Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with a Pecan Shortbread Crust

Cheesecake is just one of those desserts you can't go wrong with.  And when you start creating deliciousness like my Chocolate Cheesecake Bars with a Pecan Shortbread Crust, you've taken Cheesecake to another level. I've made all types of cheesecakes from standard New York Style with just cream cheese.  My personal favorites were the extra … [Read more...]

Pecan Brownies with White Chocolate Chips #MixUpAMoment

My friends at The J.M. Smucker Company asked me to try their Pillsbury Brownie mix and share it at my next get together.  The results were delicious as was verified by the empty plate at the end of our cookout!  This is a sponsored post but all the opinions, text and images are 100% mine. When was the last time you made a pan of ooey gooey … [Read more...]

The Best Gluten Free Cocoa Brownies

What's not to love about Brownies?  Rich and Chocolaty.  Ooey, gooey and oh so delicious!  Now when those same Brownies are Gluten Free it's an added bonus. Although I'm no longer 100% gluten free, I still try to eliminate gluten from my diet whenever possible and anything including chocolate is oh so easy to make Gluten Free!  I've tried a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars with a Toffee Cookie Crust

I've been in a cheesecake kind of mood the last few months and I've been experimenting with different pans as well as flavors.   It's been fun and the results have been delicious. But when you bake an extra creamy cheesecake using cream cheese and mascarpone, you can't expect anything short of perfection. I decided on a Chocolate Chip … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Shortbread Bars with the Law Student’s Wife

For everything there is a beginning and for everything there is an end.  Today marks the last post  in my Guest Post Friday series.   It was great while it lasted and during that time I shared many of my friends with you.  You made new friends and discovered new blogs to enjoy, and you we're introduced to great cuisine from around the world.   But … [Read more...]

Superbowl Party Snack Round-up

With the Superbowl almost coming up this weekend, it's time to kick it into high gear with some delicious easy to make Superbowl Snacks! If you're on Google+, our Food Bloggers Community is doing a series of Live Cooking demo's with some of their favorite Superbowl treats, you can find them by searching the hashtag #Superbowlplus.   You'll also … [Read more...]

Coffee White Chocolate Blondies by Vintage Kitchen Notes

You may or may not have noticed that there were not guest posts the last two weeks....hmm   Honestly, with everything that's going on in my life and at work, I simply forgot to schedule any.....sigh.  Of course I had the best intentions of using the post time to write some to tutorials on G+, but my good intentions were just not enough to finish … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies

whew.....the name of this sweet treat is certainly a mouthful, and let me tell you it's quite a delicious mouthful!  I was sitting home the other night and just had this craving for something sweet, and remembered seeing a recipe for a pretzel blondie in a copy of Southern Living (another great magazine, but being a southern boy, what would you … [Read more...]

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Pate / White Chocolate Pate and Ask Chef Dennis

Chocolate is a wonderful thing, bittersweet, semi-sweet, milk or yes even the non chocolate white chocolate.....there's just something so special about chocolate.  We can be having a bad day and something chocolate can cheer us up.  Life just seems a little better when a piece of chocolate slowly melts in your mouth, making all your endorphin's go … [Read more...]

Insanely Delicious Triple Chocolate Pecan Fudge Brownies and Ask Chef Dennis

Sorry about the picture, but I just wanted to make sure you were paying attention!  Yes those brownies were every bit as good as they looked, actually almost fudge like...sigh It's been a killer week so far, and sometimes a guy just needs some chocolate, and when I want chocolate at its best, I  always turn to Alice Medrich aka "The Queen of … [Read more...]

Chewy Gooey Cinnamon Toffee Blondies with Keep It Sweet

I think I must really be getting old because all I ever talk about is food and the weather......sigh  But it's not my fault.....really!   First of all I'm a chef and food blogger, what else am I going to be talking about, and if this weather ever gets any stranger, I think one of us needs to start building an arc!   The only thing that's been … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving with Prevention RD

Another Thanksgiving has come to pass, and if you're like me and you cooked your Thanksgiving day dinner in your home, you spent most of the day in the kitchen stuffing, roasting , baking, whipping and all the other techniques involved in putting together the delicious dishes that made your dinner memorable.  Now that the dust has cleared and all … [Read more...]

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