How to Make Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ever wonder how they make cookies in all those cool shapes? They punch them out through a template. Did you know you can do the same thing at home? Yup, and it’s pretty easy, too.

Oh, but you don’t have to use a cookie press with this recipe. You can just roll them out and use a cookie cutter.

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Hot Chocolate — no, not that kind

Good food and good music are luxuries in every culture. Have been throughout recorded history. So it makes sense that Vermont-based Lake Champlain Chocolates decided to work with Vermont band Grace Potter & the Nocturnals to produce a limited edition chocolate bar. They wanted something hot, so this is a dark chocolate bar with pistachios and red pepper. Yes, red pepper. … [Read more...]

How To Make Chocolate Truffles

I won't pretend these aren't bad for you. But if you're going to eat chocolate, you're better off eating good chocolate that satisfies with just a little bit. That's why I switched to dark chocolate several years ago. One piece satisfies a chocolate craving. Unlike the leading brand, which is designed to be so bland you eat and eat and eat and never quite get enough chocolate to kill the craving. These are little nuggets of yum that target the craving and kill it in one shot. Some people … [Read more...]

How To Make Perfect Brownies

I've tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge ... Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it's perfect. I'm done looking. This is the brownie recipe that I'll use from now on. … [Read more...]

How To Make Chocolate Brownie Cake

This cake is perfect for people who would rather be eating fudge brownies, but someone won't let them put candles in and call it a birthday cake. (And why not? I've seen cupcakes with candles.) It's denser than regular chocolate cake, more chocolaty and less sweet. Ooh, I just realized I have some lemon drops left. I'm going to go melt some and pour it on like frosting. Hmm ... Last week blondies, this week brownie cake. I guess next week I have to do something red and call it a Charlie's … [Read more...]