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Chocolate of the Day: Death By Chocolate

This was a dessert my mother made for only the fanciest of pot lucks. (Such a thing exists in the Midwest.) I used to think it was really complicated. No, it really is just full of things that will kill you. It’s also wonderfully versatile: make it gluten free by using gluten free brownies, sub […]

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Strawberry Sprite Cake

Make this cake when people are over, and they will be amazed you are using Sprite… (unless you are from the Midwest and then they think “where have you been, under a rock or something? This is not new!”)

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The Best Summertime Dessert Ever

Last year, when we were on Weight Watchers, the Mister and I discovered that it is possible to make a delicious dessert that is 100% fat-free.  Not only that, but it is so good that your guests won’t feel like they are being punished by your desire to lose weight. 

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Cake Mix Cookies and a Bonus Cake Recipe

When I worked, I would often bring cookies or a cake into the office and I started to get a reputation as an amazing baker.  It was kind of embarrassing, actually, because all of my most popular recipes use boxed cake mix – and sometimes little else.