Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Nutella

Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies Recipe with Nutella - Andrea Meyers

Nutella lovers around the world, it’s time to celebrate World Nutella Day! The brainchild of Sara Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso, World Nutella Day started in 2007 and gave fans of the delicious chocolate hazelnut concoction a chance to share their devotion in whatever form seemed fit, whether spread… 

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Peppermint Paddy Cocktail

Peppermint Paddy Cocktail Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Peppermint and chocolate is one of my all-time flavor combinations, and this hot treat with white hot chocolate, chocolate whipped cream, and minty Altoids is a perfect dessert drink for a cold day. A twist on the classic Hot Peppermint Patty drink, this white hot chocolate cocktail is spiked with brandy, white crème de menthe,… 

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Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie with Whole Wheat Crust - Andrea Meyers

We did it. I can’t believe it’s true, but we planted two pecan trees in our yard. We spotted them at Lowe’s in late September and selected a Sumner Pecan and a Stuart Pecan. We are slightly north of the growing zone for the Sumner, but our area has mild winters so it should do… 

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Chocolate Gelato with Hazelnut Praline

Chocolate Gelato with Hazelnut Praline - Andrea Meyers

I have very fond memories of tasting gelato on my trip to Italy way back when, but my first taste of gelato didn’t happen in Italy; it was actually in Bogota, Colombia. Centro Andino was a pretty new shopping center when I lived in Bogota in the early 90s, and they had a gelateria that… 

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Volcano Birthday Cake

For Top Gun’s fifth birthday, he requested a volcano birthday cake with dinosaurs. For some reason, he associates volcanoes with dinosaurs, so we obliged and made a chocolate volcano birthday cake with chocolate frosting and colored vanilla frosting with five toy dinosaurs—one for each year—strategically placed on top, making a sort of volcano diorama. He… 

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The Daring Bakers Make Cheesecake: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake

Andrea Meyers - Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cheesecake

[NOTE: I made this dessert as part of a Daring Bakers challenge. This means it was an experiment that I most likely only made once, maybe twice, before posting here. Because the recipe has not been thoroughly tested, I cannot guarantee the results.] The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She… 

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I first made these oatmeal peanut butter bars about six years ago, and they were an instant hit at home and at parties and picnics. The rich flavor belies their simplicity—an oatmeal peanut butter cookie crust with chocolate chips sprinkled on top then drizzled with peanut butter glaze—and they always garner “ohs” and “ahs” when… 

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