Caramel apple cheesecake bars

Apples, apples everywhere, over here and over there… and especially yummy when in this dessert, which combines caramel apples and cheesecake with a shortbread crust and oatmeal streusel topping.  They are sweet and sticky and would be a delicious ending to a hearty Sunday supper, or a welcome discovery in a lunch box on Monday morning. Read More



Chocolate milk and milk chocolate brownies

Who knew–September 27 is National Milk Chocolate day.   Now, chocolate milk is as deserving of its own special day as any other delicious drink to be sure, but deserving our closer attention is milk chocolate!  Unlike it’s sophisticated cousin, Dark Chocolate, it has a nostalgic, comfort- food vibe and it isn’t good for you at all.  It is sweet and pairs so well with other childhood favorites like oatmeal, marshmallow, caramel and graham crackers.  (also those childhood woes of cavities and chubbiness but everything in moderation…)

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Carmelitas! Chocolate and caramel = perfection

If chocolate is to die for and caramel is sublime, then the most heavenly treat of all is something combining the two.  Aaaahhhhh…. such a taste treat!  And luckily there is no shortage of happily married chocolate and caramel pairings.  One that is especially worthy of  attention  is the Carmelita bar. Read More


Grand Marnier Brownies

Two types of chocolate, almonds, orange, and Grand Marnier come together in a very delicious and sophisticated brownie.  This is not your basic lunch box brownie– although what a happy and welcome addition to a desk top lunch it would be– but a dinner party dessert, or a tasty addition to an elegant dessert bar platter.
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