Boozy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
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Some people are so good at friending. They drop a thoughtful gift by your house out of nowhere. They buy those blank-inside cards to write you a letter instead of looking for the ones with a prewritten message. They’re superb at keeping in touch.
Then there’s me. I have about the same talent at friending that I have at crafting, which is to say: none. I try! I'm just missing some critical relationship-building link in my brain somewhere, I think.
Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies with Maldon Flake (and a review of Sea Salt Sweet!)
Hiiiiii brownies, hi! These Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies are now my husband. My other husband doesn't mind because these brownies are now his husband too. We're all one big salted brownie family.
My friend Heather of SprinkleBakes just released her new cookbook, Sea Salt Sweet, which full of recipes just like this one: amazing, accessible desserts that use SALT to create the ultimate dessert experience. And I do mean ultimate. She sent me a free review copy and some sea salts to play with, and I've had so much fun! (And so much chocolate. Send help.)
Brownie Blackout Mousse Cake
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Let's talk COFFEE. I need advice.
To preface, I'm new at this whole coffee thing. I started drinking coffee in May because I was in Europe with a group of 9th graders and absolutely exhausted (I know, poor me! Gallivanting around Italy with all expenses paid! Tiny violin.) It also just seemed to be the European thing to do, right? To sip a cup of strong espresso alongside my breakfast of hard boiled eggs and cheese. And I'm nothing if not très European (just ask the waiter who tried his hardest not to laugh at my French-with-a-Southern-accent.)
Anyhow, I'm hooked now. But I'm also clueless.
Check out 14 Valentines for Your Chocolate Lover
by Julie Ruble at Foodie.com
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Mike's absolute favorite kind of dessert is CHOCOLATE. I'm not a huge chocoholic, though, so we just have it every now and then. I mean, I have to get my 85 bajillion coconut recipes per year in, right? But on Valentine's Day, I have to cave and create a chocolate masterpiece to show my love. Is your partner the same way? Or are you the chocolate-lover in your family? Either way, I've got you covered. Here are 9 Extremely Chocolatey Ways to Treat Yoself on Valentine's Day! Below each photo, I've included the recipe difficulty level. This way you can choose what best fits your time and skill level. I also included 14 chocolatey recipes from some of my favorite bloggers in the slideshow above as an added bonus. Enjoy!
cooking difficulty: intermediate
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