Friday, January 12, 2018

The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie is a universally beloved treat.  They remind many of us of our childhood and the inevitable bliss of a sugar high created by scarfing down a whole plate of fresh baked goodies.  While I enjoy making all types of cookies, chocolate chip is my go-to because I know that they will be a hit with almost everyone.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies: Brownies From A Box


Brownies made from a boxed mix may not be the most sophisticated dessert, but they are one of the cheapest.  Making brownies from scratch involves several sticks of butter, good quality chocolate and a handful of other ingredients; boxed brownies require oil, water, eggs and a mix that generally costs less than $2.  Budget-wise, it makes sense to use a mix.  If you add in the convenience and familiar deliciousness then making boxed rather than from-scratch brownies is a no-brainer.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

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On a cold winter night, there are few things more comforting than a warm, decadent dessert.  With the weather set to take a chilly turn this weekend, I wanted to make a tasty treat perfect for this time of year and creamy rice pudding is the perfect dessert for an icy cold evening.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Quick & Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Hot chocolate is perfect for those ice-cold January nights when you cannot seem to get warm.  It can be made plain and simple, married with other flavors like peppermint or dressed up with toppings like marshmallows or whipped cream.  Whether you call it hot chocolate or cocoa, it's a quick and easy dessert that can be enjoyed during the long chilly winter months.