Sweet Chocolate


Today’s photo-a-day challenge was sweet. As close as it is to fair, you would think that I’d have lots of sweet things to photograph, but I only came up with one really good one – a close up of some … Continue reading

Amazingly Easy Devil’s Food Cake


I’ve been trying to make an effort recently to make some of the recipes I’ve been pinning to my recipes to try pinboard.  That way I can either move them to my recipes tried and loved pinboard for keeps, or … Continue reading

Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Truffles

amaretto-chocolate truffles

This recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Truffles with Amaretto-Chocolate Cream Centers comes to you from the Nov. 1979 issue of Cuisine.  The recipe makes about 3 dozen. Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, … Continue reading

Almond-Chocolate Cream Truffles


This recipe for Almond-Chocolate Cream Truffles comes from the Nov. 1979 edition of Cuisine Magazine. It makes 4 1/2 dozen truffles. Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream 10 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces … Continue reading

Tempering Chocolate


Tempering chocolate is taking real chocolate, such as eating chocolate and preparing it for use.  There is no need to temper chocolate if you will be using it for baking, but in cases where you will be using it as … Continue reading

What kind of Chocolate?


I’m always getting questions about the types of chocolate I use in my baking and finding myself telling people that they should try a different type of chocolate for theirs – so today, I’d like to talk to you about … Continue reading

Double-Dutch Chocolate Holiday Cookies


This recipe for chocolate-y cookies originally comes from the December 2011 Taste of Home publication, Gifts in a Jar.  I love recipe in a jar cookies, because I can prep cookies and display them in a pretty jar until I’m … Continue reading

Chocolate Orange Cake


This recipe is from the Spring 2008 Betty Crocker Super Moist Cakes publication – which means it starts with a boxed cake mix and is super easy.  It’s also a great place to garnish with those candied citrus slices from … Continue reading

Petit Pain au Chocolate

My recipe for Petit Pain au Chocolate (read small bread with chocolate) comes from the KitchenAid recipe collection.  It makes 8 sweet rolls with chocolate centers. Ingredients: 3 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 package … Continue reading