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Playing with Flour: Double chocolate cookies. I revel in February and Valentine's Day because it gives special meaning and purpose to all the chocolate baking and eating that I readily do.

Playing with Flour: Double chocolate cookies

I think that if there's one thing I've established, it's how much I love chocolate. Chocolate treats are commonplace here. However, Valentine's Day puts a special light on it. Other People’s Recipes: Joanne Chang’s Double-Chocolate Cookies. These are among my favorite cookies at Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery+Cafe, and I finally got around to making them myself, from the recipe in her cookbook Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 106).

Other People’s Recipes: Joanne Chang’s Double-Chocolate Cookies

The preparation is more than a bit unusual, as you’ll see, but the results are nothing short of spectacular. These cookies definitely go on my “highly recommended” list — and pretty much everyone who tried one was raving about how good they were. (I, of course, take no credit for this; all I did was use good quality ingredients and follow the directions.)

Unlike most chocolate cookies, these are made with melted chocolate rather than cocoa, and in fact there’s quite a lot of it. There’s nearly a pound in total, both bittersweet and unsweetened, some of which is melted, and some of which is added to the dough in solid form. Normally I’d do this in the microwave, but in this case I stuck with the recipe instructions to use a double boiler to melt the chopped chocolate and butter together. Pumpkin-Pecan Pie Recipe. We're thrilled to bring you kitchen wisdom from our friends at America's Test Kitchen.

Pumpkin-Pecan Pie Recipe

This week, they're sharing a recipe that combines Fall's two favorite desserts: pumpkin and pecan pie. Sticky-sweet pecan and custardy pumpkin pies each have their devoted followers. Could we combine the best of both and make one pie that would satisfy everyone? There are plenty of existing recipes for hybridized pumpkin-praline pie. We baked up a bunch, and most of them begin with a pumpkin pie — crisp, flaky crust and creamy, spiced custard — and then either ribboned a sticky, praline-like mixture through the custard or layered it on top of or beneath it. Few recipes have been as exhaustively tested by the test kitchen as pie dough, and the test kitchen's foolproof dough includes an unlikely ingredient and unique mixing method that capitalizes on that ingredient.

Water is crucial to a pie dough to blend and bind the dry ingredients together and make it plastic enough to be rolled out. Notes Directions. The Silver Palate's Chocolate Cake Recipe. All-in-One Chocolate Cake Recipe. Pumpkin Cheesecake 4 Ways. Eat Cake For Dinner: Almond Joy Magic Cookie Bars. These are one of the BEST magic cookie bars you will every put in your mouth.

Eat Cake For Dinner: Almond Joy Magic Cookie Bars

After just one bite, you will be in Heaven. Explain this to me . . . why is it that on a weekday, when my alarm goes off and it's time to get up for work, I am dead tired, but when the weekend rolls around and I can't wait to sleep in, my eyes pop open (without an alarm) at the same time as the weekday and I am wide awake???? It doesn't make sense. I just want to sleep in until at least 9 a.m. please :) Saturday morning, I was wide awake at 7 a.m. We had treats at work last Tuesday and one of my co-workers brought in Magic Layer Bars. I wanted a thick bar and I remembered pinning Sally's Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars awhile back. The result is DIVINE, DECADENT, SINFUL, RICH, AMAZING, IRRESISTIBLE. Best Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe - How To Make Chocolate Fudge Cake. 50 Ridiculously Epic Desserts to Eat in NYC Before You Die. New York City is home to many crazy food concoctions.

50 Ridiculously Epic Desserts to Eat in NYC Before You Die

From churro cones to cookie shots, this city is constantly coming up with ridiculously cool new ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. NYC’s dessert scene is one of the best in the country, so Spoon has taken up the task of compiling all of the must-try desserts in one epic list. Whether you’re just visiting or a NYC native, here is the ultimate New York City dessert bucket list: 1. Dominique Ansel Bakery: Milk and Cookie Shot Photo courtesy of @foodbuffs on Instagram This classic from Dominique Ansel Bakery is a must-try on your trip to NYC. 2. Photo by Zoe Denenberg Big Gay Ice Cream has been taking NYC by storm with multiple storefronts and a truck.

We recommend trying one of their specialties cones, like the Salty Pimp or Bea Arthur. 3. Meaning “a thousand crepes” in French, the mille crepe cake certainly does not disappoint. Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins. Healthy Recipes. This delicious apple crisp is made with minimal amounts of butter and sugar.

Healthy Recipes

Sweet, gooey and crunchy, it’s the perfect healthy fall dessert. I prefer to use Fuji apples in this apple crisp recipe, because they bake well, and are sweeter than Granny Smith apples, allowing me to use less added sugar. Apple Crisp Prep and Cool time Author: Vered DeLeeuw Recipe type: Dessert 3 large (7-8 oz each) Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced into ½-inch-thick slices ¼ cup (packed) brown sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup rolled oats (not instant oats) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract Preheat oven to 375°F. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread - iFOODreal.

Aaaand today is the first full day of Kindergarten.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread - iFOODreal

Aaaand my organically fed child is sick at home since Friday. Sigh. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Can we talk about comfort zones for a second?

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

Because this here – Caramelized Peach + White Chocolate Oatmeal Skillet Cookie Pie – is so completely out of my comfort zone. It’s completely sweet, but has nothing to do with chocolate (well at least not semi sweet or dark anyway) and is full of fruit. If you have been reading for any amount of time than you know I am all about chocolate. Especially chocolate that has nothing to do with fruit. I just do not like that combo (unless bananas, dates or maybe, maybe a caramel apple).