Peanut Butter and Nutella Cheesecake Bars

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Silky chocolate hazelnut cheesecake + creamy peanut butter cheesecake + buttery crushed Oreo cookie crust   I want to gush about this recipe.     Gush, I tell you.     But I’m at a loss. I have very few words for how incredible these bars are because, well, incredible really sums them up perfectly….

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Whoopie Pies

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Whoopie Pies 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (or espresso powder) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup buttermilk Preheat the oven to 350…

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Apologizing through Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Writing a weight loss memoir, food conference planning, all the stuff I’d rattle off in a bulleted list if and when I told you what I’ve been doing in Seattle for the past week- they’ve painted me the happiest color of busy. But I woke up today, crazed and chaotic and charmed beyond charmed with…

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How to Make Homemade Hostess Cakes

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I’ve stayed away too long. And the truth is, I’ve missed you dearly. More than I ever thought I could miss people I’ve never met or seen or spoken to. Which only lets me know one thing: we’re truly madly deeply in love. And I’ll never leave you this long again.  Honest. Forgive me? Homemade…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love Part 4

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read part 1. part 2. part 3. 1. Salted Sunflower Seeds I sprinkle these crunchy bits on nearly every salad I make. Full of beautiful, stick-with-me-til-snacktime fat. The saltiness is what I’m after. 2. Chocolate I very much dislike chocolate snobbery. It’s just unkind to be an elitist, especially when we’re talking chocolate. For this…

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Chewy Double Chocolate Coconut Blondies

    Dear Daniel, Remember a few nights ago when I woke both of us up at 3am, shouting, “I’m so thirsty I’m going to die!!”? Hard to forget.     Well, remember how you ran to the kitchen to fetch me a glass of water? How when you brought it to me I spit…

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Dark Chocolate Almond Joy Cookies

dark chocolate almond joy cookies

If my calculations are correct, almonds + coconut + chocolate will either equal sweet oblivion or my demise. More likely the latter. Last year I was on a bender with candy bars. Filling my daily chocolate quota with the likes of Almond Joy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers. Practically veering off the road anytime…

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How to Make 100 Calorie Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

100 Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes

Dear Universe, I was sending you a pink bowed box with twelve moist and fudgy cupcakes nestled inside. Just a simple gift from one dear friend to another. I even hand wrote a note and tucked it inside to let you know that each bitty brownie cake is only 100 calories. And whole grain. And…

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