Salty Chocolate Thumbprints

From my February 2012 Newsletter

1 cup flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon kosher salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup plus 2 ½ tablespoons sugar 1 large egg yolk at room temperature 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella)

Preheat the oven at 350° F. Line a […]

Apple-Cranberry Crumble

From my November 2011 Newsletter

Here’s a new recipe that creates a link between spring, fall and the holidays—an apple-cranberry crumble with a maple twist.

1/3 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup old-fashioned oats ½ cup […]

Ella’s Banana Scuffins

From Hidden Legacy

A scuffin is a cross between a muffin and a scone. They’re not quite as fluffy as muffins or quite as dense as scones, but have a crumbly texture that’s quite addictive.

1 ½ cups whole-wheat white flour 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats 3 tbsps. raw sugar 1 tbsp. baking powder […]

Sunday Scones

From my May 2011 newsletter

I like recipes that allow the freedom to give them a different flavor every time I make them. With all that butter, these scones aren’t especially healthy, but they’re perfect for a special occasion.

1 ¾ cups whole-wheat white flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon […]

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

From my February 2010 Newsletter

Cherries and dark chocolate offer antioxidants, oats fiber, black walnuts good fats, and the cinnamon has blood sugar-regulating properties. Almost good-for-you cookies :).

½ cup unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup applesauce ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups rolled oats (not instant) 1 ½ cups […]

Dark Chocolate Lava Cakes

From my February 2009 Newsletter

Here’s a fast treat that’s sure to impress a date. You can make these confections ahead of time, then stick them into the oven as you finish dinner. (Yeah, so much for low fat and sugar :))

1 1/3 cups of dark chocolate chips 5 tbsp. butter 3 eggs, separated […]

Valerie’s Favorite Birthday Cake

From Pull of the Moon

Valerie and I share a taste for chocolate and this is also my favorite birthday cake recipe. Good quality chocolate makes a huge difference. I love the 60% cocoa dark chocolate for melt-in-your-mouth sinfulness. Don’t eat this cake too late at night, though. All the caffeine will keep you awake!

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Lorraine’s One-Bowl Brownies

From Detour

See also Tex-Mex Tuna Fajitas, inspired by Detour

I know, that’s two brownie recipes. But as Sierra’s T-shirt says, “Chocolate Heals All Wounds.” There can never be enough brownies around.

1 bag (12 oz) of dark chocolate chocolate chips 1/4 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

Sylvie’s Yule Log

From my December 2005 newsletter

I like decorating the tree with the collection of mismatched ornaments accumulated over the years, each with its own special memory. I love to bake the few special treats that have come to mean Christmas to my family—my mother-in-law’s Cinnamon Sticky Buns, my mother’s walnut bread, a variation of my […]

Alexa’s Favorite Scones

From Ms. Longshot

While growing up, Sundays were the special food days. Pancakes or waffles for breakfast and a “dress-up” dinner, either at home or at my grandparents’ house. I make these scones often as Sunday breakfast treats. And of course, I can’t help myself, I play with the ingredients, adding nuts, substituting different dried […]