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Tag: cocoa

happy new years: glazed chocolate cake with sprinkles

Oh, the holidays…so much going on, lots of parties, and way too many sweets! But c’mon, this rich chocolate cake is way too pretty to ignore. I spied this recipe on the Gourmet website and fell in love with the…

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chocolate for breakfast: low fat cocoa-coconut granola

Well, we made it back from our 10 days on the road no worse for wear. Our trip was amazing and I still have a ton more photos to upload onto Flickr. The painted hills in Oregon were beautiful, we…

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2 kinds of pre-birthday cupcakes!

Yesterday I had a little pre-birthday celebration with friends. Since I was going to be out of town on my actual birthday, I held a little fake birthday party last night that involved some yummy Jamaican food (and a whole…

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balls! balls! balls! buckeyes and snowballs for all!

My friend just had her birthday a little while ago and because I got sick and then she got sick, I haven’t gotten around to passing along her gifts yet. Tonight the hand-off will take place, barring any unforseen sicknesses!…

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life is better with cake & beer: red ale & chocolate cake

When I first spotted Nigella’s recipe for Guinness cake I was excited. Surely this would be the cake to rival all cakes. But I kept putting it aside since I’m an IPA drinker and my husband will drink whatever is…

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christmas cake: icebox peppermint yule log

My mother-in-law had asked me to make a dessert for our Christmas dinner and with so many things to do over the holidays, I wanted something without much fuss. I also wanted something kind of spectacular and festive looking. While…

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jingle bells and chocolate shortbread cookies

I think I’m all ready for Christmas. Phew! The only thing I have left to do is our dessert for tomorrow’s family dinner and making tonight’s cozy supper for two. Every Christmas Eve, Cornelius and I relax, drink boozy cocktails,…

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pull up a lusty vegan mug: peppermint hot chocolate

The other night, we cozied up on the couch and watched some TV on DVD from the library. This time around it’s season 1 of The Wire, an HBO cop show that I’m totally hooked on (despite hating the 1st…

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