Chocolate Ganache Cake

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I made this cake for a dinner party we were supposed to have on Saturday night. I made the cake itself on Friday, wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap and stored it in the refrigerator. Unfortunately the dinner party didn’t happen because one of my dear friends, and one of our guests that night, had […]

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Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles

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One of my sons made these the other day. He’s a huge cookie dough fan. We actually went downtown a couple of weekends ago to a shop called DÕ. All they sell is cookie dough. It’s served like ice cream and it’s such a phenomenon in NYC that it’s almost impossible to get in. We […]

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Cheesecake Swirled Brownies

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How many of my boys eat these? 2/4, only 50%. Two of them claim they don’t like cheese, so they won’t go near them. I tried to explain that these don’t taste like the cheese that they claim they don’t like, but they weren’t buying it. I say, more for the rest of us!

These brownies […]

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Salted Caramel and Chocolate Rice Krispies Squares

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This is now my favorite way to eat Rice Krispies treats. They’re really incredibly good and the boys (except for one who claims not to like caramel) went wild for them. So did some of their friends. The addition of caramel, chocolate and salt pushed these treats over the top.

The recipe calls for pre-made caramel […]

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Fudge-Striped Shortbread Cookies

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I am one of the co-presidents of my sons’ school PTA and I bring cookies to each of our Executive Board meetings. This time, I brought unfinished cookies. I started to make these cookies too late in the afternoon (the story of my life!), so I only had time to dip the bottoms in chocolate. […]

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Chocolate Babka

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This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It’s a two-day process that involves yeast, a fair amount of hands-on time, a stand mixer, and lots of rising. Mine took much longer to rise than the directions indicated, but in the end, I had two beautiful loaves chocolate babka. My boys can’t get enough […]

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No Bake Eclair Cake

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This is a dessert that one of my sons has made several times recently.  It’s certainly not fancy, nor is it particularly gourmet, but what it is, is delicious! It’s hard to go wrong with graham crackers, vanilla pudding and chocolate. I can do without the artificial Cool Whip, but it does make the pudding […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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My husband loved these chocolate crinkle cookies. Because they’re made with chopped chocolate, cocoa powder and espresso powder, they have a really rich, chocolaty flavor. I have made cookies like these before, and have noticed that as time passes, the powdered sugar hasn’t stayed a bright white. It has faded into the cookies. With these […]

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Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

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One of my sons LOVES cheesecake and he’s always asking me to make one. I hesitate to make an entire cheesecake unless we’re having a dinner party, because only 4 of the 6 of us like it, and it would take a while for us to consume a whole cake. That problem was solved when […]

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Texas Sheet Cake

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This is a delicious cake that is easy to throw together, and if you like to bake, there’s a good chance that you’ll have all of the ingredients on hand. I made this cake the other night for dessert, and it was very good, warm, out of the oven. The frosting was soft and slightly […]

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