Tag Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Pine Nut Shortbread

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you but I’m ready to say adios to 2012.

pine nuts are my favoriteI’ve made about 5 different kinds of shortbread this December. This pine nut and chocolate one is my favorite. (The ones in the background are peppermint shortbread.)

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Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake

Again with the cheesecake? From the girl who doesn’t like cheesecake?

Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake

What can I say? I’m a ball of contradictions. (Also a ball of stress, worry and anxiety, but that’s another story all together!) Hard to believe, huh? Ask Tim.

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Chocolate Pear Spice Cake

‘Tis the season for gingerbread. I see that even Burger King has a gingerbread flavor milk shake right now. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Chocolate and pear spice cakeI don’t make a lot of gingerbread flavor things. Not because I don’t like it, but I think a person tends to gravitate toward flavors that are traditional for them. At least for me that’s the case. Especially during the holidays. It’s the nostalgia that kicks in.

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Spiced Cookie Truffles

It’s almost Halloween! Eat all the miniature candy you can get your hands on. Tiny 3 Musketeers and tiny Almond Joy are my favorite. What are yours?

You could make some cute little truffles to share with all the monsters in your life.

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One Year Blogiversary!

Today is my 1 year Blogiversary! My first post was a year ago today. Wow!

I can’t believe it’s been a year already. It doesn’t seem that I’ve written as many recipes and blog posts as I have this year. You’d assume I’d be as big as a house by now!

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S’more Cookies

This weekend Tim and I rode our bikes about 30 miles. Not all in the same day, but half Saturday and half Sunday. The weather was lovely and finally warm again! Thank goodness, cause I was scared winter was bearing down on us already. All that riding gives me license to do things like sit around and eat Chinese take out or have pancakes!

Our Sunday ride was planned out to culminate in breakfast at our halfway point. We headed into an area of town called “Old Town” with a location in mind. Turns out they roll the sidewalks up in Old Town on Sundays. Only one place was open and although it is delicious, they also have huge waits to get a table most mornings and we were looking for a little bit more instant gratification so we headed into downtown looking for an alternative. Little did we know we were doomed to wait.

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Sugar Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Confession time. I don’t like cheesecake. It’s yucky.

Let that sink in a minute.

I know, I know. The horror! I just find it too. . . .rich, cream cheesy, dense, cloying. I could go on. Something about cream cheese in sweet stuff that I can’t get behind. Occasionally I run into a cream cheesy dessert or pastry that’s edible but usually not. (Actually there is one cheesecake I did like and I had it years ago. It was a pumpkin version that my girlfriend, R, made. And surprisingly, she doesn’t like cheesecake either!)

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