Chocolate

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last year I worked on a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that were gluten-free and Paleo.  After many rounds of cooking and tweaking, I finally had a cookie that I loved and so did my family.  I said that it was probably my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Earlier this year I decided to take […]

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Berry Fudgy Chocolate Cupcakes—Merry Christmas!

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The countdown is on at our house!  My parents are flying in to Salt Lake City tonight, and my brother tomorrow night.  We’re spending time with extended family tomorrow afternoon, and then my family and my in-laws are all coming over for Christmas Eve dinner.  I love getting to be with everyone for the holidays, […]

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Dark Side Chocolate Truffle Pie

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Excitement is running high at our house.  We are huge Star Wars fans at our house and are really looking forward to the new movie coming out next week.  What better way to celebrate than with pie?  So I whipped up a pie inspired by a character we all love to hate: Darth Vader.  I […]

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies (Gluten-free and Paleo!)

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I think this may be my favorite recipe that came of my cookie cooking binge! Chewy chocolate chip hazelnut…how can you resist?!?  The addition of mini chocolate chips and chopped toasted hazelnuts to my chewy almond cookie base makes a cookie that is slightly thicker, soft, and chewy. The mini chocolate chips give a fantastic […]

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Pulled Pork with Chocolate Barbecue Sauce & Cheese Corn Cake — Celebrating Cheese & Chocolate

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What could be better than a weekend celebrating chocolate and cheese?  This past weekend there was a 2 day long Chocolate & Cheese Festival at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  The festival featured some of the best local producers of cheese and chocolate, as well as some out-of-town guests, with demos, workshops, tastings, and other […]

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Paleo Chocolate Silk Pie

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If you had told me 6 months ago that a chocolate dessert that was free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugars could be as decadent as its gluten, dairy, and refined sugar full counterpart, I would have politely nodded and totally not have believed you.  But in the past few months I have taken my preconceived […]

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Chocolate Pots de Crème

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I keep thinking that spring has arrived here in Utah, and then the weather will turn and we’ll get a new layer of snow on the ground.  Mother Nature is such a tease.  I’ve been watching the new issues of magazines show up on the newsstands, taunting me with spring flowers, and spring inspired dishes, […]

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Fuji Nana’s White Chocolate, Orange, & Raspberry Pie

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Happy National Pie Day!  To celebrate today, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe from the woman who brought me into this world.  My mom and I made this pie, a White Chocolate, Orange, and Raspberry dream, when we were visiting for Christmas.  I have many memories of watching my mom make […]

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Chocolate Chess Pie (with a Chocolate Almond Crust!)

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This post is brought to you by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs. I must be missing Memphis, because lately I’ve been craving all of the Southern foods I fell in love with when we lived there—collared greens, pulled pork, banana pudding . . . you name it, and I’ve been craving it.  Thankfully I’ll be making […]

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“Kitchen Sink” Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When I moved to Paris I had several bags of chocolate chips tucked into my suitcase so that I could whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies if I got homesick.  Luckily, when we moved to Japan, we had access to Costco, who conveniently carried chocolate chips, making room for other things in my […]

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