MARSHMALLOW TREATS: THE PERFECT RECIPE

simply love a good marshmallow treat. I was a marshmallow treat virgin until college. How sad was that? I’ve been missing out tremendously, but decided to make up for it by making them as often as I can. I’ve sifted through some recipes for basic marshmallow treats. It shouldn’t be that difficult, right? But one …

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CHOCOLATE AND PEPPERMINT CUPCAKES

I lost a bet in the beginning of the NFL 2011 season. Now I owe Marco cupcakes. I used whatever ingredients I had on hand. What’s this: Junior Mints and chocolate. Done. Side note: I also concocted a great tasting frosting recipe by combining chocolate buttercream and cream cheese frostings and it made a very silky …

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BANANA AND CHOCOLATE BREAD

I had three leftover ripe bananas and a bag of chocolate chunks. What to do. What to do. Aha, nothing better than fresh banana bread. I used a tried and true basic recipe, but modified it. For example, I added one cup (half bag) of Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chunks. I also added banana and vanilla extract …

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VERY CHOCOLATE CAKE

I’ve made this chocolate cake several times already for two different birthdays. Some said it was the best chocolate cake they’ve ever had. Also, it’s my favorite so far. It’s a no-frills very chocolatey cake. Here is the recipe: Betty’s Chocolate Cake INGREDIENTS: 2 cups white sugar 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 3/4 c. unsweetened …

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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

 I have been craving peanut butter everything lately. I decided to incorporate peanut butter into a cupcake form. And what better way to do that than to combine two of the greatest flavors: chocolate and peanut butter? It’s absolutely magical and delicious. Bake your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe and then make this frosting: Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, …

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MACARONS AND SALTED CARAMEL

Macarons are the new cupcake. Well, so I say. After my recent trip to Paris, France in September, I was intrigued on how to make this meringue cookie. I took a baking class at Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Santa Monica, California and Dallas Texas and within three hours, I was able to crank out …

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