Soy Sauce Chocolate Chip Cookies


Soy sauce chocolate chip cookies may sound a little strange, but after adding a teaspoon of soy sauce to a few different chocolate chip cookie recipes, I’d say it’s worth trying at least once. I liked it. Then again, there wasn’t much not to like because the flavor was so very subtle.

Marbled Olive Oil Cake

marbled olive oil cake

Also known as Zebra Cake, Tiger Cake is a marbled olive oil cake from The Queen of Chocolate, Alice Medrich. I found the original version in Bittersweet, a book every chocolate lover should own! What’s strange is how long it took me to finally try this recipe. Maybe I was afraid of the unusual flavors at…

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Root Beer Gelato

root beer gelato

Continuing with the root beer theme, here’s another creation using root beer extract — Root Beer Gelato. I love this recipe because it reminds me of all the interesting flavors of gelato we ate at San Crispino in Rome.

Root Beer Fudge Brownies


My first batch of these fudge brownies got the stamp of approval from some security guards working a job on my street. I don’t usually hand out brownies on the street, but I liked them a lot and felt like sharing. And that was before I even got the idea to add the root beer…

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Cheerios Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cheerios

This is an old recipe I’d completely forgotten about until last week. Unlike the Cheerios Chocolate Chip Cookies which I’ve made multiple times through the years, Cheerios Peanut Butter Cookies call for just enough peanut butter and oats to give these chocolate chip cookies a bit of peanut butter flavor and a bumpy, crunchy texture.

Martha Bakes Giant Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I have a few recipes for Kitchen Sink Cookies, but this one may be the best yet. Not only does it call for “everything but the kitchen sink”, it makes eye popping, dramatically large cookies. The recipe is from Martha Stewart’s Baking Show on PBS, Martha Bakes. Martha Bakes is my favorite Martha Stewart show,…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

rhubarb pie

My grandfather, who grew up in Illinois and moved to Texas, used to talk about how much he missed strawberry rhubarb pie. Being an eager-to-please teenage baker, I made him a couple of rhubarb pies using frozen rhubarb — the only kind I could find. He was always happy and never complained once that the…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Babka

Chocolate Peanut Butter Babka

I wish I could go back in time and eat all the babka I missed growing up, but that’s not an option so I just have to keep baking it! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Babka is a fun twist on the original. When I first attempted to make a peanut butter flavored babka, my main concern…

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Cake Cupcakes

brown sugar chocolate cake

Thanks to the reader who recommended Gale Gand’s brown sugar chocolate cake! After reading the recommendation I felt sure I had tried it at some point, but since I couldn’t remember I made it again. It’s a chocolate cake made with brown sugar and sour cream frosted with a chocolate cream cheese frosting. For practical…

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Walnut Fudge Brownies

Walnut Fudge Brownies

I’m making brownies for a fundraiser, which gave me the perfect excuse to try some old recipes back to back and put them up against a new one.   This is the new one. It’s for walnut fudge brownies and its based on a recipe called Best Friends Forever Brownies. I tested these against the famous…

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Potluck Banana Split Cake


Banana Split Cake is what my grandma called an “ice box cake”. It’s actually a creamy dessert rather than a cake, but it’s made in a 9×13 inch cake pan, sets up in the refrigerator and can be sliced like cake. I have fond memories of Banana Split Cake because my grandmother made it, but…

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Easy Cocoa Powder Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies with Cocoa Powder

Just when I think I’ve found the perfect fudge brownies, another good recipe comes along. These chewy cocoa powder fudge brownies are sure to be a hit with everyone Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. I sent some to school with my daughter and am waiting for feedback. My personal opinion is that…

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Balsamic Pickled Eggs

balsamic pickled eggs

I’d never heard of balsamic pickled eggs until a few months ago when one turned up in a club sandwich I’d ordered at an Irish pub. The brown tinted egg was sliced and nestled within the bacon and turkey. It had a sweet, balsamic flavor and the texture was firmer than that of an ordinary…

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Russian Kulich


While reading a neighborhood bulletin board, I stumbled across a post from someone requesting used coffee cans to bake her family’s holiday kulich. Having seen bread baked in cans, yet not being familiar with “kulich”, I did some research and learned that it’s a Russian and Ukrainian yeast bread used to break the fast on…

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Portillo’s Chocolate Cake Copycat

Portillo's Chocolate Cake

Portillo’s is a restaurant famous for hot dogs and Italian beef, but what you may not know is they serve a very popular chocolate cake. In fact, the Portillo’s chocolate cake is so well-loved there’s a copycat recipe for it. The Portillo’s chocolate cake copycat is a ridiculously easy mayonnaise cake. It calls for Betty…

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Chocolate Cake Madness!

marbled olive oil cake
Portillo's Chocolate Cake
gateu de chocolate
chocolate coconut cake
Chocolate Honey Cake
cow town chocolate cake
Mandarin Marble Loaf
chocolate layer cake
Chocolate Layer Cake
No-Egg Chocolate Cake
Marble Cake
Coca Cola
Marbled Bundt Cake
Three Layer Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Pound Cake
Earthquake Cake
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Marble Cake
Hershey Bar Bundt Cake
'Tato Cake
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cupcake
Sauerkraut Cake
Double Fudge Fancifill Cake
Marble Cake
Ding Dong Cake
mini chocolate loaf cake
Chocolate Bourbon Cake
Cherry Chocolate Cake
chocolate cranberry cake
Birthday Cake
Irish Cream Cake
Slice of Cake

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