Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipe

Double Chocolate M&M Brownies Recipes -- These rich and chewy brownies are incredibly decadent, delicious, and are topped with M&M's that are ever so slightly melted on the inside.

I don't normally write about candy, but these decadent brownies are an incredibly delicious vehicle for M&M's that are ever so slightly melted -- just the way my mom loved them.It was the summer of ’81 and I was eleven years old.My mom and I drove from L.A. to Spokane to visit my aunt.I wasn’t bored at all … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Sesame Truffle Recipe

Sesame Chocolate Truffle Recipe |

If I'm creating a new chocolate truffle recipe, it's typically this time of the year.That's because my in-laws travel to Europe during the summer, and in September they bring back a variety of chocolate bars -- in other words, they bring me chocolate truffle recipe inspiration.All of the chocolate bars get … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Yucca Flowers and Chocolate Biscoff Truffle Recipe {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}


I've made a new discovery in the world of sweets. Biscoff Spread!  I've been seeing it in more and more recipes lately so I had to see what all the buzz was about.Well . . . all the buzz is about something so rich, so creamy, so decadent, that it might even surpass Nutella in the delicious department (might).  I … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato Recipe


My husband's marriage proposal was incredibly unique and extremely romantic.We were hiking in a canyon way out in Malibu (the same trail where we got lost on our third date -- which is a long story for another time).It seemed out of nowhere that a guy from a band I loved appeared from behind a cliff and … [Read more...]

Bittersweet Chocolate Coconut Bread Recipe (from Bella’s Breadbox)

October14-Choc Coco Bread Bella

My mom recently told me that her friend Elizabeth is the strongest person she's ever known.Elizabeth and her husband are very close friends of my parents.  In fact, my parents absolutely adore them.  I do too.At a routine physical exam, a year or so ago, Elizabeth was diagnosed with Mylogenous Lukemia.  In the … [Read more...]

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider Chocolate Truffles | Cooking On The Weekends

Halloween and I are not a match made in heaven.  I'm not a big fan of gooey candy. I hate horror flicks.  Ghosts, vampires and goblins are not my thing!  (Shhh! Please don't tell my kids!)(My best Halloween may have been when I was nine -- and a very petite little girl.  So naturally, I dressed up as the Incredible … [Read more...]