In the Kitchen

Quick & Easy Grasshopper Brownie Bites

by Ann-Marie on February 26, 2015

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Quick and Easy Grasshopper Brownie Bites recipe, a yummy St. Patricks Day treat.

What seems like a lifetime ago, I worked in a commercial real estate office and a co-worker brought in Grasshopper Brownies, which I had never tasted before. I have a love affair with chocolate & mint, nearly as much as chocolate & peanut butter. I found myself sneaking back over to the pan for more foolishness throughout the day.

A recipe for Grasshopper brownies is easy to find, but there are quite a few steps involved with the minty filling and smooth chocolate frosting. Here, I’ve used shortcuts to make a quick & easy version I’ll call Grasshopper Brownie Bites, which is still dreamy, chocolatey-minty, and you can whip these up quickly for a yummy St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Grasshopper Brownie Bites

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Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding Recipe

by Ann-Marie on December 22, 2014

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding Recipe

I never used to be a fan of bread pudding. Mainly, I blame raisins.

Most bread puddings that you find in restaurants are baked with raisins, and while I love them fresh, I don’t prefer them baked into anything (I’m weird like that, just like I am with bananas).

In perusing one of my many cookbooks a couple of Christmases ago, I found a bread pudding recipe that didn’t have raisins, and instead? Chocolate. Oh, my word. This is it. This is THE one. If you invite us for dinner, provided you’re not gluten-free I’m bringin’ this Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding every. single. time.

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

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20 Christmas Treats for Kids

by Ann-Marie on December 8, 2014

Christmas Treats for Kids

At such a magical time of year, it fills my heart with joy seeing my kids’ excitement, like when our older children pick up one of our many Christmas books and read to their little sister, or even little things like changing the day on our Christmas countdown ornament.

Normally when I’m in the kitchen, I prefer to go it alone, practically scatting the kids away with a broom. But Christmastime is different. I want each of them to have memories of sharing time with me baking cookies, decorating treats and packaging up delicious gifts to share with friends.

Enjoy this season with your children, and spread some cheer with these 20 Christmas Treats for Kids!

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