Say Yes To The Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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I have found the secret equation for good reality tv. It's simply: food deprivation plus leading emotional questions equals reality tv magic. I'm not sure if that recipe fits for every barely based in reality show but it was definitely the path to success when I shot an episode of Say Yes to the Dress in the fall. And you can watch what happened at my appointment on Friday May 20th at 9pm on TLC. While you watch consider making a tray of these homemade peanut butter cups, they were the light at the end of my Say Yes tunnel.

Chocolate Almond Truffles

One last Choclate Almond Truffle to dip. Full recipe on

Ferrero Rocher truffles, Seventeen magazines and dollar votive candles. Those were my main purchases from CVS in the 90's. My best friend Meredith and I would ride our bikes around the neighborhood every day after school. I don't know if we were explicitly not allowed to cross major intersections but we never crossed streets with traffic lights. This limited where went, so the shopping center with a CVS and a pizza place were our spots.

Lemon Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and White Chocolate

Lemon cake stuffed with bluberry jam and slathered with vanilla buttercream. Full recipe on

I hate coconut but I love the idea of those vanilla cakes showered with coconut and in the shape of little lambs for Easter. You know what I'm talking about, right? My grandmother had these molds that turned plain vanilla cake into a farm scene. The lamb shaped cake was then slathered in frosting and fistfuls of shredded coconut.

Cannoli Tart

A slice of Cannoli Tart is the perfect snack. Full recipe on

What do you bring to a job interview? When I was trying to get a job at a radio station in Delaware I arrived at my interview with a folder full of college newspaper clippings and a story I specifically did for the interview about a mushroom festival. Then when I went on the job interview from hell in Johnstown, Pennsylvania I shot a news piece about the local economy. When I broke up with news and got myself a regular job, I brought this cannoli tart to a second interview.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Pie

I might have used every every whisk/mixing item for this dessert but the pile of dishes was worth it. Celebrations usually call for cake but I submit this humble chocolate brown pie as a replacement for your usual mile high frosting heaped on a layer cake. Because this chocolate mousse is rich on your tastebuds but melts on your tongue, only leaving you reaching for another forkful. The crisp tart shell is flecked with coffee and tricks my mind. Those dark specks in the dough usually are vanilla but the smoky coffee makes the chocolate sing here.