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A Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake-up: Toll House Marble Squares

by Janelle 02.29.2012
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If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will go crazy for Nestle’s Toll House Marble Squares. With all the same ingredients you love in chocolate chip cookies –rich brown sugar and fudgy chocolate chips– these squares are essentially cookie batter baked in the form of a cake in a sheet pan. The squares are a bit thicker […]

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Sherry Cake

by Janelle 02.21.2012
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Sherry cake is one of my grandmother’s most delightful go-to cakes. It’s easy to make and bursting with the distinct taste of sherry wine. You start with a basic yellow cake mix and vanilla instant pudding mix and add eggs, oil, sherry and nutmeg. The result is a moist, dense pound cake-like cake that is […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

by Janelle 02.14.2012
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  Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day from The Chic Brûlée! I hope this special day is filled with love, laughter and of course some delicious sweet treats! “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss This post would not be complete without a special […]

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Coconut Macaroons

by Janelle 02.10.2012
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I have to admit, my boyfriend’s office has been growing increasingly jealous of the fresh baked goods I send my boyfriend into work with. One of the guys requested macaroons, so I gave it a try. This recipe is courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa and is truly the best coconut macaroon recipe around. The cookies […]

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The Best Homemade Granola Bars Ever

by Janelle 02.07.2012
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Warning: these bars are addictive!! I finally found the perfect, healthy Granola Bar recipe and I am thrilled to share it with you here. Most granola bar recipes contain loads of butter to obtain their distinct crunchiness, but this recipe only has a couple tablespoons of oil and is loaded with texture and flavor.

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Three Garlic Pasta

by Janelle 02.02.2012
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If you love garlic and are looking for a quick, easy dinner full of flavor, look no further than Three Garlic Pasta. It’s a supercharged version of “spaghetti with garlic and oil,” amplified by garlic prepared 3 ways – roasted, sliced and chopped. To roast the garlic in the oven, use a terra cotta garlic […]

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Healthy Chunky Banana Bran Muffins

by Janelle 01.31.2012
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There is nothing better than a healthy, hearty bran muffin so I set out to create one full of sweet, chunky bananas. With the addition of nonfat Greek yogurt, I was able to reduce the amount of oil in the recipe and still maintain the moistness and texture of a traditional bran muffin. For lots […]

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Jimmy Choo Candy Glitter Clutch

by Janelle 01.26.2012
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I couldn’t wait to share my brand new Jimmy Choo Candy Clutch – in my opinion, the ultimate evening bag. I have been searching for a chic, small clutch with a thin chain strap (so I’m not stuck carrying it all night) and I think I finally found the perfect one.

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Curry Garden Vegetable Soup

by Janelle 01.23.2012
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On these cold winter nights, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup. This past weekend, my mom and grandmother set out to make a hearty, fresh and healthy vegetable soup with loads of flavor and a Thai-inspired ingredient list. Mission accomplished. 

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Fluffy Avocado Cottage Cheese Pancakes

by Janelle 01.20.2012
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I love this recipe because I adore pancakes, but I rarely choose them because they can usually run up some serious calories. My boyfriend set out to make my favorite Cottage Cheese Pancakes this morning, but with a special twist. We decided it would be brilliant to add diced, ripe avocado to the recipe for […]

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