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Mexican Spiced Chocolate Rum Sauce


I bought a bag of Mayan spiced cocoa from Savory Spice Shop a while back.  In the winter I enjoy it prepared as hot chocolate. The heat from the chilies makes it especially warming on a cold, blustery day. Its unique blend of chilies, hazelnut powder, vanilla and cinnamon inspired this chocolate sauce.   I […]

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One Bowl Brownies


We love brownies. We love making them. We love buying them at Verbena. But mostly, we love eating them. When it comes to desserts, a well-made brownie is the real deal.  Rich chocolate flavor in a sweet, buttery dough – It just doesn’t get any better. Most brownies are easy to prepare and the following […]

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Super Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake


For my first born’s 14th birthday, a super fudge chocolate cake was requested.  I decided to try a cake made with vinegar.  Vinegar is one of the secret ingredients in Red Velvet cake. It is also used in vegan baking because vinegar reacts with baking soda creating carbon dioxide which causes cakes and cookies to […]

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Goat Butter Honey Caramels with Sea Salt for Mimi


One of the many things I love and cherish about my mother is her passionate love of delicious things.  Mimi is one of my unofficial recipe scouts; she finds a lot of winners.  This dandy comes from Martha Stewart’s daily show.  My mom was entranced by these caramels and I knew that I had the […]

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Classic Jam Bars


During the pantry/fridge clean out, I found myself with an extensive collection of jams.  Between recipe development, splendid gifts and impulsive purchases, I had too much of a good thing. Did I mention that I am the only person in my home that consumes jam? Enter the jam bar, an easy, tasty treat that makes […]

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Jesse’s Cocoa Cola Cake


My son begged me to make his favorite cake for his recent 9th birthday. Wish granted. Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess. For the cake: 3/4 cup Coca Cola (I prefer the glass bottles that come from Mexico as they are still made with sugar and has a bit of […]

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Apple Blueberry Pie


Once the pantry purge has been completed, I start to tackle the freezer knowing that berry season will be here soon enough and there must be space to freeze Maine’s summer berries. Despite a few batches of blueberry jam over the winter, I still had a couple quarts of blueberries needing to be used up […]

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Caramel Hot Fudge.


Need I say more?  Take two of the Mayone’s most beloved treats (caramel and chocolate) then mix them together into an ice cream sauce.  Absolute Nirvana!  This post from Under the High Chair couldn’t have come at a better time because I have been searching for something yummy to bring along for Easter gifts. This […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Craving something decadent?  This recipe offers the ultimate flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  And yes, they taste as good as they look. Quite sturdy, these bars would be an excellent offering at a bake sale.  A crisp, buttery, brown sugar shortbread crust is baked, then a peanut butter chocolate ganache forms the top […]

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Anna’s Easy Apple Cake


Warning: If you are a piece of fruit a bit past your prime you will be turned into a baked good.  I do not like wasting food, it really bums me out so overripe bananas become muffins and apples on the counter a bit too long are turned into cake.  Baking at home saves money […]

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