Thursday, April 16, 2015

Peach Cobbler~ A Southern Classic Made Easy

Peach Cobbler

From North of the Boulevard~

Peach Cobbler is one of my all time favorite desserts. If I don't choose a chocolate treat, then chances are I'll choose peach cobbler.  It's sweet and gooey and served warm right out of the oven, it's hard to beat for a classic southern comfort food. 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Chocolate Easter Muffins With Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Easter Muffins

From North of the Boulevard~

What is there to do on a rainy afternoon when you're home alone? Baking-that's what! This afternoon was a dreary day, so I checked my pantry to see what ingredients I could find to bake something, preferably something chocolate. I found everything I needed to make chocolate muffins with cream cheese frosting. Since my grandson is arriving for his spring break tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to make them Easter Muffins.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marshmallow, Mint & Cashew Brownies

Marshmallow & Mint Brownies

I can't let St Patrick's Day pass by without adding a little something green to the blog. Gooey brownies with a marshmallow, cashew and mint M&Ms topping may be a little messy, but they are certainly worth it. The combination of flavors and textures makes this a delicious treat. 
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Cherry Fluff ~A Quick & Easy Delight


From North of the Boulevard~

Want an easy, easy, easy treat? This Cherry Fluff Salad is one of my favorite, easy recipes. Some people think of it as a dessert and while it's definitely a sweet treat, it can fall into the fruit salad category, too.  Whether it's served with a meal or after, it's delicious! Did I mention how easy it is to make? 
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

German Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

German Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

From North of the Boulevard~

On Sunday afternoon while my husband was out doing some shopping for what he said was "something I didn't need to know about yet" I decided to make something sweet for him to have when he got home. After looking through the pantry, I had a collection of ingredients and I wasn't sure what I wanted to make. I knew it should be chocolate-his favorite-but beyond that I didn't know where I was going with this. When I spotted some cup cake liners and various kinds of sprinkles, that's when I decided it would be chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. And sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles!
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Champagne Cake Starting With a Box Mix

Champagne Cake

From North of the Boulevard~

Champagne Cake sounds pretty fancy. Making it by starting off with a boxed white cake mix is not so fancy! Gloria found a recipe a few years ago on Betty Crocker Recipes and with a couple of changes, I gave it a try for a birthday cake for her that year. It turned out great! It would make a pretty Valentine's Day dessert, too.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Hershey Bar Pie

Hershey Bar Pie

From North of the Boulevard~

This recipe has been around for ages. There are a few variations of it out there. If you've made it, you already know how easy it is and how good it tastes. If it's been a while, then this is a reminder!  If not, you should give it a try. It's one of my favorite quick desserts. If you ever want to serve a dessert that's looks and tastes like you spent a long time preparing it when it actually only took about five minutes to put together, then this is for you. It's rich and creamy and melts in your mouth, but I don't think there is a chocolate dessert out there that could be much easier to make than this one.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Heart Cakes & Dipped Strawberries for Valentine's Day

Heart Cake and Dipped Strawberries

From South of the Boulevard~


This scrumptious heart shaped chocolate cake and chocolate dipped strawberries is a plate full of love for Valentine's Day! Who doesn't love chocolate? Using spring form heart shaped pans makes this super easy. Making the strawberries look so luscious takes only minutes. 
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

From North of the Boulevard~

Do you ever find yourself needing a super quick, super easy sweet snack? Ok, so maybe need isn't the right word, want is probably the word I'm looking for. These little mini cupcakes are just the thing. There is nothing about this "recipe" that is from scratch. This is for those times when you're pressed for time and don't want to expend a great deal of effort. 
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake

From North of the Boulevard~

Starting the New Year off with a dessert recipe like this might not fit in with any fitness goals for this year, but if you're looking for a rich, chocolate dessert, this fits the bill perfectly. A thick chocolate cake, covered in marshmallows and topped with chocolate fudge like frosting makes this a crowd pleasing dessert.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

crock pot hot chocolate

From North of the Boulevard~

The Best Crock Pot Hot Chocolate-Ever!

I've seen several recipes for crock pot hot chocolate and I've tried a few of them. All were very good, but something seemed to be missing from them. Last year,  I decided to tweak a few of the recipes, omitting some ingredients, adding some others and the latest batch I made was the absolute best yet.  If it's made it early in the day, it will ready for sipping throughout the day.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Easy Chocolate OR Peanut Butter Fudge

chocolate or peanut butter fudge

From North of the Boulevard~

Few treats say Christmas to me quite like delicious, rich fudge does! It's been a family favorite for years and it's always the first thing I'm nibbling on around the holidays. Fudge is not something I make at any other time of year. That's a very good thing considering how much I love it. If you're counting calories, this is off the charts. It's definitely an indulgence!
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

From North of the Boulevard~

If there is one dessert that has always been the absolute must have at Christmas for my family, it's Red Velvet Cake. I was happy that there was always someone to make it. My oldest sister was the designated red velvet cake maker for years. Each year she would be the one to bring it to our mother's house where we all gathered for Christmas Eve. Some parents leave out cookies and milk for Santa. We left out red velvet cake. Santa was a big fan of this particular delectable treat! Over the years, as our families grew and spread out, those gatherings on Christmas Eve changed. If I wanted red velvet cake, I was going to have to make it myself.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Buttered Rum Cinnamon Pecans

buttered rum cinnamon pecans


From North of the Boulevard~

I've recently seen several recipes for spiced pecans. Lots of them looked great, but many of them called for cloves, pumpkin spice or egg whites. I'm not a fan of cloves or pumpkin and I wasn't sure about the need for egg whites. So, what do you do when you don't find just what you're looking for? You create your own version! 
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters


From North of the Boulevard~

I came across a recipe called crock pot candy and thought, "well that's different." I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I was willing to give it a try. If you like the combined flavor of salty peanuts and chocolate, this is a recipe you really need to try. It could not be any easier to make and it makes a ton of candy. It would be a perfect addition to any candy/food gift baskets you might be giving for Christmas.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orange Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Orange Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

 From North of the Boulevard~

Sometimes easy can be awesome.

My husband loves the combination of chocolate and orange. It’s not a combo that I’d ever really given any thought to until I listened to him rave about it. At his urging I tried a taste of dark chocolate and orange candy a few years ago. It was surprisingly not bad. I didn’t fall in love with it, but I was no longer skeptical that these two flavors do go pretty well together.
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Easy Pineapple Blueberry Crumble

Pineapple Blueberry Crumble

From North of the Boulevard~

This is a wonderfully simple, quick and easy dessert. The best part, well aside from eating it, is that it's made in one pan. That equals less clean-up and I'm all for that. I've seen this recipe for years, sometimes called Dump Cake because you just dump all the ingredients into one pan, but that never seemed like such a great name to me. I prefer to call in a crumble.  There are lots of variations of this recipe, so it's hard to narrow it down to give credit.  Mine came about as a trial and error. I tried it with some cinnamon once. I don't recommend that one!
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chocolate Cake With Cream Cheese Filling and Butter Cream Frosting

Triple Chocolate Cake

From North of the Boulevard~


My husband is a chocolate lover.  To him, the more chocolate, the better.  In honor of Father's Day, it's only fitting that he gets his favorite.  I cheated just a little by using a boxed cake mix and enhancing it using the "how to make a box cake taste like a bakery" recipe. While it may not taste just like a bakery cake, it does make an incredibly rich and moist cake. And to be honest, as long as it's chocolate, he isn't going to be too particular about how it was made.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cake Mix Brownies

Cake Mix Brownies

From North of the Boulevard~

When in need of a chocolate fix, sometimes, there is nothing better than a rich, chewy brownie. Not wanting to spend the time to make them from scratch, I did a quick search in my pantry for a mix. To my dismay, there was not one to be found. There was, however, a devil's food cake mix. Off to Pinterest I went in search of the perfect made from a cake mix brownie recipe. 
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Strawberry Lemonade Kool Aid Pie


From North of the Boulevard~


Think you can't make a delicious dessert in less than five minutes prep time? This recipe proves you can. This is one of the easiest Pinterest dessert finds ever for me. Three ingredients and a pie crust-that's all you'll need for a melt in your mouth dessert.
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