Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Just another single, polyglot, xenophilic, Texan in the kitchen...

Category: chocolate

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

I’m Back! An indulgent slice of Nutella Cheesecake with a side serving of homemade, vanilla bean ice cream! In March 2009, I started a food blog at mangiodasola.blogspot.com. After a few months of surprised popularity, I purchased my own domain name only to lose it […]

Mint Oreo Ice Cream

Mint Oreo Ice Cream

I was going to blog about some yummy pancakes I had made the other day but once I sampled this Mint Oreo ice cream, I pushed that thought aside. Also, now that cold weather has taken over many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, I felt […]

Dessert Braids: Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana/Cinnamon Roll

Dessert Braids: Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana/Cinnamon Roll

I’m back in the States.  After living for approximately two and a half wonderful months in Portugal, et al., you can imagine my reluctance to return here.  Still, I’d thought I’d muse about a few homeland items that I had taken for granted and truly […]

OREO Chocolate Chip Pudding Blondies

OREO Chocolate Chip Pudding Blondies

You would think that with all the Oreo recipes I’ve been posting lately that I’m quite fond of these cream-filled, chocolate-flavored cookies. Ah, but you would be wrong, because while I do like to use them as crusts for pies, cheesecakes, and in other desserts, […]

Oreo Birthday Cake

Oreo Birthday Cake

If you’d rather indulge in Oreo truffle brownies, go here. In May, my family and I celebrated my cousin’s birthday. I love making sweet treats for him because he fully enjoys them, and I heard he sneaks in the kitchen to eat more of my […]

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Many adults have fond, childhood memories of being awakened on Saturday mornings by comforting smells of a special, homemade breakfast lovingly made by a parent or caregiver. In the southern part of the United States, a special breakfast may be comprised of bacon, buttermilk biscuits […]

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Double Chocolate Brownies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Double Chocolate Brownies

It’s funny how I made these brownies almost exactly a year ago. I know it was about a year because Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs were on sale in time for Easter, and I decided to use these eggs in a brownie recipe that I had […]

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: A Comparison

Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: A Comparison

A comparison of Mexican Hot-Chocolate Cookies: adapted version of Everyday Food Magazine on the left/Cooking Channel on the right For El Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead), I decided to make Mexican Chocolate Cookies for my students because the cookies were portable and […]

White Chocolate Crumb Muffins

White Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Wow. I haven’t updated in more than a month! Things have been pretty rough for me here in LA because I hadn’t found a job even after submitting 10-20 applications a day and 3 interviews. To make matters worse, I will have to move out […]

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Daring Bakers: Swiss Roll Ice Cream Bombe Cake

The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – Life and Food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream […]

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