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Life can be cruel…..

Life can be cruel…..
So it is cruel irony that I made this cake and don’t get to eat it(dreaded diet). Fortunately this is something my husband will gladly eat. But enough about my sorrows. One of my favorite chefs of all time is Marcel Desaulniers. He is most known for his one cookbook, Death By Chocolate. But I fell in love with his cooking watching his PBS cooking show, which many people never saw. And as much as I love him he does have a downfall…he makes really complicated desserts. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake 2 ounces unsalted butter 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar 3 ounces creamy peanut butter 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 325F. Grease three 9 x 1 1/2 inch pans. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together brown sugar, peanut butter and butter for two minutes. Chocolate Peanut Icing 1/2 cup heavy cream

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How To Make Perfect Brownies I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. I’m done looking. CoCo Mi's: Pink Champagne Cupcakes Just in time for Valentine's Day!! I think it's somewhat apparent that I LOVE cupcakes and one of my favorites is Pink Champagne. I'm somewhat lazy so I found a recipe to alter a white cake mix and make it into Pink Champagne. 1 box white cake mix 3 egg whites 1 1/4 cup pink champagne

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies I’m sorry for doing this to you. I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. That’s all I have to say. I was tortured by this recipe for a full 8 days before I could make it.

Baked Marijuana French Toast: French Toasted Marijuana French toast? Yep, you read that right, and there’s no tastier way to completely ruin your early-morning motivation. (source: Dee Adams) Inside-out carrot cake – Carrot Cake Muffins Spring = bunnies Bunnies = carrots. And carrots = Carrot cake! Oh, the deep-gold, moist, flavorful cake! The Perfect Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe The perfect cookie dough truffles are so easy to make and perfect for entertaining or enjoying as a treat. Cookies hold a definite place of distinction around my house – from our chewy chocolate chip cookies to out of this world peanut butter cookies and let’s not even think about forgetting my absolute favorite cookie dough dip. They all are our favorites.

Cinnamon Rolls With Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting Happy Friday everyone! Sorry for my lengthy post-valentines day hiatus. The third trimester has made me a little slow in the kitchen and I've had my hands full with family. 100 Ways to Use Strawberries Strawberry season comes but once a year, and before you know it, you’ve spent way too much at the farmers’ market buying an entire flat of them, only to panic when you remember they go bad faster than bananas. So what to do with all those juicy little red guys? Oh we’ve got your covered… Click on the photos for full recipes.

Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting You’ll be happy to know that I have recovered from my epic kitchen fail, the oven is sparkling, and to celebrate I give you these amazing mocha cupcakes with espresso buttercream frosting. Plus, it’s Friday. And cupcakes are a perfect way to welcome the weekend with open arms. It’s been a crazy, messy, stormy week, and you deserve one. I might even go so far as to suggest that you should just skip your morning cup of coffee or trip to Starbucks and have one of these instead. The cupcakes themselves strike a subtle balance between light chocolate and a hint of creamy coffee. Easter Cupcakes Caramel Bird’s Nest Easter Cupcakes cupcakesgarden.com Caramel buttercream, a spun sugar nest and light blue chocolate Easter eggs form the Holy Trinity for this stylish Easter cupcake. Serve the cakes in white teacups like Cupcakes Garden and this sophisticated dessert will be sure to wow all your guests. Easter Basket Cupcakes bakerella.com

Mocha and cream cheese brownie 28th October 2010By GuestPhotography by Adam Much to the delight of the blog team we have a new member, Genevieve. Genevieve has just started in product development for cooking products as a product evaluator. She hails from Samoa where her mother owns her own catering business and with a food science background we’re expecting big things! Anyway over to Genevieve and her heirloom recipe: “There is something about brownies that makes me go gaga over them and lose all my willpower.

Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frostings  At least once a year, I can count on Quinn taking over the baking in the BoB kitchen. That occasion is my birthday. This year, there was much deliberation on what would be my birthday cake. The final decision was pieced together from a few different recipes and Quinn’s insistence that there be frosting involved. As I didn’t assist in the baking process, I will keep this brief. Pumpkin Spice & White Chocolate Cheesecake + Two Variations You’ve heard the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, it was definitely the impetus for this Thanksgiving dessert, as I was torn between pleasing my stepdad, Mike, who loves White Chocolate Cheesecake and my daughter’s boyfriend, Chris, who expressed a desire for Peanut Butter Cheesecake (which I considered but then swapped for pumpkin in honor of the holiday.) The combination of the two flavors was even better than I expected, with the white chocolate lending the pumpkin a good measure of sophistication. The only aspect of this dessert that gave me pause was marbling the two cheesecake batters. I have had mixed results with various marbling techniques I’ve tried in the past. This time, I poured large dollops of alternating batters, side-by-side, in one layer and again in a second layer.

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