Monday, November 28, 2011

my favorite things... november edition.

since i've been craving chocolate with this pregnancy, and the holidays are coming up, i'm dedicating this post to my favorite chocolate things!! :)

chocolate pie
my mom makes me a chocolate pie for most holidays of the year.  they have always been my favorite.  this is a photo of a chocolate ice box pie.  it is NOT the same, but it looks pretty similar.

chocolate gravy & biscuits
my close friends know that this is how i eat my biscuits.  i'm so spoiled to it now that if i don't have the real gravy, i will just put hershey's syrup over my biscuit.  insane, i know, but that's how i am.  :)  here is my recipe for the gravy.  it is sooooo good.


1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups milk


Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add cocoa and flour; stir until a thick paste is formed. Stir in sugar and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick.  Serve.  Will keep several days in the fridge.

this is probably one of my favorite desserts ever.  there are no words that i can say to do it justice.  it's not the same tiramisu that a lot of people serve.  the best part is that it's served with a vanilla cream and chocolate kahlua sauce.  heaven on a plate.

better than sex cake
several people have a recipe for this, including paula deen.  basically, it's a chocolate cake mix baked.  as soon as you pull it out of the oven, poke holes all through it, and pour on sweetened condensed milk, and caramel topping.  let it cool.  add cool whip, and crushed heath bars to the top.  one of my favorite cakes to take to potlucks, and it's so easy!!  (and yum!!!)

this is my go-to brownie mix.  i always have it in my pantry.  they are really rich, but there is no other, in my opinion.  :)

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