Archives for January 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

chocolate glaze recipe

I made this recipe for my little sister’s birthday celebration and everyone loved it!  The recipe is from Martha Stewart and I almost followed it completely.  However, the crust called for chocolate wafer cookies and I can’t find them where I live so I subbed chocolate fudge striped cookies.  The crust was amazing – a treat in itself!

Also – I tend to skip the water bath (see step 5) and yes, sometimes the top of the cheesecakes crack because of skipping that step.  But it’s fine with me since I typically top a cheesecake with a glaze or fruit.

Recipe and picture courtesy of Martha Stewart Living

Chocolate Dipped Nutter Butter Cookies

nutter butter cookies

I love taking a store bought product (that is already delicious) and ‘fancy-ing’ it up a bit.  Of course famous nutter butter cookies are great on their own but once you dip them in chocolate, there’s no going back!  My chocolate dip is a mixture of cream, corn syrup (just a tiny bit) and chocolate for a shiny look and decadent taste.



Homemade Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts

how to bake donuts

If you want to achieve “Rock Star” status with your kids, spouse, friends, relatives, well just about with anybody…bake them some of these incredibly delicious chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze.

Let me start off by saying that this was the first time I made donuts.  And it couldn’t be easier.  You don’t even need a mixer; just whisk the ingredients by hand.  Put the batter into a ziplock bag, snip an end off and fill the donut pan 3/4’s full and 8-10 minutes later you have *perfect* chocolate donuts.

I bought my non-stick donut pan on Amazon for less than $10.  And the recipe below is an adaptation from a baked chocolate donut recipe in the cookbook “Mini Donuts” from Jessica Segarra that I ran across while visiting our local library last week.

chocolate glaze for donuts

Heavenly Milky Way Brownies

milky way bars

Oh my – this recipe from my friend Liz at ThatSkinnyChickCanBake blog is so divine!  Why are these called Milky Way Brownies?  Because of the chocolate fluff and caramel layers!  Liz’s recipe below calls for brownies made from scratch but you should feel free to substitute your favorite brownie mix if you’d like!