Tag Archives: chocolate

Spicy double chocolate cookies, for the Cookie Swap

It is once again time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap — the third annual GFBCS, in fact. This is the brainchild of the wonderful bloggers at Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. Each blogger participant makes … Continue reading

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Fast and easy dark chocolate cake

The old-fashioned name for this dessert is dump cake. In the interests of expediency, you dump the dry ingredients into the baking pan and stir them. You then add the oil, vinegar, and vanilla, give it a stir, and pour … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap! Browned butter-pecan bars with chocolate ganache

At this time last year, I took part in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, the brainchild of Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Jenny of The Little Kitchen. The premise: anyone with an established food blog could participate. … Continue reading

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Birthday surprise

We tend not to feel constrained by convention around here. Our favorite Christmas Eve dinner is a large platter of our homemade potstickers, for example. We’re not big fans of the classic frosted cake. There’s nothing wrong with it — … Continue reading

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A snowy treat: chocolate crinkle cookies

Little snowballs of chocolate heaven — what more do you need to know? The powdery sugar coating cracks in the oven to reveal the fudgy interior. They’re as moist and deeply chocolate as a brownie, but lighter in texture; they … Continue reading

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Macaroon vs. macaron

Macarons are the new cupcakes, it seems. They’re made with beaten egg whites, powdered sugar, and ground almonds or almond flour. They’re a bit finicky to make, what with grinding the almonds, resting and piping the batter, and drying the … Continue reading

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In the swim with bananas and chocolate

Since we seem to have gone from early spring straight into steamy summer, Tom decided it was time to introduce our dogs to our best real estate asset: the river in our backyard. After all, Libby’s half Lab and Cleo … Continue reading

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