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…

Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream

My cupboard is full of odds and ends.  Remnants of left over recipe items that I’m never sure if I’m going to use again.  I usually don’t even keep them.  I just toss what I don’t use (yes I know this is wasteful).  That was the old me.  Now I hold onto everything “just in…

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Valentine’s Day was coming up and although I don’t have “that someone special” my own age, I do have a 12 yr old that I wanted to do something special for. His favorite dessert is Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, so I thought I’d make it Friday night and surprise him with it…

Black & White Cake

One of my favorite things to do when I go to my parents house in Detroit (other than eating coney island hot dogs) is going to my favorite used bookstore, John K King Used & Rare Books. When you walk in the door, you can smell nothing but old musty books. I love it! It’s…

Triple Chocolate Cake

My neighbor asked if I would bake a chocolate cake for her boyfriend’s birthday.  I of course said yes.  I dug out my favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipes and brainstormed on how to decorate it.  (Decorating cakes is not one of my strengths.)  I’ve seen really pretty cakes on Pinterest where there is a…