Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Merlot Frosting

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To finish up our "Fall in Love, with Bota Box" series of aphrodisiac recipes, we thought we'd revisit an old favorite. What could be more romantic than a Chocolate AND Wine cupcake, right?? For Cupcakes: 2 Cups boiling water 1 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 3/4 Cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 Cup butter 2 1/4 Cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 … [Read more...]

Recipe: Mixed Berry Cobbler

We've paired the main meal—Ribs, Beans and Cornbread—with a rich Gnarly Head Zin. For dessert, try some Berry Cobbler and the GH Authentic White! INGREDIENTS: 4 1/2 cups mixed fresh berries (we like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) 4 tablespoons white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon … [Read more...]

Recipe: Country Apple Pie

Ingredients: 5 cups sliced apples 3/4 cup sugar 4T flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup heavy cream 1T sugar 1/4 tsp salt 9" uncooked pie shell Directions: Line uncooked pie shell with thinly sliced apples. Mix together sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and cream and pour over apples. Sprinkle 1T sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon mixed together over the top of the pie. Bake at 400 degrees … [Read more...]

Recipe: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Souffle

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Submitted by Lori (http://winecountrycook.com/) If you are like me, you aren’t as worried about having a romantic gift exchange with your beloved as much as you are concerned with staying awake longer than your children. This chocolate soufflé can help. Between the chocolate and the espresso, it should help to keep your eyes open long enough to spend a few minutes alone with your amour. … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Merlot Frosting

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For Cupcakes: 2 Cups boiling water 1 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 3/4 Cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 Cup butter 2 1/4 Cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 350. Whisk water and cocoa together until smooth, then refrigerate until room temperature. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and … [Read more...]

Recipe: Better Than Sex Cake

Ingredients: 1 package dark chocolate cake mix 1 1/3 cups water (or as directed in cake directions) 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or as directed in cake directions) 3 eggs (or as directed in cake directions) 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (8 -12 ounce) container caramel topping 8 ounces frozen whipped topping (i.e. Cool Whip), thawed 2 Milk Chocolate English Toffee candy bars (i.e. … [Read more...]

Recipe: Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes

Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter or unsalted margarine* 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, or bars, cut into bite-size chunks 5 large eggs 1/2 cup sugar Pinch of salt 4 teaspoons flour (or matzo meal, ground in a blender to a fine powder) 8 extra-large paper muffin cups (or use regular paper muffin cups, which will make 12 cakes) Garnish: 1 (6 ounce) container raspberries, barely … [Read more...]

Recipe: Apple-Plum Crumble

Submitted by Michelle (http://amishysperspective.blogspot.com/ and http://enchantedspoon.blogspot.com/) For the Filling:  2-3 very large apples (Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji), peeled and cored then cut into wedges 4-5 ripe plums, cut in half and then cut into wedges zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 Tbsp cognac or brandy 1 Tbsp good vanilla … [Read more...]