• No Bake Mint Thin Cookies by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. Get your GS Cookie fix here!
    Holidays,  Snacks

    No-Bake Mint Thins

    Oh YES I did! And you are so very welcome my dear, sweet, Food Hippies! I have trampled through the forbidden field of Girl Scout cookies and have found a recipe that has fooled even my discerning, well-trained taste buds. These little no-bake puppies are sooo good. I am not ashamed to admit I shoveled these chocolaty, minty bites of heaven into my mouth at breakneck speeds. All of them. One at a time. Sometimes two at a time. They’re tiny. They’re much better than the ones that are made for the Girl Scouts and those are my justifications and I’m sticking to them. Before you judge, know that as soon as you eat…

  • Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Hot Fudge Chocolate Cake

    Finally! It’s here! I’ve been promising this cake for what, two, or three weeks now?  Gah!  You’ll have to forgive me for that. I normally don’t feature a recipe on my blog unless I’ve tested it several times.  Unless of course, it’s just that amazing the first time around and I remember to write down all the components and measurements.  If not, I make it a second time and get it on the blog as soon as possible.  Other recipes take 3 or more attempts to get it just right. This recipe, however just did NOT want to be featured on the blog. Originally this was a Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Cake.  Nowhere…

  • Real Food Hot Cocoa Mix by Real Food Girl: Unmodified

    Real Food Hot Cocoa Mix

    For the past 20 or so years, I’ve tried in vain to like coffee.  I’ve used every trick in the book and out of the book. It ain’t happenin’.  Because I find coffee unpalatable, The Stud muffin is convinced that we can never ‘go out for coffee’ unless we’re both drinking coffee.  It wouldn’t matter that I would be there with him, sipping a hot tea, or a hot chocolate.  Nope. It’s not coffee, so therefore we can’t go out for coffee unless we’re both drinking coffee and if we both not drinking coffee and we happen to be out, we are officially not ‘out drinking coffee’, we’re just ‘out’.  Yeah. TSM is…

  • Real Food Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls by Real Food Girl: Unmodified. These make the most fantastic hot chocolate.

    Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls

    I LOVE hot chocolate. My infatuation with high end sipping/drinking chocolate started with a gift from my hubby when he bought me some chocolate shavings and homemade marshmallows from Williams Sonoma. Did you know that there is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate?  True to my love of  dropping a knowledge bomb on you, I’m here to tell you there is and they are two very different beverages.  Hot cocoa comes from a powder, while hot chocolate, also known as  “drinking chocolate” or “sipping chocolate” is made from small shavings or chopped bits of chocolate or tiny chocolate “chips” that are melted (slowly and lovingly) and then blended with milk or…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified- Decadent Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
    Desserts,  Gluten Free,  Snacks

    Decadent Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

    Have you ever had a culinary epiphany?  I had one tonight and it sort of started out with me replaying old Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials in my head.  I was all “You put your peanut butter in my chocolate” and “You put your chocolate in my peanut butter” except for some reason I was doing that in a British accent, and then I considered that this decadent chocolate pudding would taste amazeballs if instead of using a plain whipped cream garnish, I added peanut butter to the whipped cream! KABOOM!! …Mind. Blown! Yeah, that epiphany made me a little light headed, as brilliant revelations often do.  So there I stood thinking,  who…

  • Real Food Girl: Unmodified The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Desserts,  Snacks

    The Quest for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

    You know that episode of FRIENDS where Phoebe misplaces her grandmother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe (which happens to be the famous Nestle Tollhouse recipe) and Monica spends an entire day in the kitchen making like 23 different chocolate chip cookie recipes so she can try and duplicate the taste and texture of that one amazing chocolate chip cookie that Phoebe gave her?  Well, that’s me. I’m in search for a chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t make me grumpy.  I’m looking for the best chocolate chip cookie. A cookie that has some depth of flavor to it, subtle nuances, something more than just sugar, butter, flour and chocolate.  I want a cookie that makes…

  • Chocolate Depression Cake in a Mug-- by Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Desserts,  Snacks

    Chocolate Depression Cake in a Mug

    We have 11 weeks until we pack up our entire home here in MN and move down to SC.  I’m starting to panic.  Just a little.  I have to have a somewhat major surgery in a few weeks, I have a house to sell, I have a moving/garage sale to organize, there is packing and deep cleaning that still needs to be done and I’m starting to wonder if one 26 foot U-Haul is going to be enough to hold all our stuff. Because I have no idea if that U-Haul is going to hold everything, I decided to start using up as much of my pantry baking staples as I could so…

  • Rich, dense, intense fudge-like brownies GF! Real Food Girl: Unmodified
    Desserts,  Gluten Free

    GF Fudgy Brownies

    Have you ever taken a bite of something and your brain and your mouth explode from the flavor nirvana that is occurring and you’re rendered speechless and consequently need “A moment alone” to compose yourself?  If not, I’m genuinely sad for you.  But fret no more because these brownies are slap-yo’-momma, shut the front door, awesomesauce, ohmehgersh, mind-blowing, “where have you been all my life?”, SPECTACULAR! Make these and you will have that moment that I just mentioned above once you take a bite of one of these brownies!! I made the glutenized version a couple of weeks back when I had my good friend Towanda the Bee Charmer over for a movie…