Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake for #SundaySupper

March 2, 2014
Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake | Magnolia Days

Chocolate and butter are melting over a simmering pot of water. The oven is on and a pan awaits batter. Cocoa, sugar, vanilla, and flour are on the counter by the pot. Across the kitchen on another counter are cream cheese and eggs warming up from their chill in the fridge. A mixer is positioned […]

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Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 25, 2014
Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Magnolia Days

Ice and snow blanketed the ground. It was the second time this winter and highly unusual for Atlanta. There was no way either vehicle would make it up the steep driveway. Being housebound again caused a major bout of cabin fever. It also caused a desire to take inventory of the freezer. Finding a couple […]

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Chocolate Fudge Cake for #BundtBakers

February 20, 2014
Chocolate Fudge Cake | Magnolia Days

Warmth greets me as I walk out the door. Sunshine lands on my back and it feels like spring. Familiar sounds of frogs and birds come from the swamp. My hounds slowly walk through the yard sniffing almost every inch of the ground. It’s a spectacular day and such a difference from a few days […]

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Chocolate Kirsch Cupcakes #BakeWithGhirardelli

February 11, 2014
Chocolate Kirsch Cupcakes | Magnolia Days

Chocolate baking chips kicked off a major inspiration. One mention of them leads to a brainstorm of ideas. What flavor to enhance and pair well with dark 60% cacao chips? Cherry immediately came to mind. How to infuse cherry flavor to match the depth of the chocolate? Kirschwasser, a.k.a. cherry brandy, works wonderfully. Soon it […]

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Buttermilk Chocolate Quick Bread for #TwelveLoaves

February 4, 2014
Buttermilk Chocolate Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

‘Tis the season for chocolate. Which season? All of them; winter, spring, summer, and fall. Then there are the special times on top; Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentine’s Day. We can’t forget about the other ones too, like times of joy or stress. Just about any day can bring on a chocolate emergency. Stocking […]

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Chocolate Streusel Bars for #SundaySupper

February 2, 2014
Chocolate Streusel Bars | Magnolia Days

Players are lined up and ready for the big game. Each one brings their talents to make a winning team. Flour, sugar, and cocoa are called in first to get the foundation play started. Butter cuts in to pull them together for a strong base. Heat solidifies the first play and it’s time for the […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

January 9, 2014
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Bars | Magnolia Days

Something happened to the pantry. I don’t know how it got so cluttered. I look around and see it filled with bits of this and half bags of that. A few months ago my pasta had gone from a big collection to a reasonable variety. The area for dried beans and rice had become manageable. […]

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars for #SundaySupper

December 22, 2013
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars | Magnolia Days

The music grabs your attention. It is a familiar song played throughout the holiday season. It brings a smile as the memories associated with it fill your mind. The song could be one from a play you were in as a child. It could be one your family sings on Christmas morning. One of your […]

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Chocolate Caramel Hot Cocoa Brownies

December 12, 2013
Chocolate Caramel Hot Cocoa Brownies | Magnolia Days

Dampness hits as soon as the door opens. It’s a cold, misty, and rainy day. You head out to do errands and feel an increasing chill with each stop along the way. Thoughts of a hot beverage enter your mind. How wonderful it is to warm up from the inside out. Soon you arrive home […]

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Chunky Dark Chocolate Bars

November 26, 2013
Chunky Dark Chocolate Bars | Magnolia Days

The low whisper keeps repeating itself. “I’ll make your day so much better” it says. It follows along no matter where you go. You try to leave the house and it comes with you. You try to drown it with water. It swims back to the surface. The constant nagging only increases the craving. There […]

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