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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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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No-Bake Fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake

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A light and fluffy no-bake pumpkin dessert! I know baking a cheesecake is overwhelming to many people.  I’ll tell you a secret – it really is easier than you think.  I promise!  But, baking cheesecakes is for another day because I have a wonderful fall treat for you… a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake! Now, I have to tell you that pumpkin cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory is about my all time favorite dessert.  I don’t live anywhere near a Cheesecake Factory, but you can get that delicious cheesecake at Starbucks in Barnes & Noble in the fall.  Love, love, love!  Okay, […]

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Hint of Lime & Almond Cheesecake

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This creamy cheesecake is perfection. Cheesecake.  Oh my goodness I love it.  It is my all time favorite dessert, and has been since childhood.  I would ask for it for my birthday instead of cake.  I still much prefer it to any other dessert out there.  When my sister-in-law came to see me at the hospital with a new baby and asked if I needed anything – I had her stop by Starbucks to get a piece of the Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Cheesecake. I needed it. I’m sure she was expecting something more along the line of Blistex, but she’s […]

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Mexican Un-fried Ice Cream

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(Bare Honey is not paying me to say this. I just happen to love their honey!) Mexican ice cream that’s not actually fried!  Great way to have kids help in the kitchen! My kids are always wanting to help in the kitchen, which is great!  But there are so many times when it doesn’t work very well with young kids.  If my older two are helping, the younger two want to help and then guess what?  It’s certainly not called “help” anymore….  So I’ve been trying to find ideas here and there where they can feel like they have a […]

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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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