S’mores Bundt Cake

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Graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow...it's the flavors of summer baked into a S'mores Bundt Cake!  Even if you haven't been paying really close attention, you might have noticed how I am kinda into s'mores. My first s'mores inspired treat were my S'mores Brownie Bites, way back in my first month of blogging. I kept at it many times since then, with cookies, cheesecake, truffles and pie. I'm not alone in my love of s'mores, right? I mean, various combinations of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are popping up in all kinds of desserts, all over the place. Is it the nostalgia of enjoying a childhood treat that makes the flavor combination so popular? Or maybe it's … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ok folks. I have a confession to make. This isn't a new recipe. It's...two years old. Here's the deal. I have been super busy with some other stuff, and haven't been devoting as much time to the kitchen - particularly baking. So I dug through my files of Ami recipes for a fun summery treat that y'all might not have seen. This recipe was published over two years ago...how many of you were even reading this blog then?! Well, just cause it aint new, doesn't mean it isn't really delicious. The title might be a bit misleading, because it's not *really* ice cream in the middle, but it's creamy and served frozen so I'm taking my creative license to bat here. Anywho. This recipe is really … [Read more...]

Candy Studded Chocolate Cookie Bars

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Candy Studded Chocolate Cookie Bars are an easy, delicious and fun treat that will bring out the kid in all of us! Y'know how they say that "Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional"? Well I'm a firm believer in that saying. Kids are awesome. Adults? We want a new car and a 20% raise and we still won't be as happy as a child with a colorful lollypop the size of their face. And a kid can occupy themselves with a cardboard box longer than we can keep busy with an iPad. Well good news folks. You can feel like a kid again if you make these Candy Studded Chocolate Cookie Bars. They're simply adorable, and oh-so-fun. But here's the thing. They taste great. Like, great enough for … [Read more...]

Strawberry Chocolate Hand Pies

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Strawberry Chocolate Hand Pies are a beautiful summer dessert that's not hard to make and guaranteed to impress! Are you afraid of making pie crust? I know I was. For years. A perfectly made pie crust is a real thing of beauty. But a badly made pie crust? Ugh. Just ugh. For ages, I was afraid to even try making my own pie crust. "Why should I make one," I reasoned, "when there are perfectly good pie crusts available in the freezer section of the grocery store?" Well let me tell you friends - perfectly good is nice and all, but homemade pie crust? It's perfection. And here's the best part. Once you make a pie crust once or twice, you'll be an old pro at it and you'll feel totally confident … [Read more...]

Chocolate and Caramel Ice Cream Parfait

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Chocolate and Caramel Ice Cream Parfaits are the perfect summer dessert! As good as they look...they taste better! Raise your hand if you're bored of cheesecake discussion? Nooo! I don't know if we can be friends if you ever get bored of cheesecake! Sorry folks, that was a trick question. When my good friends at Kleins Ice Cream asked me to come up with a great recipe showcasing their delicious products, I immediately thought of an ice cream parfait. You might remember the Fried Ice Cream recipe that I created for Kleins around Chanukah time. That recipe was awesome, but it had to be fried and eaten within seconds of eachother. Well guys, this recipe is the exact opposite. You can … [Read more...]

No-Bake Coffee Cheesecake Mousse Trifles

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Coffee Cheesecake Mousse Trifles are a delicious and no-bake dessert that looks beautiful and comes together in minutes. Y'know what's super hard? Being on a diet. Y'know what's harder? Being on a diet and making delicious dairy treats for shavuos that you can't eat. But you know what's even harder than that? Being on a diet, making delicious treats, and tasting just one bite to make sure it's amazing enough for your magazine column...but stopping there. Taking one bite and no more is seriously the biggest test to a dieter's willpower in the history of dieting. Especially when you're making treats as exciting, delightful and enticing as the ones I'll be sharing in my magazine column (in … [Read more...]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Margarine or Butter

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Perfectly chewy and delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies without margarine or butter! ***Before we start – have you signed up for my email newsletters? You’ll get new recipes, cooking tips, menu suggestions, kitchen deals  – and more! Click here to signup.*** I couldn't just let you keep subbing oil in chocolate chip cookies when I knew that if I put my mind to it, I could come up with a recipe meant for the oil - that's far better than simply subbing. Well ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to say that I've done it. These cookies are perfect. Chewy. Delicious. And they are made with no margarine. No butter. Just oil. You're welcome. {I know. This is super short. I feel like I … [Read more...]

Passover Mocha Crepe Cake {Gluten Free}

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Mocha Crepe Cake is the most elegant and delicious Passover dessert - you'll never believe it's gluten free! I feel like we need to talk for a couple of minutes about how much I've always hated Passover desserts. Maybe it's the lack of ingredients. Maybe it's the lack of equipment. Maybe it's just the lack of time. Or maybe I really need to step out of my comfort zone more. But what can I say. I prefer my cookies and cakes with flour. If it were up to me, I wouldn't make up new Passover dessert recipes. But I write for a magazine, and when you have a steady recipe column, you don't get to pick and choose the holidays that you like more. So every year I grit my teeth and work on recipes … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling + Triple Giveaway!

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The favorite classic combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter combine magically to form this delightful Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling! I know it's been a while since my last post, but trust me, it's worth the wait! Together with a blogging pal of mine, we've declared March 25th Chocolate and Peanut Butter Day! Welcome to the festivities, hosted by yours truly and Carla of Chocolate Moosey. To help you celebrate this monumentous (and totally made-up) food holiday, I've joined with a group over over 30 bloggers to bring you lots of delicious, calorie-laden, drool-worthy treats starring everyone's favorite flavor combination. For even more chocolatey, … [Read more...]

Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Wine Glaze

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The classic pairing of red wine and chocolate combine to form these decadent Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes. I feel like I should start with a warning here. This blog is going to get a little dessert heavy in the coming weeks as we lead up to Purim. Too late, you say? I know, I know. I've been posting a lot of purim goodies lately, and I've got more of them up my sleeve! Starting today, with these crazy awesome cupcakes. We all know that drinking on purim is a tradition - wait, a mitzvah - so that makes these cupcakes downright righteous. If you're making these for kids, opt for a non-alcoholic glaze (like this insanely delightful chocolate glaze). Don't worry about the alcohol in the … [Read more...]