Dark Chocolate Stout Frozen Custard

Dark Chocolate Stout Frozen Custard

I have been extremely lucky in that I have known all of my grandparents and almost all of my great grandparents. In fact, my last-remaining great-grandmother passed away just a year and a half ago, when I was 28. In the generations preceding mine, families were younger. Couples married straight out of high school and… 

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Chocolate French Silk Pie

Chocolate French Silk Pie

It’s very hot here in Los Angeles right now. My teeth are hot. I can feel my organs radiating heat. From the inside. I blame my spleen the most. It’s not hot like sweating from being outside in the summertime playing and eating an orange popsicle under the sprinkler or working out or dancing in a studio where you’re… 

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Perfect Pairings with Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate

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This is what I want. An hour by myself, without anyone touching me. A scalding hot bubble bath with the window open, candles lit and the melancholy voice of Alexi Murdoch coming through the speakers, a glass of wine, and a piece of really good chocolate. Should Michael Fassbender be there? That would be cool but… 

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Chocolate Chip Brownies

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Last week, I was giddy with excitement. We had dinner plans two nights out of the week. Two nights where other people were going to cook me dinner and possibly even serve me cake. (I really hoped they would serve me cake.) This meant that I would have two whole days that I didn’t have… 

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Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Chocolate Raspberry Torte

Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal with us. We don’t do flowers or heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. We’re lucky if one of remembers to pick up a card. The one Valentine’s Day tradition that we do have, is going to the local candy store the day after and getting giant bags of red… 

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

These Christmas cookies are fairly adorable, especially when warm from the oven, which may lead to the temptation to eat all of them before you pack them up in boxes with tissue and ribbon to bring to holiday parties, ecumenical chorus concerts, and church basement Kwanza potlucks. As always I advocate restraint, if only to save… 

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Del Monte® Garden Quality™ in Your Pantry: Cherry Bourbon Brownies (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)

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As I prepare our home for the coming winter, two things are at the forefront of my mind: How am I going to keep my family eating all the lovely fruits and veggies we enjoyed in Summer, and what am I going to serve friends who pop over during the holidays? It is well-documented that… 

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Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Chocolate Molasses Cookies

September is delicious. Going back to school was always terrifying and thrilling for me. I loved book reports and music class and all the reassuring paraphernalia of the classroom. I loved the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call Mrs. Greenlaw and filing into the library, especially on book fair days. As much as I liked… 

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