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Dark Chocolate and Caramelized White Chocolate Cupcakes

I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I posted a cupcake recipe. I know that was my “thing” for a while; but lately I’ve found myself choosing cookies and brownies and fancy layer cakes over cutesy cupcakes. I still think there’s something to be said for a good, solid cupcake, however, and by no means...

Chocolate Truffle Crème Brûlée

Sometimes, things don’t quite turn out as you intended. They turn out better. Like this recipe for instance. I wanted a chocolate creme brulee. Silky smooth, creamy, and deep, dark chocolate. I was going to call it “Brownie Batter Crème Brûlée” and it was going to be brilliant. While I succeeded in getting about as...

Vitamix 5200 Blender Giveaway

‘Tis the month for fabulous giveaways, apparently. I sure don’t hear anyone complaining. (You guys love giveaways as much as I do, that much is obvious). And speaking of, don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the DeLallo giveaway for your chance to win a year’s worth of whole wheat pasta. Carbolicious....

Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (No Bake!)

Proof that pies don’t need heat to be spectacular. I challenged myself to create a pie—a decadent pie—highlighting the multi-talented Vitamix® blender (in fact, I’d argue that it is way more than just a blender). This recipe uses the Vitamix for each of the four mixtures that ultimately come together into one singularly fabulous pie....

Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos

Cookie dough has officially hit the big time. Giant shall-be-left-unnamed food brand (rhymes with shmoreo) has released a new flavor. I’ll give you 3 guesses as to what it is. Hint: it most definitely could have/should have been a recipe in my book. And, in fact, it almost was – but I scrapped it in...