Chewy Chocolate Cookies

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Chewy chocolate cookies.  The name alone says it all – these cookies are to die for.  They have quickly made my list of top 5 favorite cookie recipes.  That is no small feat, because I am kind of a cookie addict.  They are rich and chocolaty from the cocoa powder and the chopped bittersweet chocolate.  If you are a chocoholic, you will love this recipe!  It is the kind of cookie that just begs for a glass of milk.  The dark corn syrup contributes to the most amazing chewy texture.  I definitely think you should add this cookie to your weekend baking lineup!  Ok, I realize that most normal people probably don’t have a weekend baking lineup. So just add it to your recipe list for the next time you want an amazing chocolaty cookie!… 

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I can’t believe it has taken me so long to make an Ina Garten recipe for the blog! I love the Barefoot Contessa. I dream about having her house in the Hamptons, but I’ll have to settle with watching it from my one bedroom in NYC and reading her cookbooks. I seriously want to make everything from her cookbooks. I decided on Red Velvet cupcakes because I know they are a crowd pleaser! I personally don’t understand the fuss about red velvet. They just never taste chocolatey enough to me!  But I do love cream cheese frosting. And I can’t only bake things with peanut butter and chocolate, so Red Velvet it is!  This is a great recipe too.  The cupcakes are moist with a hint of chocolate flavor, and the cream cheese frosting on top is SO good. I must say though, as much as I love Ina, why does she bake with extra-large eggs? Every other baking recipe calls for large eggs! But I trust her, so I bought extra-large eggs just to make these.  … 

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Soft Pretzels

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Apparently Friday was National Pretzel Day. Coincidentally,  I was already planning on making homemade soft pretzels on Saturday for a small party we were hosting at our apartment. I love when stuff like that happens! I kind of think that we need to have a monthly National Pretzel Day (or at least National Pretzel Month) because these were SO good. I can’t believe it took me so long to make soft pretzels. Especially since TheBetterHalf is from Philadelphia, which is, as he likes to remind me, the home of the original soft pretzel.

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Rye Bread

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TheBetterHalf fancies himself as some sort of sandwich artist. He’s even called himself a sandwich architect. And I can’t argue with him – he makes a great sandwich!  I need to find a good recipe for a hoagie roll (any suggestions welcome!), but in the meantime I decided to make him some rye bread for pastrami sandwiches! This recipe turned out so well. The bread has a delicious light rye flavor and I love the addition of caraway seeds. The texture is so soft, but still sturdy enough to stand up to a sandwich.   … 

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This Chocolate Zucchini Bread tastes rich and delicious but is actually skinny thanks to zucchini and Greek yogurt! You will love this chocolatey cake-like bread!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread | chezcateylou.com

Monday morning is here again.  I always start the week off with lofty goals to be healthy, when really all I want to do is eat a giant pain au chocolat.  But this morning, I have a great recipe that combines the best of both worlds.  Chocolate zucchini bread!  It tastes rich and decadent – thanks to chocolate chips and cocoa powder – but is healthy because most of the fat is replaced with nonfat Greek yogurt, and the loaf has 1.5 cups of shredded zucchini!  Of course, this isn’t as good for you as a bowl of plain oatmeal – but it is much more virtuous than the giant scones that stare at me from the Starbucks case every morning. The yogurt gives this bread such a moist texture. You won’t even miss the fat! Some people might argue that this is not healthy because you are still eating chocolate for breakfast.  Just tell them that you had a serving of veggies at breakfast, and that totally negates the chocolate. … 

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