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Baileys Irish Cream Brownies

March 15, 2012

I know there was some Guinnes in my last post, but since St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, I figured I might as well break out the Baileys Irish Cream too. This was my first time baking liquor into brownies and let me say that it won’t be my last. The Baileys Irish Cream is [...]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

February 15, 2012

This recipe is for all you Nutella lovers out there. I know there are a lot of you! This homemade chocolate hazelnut spread is really good and dare I say, even better than store bought Nutella. It’s smooth, chocolatey, and nutty like Nutella, but it’s made with only natural ingredients (no emulsifiers or artificial flavors) [...]

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Warm Soft Chocolate Cake

January 26, 2012

This is the best kind of cake in my book–a “no fuss” kind of cake. The ingredients are minimal, it bakes in about 10 minutes, and you scoop it out with a spoon (no knife required). And lucky for me, warm chocolate cakes go over especially well with my husband. He’s the type of guy [...]

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Chocolate Covered Orange Peels

January 7, 2012

It’s been a rather atypical week in my kitchen. I got a juicer for Christmas (Thanks, Mom!), so I’ve been making juices instead of baking. I’ve been experimenting with different combinations of fruits and vegetables and so far my favorite juice is a green juice made with apples, lemon, kale, spinach, and cucumber. It sounds [...]

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

December 7, 2011

I just got back from a week in Southern California visiting my sister. It was a fun trip! California weather was great–sunny, cool, fall-like, and very much like Houston’s. I assumed the weather would be similar when I got back home, but Texas decided to welcome me back with a cold front instead. It’s in [...]

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookies

November 10, 2011

I woke up this morning and realized that there are only two weeks until Thanksgiving! My parents will be coming into town, so I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for them for the first time ever (eek)! I spent most of my morning looking up table setting ideas and going through recipes. And now I [...]

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Agave Brownies

September 21, 2011

Baking with agave nectar is always an experiment. I was hoping these brownies would be wonderfully fudgy and chewy, but they have a consistency that is closer to cake. I’m not complaining though… I love chocolate cake as much as I love brownies. I ate that strip of brownie missing from the picture within a [...]

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101 Cookbooks’ Chocolate Puddle Cookies

August 16, 2011

Heidi Swanson’s blog, 101 Cookbooks, is one of my favorite food blogs. Her photographs are beautiful, her food is homey and approachable, and her recipes are dependable (I’m never disappointed)! I also appreciate her focus on natural, whole foods and ingredients and strive to have a natural kitchen like hers (although, I’m nowhere close). That [...]

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City Bakery Inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 10, 2011

One day my husband said to me, “You make a lot of really good desserts, but sometimes all I want is a chocolate chip cookie.” Ever since then, I have been making chocolate chip cookies pretty regularly to appease him. However, he likes his super soft (no doubt this is a direct result from eating [...]