Layered Chocolate Dessert

by September 16, 2014
Layered Chocolate Dessert

In our family this dessert goes by the name “Layered Chocolate Dessert”. It’s descriptive, but not very exciting, so I had to laugh a little when I saw that it had resurfaced on Pinterest as “Chocolate Lasagna”. Way to get attention! I like it. And wouldn’t it be fun to serve it on lasagna night […]

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Extreme Brownies: 50 Recipes for the Most Over-the-Top Treats Ever Review

by September 12, 2014
Extreme Brownies

Today’s recipe is from Extreme Brownies: 50 Recipes for the Most Over-the-Top Treats Ever by Connie Weiss. Weiss, a pastry chef who sells her sweet treats at the Old Beach Farmers’ Market in Virginia Beach, knows a thing or two about brownies and shares recipes that live up to the book’s title. These deeply chocolate […]

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Double Crust Peach Pie

by September 10, 2014
Peach Pie

In the mood for some peach pie? If that’s a yes, here’s the perfect recipe.

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Sour Cream Carrot Cake

by September 8, 2014
Sour Cream Carrot Cake

Fuzz had a wonderful birthday catered by a local Mexican food place here in town. Things couldn’t have gone any better, but they did! The caterers gave us way too much sour cream, so after the party I had load of it to use in cakes, muffins, whatever. This carrot cake was the result.

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Dr Pepper Cupcakes With Caramel Cream Filling

by September 6, 2014
Dr Pepper Cupcake

I found some Dr Pepper hanging out in the refrigerator and decided to try something new.

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Sweet Potato Bread

by September 4, 2014
Sweet Potato Quick Bread

Fall can’t get here fast enough, so I decided to hurry it along by baking this spicy quick bread. Made with sweet potatoes, this is very much like pumpkin bread, but with a slightly different flavor and light texture.  You might like it even if you’re not a sweet potato fan.  I sure did! If […]

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Crème Brulee for Two

by September 2, 2014
Creme Brulee

A friend of ours who is coming to dinner requested Crème Brulee for dessert, so naturally I had to practice.  Not that it requires much practice because it’s actually very simple, but I wanted to run a test and see which was better — Alton Brown’s version or the one from Cook’s Illustrated.  I decided to […]

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Chocolate Filled Phyllo Triangles

by September 1, 2014
Phyllo Dough

If you ever have a few stray sheets of phyllo dough lying around, make chocolate filled phyllo triangles! They’re flaky little pastries stuffed with chocolate or ganache.  I made a bunch of them yesterday using some phyllo leftover from the spanakopita, and what we learned was that they’re best after they’ve cooled and that they […]

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