – but when Streusel suggested chocolate (she was clear that she wanted this theme “even though Valentine’s day … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Ice Cream

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Are you getting ready for summer?  I certainly am!  Although this post  is not going to help me fit into my bikini.  Neither are the subsequent posts we have for you this month.  Strudel and I thought what better way to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

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 My oldest brother and I went to the same college, and I remember watching him eat like a typical college guy – for example, every week McDonald’s ran a “10 cent Tuesday” special, when you could get a plain hamburger 10 … Continue reading

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A Giant Fancy Chocolate Cake

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  We were invited to our friend’s house for New Year’s Eve, an event that called for a big, fat, fancy (and delicious) cake. This Stump de Noël – from the Baked Exploration cookbook – totally fit the bill. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Brownie Bites

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Happy Holidays! Here is it, #3 in my four part post of the new line of Krusteaz Gluten Free mixes.  I think this one is my favorite, better than my brownies from scratch!  The cornbread muffins and apple cake were … Continue reading

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Nutella Cake Truffles

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I recently made two birthday cakes for a friend’s 50th birthday party and had lots of leftover trimmings of cake.  With all the duck eggs and butter and love that went into the endeavor I couldn’t bear to just throw … Continue reading

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