dessert

Crème Brûlée

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I have challenged myself to baking for 365 days straight - I started on January 27, 2011. Join me each day as I use a different recipe either handed down through family, given to me by friends, borrowed from a website or from one of my many cookbooks. This Créme Brulée recipe is from Day 20 taken from Alton Brown at www.foodnetwork.com.

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

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Mini chocolate cupcakes (can be easily vegan-adapted), with a thick and creamy pink cream cheese frosting. Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Fauxstess Cupcakes

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Dense chocolate cake with a marshmallow buttercream filling, topped with a rich chocolate ganache and curlicue piping. Just like the store-bought (Hostess) version, but way better!

Toffee Squares

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Toasted almonds, milk chocolate and toffee bits... does it get much better then this? I think not! :)

Almond Joy Cheesecake

Almond Joy Cheesecake

This is my dream cheesecake.  A creamy cheesecake filling loaded with toasted almonds and coconut, a coconut graham cracker crust, and a smooth chocolate ganache to top the whole thing off!  This is pure candy bar in cheesecake form.

Nutella Brownies

Nutella Brownies

These little gooey melt-in-your-mouth mini bites are ready for snacking in minutes! We doubt you can eat just one. Our sincere apologies.   

Recipe: Nutella Brownies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Rich and dark chocolate thumbprint cookies rolled in festive sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. A fantastic way to cheer up your little brother with a broken arm. :)

Recipe: Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

You really can't go wrong with a classic like these vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. So pretty and so delicious!

 

Recipe: Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Ad Hoc Brownies

Ad Hoc Brownies

These are the best brownies I have ever made. Velvety and rich, with scattered chips of bittersweet chocolate and a light dusting of powdered sugar, they don't need any add-ins or frosting. Got a cold glass of milk to go with them? You won't be disappointed.

Recipe: Ad Hoc Brownies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There's a little something for everyone in these salty and sweet cookies... coconut, peanuts, pecans, chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, and raisins. The best part about this recipe? You can use your creativity and put whatever you like in them!

Recipe: Kitchen Sink Cookies