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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Chocolate Cream Pie

I should admit: I have a special spot in my heart for old-fashioned desserts—especially if it's the kind of thing that you're likely to find in the spinning dessert case at a 1950s-style diner. This pie totally fits the bill.

Chocolate Caramel Tartlettes

Hope you all had a fabulous holiday and new years! The Angry Chef and I spent New Year's Eve nestled in with the good folks from The Salem Insider and Rippin Kitten. The company was outstanding....

Caramel Fudge Bars with Cinnamon Shortbread Crust

These bars are one part candy, one part cookie. For this recipe, cinnamon-laced brown-sugar shortbread is draped in a rich fudge topping that's half chocolate ganache, half dulce de leche.

Chocolate Stout Layer Cake

Be still my little mouse heart: This is the best chocolate cake I've ever made.

Chocolate Caramel Tart

This tart is like a grown-up candy bar, in decadent tart form. The cookie crust is crisp and buttery. The caramel is creamy with just a little tang from the addition of a dollop of craime fraiche. The chocolate ganache is velvety and rich.

Boston Cream Pie

When our friend Foroct Fralion celebrated a rather auspicious birthday a few weeks ago, it only seemed proper to make him a Boston Cream Pie, one of his favorite treats. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make one at home.

Classic Whoopie Pies

This recipe makes the quintessential whoopie pie. The cake is moist, chocolate-y, and dense. The filling is creamy, fluffy, and decadently sweet. If our friend D. Bunnyhunter hadn't stopped by and taken it when he did, The Angry Chef and I may have come to blows over the last one. (Phew! Thanks, man!)

Best Ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have a confession to make. I just ate a handful of these cookies—and then went back for two more. I really only meant to have one. I'm not sure how my plate is...

Easy Dark Chocolate & Walnut Fudge

This is fudge making on easy mode. Now, I've made plenty of fudge in my day. Most of my recipes call for candy thermometers, precise heating and cooling, and a lot of beating (as...

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Hey, you! (Yeah, you!) Summer's coming. Let's go to the playground! Oh, or maybe the roller rink. Or both. Sorry...this cake makes me feel like I'm about 12 years old again. And I'm loving...

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