• Strawberry Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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    Have you guys ever tried a pizookie? Years ago when I learned why it was called “pizookie”. . . it blew my mind. It’s a pizza cookie, ie a deep dish skillet baked cookie! Did everyone know this? Anyway, when you’re not in the mood to make a bunch of small cookies, wait while they refrigerate (which by the way, totally worth it), and just want to DIG INTO a steaming hot chocolate chip strawberry cookie topped with cool vanilla ice cream – this is the recipe for you! The strawberries add a little fresh bite to each chocolate-y cookie…

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  • Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake

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      “Happiness is knowing there is cake in the oven” Who likes tiramisu? Mascarpone frosting? Chocolate Mousse? Chocolate Ganache?? If you like at least one, or all of these – you will love this cake! This is a little 6-inch cake, perfect for your little birthday needs. Tiramisu Cake (2 6-inch cakes) 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup +2tbsp sugar 1/4 cup espresso 2/3  cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with electric mixer and half of the sugar. When frothy, add in 1/4 cup of cooled espresso. Continue…

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  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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      “Cookies are made of butter and love” Is there any dessert more classic and cozy than a chocolate chip cookie? The scent of these baking in my oven just makes me want to throw on some pj’s, pour a glass of milk, and cozy up on the couch. It’s not easy to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe – mostly because everyone’s ideal cookie is a little different. I prefer a cookie that is slightly crunchy along the edges and soft with ooey-gooey chocolate chips in the middle. If that’s your style – then this is the cookie for you! Chocolate…

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  • Persimmon Tart

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      “Life is a lot better with chocolate” Happy New Year! Sorry to have been a bit neglectful of the blog the last month. Here is a quick and easy recipe a lot of people have been asking for. Persimmons are good for your eyes, have a lot of Vitamin-C, and may also have heart healthy benefits – so eat up, in a sweet way! 🙂 The Tart 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In…

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  • Best Chocolate Cake!

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      “Put ‘eat chocolate’ at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.” True story. If you do only one thing this weekend – it should be to make this chocolate cake. It’s seriously moist, sweet, and amazingly chocolate-y. There’s no need to waste more time – here it is – now go bake!   Chocolate Cake 2 1/2 cups flour 2 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup milk +1 tsp. white vinegar (let stand…

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  • Graduation Owl Cake Pops

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      “If you imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” Ah, graduation time. It’s such a special time to enjoy with family and friends, and to really be proud of this huge accomplishment and milestone in your life. You did it! Now you should enjoy some cake pops, grad style 🙂 (P.S. sorry the photos aren’t great. These were my first ever cake pops- done a year ago, before I really tried to take pretty pictures of my baking. However, I still really wanted to share them because they are such an…

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  • Mini Chocolate Pistachio Cakes with a Matcha Green Tea Glaze

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      “Say! I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am! And I would eat them in a boat! And I would eat them with a goat… And I will eat them in the rain. And in the dark. And on a train. And in a car. And in a tree. They are so good so good you see! “- Dr. Seuss How about green tea matcha icing atop mini chocolate cake? Would you eat that if I bake? What if it had pistachios too? If yes, then let me share with you! (I tried! ) Mini…

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  • 5(0) Shades of Grey Chocolate Cake

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      “Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.” So I haven’t read the books or seen the movie – but – the movie did come out this week, and I needed an excuse to make a quick little chocolate cake – with 5 – not 50 (can you imagine how long that would take?!) shades of grey frosting! I was worried about using coffee in the cake but I had been hearing for a while that this makes for a super moist dark chocolate cake – and you can’t even taste the coffee. The rumors are true! So…

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  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Mini Mini Cupcakes On Top!

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      “When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” True story when it comes to these little cutie-patooties! Every time I walk into the kitchen and see them I break into a little giggle . These are perfect to make for anyone who loves chocolate, cupcakes, mini things, pink, has a birthday, has a baby, is getting married, is sad, is happy, is your valentine, is your best friend – basically anyone – just figure out a reason and bake them!   Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (makes 24 mini cupcakes) 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp…

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  • Flourless Dark Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Dome Cakes

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      “A balanced life is chocolate in both hands.” This is why I made brownies and chocolate cakes for breakfast. Sounds about right. But really though – I recently learned to make mousse and it is amaaazing. Mousse is so light and fluffy and it almost makes you feel like you didn’t just eat a whole cake. For the record – these are mini dome cakes, so it’s all good!   Flourless Chocolate Brownies (This makes the base of the cakes and the extras make for ooey gooey brownie goodness just on their own) 4 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar (separated…

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