Category Archives: Chocolate

Amazing Marble Cupcakes {with a twist…of course}

This weekend, my 8-year-old son and I made these cupcakes together. The interesting ingredients resulted in probably the best cupcakes we’ve made. Yum! Enjoy! Denise Amazing Marble Cupcakes 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 3 Eggs 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 8

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Amazing Marble Cupcakes {with a twist…of course}

This weekend, my 8-year-old son and I made these cupcakes together. The interesting ingredients resulted in probably the best cupcakes we’ve made. Yum! Enjoy! Denise Amazing Marble Cupcakes 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 3 Eggs 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil 8

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Sweet & Salty Chocolate Toffee Cracker Candy

I have thought about making this for a while. This recipe is not only easy, it is very rich and flavorful. My colleagues at work loved it…so I guess I need to make it again real soon! My favorite thing

Sweet & Salty Chocolate Toffee Cracker Candy

I have thought about making this for a while. This recipe is not only easy, it is very rich and flavorful. My colleagues at work loved it…so I guess I need to make it again real soon! My favorite thing

Easy as 3-2-1 -> Chocolate Coconut Water Martini

Chocolate Coconut Water? Absolutely! It is amazing. I am a huge fan of coconut water and have it often with my lunch or after my work out. Recently, I discovered chocolate coconut water. Yum! Below is my take one of

Easy as 3-2-1 -> Chocolate Coconut Water Martini

Chocolate Coconut Water? Absolutely! It is amazing. I am a huge fan of coconut water and have it often with my lunch or after my work out. Recently, I discovered chocolate coconut water. Yum! Below is my take one of

Pumpkin Turkey Chili (Calabaza Chili)

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is good to have an easy and delicious chili recipe on hand that is hearty and “heart healthy”..  Did you know that pumpkin is a  “power food” with a ton of

Pumpkin Turkey Chili (Calabaza Chili)

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is good to have an easy and delicious chili recipe on hand that is hearty and “heart healthy”..  Did you know that pumpkin is a  “power food” with a ton of

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Espresso Spiced Frosting {Semi-Homemade}

It happened again… I had a last-minute “make & take” opportunity…. What to make? Hmmm. Recently on Pinterest, people have been sharing recipes for  2 ingredient cupcakes using store-bought cake-mix and canned pumpkin puree.   It reminded me of a posts that

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes with Espresso Spiced Frosting {Semi-Homemade}

It happened again… I had a last-minute “make & take” opportunity…. What to make? Hmmm. Recently on Pinterest, people have been sharing recipes for  2 ingredient cupcakes using store-bought cake-mix and canned pumpkin puree.   It reminded me of a posts that

Caribbean Cocoa Bean Muffins

Coo Coo for Caribbean Cocoa Bean Muffins

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the grocery store at lunch time.     A chocolate display caught my eye….in particular.. ground cocoa beans.   I’ve been reading recently about the health benefits of cocoa beans.  They are very tasty…not as bitter as

Caribbean Cocoa Bean Muffins

Coo Coo for Caribbean Cocoa Bean Muffins

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the grocery store at lunch time.     A chocolate display caught my eye….in particular.. ground cocoa beans.   I’ve been reading recently about the health benefits of cocoa beans.  They are very tasty…not as bitter as

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake Preparation

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake (aka Torta Imposible)

Chocolate Flan Cake (Torta Imposible or “impossible cake”) is a decadent, layered dessert with Chocolate Cake on the bottom and Flan on the top. You are probably wondering why they describe it as “impossible”…. Well, when the cake pan goes into the oven,

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake Preparation

Gypsy Spiced Chocolate Flan Cake (aka Torta Imposible)

Chocolate Flan Cake (Torta Imposible or “impossible cake”) is a decadent, layered dessert with Chocolate Cake on the bottom and Flan on the top. You are probably wondering why they describe it as “impossible”…. Well, when the cake pan goes into the oven,

Perfect Paprika Party

My grandmother, who loved to cook, would tell everyone that came to visit that she had made something “especially for you”.  As more people arrived, you realized that she loved cooking for everyone…each person was special to her…which made her

Perfect Paprika Party

My grandmother, who loved to cook, would tell everyone that came to visit that she had made something “especially for you”.  As more people arrived, you realized that she loved cooking for everyone…each person was special to her…which made her

Nutmeg…Naughty or Nice? (nutmeg cookie recipes)

Decisions…decisions…  There are so many spices that remind me of the holidays.   Somehow, I landed on Nutmeg because not only does the spice Nutmeg enhance sweet recipes, the spice Nutmeg also enhances savory dishes.  I was really surprised to learn that

Nutmeg…Naughty or Nice? (nutmeg cookie recipes)

Decisions…decisions…  There are so many spices that remind me of the holidays.   Somehow, I landed on Nutmeg because not only does the spice Nutmeg enhance sweet recipes, the spice Nutmeg also enhances savory dishes.  I was really surprised to learn that

Chocolate Coated Pumpkin Gingerbread Bon Bons

Here is a recipe that you can enjoy without the guilt! This super-moist pumpkin gingerbread is shaped into little balls and dipped in a chocolate coating.  They are amazing.   The cake will be very moist which will make it easier to shape the

Chocolate Coated Pumpkin Gingerbread Bon Bons

Here is a recipe that you can enjoy without the guilt! This super-moist pumpkin gingerbread is shaped into little balls and dipped in a chocolate coating.  They are amazing.   The cake will be very moist which will make it easier to shape the

Spicy Mocha Cupcakes

This week I needed to make cupcakes for a bake sale at the office to benefit a charity.  Since this bake sale was geared toward adults, I decided to go for a spicy chocolate cupcake infused with the flavor of coffee…

Spicy Mocha Cupcakes

This week I needed to make cupcakes for a bake sale at the office to benefit a charity.  Since this bake sale was geared toward adults, I decided to go for a spicy chocolate cupcake infused with the flavor of coffee…

Southwestern Slow Cooked Chicken with Black Beans

Tonight was Taco Night at our house! Here is another recipe where you take advantage of your slow cooker and just like the recipe I posted for Moroccan Inspired Chicken & Chick Pea Stew, this recipe also calls for frozen,

Southwestern Slow Cooked Chicken with Black Beans

Tonight was Taco Night at our house! Here is another recipe where you take advantage of your slow cooker and just like the recipe I posted for Moroccan Inspired Chicken & Chick Pea Stew, this recipe also calls for frozen,