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The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.
When I posted my recipe for "The Best Lasagna Ever" yesterday, I couldn’t have anticipated that I’d wind up hearing from Draco, a real-live Italian who lives near Bologna, Italy, where lasagna was first created. Nor could I have ever predicted I’d hear from MP, who lives in an Italian neighborhood and buys Parmiganno-Regianno by the bag, dang it. I might just go ahead at this point and clarify that yes, my lasagna is, in fact, "The Best Ever"…unless you live near Bologna, Italy or in an Italian neighborhood or anywhere near Mario Batali. Okay? Are you happy now, Draco? Party pooper. Now…this cake? The Cast of Characters. First, melt 2 sticks regular (not unsalted) butter in a saucepan. When the butter is melted, add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder… And mix thoroughly. With the heat still on, pour in the boiling water… And allow the mixture to bubble for 30 seconds. Turn off heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar… And 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir together. Stir together…

Appetizer Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce Okay, we're not going to win any awards for thinking up this combination, but hey — these potato bites are easy, delicious, and perfect for a sports-loving crowd, should you find yourself surrounded by one this weekend. They even remind us of sports-bar food ... like little deconstructed potato skins. (Image credit: Emma Christensen) We decided to make these after countless evenings munching on these bacon-wrapped dates, which are also very yummy, but got us thinking about other things we could wrap in bacon. Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes This recipe was inspired by the abundance of tomatoes and basil in my garden. These grape tomatoes are so sweet and addicting. Toss them with some low carb pasta and diced chicken and you have a delicious, healthy meal in less than 20 minutes.

Chocolate Banana Cake Do you always have bananas rotting on your counter too? Yeah, me neither. Actually I lie. There are weeks when my family eats 3 bunches of bananas, and weeks when those bananas get neglected. Frito Chili Pie We’re submerged in football right now. There’s no other way to put it. Marlboro Man is coaching my two boys’ football team, Marlboro Man and I are both tuned in and watching all the college games we can find on TV…and if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also gone to some of our local high school’s home games on Friday night. There’s nothing like high school football games to send you soaring back to adolescence. The cool almost-fall night air…the shirtless guys painted with their team’s colors…the adorable cheerleaders, who, by the way, have way more energy than I remember having at seventeen…the Bon Jovi songs blasting on the loudspeaker in between plays. Is there some kind of requirement that high school football games pipe Bon Jovi until the end of time?

Pumpkin Roll with Vanilla Bean Cream Filling One can never have enough pumpkin recipes (at least this "one" can't). I love me some pumpkin! This is a spicy pumpkin cake roll, filled with a vanilla bean filling. (think hostess cupcakes gone Thanksgiving) My dear friend and fellow foodie blogger Danielle first turned me onto this little jewel last year. If memory serves me correctly, she got the original recipe from a food network show and kindly spread the word.

italian sodas June 30, 2011 | Sweet Recipes | Comments Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!! My mom and I would always stop by a little coffee shack on our road trips to Oregon. I remember ordering the blueberry Italian soda in the summer instead of ice cream because they were so refreshing. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze Best Chocolate Cake Ever: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Fudgy Frosting Chocolate cake unlike any you've made before: Fudgy, tender, and moist are just some of the adjectives that describe this must-try cake recipe. See our step-by-step process! How to Make Our Best-Ever Chocolate Cake When you are craving a really good chocolate dessert reach for this recipe and make our best-ever chocolate cake.

chocolate gingersnaps During the four weeks of giveaways, I posed the question, “What is your favorite Christmas cookie?” Classic sugar cookies were definitely the number one answer, but coming right behind behind were gingersnaps and snickerdoodles… two of my favorites! I’m not a huge sweets person, which is why I like these chocolate gingersnaps. The semi-sweet chocolate and spicy ginger, nutmeg, and cloves help counteract that sugary sweetness. These cookies have a real BITE! They’re not the most inexpensive cookie (you can’t beat a regular sugar cookie there), but since they’re my favorite I decided to share them. Fried Mozzarella Sticks Okay, okay. Fine. Mozzarella sticks, American chain restaurant, yum, good, everyone loves them, yada yada yada. Please listen.

Chef, Cookbook Author, Television Personality Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Preparation Time: 35 to 40 Minutes Ingredients One 3.5 oz bar bittersweet chocolate 8 oz full-fat or 1/3 less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) 1 t pure vanilla extract 1/4 c plus 2 T sugar 2 t unbleached all-purpose flour 1 large egg Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Chocolate Malted & Toasted-Marshmallow Layer Cake - Semisweetie, A geeky baking and recipe blog Recipe: Sweetapolita's Campfire Delight Total time: 4 hours Ease: Intermediate Unusual ingredients: malted milk powder, whipping cream, marshmallows, marshmallow fluff, unsweetened cocoa powder, coffee Marshmallows. Malt. Heavenly moist chocolate cake.

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