Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Red Velvet Kiss Cookies

Sally’s Baking Addiction is one of my go-to sources for baking recipes. Everything I’ve made from the site has been a hit and she has some amazing tips and explanations. I really feel like I’ve learned more about the science of baking from reading her 

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Bread

We are so lucky our daughter Charlotte is back in school 5 days a week. While she was in school today and I was working from home, I decided to surprise her with a home-baked, after-school treat. I love making quick breads. Lots of delicious 

Christmas Cookies: Cocoa Thumbprints

Christmas Cookies: Cocoa Thumbprints

In case you are still in the baking mood, here are some chocolate cookies that are a nice take on traditional thumbprints!  This is not my favorite chocolate Christmas cookie recipe but they are tasty.  I think I like a richer chocolate flavor.  For those 

Christmas Candy: Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

Christmas Candy: Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

I’ve never really made candy before.  I associated making candy with other recipes that require you to be more precise than I really enjoy being.  I assumed you always needed a candy thermometer and I already have way more kitchen equipment than either of my 

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

My friend Emily made these cookies for Thanksgiving and they were delicious!  I needed to make a holiday treat for Tim’s office so I decided to make them.  What says Christmas more than chocolate + peppermint?! Do not overbake the cookies.  I followed the instructions 

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

Not a lot of comments on this recipe other than that these are DELICIOUS!  I used semi-sweet chocolate rather than bittersweet.   The cookies are amazing chocolate-y bites.  Soft and chewy! Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps Everyday Food 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Crinkles

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Crinkles

Here is a delicious chocolaty cookie for the holidays!  They are so chewy and rich!  I had splurged and bought some Scharffen Berger Cocoa Powder which gave these cookies an amazing flavor. Next time I might try rolling half in regular sugar and the other 

Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes

Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes

In honor of Halloween and as a pre-NYC marathon dessert for my sister-in-law Julina, I decided to bake some cupcakes.  I turned to the Cake Mix Doctor for a delicious and easy recipe. This recipe “doctors” a devil’s food cake mix by adding a little 

Grilled Pound Cake with Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Tropical Fruit

Grilled Pound Cake with Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Tropical Fruit

Looking for a truly decadent summer dessert?  Look no further than grilled pound caked topped with delicious mango and papaya drizzled in a rich Mexican chocolate and topped with homemade whipped cream. What a wonderful combination of flavors and textures!  I love the rich chocolate