Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten free)

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Rich, decadent chocolate. And so very easy. This is definitely something for chocolate lovers!  It’s a little deceiving calling it a “cake” though, because it is not a light fluffy dessert.  It is rich and dense and full of chocolatey goodness! With such a rich dessert, it’s nice to serve it with some berries and whipped cream to balance the dense chocolate.  It’s really like eating a cake made out of fudge! This chocolate cake is flourless, and although we don’t eat gluten free in our house (yet anyway), we obviously know so many people that do.  When I know […]

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Homemade Snickers Bars

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Sometimes you need your kids to think you’re magic! I had really no good reason to make these homemade Snickers bars.  I’m mean, really, no one needs to know how to make them.  And when I said I wanted to branch out and try new recipes, I really did mean dinner recipes.  But sometimes you need to make things just for fun and now my kids think I’m magic because “My mom can make candy bars!” With the Super Bowl coming up in a couple days, this would be a fun treat if you’re going to a party or entertaining […]

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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Melt in your mouth peanut butter fudge. Fudge. There are just some things you need to have in your life.  This white chocolate peanut butter fudge is one of them.  I stumbled upon this recipe a few years ago when making mini desserts for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower. I had never made it, but it involved peanut butter and white chocolate… yum.  My niece had asked if she could help with the desserts and I asked if she’d bring this one.  When she arrived with the fudge, she said, “You have to see how heavy this pan is!”  We laughed […]

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Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Cheesecake

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A decadent, creamy, crunchy, chocolatey cheesecake. YUM! There’s a slight problem with this cheesecake.  It’s gone.  And I only got a couple bites.  I’ve been working on these pictures and wishing it was still here in front of me.  That’s the problem with bringing something yummy to a potluck.  You’re supposed to be bringing it for everyone else to enjoy, but I’m wishing I would have saved myself a whole piece! I cannot believe it took me this long to combine all of my favorite dessert things into one cheesecake.  I love chocolate. I love coffee. I love cheesecake.  And […]

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Chocolate Pencils (Rolos!) – Back to School or Teacher Gifts!

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Aren’t these the cutest? Back to school time already!  And although my kids will think I’m all prepared tomorrow morning for the first day of school, I’m sorry I didn’t get this craft idea to you sooner.  I just recently stumbled across this cute pencil on the internet. Just think – you can be really prepared for next year, or run out to the store while they’re at school and surprise them with this fun pencil, or make it with your child for a great teacher gift! Adorable and full of chocolate.  How can you go wrong? I love, love, […]

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Crazy Chocolate Cake with Fabulous Frosting

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There’s a reason this cake is so popular – it’s the best chocolate cake out there! Okay, so I’m not one to throw out “the best ever” title to just anything. But this chocolate cake – this cake is truly the best in my opinion.  And paired with my Fabulous Frosting – you will watch how fast this cake disappears.  Now, I’m not opposed to cake mixes.  They have their place in the world.  I have actually even used white cake mixes – with a few additions – for making wedding cakes and have gotten rave reviews.  But when you […]

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“Fabulous Frosting”

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One of the best chocolate frostings out there! For all the cakes and frostings I’ve made in my lifetime, I have never used this fabulous chocolate frosting for anything other than my Crazy Chocolate Cake.  They pair together better than anything else.  I have used other frostings for my Crazy Chocolate Cake – I know, I felt like I was cheating – but this frosting isn’t a decorating frosting.  It’s definitely fabulous, just not for piping. This is the frosting and cake combination we always had growing up.  It was “birthday cake” to us – it’s the only one we […]

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