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Fudgy Mocha Chip Brownies with Espresso Sea Salt

The fudgiest brownies with a hint of mocha and touch of salt to kick any chocolate craving in the butt. Kind of like my beloved blondies, it’s been too long since I’ve made brownies. I know it’s summer and time for light fruit desserts or frozen ice cream treats, but all I wanted last week […]

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Upside Down Caramel Banana Coffee Cake

Upside-down Caramel Banana Coffee Cake

Dense and moist coffee-flavored cake topped with gooey caramelized bananas! Every year it’s the same challenge for my dad’s birthday: What special dessert can I make that isn’t too sweet and doesn’t include frosting (well, I did sneak in frosting one year)? Since last year’s dessert was such a hit, I decided to find another […]

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Thick and Fudgy Peppermint Mocha Brownies

Super rich and fudgy brownies infused with the infamous peppermint mocha holiday flavor. Sometimes you just need a great brownie.  These peppermint mocha brownies are the perfect holiday brownie for this season’s festivities.  Thick, fudgy, rich and decadent… the peppermint mocha combination is a holiday favorite around here and it is hard to beat in […]

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Espresso Cookies with Salted Caramel Ganache

Espresso Cookies with Salted Caramel Ganache

These decadent cookie sandwiches are for a sophisticated palate.  The dark chocolate espresso cookie is sandwiched with a rich salted caramel ganache for the ultimate dessert. After this weekend, I could use a cookie or ten.  We spent all day yesterday and Saturday cleaning out our second bedroom.  How is it possible to have so […]

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Cappuccino Cheesecake Cake Bars

Cappuccino Cheesecake Cake Bars

I made these cheesecake bars a few weeks ago after going through my collection of recipes that I’d emailed to myself over time.  There was expired cream cheese in my kitchen that I wanted to bake with and was lacking for ideas. Luckily I found this recipe on Noble Pig a while ago and was […]

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Chocolate Stout Celebration Cake Recipe

Chocolate Stout Celebration Cake

Rich chocolate stout cake with coffee swiss meringue buttercream on the inside and mocha buttercream on the outside!  A special cake for life’s special occassions and celebrations. Ever since Thursday’s announcements, I’ve felt a huge sense of relief.  Now that you know about Keep It Sweet Desserts, I can be a lot more open about what is going on in my […]

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Mini Banana Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream

Today I experienced something that I don’t remember experiencing before. I was sugared out.  After baking three batches of cookies, two batches of cupcakes and “tasting” leftover desserts that have been lingering in my kitchen I am ready to give up sweets for my New Years resolution. Or not.  I mean really, do you honestly […]

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Mocha Iced Latte

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Sometimes I don’t drink my coffee until I get to work so that I have incentive to get to the office.  After waking up by 6am, going to the gym, showering, getting dressed, making lunch and eating breakfast, it is a long way to go […]

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Frozen Mocha Brownie Torte

So what did you think of the Peanut Butter Party? A few people suggested having a weekly party with different themes and I’m considering it. Let me know if that is something you’d like to see! This past weekend was the first weekend all summer we didn’t travel anywhere. Matt and I just recently started […]

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Spiked Cookies and a Winner

Last weekend I had lots of plans for vegetables. Vegetables and chocolate cake (random, I know). But then I got caught up on Recipe Girl’s collection of chocolate chip recipes. And got busy with the Brown Eyed Baker’s Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Oh yes, and I went a little crazy with Peeps. So […]

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Cinnamon Swirl

I love cinnamon.  I use it in my oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese and even to season my sweet potatoes.  Cinnamon supposedly increases your metabolism, but at the rate I consume it, that means I should be burning fat like nobody’s business.  Hmm, not so much.  Regardless, it tastes delicious and is especially delightful in the […]

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Extra is Better

This recipe was a complete accident.  I was making Cookie Dough Topped Brownies and feeling over-confident in my memory of the brownie ingredients.  When I got past the step of stirring in sugar, I realized something was wrong.  The batter was much thicker than it should be. Fortunately, I realized that my mistake was adding […]

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A Bite-Sized Dessert You Will Love

Do you remember the sandwich cookies I served at my Thanksgiving with Friends?  Well I am finally sharing my recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mocha Ganache! It was all I could do to keep the Taster from popping a dozen of them into his mouth before our party, but luckily this recipe makes  A […]

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Stand Out Dessert

I usually really like the desserts I bake.  Sometimes I love them.  And then, every once and a while, I make something new that automatically climbs to my list of top desserts.  If this cake isn’t one of those, it sure is close.  And without a doubt, I WILL be making the ganache again, and […]

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