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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Sorry, but I was in a dark place this past week.  Dark chocolate place that is.  I love, love, love dark chocolate.  Whenever I eat a piece of milk chocolate, I always feel like something is missing.  Then I eat a piece of rich, flavorful dark chocolate and my taste buds do a happy dance.  There is this little deli near the office that I frequent when I need a snack and they carry the best dark chocolate bar with pistachios.  It is to die for.  I wanted to try to incorporate those flavors into a cookie.  I think I got it right.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dark Chocolate Guinness Rice Krispie Treats

Funny thing...I actually didn't acquire a taste for beer till the last two months of pregnancy with my son.  Now don't get any silly ideas in your head that I was pounding back beers while carrying precious cargo.  It was summer time, my husband had just brewed a nice light cerveza and I took a few sips and enjoyed the taste for a change.  So after I gave birth and was done breast-feeding, my husband, the beer connoisseur, started bringing home different beers every week for me to try.  He was all excited to have a new beer partner and eager student. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Churro Donuts Holes

I watched a documentary about Johnny Cash last night and now I am listening to his music as I write this post. He songs remind me of driving up to Canada in my dad's Oldsmobile Regency with my parents and oldest brother.  Dad had Johnny playing on the 8-track.  There is just something about his voice that is haunting.  While Elvis is still my number one singer, Johnny comes in a close second.  I was definitely born in the wrong era.  None of this has to do with churros or donuts, I just like good music and thought I would share.  Don't worry I'll still share the recipe for these finger-lickin' treats.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Recipes

If you are looking for something to make for your sweetheart this Valentine's, here is a roundup of my latest recipes.  Just click on the link below for the recipe.

Mocha Swirl M&M Cookies

Pie Pops

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Mascarpone Frosting

Chocolate Raspberry Rice Krispie Treats

Maple Apple Muffins

Dark Chocolate Cherry M&M Cookies

If that's not mouth watering enough how about these (click on photo):

Mini Churro Donuts   

Mocha Cappuccino Bars
However you choose to celebrate, have a Happy Valentine's Day this Thursday!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mocha Swirl M&M Cookies

Well, thank you Blizzard of 2013 for dumping over two feet of snow in my yard.  And my hubby thanks you for all the work you have given him.  As if that wasn't enough, the day of the blizzard our oil furnace decided to stop working.  Blizzard and no heat, yay bonus!  Oh and the best part is our street was not plowed. The only way out was the path my husband had snow-blown on the sidewalk, leading to the main street that was plowed. Thank goodness we are the first house on the block. So I packed my bags, layered up the kids and myself  in our snowsuits, and trekked up the hill to meet my brother in his truck.  He drove us to my mom's house, where I had to wait in the truck with two impatient kids while my father and two of my brother's finished snow-blowing my parent's very long driveway.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cinnamon Raisin Rice Krispie Treats

There is currently a blizzard coming our way.  Looks like we may be stuck in the house for awhile.  I hope we don't lose power.  That would not be fun at all.  But something that is fun are these Cinnamon Raisin Rice Krispie Treats.  If you like cinnamon and raisin, then you are going to love these.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Mascarpone Frosting

I did not grow up in a sport-playing or sport-watching household.  The only sport my husband's family watches is soccer, mostly the World Cup games and that is only on every four years.  So last weekend was just a regular weekend for us.  No crazy Superbowl parties.  No yelling, no screaming, no cursing, no jumping, no arms waving.  Just a nice peaceful family weekend.  I used this quiet time to bake a cake. 

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