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I found out a little late that today is National Chocolate Chip Day which means I didn’t get to aggressively eat chocolate chips all day. (I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing yet.) But it has given me plenty of time to browse some drool-inducing recipes for later. Tonight may be a dessert first kind of night. Here are my favorite picks, with first place going to the chocolate chip banana bread. That glaze — I can’t stop staring.

Chocolate Chip CookiesGanache-Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe >>

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake BrowniesChocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Recipe >>

Chocolate Chip Banana BreadBanana Bread With Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Glaze Recipe >>

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I love any day that gives me an excuse to eat sweets, including today, National No-Bake Dessert Day. No-bake desserts are my favorite because 1. they’re delicious, 2. they’re easy to make and 3. it frees up the oven so you can make other delicious food for guests. I’m sure everybody’s tried Sarah’s ever-so-popular no-bake peanut butter pie recipe, but here are a few other recipes that are worthy of trying.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tiramisu Recipe

We added a fall twist to this classic Italian dessert with pumpkin puree and espresso. Yum!

Pumpkin Tiramisu Recipe

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Just in case you missed the memo, today is International Chocolate Day. So, feel free to treat yourself to a sweet treat drenched in America’s favorite flavor — chocolate! Did you really need a legitimate reason to make dessert, though?

Drown yourself in a world of chocolate with our most crave-worthy dessert recipes. (There are 32, by the way.)

Chocolate Brownie Pudding Recipe

Get the recipe for our chocolate brownie pudding >>

Ganache-Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Get the recipe for our ganache-dipped chocolate chip cookies >>

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Get the recipe for our chocolate chip cheesecake brownies >>

Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe

Get the recipe for our salted caramel-topped chocolate brownies >>

Chocolate Pie Recipe

Get the recipe for our sweet and salty chocolate pie >>

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Today marks the start of the 2012 Olympics!  Every four years, I forget that I’m not into sports and glue myself to the TV for event after event. Which dark horses will topple the favorites? Will the US win the most medals? Who will be the Michael Phelps and Shawn Johnson of London 2012?  Also: What can I snack on while I ponder these important questions from the sofa?

I’m no sports analyst, but I can help with that last one. Here are some (adorable!) Olympic-themed treats to try for tonight’s opening ceremony or anytime during this athletics-filled summer.

Gold Medal Sweets

Gold Metal Cookies From Sweet Sugar Belle; Hammer Throw Pops From Bird's Party

Going for Gold: Sweet Sugar Belle made these gold medal cookies with a sugar cookie base — get her step-by-step instructions for the decorations.  Or try a Hammer Throw Pop — carrot cake pops decked out with cream cheese icing and gold and silver sprinkles. (from Bird’s Party via HWTM)

International Flag Cupcakes

Graham Cracker Flags from Miss CandiQuick; Union Jack Cupcakes From Bird on a Cake

International Pride: Celebrate the veritable smorgasbord of nations at the Olympic Games with Miss CandiQuik’s sugar-coated cookies. They’re made from graham crackers coated in white chocolate and decorated with sanding sugar. Or, dedicate your dessert to this year’s host country with a white chocolate Union Jack cupcake topper.
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