Staff Picks

Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
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This used to be the go-to recipe for fudge in the 1950s and 60s. Because it took advantage of packaged products from the grocery store, such as chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and a jar of marshmallow cream, this new-fangled fudge was considerably less persnickety than traditional cooked fudge that seems to look for any opportunity to turn grainy.We're told that this fudge was a family favorite of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, which might or might not be true. It hails from an era when the wives of politicians were often asked to share recipes for family favorites. Sometimes these requests were fulfilled by the wife and other times from a staff assistant. Newspapers across the land printed the fudge attributed to Mrs. Eisenhower shortly after she became First Lady in 1953. The recipe had appeared previously under the name Million Dollar Fudge, but from that point on, this type of fudge was more often called Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge or simply Mamie's Fudge. It became so strongly associated with her that a copy of the recipe appears in the archives of the Eisenhower Presidential Center.By any name, it remains a benchmark for chocolate fudge. It's delicious, creamy, and fool-proof.

Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Rating: 5 stars
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This pie's combination of chocolate, bourbon, and pecans has earned it a spot as one of the South's most beloved desserts.

Homemade Turtles

Chewy caramel and sweet chocolate with a crunch of toasted pecans made right at home.

Forgotten Kisses

Rating: 4 stars
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These cookies should never be forgotten.

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
5
You'll never believe that these cookies are made without a speck of flour.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Rating: 5 stars
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When you're looking for a delicious layer cake that is easy to make, look no further than this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
2
This Thanksgiving, give your classic pecan pie a chocolate-bourbon flavor upgrade.

Over the Moon Chocolate Pie Recipe

This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie.

Cream Cheese Brownies

Rating: 5 stars
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These ultra-gooey brownies have a rich and tangy layer of sweetness that comes from a simple cream cheese mixture swirled over the top.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
2
Our Test Kitchen pros decided to bake up a batch of Brown-Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and the editors went wild.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

The stunningly simple summertime treat you didn't know your party was missing.

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Rating: 5 stars
2
How can a peanut butter cookie possibly get any better? Finish it off with a chocolate kiss, of course.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Dessert lasagna is here to stay, and once you discover it, your kitchen will never be the same!