Salted Dark Chocolate Pretzel Truffle Cake

Salted Dark Chocolate Cake with Pretzel Crust |

There are always challenges whenever you move, right? Things always pop up, like trying to figure out how to arrange the furniture, which kitchen drawers will handle which utensils, how the closet is going to get organized… things like that. If you happen to have a food-obsessed Golden Retriever, then you need to add “how far back on the counter is far enough” to the list of things to do at a new house.

I made this cake with the intention of sharing it with everyone for dessert on Sunday. I photographed it late Sunday morning, pushed it to the back of the counter on the island, and went upstairs to put Joseph down for a nap. When I came back down, the cake was in the same spot, but half of it had been decimated and there was a certain Golden Retriever (ahem, Einstein) that was huffing and puffing and looking all kinds of guilty. Needless to say, I apparently haven’t found a safe resting spot for food on the counter yet, and unfortunately, my husband and I (and Einstein, of course!) were the only two that got to taste how utterly amazing this cake is!

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209 Summer Recipes

209 Best Summer Recipes |

Happy unofficial first day of summer! Although the calendar states that the first official day isn’t until June 21st, I think most of us see Memorial Day weekend as the beginning of summer. To kick off the season, I’m sharing a plethora of my favorite summer recipes from the site. Summer typically means grilling, picnics, cook-outs, and fresh fruit. As a result, I always find appetizers, finger-foods, side dishes, and light and fresh desserts are high on everyone’s wish list. You’ll find a lot of those in the list below, as well as some other summer favorites of mine. Enjoy!

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The Weekend Dish: 11/15/2014

The Weekend Dish: 5/23/2015

Happy long weekend to you! It’s Memorial Day weekend which, I think, means that summer is finally upon us! Last year, we had our families over for a cookout...

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Einstein keeping watch

Friday Things

1. This handsome devil turned 4 months old this week! His check-up went great – he gained almost three pounds and grew two inches from his 2-month appointment. He’s now 14...

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Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread with Dipping Sauce

A long, long time ago I made monkey bread for the first time and fell in love with that sweet, yeasted, cinnamon-sugar pull apart bread drenched in a sugar...

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Classic Pound Cake

I have a definite affinity for rich and decadent desserts, but during the summer, I love anything that can serve as a vehicle for lots of fresh fruit and...

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Top 10 List: Favorite Yeast Bread Recipes

Baking homemade yeast bread is one of the most relaxing and satisfying things for me in...

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