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Butterfinger Peanut Butter Creme Oreo Truffles

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Creme Oreo truffles made from crushed Oreos (with peanut butter creme filling) and crushed Butterfinger candy mixed in with softened cream cheese, coated in white almond bark.   Delicious little Oreo balls that are easy to make at home, and are very popular with kids and adults alike! I've always wanted to make […] Read More

4th of July Crepes

4th of July crepes

Starting this Sunday, I am setting a little personal challenge for myself - to post a new crepe recipe every Sunday, for the next 2 months. Hopefully, each Sunday morning, if my challenge keeps up, I will have a new crepe recipe up on my site. And, to kick off this personal challenge, today I […] Read More

Chocolate chip strawberry shortcakes

Chocolate chip strawberry shortcakes

Chocolate chips and strawberry shortcakes go together amazingly well, as I discovered with this recipe! Chocolate adds just the right amount of sweetness to the biscuits, which have a delicious crunch on the outside while being soft inside. These shortcakes are so good, I almost ate 2 of them right out of the oven, without […] Read More

Chocolate pear cake

Chocolate pear cake

I made this chocolate pear cake quite a while ago and really liked it, even though never before have I combined chocolate cake batter and pears. As I luckily discovered, pears and chocolate cake work really well together in this easy-to-prepare, everyday cake. Especially if you have a couple of very ripe pears that you […] Read More

Chocolate dipped pecan shortbread cookies

Chocolate dipped pecan shortbread cookies - Christmas, Holiday cookies

You might have noticed that I've been on a cookie marathon this month, posting 9 holiday cookie recipes in the month of December alone! Today's beautiful chocolate dipped pecan shortbread cookies might be my very last (10th!) Christmas recipe this season. This is one of the best shortbread recipes I've encountered, and I am definitely […] Read More

Low fat banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

Low fat banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - a Holiday version, with sprinkles! :) These have been my favorite oatmeal cookies this year! I like them to be on the chewy side (vs. cakey), and this recipe fits the bill, thanks to the old-fashioned (or rolled) oats, bananas, and Greek yogurt! Only 2 tablespoons of […] Read More

Easy chocolate cookies with sprinkles

Easy chocolate cookies with sprinkles - Christmas cookies

I love these easy chocolate cookies! They are really perfect for Christmas: so soft and colorful, and they taste wonderful! Am I talking in rhymes again? It happens when I get very excited about cookies! And these little treats are definitely worth your excitement! They keep very well in an air-tight for at least a […] Read More

Easy thumbprint cookies recipe

Easy thumbprint cookies recipe - easy Christmas cookie recipes

Today I am sharing a very easy thumbprint cookies recipe. These simple cookies are made with chocolate cookie dough and are perfect for the upcoming holidays: Christmas and New Year's Eve. I love how festive they look, especially if you fill them with different types of jam or fruit preserves. For instance, on these photos […] Read More

Peanut butter cookies with chocolate caramel candy, Rolos

And the recipes for Christmas cookies continue! This is my second holiday cookie recipe of the season: peanut butter cookies with chocolate caramel candy, Rolos, decorated with sprinkles for a more festive look! This is a more festive version of Martha Stewart's peanut butter surprise cookies, and in my version I am using Rolos instead […] Read More

Peanut butter sandwich cookies with Nutella filling

I've spent so much time thinking about and cooking Fall and Thanksgiving recipes, I did not even notice that the Christmas season was slowly creeping up on all of us! Don't you feel like you have to urgently switch gears now and get yourself into a Christmas mode? I do! And, conveniently, these peanut butter […] Read More

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

My obsession with pumpkin and very ripe bananas continues. This time, I decided to add chocolate chips to the mix. If you enjoy banana bread with chocolate chips, you'll LOVE these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! These muffins are so moist and light in texture, I am tempted to call them cupcakes, except there is no […] Read More

Greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins

Greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins

Sometimes I crave chocolate chip muffins for breakfast. Today is one of those days. I love to have a muffin with a glass of hot tea right after I've had some eggs and/or sausage. It makes my breakfast complete. These muffins are amazingly soft, light, with that beautiful airy texture! And not only that, they […] Read More

Thick and chewy banana oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips

I am very particular about oatmeal cookies. I only like them if they have a really chewy texture; and I am not too fond of cakey oatmeal cookies. Luckily, I found a great recipe that, with some of my changes, delivered exactly what I was looking for! Not only did I get my thick and […] Read More

Slutty brownies with white chocolate chips

Slutty brownies with white chocolate chips

Slutty brownies - I must have been one of the last persons on the planet to notice these floating around on the internet (like a year late), and even then it took me a while to actually make them: slutty brownies have not made it to the top of my to-do list for quite some […] Read More

M&M Peanut butter cookies

This is one of my favorite, classic recipes for peanut butter cookies, and this time I added some M&M's of dark chocolate variety to dress them up a bit. You can't really go wrong combining dark chocolate candy and peanut butter, so cookies came out perfectly! They have a moist texture, almost like a brownie, […] Read More

Chocolate peanut butter cookies

Chocolate peanut butter cookies

A while back last year, when Smitten Kitchen cookbook just came out, I won it at one of the giveaways, which made me very happy because I really wanted her book and because I usually don't win anything. Since then, I have been using that cookbook mainly as my night time comfort reading, enjoying Deb's […] Read More

Peanut butter surprise cookies with Rolos

These peanut butter cookies stuffed with Rolos and rolled in sugar belong in the hall of the best peanut butter cookies ever! I highly recommend these - they are definitely the best peanut butter cookies I have tried so far, especially considering how easy they are to make! The cookie itself (even without the rolos) […] Read More

Chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies

I really liked this recipe for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, so when I ran out them and wanted more, I decided to make them the way I actually prefer to eat my chocolate chip cookies: with both regular chocolate chips and white chocolate chips (or chunks, as you see in these photos). Combining […] Read More

Outrageous chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips | JuliasAlbum.com

As I was eating the last outrageous chocolate cookie, I began to wonder what those cookies would taste like if I used white chocolate chips instead of regular semi-sweet ones. It didn't take me long to start baking cookies again, and I have to tell you that these outrageous chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips […] Read More

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

These cookies were gone quicker than it took me to blink! I had to make a second batch, then the third one - all within the same week! This is my favorite recipe for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, and it takes only 15 minutes to prepare these, plus 8 minutes of baking time. […] Read More

Outrageous chocolate cookies

Outrageous chocolate cookies

From December 15 to 24, 2014, you can enter a $100 VISA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY (brought to you by American Beverage Association and BlogHer)! CLICK HERE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! Called outrageous chocolate cookies, these cookies definitely deserve their name for being outrageously attractive. The pictures don't even do them justice: these cookies look […] Read More

Dark chocolate chip peanut butter cookies

Dark chocolate chip peanut butter cookies

I've been craving for some homemade peanut butter cookies, and I've found this easy recipe that produced 32 most wonderful, no-fuss peanut butter cookies stuffed with dark chocolate chips. I would describe them as peanut butter cookies for adults: they are not overly sweet, and I use dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips. I've […] Read More

Soft yet crumbly chocolate chip almond cookies

Soft and crumbly chocolate chip almond cookies

There are many cookie recipes with chocolate chips out there, and here I am, adding yet another one to the pile. There is nothing original in this simple chocolate chip cookie recipe here, and my key ingredients are simplicity and being able to make them fast. This is the recipe I turn to a lot […] Read More

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies

If I told you I had a sudden craving for a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie I'd be lying. But if I told you I had a huge bag of macadamia nuts purchased by my husband a couple of months ago and that last year I stored macadamia nuts for a whole year because I […] Read More

Chocolate covered hazelnut shortbread cookies

Chocolate covered hazelnut shortbread cookies, Christmas cookies

This is my fourth and the last cookie recipe in December. I always loved hazelnuts in chocolates but, surprisingly, I never used ground hazelnuts in a cookie until this recipe. The flavor and the texture of these cookies are really nice: cookies taste like chocolates with hazelnuts and at the same time crunchy. I love […] Read More

Chocolate cupcakes, with no frosting

Dark chocolate cupcakes recipe, no frosting, topped with powdered sugar

It hasn't been a month since I made a chocolate cake recipe, based on one of the best recipes I've found so far, and I am already craving it again. I also recently purchased lovely brioche molds from Williams-Sonoma and hadn't had a chance to use them yet. I know that with brioche, one has […] Read More

Easy spooky Halloween treats: chocolate bugs

Halloween chocolate bugs

For this Halloween, I didn't want to make any disgusting looking desserts (such as bleeding eyeballs or intestines), just something spooky and easy. So, my solution was to decorate all of my MANY-MANY Fall-themed desserts (that I don't seem to be able to stop baking) with spooky bugs made out of chocolate. As a result, […] Read More

Chocolate bundt cake

The best chocolate bundt cake

I've been looking for a perfect chocolate cake recipe for a long time, and when I found this one on Epicurious.com with over 1,000 rave reviews, I had a strong suspicion that my search was over!   I wasn't disappointed, and you won't be either, if you try this recipe.  I used it to make […] Read More

White Chocolate Bread pudding with whiskey cream sauce

This bread pudding recipe is a favorite in my family.   It is a little more sophisticated version of a regular bread pudding, and what makes it so is adding white chocolate to the bread pudding and Creme de Cacao liqueur to the cream sauce. White chocolate bread pudding with cream sauce - made with […] Read More