Giant Chocolate Cloud Cookies

To say eating one of these is a sure-fire way to cure any and all your chocolate cravings would be an understatement. Being over 3 inches in diameter and almost an inch tall, they’re bigger than the palm of my hand! I can’t help but love that.

Touted by Martha Stewart as chocolate sugar cookies, mine didn’t spread out into the thin cookie shown in her picture. Instead, they baked up ginormous! Cookies gone wild…. 

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

A copycat Hostess cupcake recipe that you will fall madly in love with! Or that may cause someone to fall in love with you. It could go either way.

Hearts will pitter-patter a little faster with the first bite as teeth sink down through the chocolate ganache into the devil’s food cupcake and the sticky marshmallow fluff center. True love forever.… 

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie

You don’t have to be a hardcore peanut butter cup fanatic like me to enjoy this extremely decadent pie. It does help but as my family gently reminded me a sincere love is not required.

(What? My peanut-butter-cup-loving-mind automatically assumes everyone feels the same way. Like it’s a fact of life you can’t avoid. Must love peanut butter cups.)

With somewhat low expectations stemming from the fact they don’t share the same passion as I, they were in for a delightful surprise. Although that may be putting it mildly because I caught them eating pie at all hours of the day and night including right before dinner…. 

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White Chocolate Cherry Cashew Cereal Bars

Dried cherries, cashews, white chocolate, coconut flakes and multi-grain Cheerios come together to make these chewy bars that are held together with honey and egg whites. You can use any kind of cereal you like and swap out the white chocolate for any type of chocolate your heart desires. Dark chocolate would work nicely too.

This is the result of cupboards overflowing with dried fruit and nuts stock-piled for Christmas baking that went unused. And teenage nephews who leave half eaten boxes of cereal behind in their wake. I can’t stand to see them abandoned that way. … 

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Devil’s Food Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

A chocolate cake so sinful they call it Devil’s Food. For the life of me I don’t know why because eating a slice will erase any devilish thoughts completely from your mind while satisfying the most urgent of chocolate cravings.

Laced with cocoa, the cake is dark, rich and sweet…. 

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Crunch Cookies

Lately I’ve been having weird and specific baking cravings. Ones for coconut with chocolate. I know, I know.  That’s not that  weird. But it is a combination I haven’t really baked with. Coconut for me has always meant vanilla or lime.

Coconut + chocolate = unexplored territory. I set out to right the wrong.

As a result coconut flakes and chocolate have been flying left and right in my kitchen…. 

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Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Banana Bread

Flour Bakery’s banana bread recipe. The best banana bread I ever ate. Finally.

For the longest time I’ve been looking for a go-to banana bread recipe. A favorite.  A basic recipe I can make as is or gussy up. A recipe I can pull out of my sleeve at the drop of a hat. One I make so many times I can throw together from memory. With my eyes closed.… 

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