Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cookies are an awesome way to go gluten-free on cookies, without sacrificing the rich chocolate flavor and chewiness. They have an egg white base with powdered sugar instead of regular granulated sugar, and bake flatter, but taste delicious.

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They are also very easy to make, and require that you only mix all the ingredients together in one bowl before baking!

Recipe below.

It’s More Than Just a Gift Card Pt. 2

Michael Metzler Jr.

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With this card you can buy

Fireworks for the fourth of july,

TVs, games, and even a fly,

The one thing is, it can’t make you die.

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But you can buy locks, dogs, and keys!

Cats, and worms, and sometimes fleas!

Ribbons, stuffing, ships and flags!

Hi-hats, teacups, big blue bags!

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Drums and cymbals, and lo, the flu!

Socks and sleeves, and shirts for you!

Red and green and white and blue!

There is no thing this card can’t do.

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So if you see this lying around

On a window sill, or, dare I say, the ground,

Do not hesitate, not for one minute,

For not a thousand bucks could win it.

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It is a priceless piece of plastic,

Not anything on earth could buy it.

So do not drop, eat or discard.

I tell you true:

It is more than a gift card.


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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake is an awesome way to go off gluten without even noticing! In fact, making a chocolate cake without flour allows it to be even richer, full of chocolate flavor, and very moist.

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When you eat this cake, you don’t even feel like you are going off gluten, because it tastes almost like brownies, and it’s hard to believe that there are no grains whatsoever in it.  You could even make it dairy free if you substituted coconut oil for the butter in the recipe.

This cake also allows the freedom to garnish with whatever you desire; fruit and caramel sauces, sprinkled with confectioners sugar, you name it. It is just as easy (if not easier) to make as regular chocolate cake and is just as rewarding.

So feel free to try it and let me know how it goes! (recipe below)


It’s More Than Just a Gift Card PART 1

Poem by Michael Metzler JR.

If you see this lying here

And see it littered far and near,

Do not question or dare discard;

I tell you: It’s more than just a gift card.

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You can earn free drinks, and sometimes more,

If you bring it to the store,

But be specific, not any store will do.

It has to be the store that gave it to you.

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Register this card for free awards

Register for boots and swords,

Register for lumps of clay

There are so many awards to get today.

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For, this card can get you swirled

Coffee in a cup, and yes, the WORLD,

If you grasp the chance and dash,

And do not throw it in the trash.

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It is plastic for good reason,

It can withstand many a season,

Biodegrade, it will not do,

But will remain just as your shoe.

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Do not think, not for a moment,

That this card is an unnecessary component,

Do not wait, do not think,

With this, you can remodel–yes–your sink!

For Pt. II, see my next post! 🙂

Recipe below:

 


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Chewy Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

I realize this is my first post in a while, since I’ve been rather recently busy.

This summer I went to an AWESOME summer camp in the mountains. Generally, the food for every meal was amazing. This particular recipe I made, these “Chewy Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips,” were inspired by the  cookies that were served one evening at that summer camp. My goal was to get them nice and chewy, and rich and chocolaty–very much like the ones at camp, and I think they turned out amazing.

The second time I made them, (and by suggestion of one of my friends), we added crushed Heath Bars to the mix and it tasted PERFECT. So feel free to do that as well, but it is purely optional.

So try them out; if you love chocolate, you’ll love these cookies!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with White Chocolate Chips RECIPE

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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond butter chocolate chip cookie treats are a great & easy way to snack.

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The almond butter adds protein and fiber while the coconut oil adds healthy-ness and moistness. These cookies are just as easy to throw together as any other cookie, but are healthier in some ways…not to mention extremely delicious. Enjoy!


 

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Chocolate Cheesecake

This Chocolate Cheesecake is packed full of rich chocolate flavor, accompanied with a homemade Oreo cookie crust, and topped with dark chocolate ganache.

I made this for an Easter 2017 party, but it is really good for any gathering on any occasion.

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This recipe promotes chocolate as the most prominent flavor, so the type of chocolate you choose will be key in determining the outcome, or quality of the finished product. For my first time making it, it turned out just fine with semi-sweet chocolate chips. But obviously, there are many better and different options of baking chocolate out there.

In fact, I don’t necessarily recommend chocolate chips for baking. I would recommend quality baking chocolate, if you don’t mind the trouble. If you do mind, then chocolate chips work just fine.

I had the idea to make my own recipe for chocolate cheesecake when our friends invited us to their house for an Easter dinner. I knew they wanted something chocolatey, so cheesecake eventually sprang to mind, and with it came Chocolate.

It turned out great and received alot of compliments.

I hope you enjoy it too!


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Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes are a simple but delicious type of muffin; basically comprised of a chocolate-muffin base, then topped in the center with rich cheesecake filling. They satisfy chocolate lovers and cheesecake fans alike.

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This recipe may be different than others in that I use coconut oil in the batter rather than vegetable oil. I recently read a Bon Appetit snippet that explained that coconut oil was better in chocolate cake than other options; that coconut oil in fact increases the moistness of the cake the longer it sits after baked, instead of drying out. So I thought that principle should apply to these muffins.

This recipe is also different from others in that I use melted chocolate chips in addition to the usual cocoa powder. I also used hot coffee instead of the usual water, and used the hot coffee to melt the chocolate chips in. Double purpose.

The result is a great combination of rich cheesecake filling with dark chocolate base, which rises beautifully in the oven, and tastes as delicious as it looks. See recipe below.

Enjoy! Also, for full step-by-step pictures, see my post of this recipe on instructables.

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