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Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

Pure bliss for the Peanut Butter Chocolate lover. You’ll need a large jar of peanut butter for this recipe. It’s worth every ounce! Peanut butter and brownies seem like a no brainer. The trick is to let the peanut butter AND the chocolate brownie shine. You would think this was easy, but it’s not. How do you combine the chewiness of a perfect brownie with the creaminess of a spoonful of peanut butter? I live close to Hershey…

Chocolate Blarney Stones

Chocolate Blarney Stones

An easy, moist chocolate cake center, a light whipped cream topping, and creamy milk chocolate coating. Talk may not fill the stomach (Irish proverb) but this little gem of a cake will fill all the right corners. Years ago, I was at a “Planning For A Dinner Party” class and the guest presenter showed us how to make these darling, easy chocolate petit fours. Sometime after that, I was reading a magazine and saw a recipe…

Irish Butter Perfectly Crisp Shortbread Cookies

Irish Butter Perfectly Crisp Shortbread Cookies

Just when you thought all your luck ran out when trying to make soft, crispy butter shortbread cookies, Missy saves the day! Some of the most difficult things to perfect in baking are: a really good chocolate chip cookie, a good loaf of white bread, a tender pie crust, a flavorful vanilla cake, and a simple shortbread cookie. These basic flavors and textures are important to get right because they are so familiar to the…

Salted Caramel Mousse

Salted Caramel Mousse

A rich caramel flavor accented with the perfect amount of salt all whipped up into a smooth and light mousse. It’s an edible Pot of Gold! I like caramel. I like caramel a lot! Caramel rocked my world long before salted caramel became popular in the mainstream. If you asked me, “What two types of candy would you pick to eat for the rest of your life?” Without a doubt, I would choose chocolate and caramel. Why not make a…

Sweet Raspberry Twists

Sweet Raspberry Twists

These Sweet Raspberry Twist Rolls are soft, sweet, and have the perfect amount of raspberry filling to bread ratio. The twist adds a unique look which I must say, makes them taste even better. Every so often you just have a sweet craving to kick, and these Sweet Raspberry Twists do the job. Lately, I have been craving any type of treat with fruit in it. I mean, our Cinnamon Rolls are delicious, but I wanted something fruity…

Easy Crisp Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookie

Easy Crisp Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookie

Thin, crispy chocolate shortbread dipped in chocolate. It’s a total showstopper with minimal effort. These Easy Crisp Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread cookies are light, perfectly crisp, easy to make, and look beautiful too. Melted chocolate is the trick to making perfectly crisp shortbread without the chalky mouthfeel that cornstarch gives. It helps to lighten the crunchiness of shortbread, turning it into a melt-in-the-mouth…

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

You will find yourself ‘berry’ much liking these! Delectable chocolate on a juicy strawberry, who would want anything else? After many failed batches of chocolate covered strawberries over the years, I stumbled upon a little miracle. This simple trick has saved me countless hours in tempering chocolate and lots of money. These fail-proof Chocolate Dipped Strawberries vanish almost instantly! I have chocolate-dipped…

French Waffles

French Waffles

These French Waffles are crisp and light and will surprise you with every bite. They will have you believing you are on a French veranda eating breakfast with your love. Throw out everything you know about waffles. These French Waffles use a completely different method and are cooked for longer than traditional waffles. They will change your whole view on waffles. I found the idea for this recipe in Le Cordon Bleu…

Fudgy Mint Brownie

Fudgy Mint Brownie

A rich fudgy brownie with mint chips and a beautiful mint drizzle. The perfectly balanced brownie treat! During my time in college at Brigham Young University (BYU), everyone was wild about mint brownies. They were so good. They had a rich brownie with a mint topping and a chocolate frosting. Now that I’ve moved across the country, it’s kind of hard to get authentic BYU mint brownies. Mint is a hard flavor to get right…

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

These Chocolate Steel Cut Oats are delicious and healthy. Plus, they make your kitchen smell like freshly baked brownies first thing in the morning! One of the only things my husband and I disagree on is the importance of breakfast. He’s a wake-up-and-get-stuff-done kind of guy. I’m a wake-up-and-eat-breakfast kind of girl. These easy Chocolate Steel Cut Oats are a perfect compromise for us. Whether you have an Instant Pot…

Strawberry White Chocolate Cookie

Strawberry White Chocolate Cookie

Move over chocolate-covered strawberries. There’s a new sheriff… I mean cookie in town! Amish Country in Lancaster, PA is not far from where I live. They have a variety of stores with a great selection of all sorts of foods. As I was perusing the bulk foods section of one such store, I came across some dried strawberries that were a beautiful, bright red instead of the normal dark brown. I bought a container on a whim and…

Raisin Filled Cookie

Raisin Filled Cookie

These Raisin Filled Cookies have so much more than meets the eye! With a delicious raisin and pecan filling, enveloped in a tender buttery cookie, these will win over even the most doubtful of palates. I was never a raisin fan as a child. Then, someone placed one of Grandmother’s Raisin Cookies into my 9-year-old hands. I tentatively took a bite. Wowwie! It made me believe that maybe raisins aren’t so bad. My grandmother’s…