Another perfect recipe from a friend of mine is the hot fudge I’ve made for my family for years. I can’t imagine buying it now that I know I can make it in 10 minutes!
My friends have the best recipes! This one was passed to me a few years ago and it is very well worn! It’s a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips – or peanut butter chips. Completely delicious! They also work well straight from the freezer. In these pictures, I show how to put them on a tray to freeze. Then just throw the frozen balls in a zip top bag in the freezer and you’re ready to put a handful in the oven when you have company unexpectedly stop by! You may need to add a minute or two to the cooking time, but I haven’t noticed a significant difference. Continue reading
I don’t really like homemade brownies. I love how the box mix is chewy with that glossy top and slightly crunchy edges. When I make them from scratch, I don’t seem to be able to replicate that….until I found this recipe. It was a hit so I’m sharing it with you this Valentine’s Week!! Quick note — Mine were very dark because I used black cocoa powder, so don’t be surprised if yours look more brown than black.
I adore Valentine’s Day. I decorate my house in reds and pinks and make delicious chocolate desserts. Don’t you just love love?! So this week, I’m dedicating my blog to Valentine’s Day Chocolate Indulgences!!! Doesn’t that sound decadent? I’m kicking it off with a recipe I grew up with. I love that a simple taste of pudding can bring me back to childhood. I had not made this recipe in years. But the second the spoon hit my lips, I was instantly transported back to 5 year old Joelle. I have fond memories of made from scratch treats that my Mom made and I love to think that my kids might grow up to have similar feelings of childhood when they eat those same things! So here is my Mom’s chocolate pudding recipe. I bet you have all these ingredients in your house right now. Go make it! And please invite people over to share it with you….the guilt of eating cup after cup yourself is just too much!
I love to decorate my “mantle” for the seasons. Since I don’t have a real mantle, I grabbed a wide shelf from Ikea and I decorate that! I thought I’d share some of my quick and inexpensive decorations for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading
I love spinach artichoke dip. This is a quick recipe that will satisfy your ‘out to eat’ appetizer craving! Plus, it’s super easy to make in advance, so you won’t waste all your time cooking when your Superbowl company arrives!