Category: Desserts

peach melba

peach melba

We are writing this to you from 38,000 feet, returning from our cousin’s wedding in Bilbao, which lies on the beautiful coast of northern Spain. It was a festive weekend with lots of music, dancing, family, and delicious Spanish cuisine. Just before we left for this trip, we made a dessert and planned to write about it on our way back to Los Angeles, since we knew there would be plenty of time on the ten-hour flight home. Imagine our surprise when the in-flight meal included the exact same dessert: Peach Melba!

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chocolate and peanut butter cookie dough cupcakes with toasted marshmallow

chocolate and peanut butter cookie dough cupcakes with toasted marshmallow

Actually, the full title should be chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough and toasted marshmallow, but that would be too over the top… Kind of like these incredible treats, in which a dark chocolate cupcake is topped with a ball of peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough, before being draped in whipped marshmallow and then toasted to a deep golden perfection.

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ginger key lime chiffon cake

ginger key lime chiffon cake

When I was five years old, I was so excited to take my first cooking class at the local community center. We made so many fun recipes, but my favorite part was when we learned how to make a cake. I remember feeling then—and I still feel now—a sense of amazement that you can take all these powders and liquids, mix them up, add some heat, and end up with a sweet and delicious cake. The first time I made this ginger key lime chiffon cake was for my birthday a few years ago, and from the first bite I was hooked (yes, I love to bake my own birthday cakes!). There are three layers of pillow-soft gingery chiffon, a rich and surprisingly tart key lime curd filling, and the entire cake is generously frosted with a silky smooth key lime buttercream.  –Ryan

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triple chocolate fudge brownies

triple chocolate fudge brownies

Your search for the perfect brownie is officially over. These dark and decadent, gooey, and oh-so-chocolatey fudge brownies are something that must be experienced as soon as possible. Imagine sinking your teeth into a chewy, deep, chocolate brownie combined with an intense creamy fudge, splashed with chocolate chips, and why are you still reading this? Go to the kitchen and start baking these glorious delights right now.

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