Archive for the ‘dessert’ Category

Chocolate. And Beer. Two of my favorite things! I made these truffles so long ago I barely remember what else is in them, but I remember them flying off the plate! I should probably make them again just to be sure… Chocolate Beer Truffles (make approx 30 truffles) from Endless Simmer 9 oz Dark Chocolate, […]


Mom sent me this recipe a few weeks ago but I didn’t have a chance to make it until now – glad I did, they turned out really well! Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (makes 1 dozen regular, 24 mini muffins) 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs 1/3 cup […]


Did you know February 5th was World Nutella Day? If you didn’t, it’s ok to celebrate late 🙂 Start with this crazy easy tart made with a Graham Cracker and Oreo crust – and pile on the Nutella and whatever fresh fruits you have on hand… This week the grocery store has surprising good looking […]


These cookies were a big hit during the “Twelve Days of Cookies” at my office. I had Day Two, and since it was pretty early on, I wanted something that was especially Christmas-y. These rich dark chocolate cookies with green pistachios and red cranberries fit the bill perfectly. The recipe is loosely adapted from a […]


So I haven’t been spending a ton of time in my kitchen lately (have you noticed?), but I made these this weekend and had to share the ridiculousness. We’re having a cookie-luck at work, and I had a bunch of friends over for a BBQ on Sunday, so I doubled up this recipe and used […]


I know. I know. It’s been a month. I’m sorry. To make it up to you, how about this? An explanation + the best cupcake recipe out there, for St. Patty’s, (or any other time, really, let’s be serious. And yep, it’s Deb’s). Would that do it? Would you forgive me then? Well I have […]


Well. One over-ambitious cake recipe, two attempts at homemade corn syrup, one attempt at homemade peppermint schnapps, one buttercream adaptation substitution, and eight hours later… and I have this beauty, all ready for New Years Eve! I won’t show you what it looks like after I tried ‘decorating’ it. I’ll just say… I could use […]