Tag: Dessert/Sweet

Cuizoo: feeding your wild animals

Banana Pudding Popsicles

Maybe it’s been the heat, or my lack of air conditioning during the heat, but I’ve been thinking about Jell-O Banana Pudding Pops lately.  I generally believe that the entirely random thoughts that breeze through our brains are on their way to the discard pile — unless we pay attention to them.  Then they are…
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Chocolate Coffee and Cream Cookies with Spelt Flour

Apologies for the lentil salad meltdown and thanks to those who sent words of support.  Ham bones have a way of making me crazy. Or maybe it’s motherhood and children.  Who the hell knows.  Anyhoo.  Life goes on and we still need chocolate, right?  So, I shall stay strong and carry on and only drink…
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Cocoa Butter Chocolate Chunk Brownie Cookies

Recently, my brother in law who works for a chocolate company (unnamed, of course — that’s how we do it here) asked me if I would ever have any interest in getting my hands on cocoa butter or chocolate liquor. Thinking that maybe I could give myself a massage and get drunk on chocolate, I…
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Whole Grain Orange Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Am I the only one who *hates* making cut out sugar cookies?  They are just so fussy.  And there is no instant gratification — make the dough, chill the dough, roll the dough, chill the dough, cut the cookies, re-roll the dough, bake the cookies, cut some more cookies, chill the freaking dough again, remove…
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Black Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have a hypothesis about cookies.  No one hates them.  Sure, we all love certain types better than others — but in a land without back fat, would you ever *really* want to turn down a cookie?  I am thinking no.  And I have come to realize that I can use this fact to make…
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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

We have entered into the time of the summer where zucchini is plentiful.  And by plentiful, I mean like a crazy band of procreating feral cats.  The first two or three kittens are so damn cute — but then they just become a nuisance that not even your neighbors or co-workers want.  You know the…
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Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Our rainy spring has turned into a rainy and cool summer here in the northeast.  So that means our pool days have become “ummm, what on earth are we going to do today?” days.  Because, you see, I have figured out the secret to staying sane with the kids at home over the summer:  you…
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Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

I have never particularly loved oatmeal cookies.  They are generally too cakey or too raisiny or too something.  It’s not that I wouldn’t eat them — but they just don’t come to mind as something I’d set out to bake.  Unless of course, I loaded them with chocolate chunks. Yesterday, amidst an impromptu playdate that…
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Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chunk Brownies

1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup soy or canola-based margarine (With no whey, etc. I use Earth Balance.) 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Scharffen Berger) 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chunks (chopped…
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