Tagged with chocolate

Yellow birthday cake

When Andy told me he wanted yellow cake with chocolate frosting for his birthday, my mind went straight to a box. But I thought no, surely somebody out there has a killer recipe for yellow cake from scratch. Thank goodness the SmittenKitchen came through for me! This recipe worked perfectly. The cake is crumbly and … Continue reading

S’mores cookie bars

I’m up super early this morning because I had to drop Andy at the airport for an early flight, so I thought I would spend my spare time sharing a perfect start to any day: s’mores cookie bars. That’s right. You don’t need a campfire, or even an official-looking microwave contraption, to make the perfect … Continue reading

Meaty chili

If for any reason you don’t eat meat, you should probably stop reading now and move along. Find another blog to read today. Otherwise I fear you’ll be completely overloaded by this post. That’s the pile of meat that went into my vat of chili. And this picture is a little misleading because you can’t … Continue reading

Chocolate souffle

This all started a couple of weeks ago. Whitney made the most perfect chocolate souffle on MasterChef. My husband decided that he, too, needed a chocolate souffle in his life. The first time he mentioned it, I told him he was crazy. But he brought it up again and I thought, well, this is a … Continue reading

Chocolate pretzel tart

This recipe has been on my radar for some time–a coworker occasionally makes it and brings it in to the office, and it’s just the greatest thing ever. The last time he made it, I finally asked for the recipe. My friend Jen came over for a little dinner party on Saturday, so I thought … Continue reading