Posts in the category: Chocolate

Nutella Pretzel Bars 2012

Nutella Pretzel Bars 2012 Recipe // Dula Notes

We just returned from our roadtrip to Nashville and I am currently overwhelmed by love for that city. I went through over 300 camera and phone pictures and am trying to turn all of that into a post. It may have to be split into 2 or maybe 3 posts, eek!  In the meantime, I thought you’d enjoy this update on one of my favorite recipes. I made this recipe back in December of 2010 because one day I was in need of a snack and I dipped Marc’s salty pretzels in a jar of Nutella I had in the pantry.… Continue reading

Coconut Milk Frozen Yogurt with Dark Chocolate and Toasted Almonds

Coconut Milk Frozen Yogurt Recipe // Dula Notes

Let me tell you a story about me and ice cream. At one time, I was lucky enough to live a short bike ride away from a tiny ice cream shop with cylinders of creamy, old-fashioned ice cream. A few more miles away was a gelato shop with metal tubs of Italian gelato with great flavors to try. Last summer, the nearby ice cream shop moved to the next city over and the gelato shop closed its doors. Taking pity on me, Marc purchased the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment for me and I started making Tart Frozen Yogurt… Continue reading

Easy Chocolate Pudding

This week is Marc’s birthday! I get a little jazzed every year and try to show him how happy I am that he was born. Some people make a big deal out of birthdays and my Mom always has. Growing up, she’d purchase a personalized Pizza Hut pizza and bring it to school during lunch time on my birthday. It no longer sounds like a special treat, but it sure was when I was a kid. The entire elementary school cafeteria was jealous of my pizza, even Lisa, the girl that had every Care Bear ever made. Mom also liked… Continue reading

Sunflower Seed Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I listen to NPR. A lot. It’s set on our clock radio and once we’re up, we put it on our main stereo system and listen as we get ready for the day. I listen to it as I drive to work. If a British reporter contributes to Morning Edition, I panic a little and think I’m late for work because I know the BBC Newshour starts at 9 am and I should be at work by then. On Saturdays we listen to Car Talk and then Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. On Sunday mornings I look forward to This… Continue reading

Sea Salt Ginger Brownies

I think many of us go a bit crazy for all things spice when the weather cools. Crisps, cookies and waffles get that extra pinch of something and our spice jars get a real workout. It’s time the beloved brownie is included in the mix. These brownies are kind of fancy. Not only do these have great chocolate flavor, there’s also “a lot going on” as one friend described it. You get a kick from the fresh ginger plus warm spices and a salty accent in every bite. I love the texture, too. Fudgy, as I feel brownies should be.… Continue reading

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirls

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirls Recipe // Dula Notes

I thought our warm Michigan days were over, but last weekend was gorgeous and this week is starting off the same. We were out of town for a good friend’s wedding and we mostly packed the wrong things. The weather and the scenery just didn’t match up as I felt the heat of the sun while the bright orange and yellow leaves danced off of the trees. It was perfect, though, because we enjoyed several outdoor lunches among the unbeatable beauty of fall trees and downtown streets lined in colorful leaves. I feel this may be my last shot to… Continue reading

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie For Mikey

It’s hard to find the right words when something tragic and unexpected happens. Many food bloggers know, but you all may not know that food blogger, Jennifer Perillo, quite suddenly lost her husband when he suffered a heart attack last weekend. They have two little girls. The news has not left me. I’ve never met Jennie, but I can’t help but think of this young mom losing her husband in a flash. This kind of sudden news can make you question everything you were comfortable with in your own life. Jennie has asked us to make Mikey’s favorite pie, this… Continue reading

Gâteau de chocolat fondant de Nathalie

Ah, the winning hearts and minds cake from Molly of Orangette. It has been a hit all over the blog world and I finally had an event worthy of this rich chocolate cake. We were invited over to celebrate with the in-laws for Marc’s birthday and it is also my brother-in-law’s girlfriend’s birthday. Was that too confusing? Her name is Megan and in a world full of cute things, she is just about the cutest. She has cool vintage flair and is warm and thoughtful. The fact that she and Marc were born at this time of year endears me… Continue reading

World Nutella Day

Today is World Nutella Day and I am all for celebrating the wonderful creamy spread. I will include a link to my two favorite Nutella recipes in this post and they are both so easy that if you still want to jump on the Nutella bandwagon today, you can do it! Nutella and Strawberry Mini Pies Pie crust, Nutella and strawberries make magic. Nutella Pretzel Bars Easy, sinful and the ultimate salty and sweet snack.

Peppermint Bark

Easy Peppermint Bark Recipe // Dula Notes

I went to Whole Foods with an organized list of produce and came back with an incredible amount of chocolate. I blame the gorgeous stack of irregular chunks of Callebaut for my lapse in judgment. After coming to my senses, I evaluated the amount of chocolate I had purchased and could not in good conscience keep it all. I decided that peppermint bark would be my only chocolate indulgence at this time and I found a recipe for a manageable 8×8 size. I did the chocoholic walk of shame to the return counter and exchanged my 1 pound hunks for… Continue reading