Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Eclairs *National Chocolate Eclairs Day*

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Chocolate Eclairs

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs

2-1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons hot water

Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.

Using a tablespoon or a pastry tube with a No. 10 or large tip, form dough into 4×1-1/2-in. strips on a greased baking sheet. Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden…

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10 S’mores Recipes That Can’t Be Missed


Summer is the time for s’mores! And whether or not you’ve got a campfire going, you can make a s’mores kind of treat. Take a look at 10 of the best-looking recipes we could find. We can’t wait to try them all!

Chocolate and Peanut Butter S’mores














If you’re a peanut butter fiend, this is the s’mores for you.

S’mores Ice Cream Cake
















S’mores and ice cream. Need we say more?

Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies










Combine chocolate chip cookies with s’mores to create a little piece of baked heaven.

S’mores Brownies










This one’s super easy, but looks (and tastes) really impressive.

5 Minutes Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake










If you’re in a hurry and need s’mores NOW, then try this quick recipe in a mug.

S’mores Pie



















Top your crust with marshmallow creme, Hershey chocolate bars and mini marshmallows.

S’mores Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs



















These little treats are like a summery twist on cake pops.

S’mores Stuffed French Toast





















Who says you can’t have s’mores for breakfast?

S’mores Oatmeal
















More breakfast inspiration.

Grilled Banana S’mores









I mean, wow. And it must be kind of healthy because a banana is involved, right? RIGHT?


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How to Make a Chocolate Easter Egg

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Making them at home is easier than you think

How to Make a Chocolate Easter Egg
These eggs have a hard chocolate shell and are filled with a creamy center.


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DIY: Double Chocolatey Hot Cocoa in a Jar


DIY hot chocolate in a jarI’ve made it my mission this year to start getting ready for Christmas before December 24th. The past few years were so hectic and busy for me that I felt like I was holding on by a thread, cramming for Christmas, and inevitably forgetting someone special in our world. This year will be…

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Book Club: Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season

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Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season

Jenny McCoy's Desserts for Every Season

The Book: If you’re looking to update your go-to dessert recipes to something more elegant, modern, and seasonal, you are going to want to pick up a copy of Jenny McCoy’s Desserts for Every Season. There’s nothing run of the mill here – the recipes are unique and impressive but still uncomplicated. I love the emphasis on produce and seasonality – every recipe is firmly anchored to a time of year, which is something I’m glad to see, given that there seems to have been less emphasis on this in pastry than in main courses during the whole farm-to-table/seasonal/local movement. Although, I will say that Jenny’s “spring” recipes are definitely more like late July recipes for New England, given the inclusion of blueberries and lavender. As far as design goes, the whole book has a classy, subdued aesthetic that I very much like…

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Orange & Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies

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Orange and Cinnamon Chocolate BrowniesOrange and Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies

I’m sure many of you have realised by now that we’re back home in Australia. The Gold Coast is still as cold as ever, making its last journey through winter. Soon, it will be spring. Perhaps a new beginning for me. I am a fresh graduate; my certificate’s all ready to be framed and mounted somewhere on my wall. To be honest, I’m not sure where to go from here. I have a few ideas, but they’re all very loose ones. I’m finding it all very hard and overwhelming to pick and choose. It’s a little scary. But I suppose a lot of people come to this stage in life and manage to find their way sooner or later. I hope my turn comes soon.

Dark Chocolate SquaresThe Process of Making BrowniesOrange and Cinnamon Chocolate BrowniesOrange and Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies

Something to comfort the soul, in the meantime. Brownies. And not the hard and heavy kind. The soft and chewy, if you will. With plenty…

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