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The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies. Nutella Mug Cake. I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago.

Nutella Mug Cake

None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before. The results were beyond amazing. No-bake energy bites.

I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days.

no-bake energy bites

Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0.

Slutty Brownies. Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

Slutty Brownies

I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. You will need… 1 Box of cookie mix, 1 Box of brownie mix, 2 Eggs, 2 Packs of Oreos (double stuffed ones are even better if you can find them) Some oil & your favourite ice-cream (optional) Lady Behind the Curtain » Pull Apart Doughnut. Instead of cutting a whole donut, how about just donut holes?

Lady Behind the Curtain » Pull Apart Doughnut

This is a baked low calorie version of the donut. With only 210 calories per pull apart. YUM! Here is the original recipe: Once you have made the dough. Cut the dough into 1-inch circles and roll into balls. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. When the pull apart donuts are finished baking melt 2 tablespoons butter and mix together 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon. Strawberry Torte. This beautiful swirled torte is almost too pretty to eat.

Strawberry Torte

Almost. Photography: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007 Serves 10 Yield Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients Unsalted butter, for pan8 extra-large eggs, room temperature, separated1/2 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract1/2 cup cake flour (not self-rising)2 teaspoons sifted baking powder1 pint heavy cream2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, plus more for work towel1 quart strawberries, washed, dried, and hulls removed Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Key Lime Pie Recipe at Epicurious. Yield Makes 8 servings Key limes are also known as Mexican or West Indian limes.

Key Lime Pie Recipe at Epicurious

If you can't find them in your area, substitute bottled Key lime juice. We've tried several different brands in our test kitchens, and prefer the taste of Manhattan.* This recipe is modified from the classic one found on many condensed milk and Key lime juice labels; we've added additional lime juice for more tartness. For crust 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs from 9 (2 1/4-inch by 4 3/4-inch) crackers 2 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For filling 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh or bottled Key lime juice (if using bottled, preferably Manhattan brand) For topping 3/4 cup chilled heavy cream Preparation Make crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a bowl with a fork until combined well, then press mixture evenly onto bottom and up side of a 9-inch (4-cup) glass pie plate.

Homemade Snickers Bars. Insanity.

Homemade Snickers Bars

That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? They’re just so gooooood. Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. Apple Pies.

I know, I’ve made a few pies lately. But see how these are different? Look at how adorable these are! I mean, come on. Could you resist?