Friday Things

Ok, so I’m starting something new for Friday.  I’ve discovered so many fun foods and gadgets lately that I didn’t know where else to share them, so here we go! I will fully admit to making a purchase based on packaging first.  This was definitely the case with Tony’s Chocolonely.  The bonus is when the product…

Vanilla Malt Cake

I made this vanilla malt cake years ago with the intention of making it again, because I had mixed feelings about it the first time.  I really wish I had made it sooner; I waited so long that I couldn’t remember how it tasted. I did remember the cake being extremely light and airy, but…

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Occasionally, I like to go back to some of my earlier posts to see if I can improve upon them, or learn something new. It just happens that I was craving chocolate whoopie pies, something I haven’t had, since the last time I made them, which was a few years ago.  I think it’s because…

Tin Roof Ice Cream

I’m so happy that I discovered tin roof ice cream! And by discover, I mean stumbled upon it in my epicurious recipe box. I first saw the recipe for fudge ripple, which made my mouth water, which led to the chocolate covered peanuts, and then the ice cream. Oh my! Did that sound good! I’ve…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I originally made this banana chocolate chip bread as muffins a few years ago while visiting a friend in DC.  I was inspired to try it again when a friend here had four over ripe bananas lying around. He described them as dark brown, which is great, but I didn’t expect them to be quite…

Peanut Butter Pie Bars

I shouldn’t admit this, but I still had a few bags of graham cracker crumbs left over from when I made graham cracker chocolate chip cookies. While I hate throwing anything away, I tend be in a never-ending race between waiting for the right recipe to come along, and the expiration date. I still had…

Black and White Cookies

I love black and white cookies.  I mean, I really love them.  But I don’t need a fancy one from a bakery.  My favorite are the ones you buy at a bodega.  I’m pretty sure I was addicted to them when I lived in New York.  I’m surprised that I haven’t tried to make them…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ah, cookies.  I love whipping up a batch.  I always seem to have the ingredients on hand, the batter comes together in minutes and really, is there anything better than a fresh, warm cookie straight from the oven?  I was craving a warm cookie the other day, and 20 minutes later I was sitting on…

Peppermint Crunch Bark

I will fully admit that most of my recipes start out with me trying to clean out my cupboard.  I had about half a bag of peppermint baking chips left over from my e+e holiday baking and needed to do something with them.  Having said that, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, family-friendly dessert/snack,…

Chocolate Babka

I’m taking a little break from my new found pumpkin obsession, but I’m still really into baking with yeast right now.  I think it may have something to do with fall, although it is going to be 80° today!  This weekend  I  tried my hands again at chocolate babka.  I thought it would be the…

Caramel Brownies with Pretzel Crust

I feel like I need to have a t-shirt made saying “I survived the move!”  All 1,400 employees moved into our new building today.  It’s been very exciting and very busy.  I actually worked all weekend troubleshooting building issues with our core team to make sure everything would be as perfect as possible when everyone…

Donut Waffles

I’m still trying to get donuts out of my system.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve baked and fried them, but I needed to try to make them another way.  I decided to waffle them.  Yup, I made donut waffles.  I wasn’t sure whether or not to use a cake based recipe or a yeast…