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Posts tagged ‘chocolate’

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Need a quick breakfast bribe for that hard to wake up little person in your life?

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French Macarons

French Macarons, the ultimate test for an untrained baker.
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Chocolate Waffle Cookie {Ice Cream Sandwiches}

Black raspberry ice cream smashed between two chocolate waffle cookies? Yes please! Plus my adventures in Southern Utah. (more…)

Fudgesicles {with Honey}

When I was a kid I could eat fudgesicle after fudgesicle non-stop. This is probably the reason we didn’t get them very often. I would devour as many as I could before anyone else. Mind you, there were five other kids to share with (er rather, duke it out with) to get one…or three.

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S’more Sandwich Cookies

Still sticky, gooey, and yummy, just in the form of a cookie, these S’more Sandwich Cookies are perfect for a summer barbeque or picnic. (more…)

Granola Bars

 These Granola Bars are Rice Krispy Treat knock-offs, using hearty granola instead of rice cereal. (more…)

It’s My Party, and I’ll Bake if I Want To.


It’s my Birthday, and I’ll bake if I want to. So I did!  (more…)

Olive Oil and Cocoa Brownies

The other night I was in need of a brownie fix. I didn’t have any butter, a shame I know. I only allow myself so much, otherwise bad things happen, to my rear that is.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Browned Butter

It’s 10:21pm. I should be in bed. But instead I am waiting for chocolate chip cookies to get out of the oven.

I bought chocolate chips the other day, or at least I attempted to. I put my allotted 1 bag into the grocery cart. When I got home I put all the groceries away.

That night, as I was drifting off to sleep I woke up, thinking, “Did I put the chocolate chips away? Maybe James did. They must have fallen out into the trunk.” The next day I checked but there were no chocolate chips, in fact, they were not even listed on my receipt. Weird. I know I put them in there.

Today I trekked back to the store to finish the job and got what I needed.

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{Almost} Homemade Oreos

Homemade Oreos, a special treat.

It’s getting to be the end of the school year again, and I am more than grateful. I am ready to begin summer adventures and lazy days, saying farewell to carpools, schedules, and homework.

My son’s school hosts class picnics toward the end of each school year. I signed up to bring a dessert, no surprise there. When I asked my son, Xavier, what he wanted me to bake for his class picnic, he thought about it for a while and decided upon homemade Oreos.

It was perfect. Homemade Oreos are a special treat not only for kids, but for adults as well. They are easily portable and bring a little excitement to every picnic, and by the way, will be gone in 15 minutes flat.

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