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Dark Chocolate Caramel Macchiato Tarts

Print Yum Dark Chocolate Caramel Macchiato Tarts IngredientsIngredients Dark Chocolate Shortbread 2c all purpose flour ¼ tsp salt 1 c. butter, room temperature ½ c. powdered sugar ¼ c. Special Dark Cocoa 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 TBSP milk Dark Chocolate Truffle 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature 2/3 c. powdered sugar 8 oz. dark …

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Bacon-Chocolate Twists with Black Lager Affogato

As a foodie and craft beer chef, my brain is always in overdrive brainstorming ideas for combining two of my favorites…beer and dessert.  Many people can’t imagine beer and desserts going together, but they are SOOOOO WRONG!  True…BAD beer doesn’t work well with dessert, but EXCEPTIONAL beer is perfect for a dessert. This dessert has …

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Inside Out Peanut Butter Kisses…aka Little Debbie Swiss Roll Stuffed PB Cupcakes

The challenge was…use Little Debbie Snacks to create a dessert that kids would love.  My first question is, ‘is there a dessert that kids don’t like?’ My second is, ‘Little Debbie’s aren’t considered “dessert”?’

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Cuban Espresso Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Dulce De Leche Frosting

A couple of years ago, my (then) 10 year old decided that he wanted to bake a cake for our local 4-H/FFA Youth Fair.  I agreed to teach him, but he had to decide what kind/flavor he wanted to bake.  He decided on a chocolate & peanut butter cake, which shouldn’t surprise me since I’m …

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Andes Candies meet Chocolate Cake

This one is totally for my husband and son.  They LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream, Andes candies, after dinner mints, Thin Mint cookies, and anything else that’s chocolatey and minty.  As my husband said, “I’m gonna love it and hug it and make it my very own!”

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Barb’s Chocolate Cherry Bread–a Holiday Tradition

After my husband & I met, he had one simple request our first Christmas together–to make his mother’s chocolate bread. I’m not sure if he was excited to be dating someone who could bake or if he was testing me.  Either way, the chocolate bread worked, and we were engaged less than a month after …

Desserts National Pie Championships

Recipe Testing NEVER Ends

Each year, around December, I begin making test pies for Christmas and the American Pie Council‘s National Pie Championship. Sometimes they are good, and sometimes, they are complete disasters. For whatever reason, I love using cream cheese, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. This year, at my husband’s request, I’ve made him a pie using his favorite …

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