Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

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Katharine Hepburn Brownies

I remember vividly, watching an interview a few years ago between Katharine Hepburn and Dick Cavett on his show in 1973 and being completely inspired and mesmerized by this amazing woman who gave zero shits about what anyone else thought.

As she sat awkwardly in the chair across from her very first on-TV interview, the one reason that will always stick with me as to why she decided to do the interview was that “she likes to do things that challenge her”. Watch it if you feel interested or skip ahead to the part with delicious, gooey, dark chocolate. And no. Katharine was not related to Audrey.   || Read more

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Peanut Butter Balls via Flickr

…unless you have no oven. This year, I thought I would share a friend’s recipe for no bake peanut butter balls that she made for a Christmas dinner she hosted over the weekend.

Me and my college friend Abby at Ohana Christmas Dinner

Me and my college friend Abby at Ohana Christmas Dinner

Definitely looking forward to making these just as soon as I get a real kitchen back in my life.  **I do not have the fridge/freezer/counter space to make these but I wanted to share anyway!** || Read more

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High Altitude Double Chocolate Cookies

This recipe was one of my favorites I used a lot while I lived in Denver. My sister was nice enough to take a picture of her batch she made this weekend so I could share this cake-like cookie recipe with you! Double the recipe to make a full batch. This one will be a hit with you chocolate lovers. Enjoy!

Cream together:
1 stick butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In another bowl mix:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s Dark Special Edition)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

Add 2 teaspoons of water into your flour mix and mix well.
Mix the dry ingredients with the wet.
Stir in one cup of chocolate chips + bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.

**This is for a half batch, otherwise double all ingredients**

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I’ve been holding off on posting this recipe. It’s something from my childhood that always reminds me of my mother and Christmas in Nebraska.

Growing up, mom would go all out. Cut-out sugar cookies, her famous rum balls (if you want this recipe, you’ll have to ask her – I’ve never been a fan – a subject for another time), and the crème de la crème – the peanut butter cup cookie. Trust me. It won’t get any better than that – unless you a) hate peanut butter or b) heaven forbid, you’re allergic!

I guess at some point I’ve come to realize this blog was just as much, if not more, for me than my six or seven readers. So, here’s another recipe to add to the archive. I hope you love it as much as my family does.

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup softened margarine
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg

Beat the above ingredients until smooth.

  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Peanut butter cups (if you can find them, the dark chocolate ones ar—–

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until well combined.

Roll into balls and place in mini muffin tin and bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-9 minutes until the tops are lightly brown. Remove from the oven and press your peanut butter cup into the middle of the dough.

**Place the muffin pans in the freezer for a few minutes so the chocolate won’t melt**

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