Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Ganache

PB Ganache

I think most of us know what ganache is, even if we don’t know the name. It’s that chocolate, fudge-y, frosting stuff that sometimes covers cakes or other desserts. But who says ganache can only be used as a frosting or filling? Have you ever tried the stuff?!? Ganache can definitely stand on its own two feet.  Continue reading

Turtle Cheesecake Brownies

Turtle Brownie1

I’m going to admit it; I’m not a huge dessert fan. (Collective gasp.) My husband, on the other hand, was raised in a family in which holiday get-togethers often feature more desserts than actual food. Needless to say, our marriage has necessitated that I at least learn to make dessert, whether or not I always eat it. Although I am not a huge sweets person (I prefer a rare steak!), this dessert actually calls out to me. Cheesecake is one of the few cakes I enjoy, and adding the brownie gives it both chewiness and a little crunch. I am all about mixing textures in my food. Add the turtle toppings of caramel, chocolate and pecans, and I think we have a winner!  Continue reading