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Oreo Tacos

Finished photos

This delightful, whimsical dessert, Oreo Tacos comes to us season six Top Chef winner, Michael Voltagio of Ink Restaurant in L.A. While I loved the “tacos”, I added more excitement to the strawberry salsa. This is really easy and such fun.

 

Oreo Tacos 36 oreo cookies (single stuffed) 1 cup all purpose flour (140 . . . → Read More: Oreo Tacos

Individual Turtle Brownie Gooey Butter Cakes

Turtle Brownie Gooey Butter Cakes

This year is the 250th anniversary of St. Louis. Known as the gateway to the west long before the arch went up, St. Louis has served as one of the most important cities as America went from the east to the west.

While we boast several “food firsts”, Gooey Butter Cake is . . . → Read More: Individual Turtle Brownie Gooey Butter Cakes

Skillet Turtle Brownies

Finished 2 (1 of 1)

These Skillet Turtle Brownies are a fun way to make a decadent brownie. I have to admit I did something I usually don’t do. I was waiting for my hair to be cut and was thumbing through a magazine when I found these. Yes, I tore out the recipe. I know, I know, I . . . → Read More: Skillet Turtle Brownies

Mocha Kahlua Brownies

Brownies are authentically American. And the Mocha Kahlua Brownies are the quintessential example of the best of brownies. Over the years there have been literally countless variations of brownies. It’s almost impossible to make a bad one.

There are two types of brownies. One is cake like and the other is very dense and fudgy. . . . → Read More: Mocha Kahlua Brownies

Very Chocolate Cake

Very Chocolate Cake, as promised! It took six tries and a ton of frustration to get this posted. Even after it was fixed, it crashed twice more. I have never been so frustrated or relieved to get a post up but here it is and I hope you enjoy it.

The Very Chocolate Cake was . . . → Read More: Very Chocolate Cake

Monster Eyeballs

These are the most fun to make for Halloween. They are easy and taste better than Reese’s cups if you can believe that! Children love to help with these. Just make sure you stick around so they aren’t eaten before they can become monster eyeballs.

Make sure the butter is very soft for . . . → Read More: Monster Eyeballs

The Ultimate Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundae with Marshmallow Creme

This is an unusual blog for me to write. Normally I write about foods I love, recipes I’ve developed or articles I think would be helpful to my readers. But when I saw this method of making ice cream without an ice cream machine, I knew I had to write about it. The next thought . . . → Read More: The Ultimate Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundae with Marshmallow Creme

Chocolate Fondue

What’s more fun than a pot of warm chocolate fondue surrounded by marshmallows, strawberries, pound cake, marachino cherries and anything else you fancy dipped in chocolate? It’s great to sit with friends and family (or by yourself if you’re not into sharing), spear your favorite dipper, plunge it into the molten chocolate and then maneuver . . . → Read More: Chocolate Fondue

Killer Brownies

The most accurate description of Killer Brownies is chocolate gooeyness with peanuts, chocolate chips and caramel. If that isn’t enough to get you started, I don’t know what is! To say this is a fudgy brownie is an understatement – they are more like barely hanging together hot fudge.

I have included two versions . . . → Read More: Killer Brownies

Seafood Crepes with Molten Chocolate Cake

Please see the January 31, 2011 blog for how to photos.

Every Valentines day we would feature a special menu especially to celebrate this wonderful holiday. It was always decadent and we always threw caution to the wind when it came to ingredients and calories. One special day to celebrate with your one special person . . . → Read More: Seafood Crepes with Molten Chocolate Cake

Seafood Crepes and Molten Chocolate Cakes

Every Valentines day we would feature a special menu especially to celebrate this wonderful holiday. It was always decadent and we always threw caution to the wind when it came to ingredients and calories. One special day to celebrate with your one special person was not a time to think about anything but enjoying a . . . → Read More: Seafood Crepes and Molten Chocolate Cakes

Quick Tempering Chocolate

As a baking professional, I had a chocolate tempering machine so I didn’t have to worry about my truffles streaking and looking less than attractive. As a home baker, I don’t have that luxury. Nor do I have the time to stand around getting the chocolate to 113 degrees, lowering it and then raising it . . . → Read More: Quick Tempering Chocolate

Two Ingredient Fudge (almost)

Nothing could be easier than this. Just remember to have your pan ready, mix and pour it in immediately. As with anything containing sweetened condensed milk, it sets up fast!

1 pound milk or dark chocolate 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla

Line an 8×8 inch square baking pan with foil. . . . → Read More: Two Ingredient Fudge (almost)