Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for Two

Can you really go wrong with a huge cookie? I make this Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for my husband and myself all the time. Sometimes we get a chocolate craving in the evenings and I really don’t want to whip up an entire batch of cookies (we also don’t need the temptation of a plate of cookies sitting around). The solution to this dilemma? A cookie recipe that serves two!

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Dark Chocolate Praline Brownies

A batch of these brownies is how I roped my husband into marrying me. I’m not going to say that these are the only reason he married me, but not even a week after I baked praline brownies for him he asked me out and the rest is history. Call it fate or an incurable sweet tooth, the connection we made over a batch of these brownies is the reason we are together today. Thank the Lord for praline brownies!

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All About Ganache

No question about it, ganache is my favorite thing in the universe to make. It is absolutely the most luscious, delicious thing you will ever put in your mouth. A basic ganache only has two ingredients and comes together in less than five minutes. My favorite moment in all of cooking happens when making ganache, more on that later. In this post I’ll spill all the details about how to make the perfect ganache and some of the decadent treats you can make with it.

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Pot of Gold Cupcakes

Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, why not give this recipe a try? My Pot of Gold Cupcakes are easy enough to make with kids and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. On the outside, they look like a regular chocolate cupcake, but once you bite in, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a hidden Reese’s like “golden” peanut butter filling. Decorate with your favorite version of a candy rainbow and you’ve got a  St Patrick’s Day themed dessert fit for a leprechaun!

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Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. In fact, my husband requests this and my other asian style dishes so often that he recently bought several sets of chopsticks online. In his words this purchase made me “obligated to cook asian as much as possible.” Whenever cooking another culture’s food, I do tons of research and make every effort to keep the cooking style and dishes as authentic as possible. This spicy chicken dish is no exception to that.

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