Chocolate

Easy Mini Chocolate Cream Tarts #Choctoberfest

I love happy accidents! The last time I made cupcakes, I tried out a delicious buttercream recipe (with added chocolate)… but it ended up making almost double what I actually needed to frost my cupcakes. I hate wasting anything, but I didn’t feel like mixing up another batch of cupcakes. So instead, I added some […]

Jar Brownies (A Treat And A Gift!) #Choctoberfest

Brownies are such a common, but absolutely loved chocolate treat. Boxed mixes are so handy and easy, but this is my go to recipe when I want to made 100% homemade brownies! They’re have more of a cakey consistency than a gooey one, which I personally prefer. Our family has had this recipe in our recipe books so long […]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Raspberry Wine Drizzle #Choctoberfest

(If you are a food blogger, we would love to have you join us for this year’s #Choctoberfest! Sign up here!) It’s #Choctoberfest! How about a yummy chocolate cookie to brighten your day? I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery here in Central Pennsylvania, and I am always on the lookout for tasty recipes we can […]

Fudgy Brownie Cheesecake #Choctoberfest

I love cheesecake like a Golden Girl, and I don’t care who knows it! This fudgy cheesecake is filled with chocolatey richness, and you don’t have to be intimidated to make it. Cheesecake isn’t always the easiest dessert to bake, but if you get some cracks (like I always do), just cover ’em up with […]

Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts #Choctoberfest

In our family, kitchen gadgets and products are common holiday gifts. I think between myself, my sister, and my mother, we have about every one out there. A year or so ago, Santa left a donut pan for me under the Christmas tree. I had never attempted to make donuts (fried or baked) and was excited […]

Chocolate Funfetti Cookies #Choctoberfest

You can’t go wrong with cake mix cookies. Even if you think you aren’t a good baker, it is really, really hard to mess up these cookies! All you have to do is mix up the cookies and then add 1/2 cup of sprinkles. Kids love ’em… and so do adults! The last time I […]

Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles #Choctoberfest

Thank you to Barlean’s for providing the product used in this recipe! All opinions are my own. Peanut butter and chocolate… hands down, this is my favorite flavor combination! This year for #Choctoberfest, my mom found a recipe for fudgesicles with peanut butter, so I knew we had to give it a try. It also […]

Chocolate-Covered Patriotic Pretzels #CookoutWeek

You guys… this is pretty much the easiest, cutest idea in the world for any patriotic holiday, like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Veteran’s Day, etc. I saw this idea from several different sources on Pinterest, so I just had to give it a go. They were a huge hit at a Memorial Day […]

How to Make Cheesecake Filling for Cake

When I originally started writing this blog post, I called it “Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling.” But let’s be honest. This recipe is all about the cream cheese filling, which tastes just like cheesecake baked in the middle of your bundt cake. The chocolate cake recipe doesn’t actually matter, because it is just […]

Flourless Coconut Oil Brownies (No Dairy, No Sugar)

A few months ago, Jeffrey and I decided to have some friends over, as we often do on weekends. Since he’s ex-Navy, a lot of our friends are single military guys, which means they don’t get home-cooked meals or baked good very often. I love cooking for the boys! And stealing their keys when they’ve […]

Best Ever Authentic French Silk Pie (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

I first got to know Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food during #Choctoberfest 2015, a little chocolate-themed virtual event we organized back in October. So, when we pulled her name for #FoodBloggerLove 2016… we got excited! 😀 #FoodBloggerLove is a virtual event for food bloggers where we spread a little love and introduce you […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]

Chewy Caramel Pretzel Cookies

Caramel is the ingredient for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge. It was a great choice from Victoria from The DIY Foodie. What to make? With the holidays coming I knew I needed a new cookie to try, since I am known as the cookie lady. I started searching on Pinterest and came across a version of […]

M&M Blondies

I’m usually not a huge fan of blondies… but add some M&Ms and I’m sold! Blondies are kind of a cross between a cookie and a brownie, using vanilla instead of chocolate flavors. Traditionally, they have white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or nuts, but the little taste of chocolate in the candy works really well […]

Lindt Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups

If you like to make cookies, here is a fancy cookie cup that isn’t hard to make but looks like you slaved away making it. The cookie uses three kinds of chocolate, (unsweetened cocoa powder, Lindt CLASSIC RECIPE milk chocolate and Lindt LINDOR truffles). Add this recipe to you cookie plates that you make up […]

Chocolate Peanut Better Hemp Seed Truffles #Choctoberfest

I always though hemp seeds were just something really healthy people added to their smoothies. I didn’t think they were for me… Until now. Just Hemp Foods was one of our awesome sponsors for #Choctoberfest 2015, and they send over hulled hemp seeds, toasted hemp seeds, hemp oil, and hemp protein powder for me to […]