Tag Archive: Chocolate

One of Those Days…

I should be snacking on homemade Nutella right now, but I’m not. In my preparation of the recipe, I soaked the hazelnuts according to a reviewer who said it would make the spread… Continue reading

Decadent Mocha Pops

I found out today that my favorite local coffee shop is closing its doors at the end of the month.  I will miss my (nearly) weekly visits with the ladies of my writing… Continue reading

Cola, Meet Cake!

I have a friend named Rita who is one of the most talented bakers that I know.  For a party a few months ago, she brought a plate of the most unusual and… Continue reading

Drinking Chocolate?

Tonight I bought a canister of drinking chocolate for the first time at the store, and brought it home to sample. Drinking chocolate is a bit like hot cocoa, but thicker and richer.… Continue reading

Holy Mole!

This evening, I planned to try mole (pronounced moh-lay), and blog about it here. If you have never tried mole, it is a reddish-brown Mexican sauce known for its many ingredients, including chocolate.… Continue reading

Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

Last night I made a chocolate depression cake, and then I found I needed to frost it.  One problem: I didn’t have any milk. Enter this easy chocolate sour cream frosting I came… Continue reading

An Almost Depressingly Good Chocolate Cake

This weekend I decided to attempt a version of a chocolate depression cake, popularized in the Depression era when dairy items were hard to come by, and people tried to make due with… Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Coffee Liqueur and Raspberry Glaze

I have been planning a chocolate version of my mini cake doughnuts for a while now, but last week I got the idea to add coffee liqueur to the batter to enhance the… Continue reading

The Cookie That Thinks It’s a Brownie

This post is dedicated to my friend Ashley who experimented with a snickerdoodle cookie recipe and came up with this chocolate version.  She sent it to me as a dessert idea to try… Continue reading

White Chocolate Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Whew!  That title seems a little redundant, but these cookies are my very favorite Christmas sweets!  The soft, chocolatey cookies are dipped in smooth, melted white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint pieces.… Continue reading

White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows

To me, the flavor combination of white chocolate and peppermint is quintessentially Christmas.  If the white chocolate and peppermint happen to top a gooey marshmallow or a soft, moist chocolate cookie…even better! Tonight… Continue reading

A Cup of … Spanish Mocha

Today I tried a new drink — Spanish mocha.  As far as I can tell, it is a blend of coffee or coffee liqueur, chocolate, cinnamon and spices (possibly a hint of cayenne… Continue reading

Tiny Chocolate Candles

I just had to share these chocolate-scented candles that I bought on a recent trip.  They remind me of little ice creams or puddings and they smell divine. I have been wanting to… Continue reading

Frightful Dessert Fondue

One of my favorite suppers involves bringing out the fondue pot, the colorful forks, and some flavorful ingredients for a three-course meal.  When I make fondue, I generally begin with a creamy cheese,… Continue reading

Black and White Week: The Black and White Cookie

Well, it wouldn’t be “Black and White Week” if I didn’t at least try to make a batch of black and white cookies.  Even writing about black and white cookies reminds me of… Continue reading

Tiny, Time-Saver S’mores

Have you ever been in the mood for something sweet, but you find yourself lacking the motivation to get out the ingredients, find the equipment, and get messy?  That was me today.  Until… Continue reading