Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whenever I see a recipe, article, or headline that reads “The best…” I raise an eyebrow. Is it really the best? While poking around on Bon Appetit’s website the other day, I saw a link in the sidebar that read “Could this recipe be the greatest chocolate chip cookie ever?” I of course, clicked on…

Pecan Pretzel Bark

Since returning home from the holiday where I ate every type of food imaginable, I’m now in an apartment where I have a few condiments and snacks.  Since Miles won’t be back until the weekend, I’ve avoided going to the store and have enjoyed pigging out on whatever I can get my hands on.  Yesterday…

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

  The saga of cleaning my cupboard by baking continues. I found a couple of bags of dark chocolate chips and more white chocolate chips. I knew I wanted to make cookies, but what kind? I’ve always wanted to make brownie cookies, but never found a recipe that was just right, until now. This recipe…

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

I have a friend who makes the best lamb ragout in the world. It’s also the only lamb ragout I’ve ever had, but I’ like to think that it world still be the best if I ever tried it somewhere else. So when he sends out a group text announcing that he’s made a batch,…

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…

Pretzel Turtles with Bourbon Caramel

I made these originally last Christmas for the office and loved them. I wanted to make them again thisfor my parents who’ve never tried them, but do a little something different. I had a bottle of bourbon in my cupboard (this year’s new “it drink”) and decided to add a little to my caramels. Oh…

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

The other day, I saw a recipe on pop sugar for Peppermint Joe Joe clusters. Words can’t describe how good they were. It was a last minute gift idea for my coworkers, so I didn’t have time to take pictures or post about it. I actually went to Trader Joe’s that weekend to buy more,…

Snickers Rice Krispies Bars

Ok, it’s December and we still have Halloween candy in our house. Miles always says that he’s going to eat it all (not that I’m forcing him), but two months later, it remains in a jar on our dining table. I usually take it to the office, but this year I decided to get a…

Homemade Chocolate Crunch Bark

Do you have chocolate chips, rice krispies and about thirty minutes? If so, you’re in for a real treat. I never knew that something so simple, so easy, could be this delicious and satisfying!  I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand, but I did have a huge block of Callebaut chocolate sitting around and…

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…

Cashew, Chocolate and Maple Pie

  I had a pretty big jar of cashews that I wasn’t eating fast enough, and I wanted to do something with them. My first instinct was to dip them in chocolate, but I remembered that I wanted to try this recipe. I discovered it around the holidays while I was making pecan pie. I…

Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers with Caramel & Coconut

The day I made the pretzel turtles, I still had about half a pan of caramel left over and set it aside to cut later. The next day, someone at work was given a box of Camper Grahams. They were a cookie-meets-confection treat from Williams Sonoma and they were awesome! It was a graham cracker…