Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

I think dessert is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. Especially when you’ve had a long, relaxing weekend, you might need an extra decadent dessert to keep in the fridge to snack on throughout the week. Trust me, it helps. We are going all out with this weeks dessert- chocolate caramel shortbread. One layer of…

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Frosting

It’s Christmas Eve and possible that you may still be looking for a festive, impressive, but easy dessert to pass around. My family is pretty evenly split between cake lovers and pie lovers, but the one thing we can all agree on is that whoopie pies (the kind with lots of frosting) are always welcome…

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

I’ve been craving all things peppermint bark lately. This time, it’s the star of the show in these chocolate peppermint bark cookies. There are a few ‘secrets’ to getting that perfect chocolate cookie base. You know the kind- soft, slightly chewy with a brownie-like consistency. I started with some softened cream cheese and butter for…

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White Chocolate Cherry Bark

Bark is one of the easiest desserts to whip up. And when I say easy, I’m talking 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. AND you can add just about anything you’d like into the mix. I love love love anything with a fruit and chocolate combination, so naturally that had to happen. When…

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Peanut Butter Brownies

I’ve been eye-balling all the Halloween candy pouring out of grocery stores lately, and finally cracked and bought a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups. Disclaimer- I had no intention of giving them away to trick-or-treaters. I mean, I would, if we had trick-or-treaters, but my neighborhood isn’t set up for easy door to door…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the mood for some big, soft, and ultra chewy chocolate chip cookies today, (and usually every other day of the week). But today I made it happen. We have a winning combination of cornstarch, 1 extra egg yolk, melted butter, and brown sugar to give us this gloriously thick and tall chocolate chipper. PLUS…

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Almond Biscotti

Mondays usually call for coffee, and coffee calls for a sweet, dunkable side treat. I became a fan of biscotti as soon as I tried out this recipe. It won’t break your teeth like a lot of other biscotti I’ve tried in coffee shops. It has the slightest amount of softness in the center, without…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

I’m kicking off the holiday weekend by recreating my favorite chocolate peanut butter shake from our ice cream shop, only lighter. Not only is this recipe much healthier, but it honestly tastes as delicious and creamy as the dairy version made with ice cream and whole milk. Better, actually, since it doesn’t have that overpowering sweetness from…

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Fudgy Chocolate Cherry Cookies

There is an ice cream shop on Bainbridge Island that everybody flocks to. If you’ve ever lived in the Seattle area, especially on the Kitsap side, you know the quality of this handmade ice cream and their artisan flavors of the day, like lavender and rose petals (assuming those ingredients are in peak season). It’s…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I could eat all the cookies in the world. If they’re chocolate chip. And stuffed with caramel. And baked with pudding mix. And topped with sea salt. And taste like THIS. These cookies are pretty big. Definitely big enough to split in half. That way you get to pull apart that gooey caramel in the…

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Skinny Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a lightened up version of a mint chocolate milkshake to satisfy your St. Patty’s Day cravings without the guilt. This time of year we usually end up with a whole bunch of boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, but there’s nothing thin about them. As delicious as they are, they’re…

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

Musket balls, buckeyes- not sure what these are most commonly called, but any way you phrase it they are tiny peanut butter balls dipped in melted chocolate. The hype is real about these treats, and for good reason. They are the perfect make-ahead dessert to serve up for a crowd. Few things go together as well…

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