Dessert Party: Salted Caramel Chocolates

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Welcome to the first official Cooking On The Weekends dessert party!I hope you prepped with me last week and are ready to create the insanely rich, unbelievably delicious, and beautiful treats I'll be presenting to you at our party. If you didn't, fear not -- save it all for a delightful weekend cooking … [Read more...]

Dessert Party: How To Make Ganache

How to Make Ganache

Here's the deal.  Next week I'm  throwing  a very sweet dessert party -- a virtual one, that is. It's happening right here on Cooking On The Weekends, and it's just for you!Whenever I have a party of any kind, I do as many of the preparations ahead of time as possible.  So this week, we're making a few of the key … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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This four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe comes courtesy my friend Aimée.  She gave it to me when we were very young kids.  Kinda cute, I think.My mom has been making this recipe practically weekly ever since.  No exaggeration!She recalls that Aimée said it was a recipe from the Sesame Street show. … [Read more...]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

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Question: What's better than a Rice Krispie Treat?Answer: A chocolate Rice Krispie treat!And what's better than a chocolate Rice Krispie Treat?A Reese's Peanut Butter Cup-Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat!Oh my!  These treats are insanely good! No, really . . . insanely good!They're creamy on the inside, … [Read more...]

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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It's big. It's granola. It's chocolatey. It's a cookie.And . . . it was actually my breakfast! There's just something about this big, nutty-granola-ey, crispy, chewy treat that makes it seem okay to eat it for breakfast.  Now don't get me wrong: I'm not proposing we have dessert for breakfast -- not all the time … [Read more...]

Dulce De Leche Chocolate Pretzel Cookie Recipe

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YUM!  These cookies are caramel-y, chocolatey, salty, and chewy!  Oh-so-good!  Who doesn't love a good cookie!?  I don't think I even want to know.For me, a good cookie involves a lot of chunks (much like a good ice-cream).  Every bite has to have a chunk!  This is very important.  So please, if  you're ever making … [Read more...]