Hibiscus Brittle

I am generally not a big candy person, but lately I have been experimenting with a lot of nut-free brittles – it’s an easy treat that keeps well, is vegan, and is naturally gluten-free.  The inclusion of dried hibiscus flowers to this latest batch of brittle was particularly inspiring, not only does it visually impart…

Raspberry Lemon Squares

  My Raspberry Lemon Squares, are a slight rift on the traditional lemon bar, through the simple inclusion of raspberry puree into the raw lemon curd – it’s that easy!  As I am slowly starting to turn my mind toward Spring, I thought that this would be a fun recipe to share.  For some reason,…

Crème de Cassis Truffles

Crème de cassis is a black current liqueur, and a lovely complement to bitter dark chocolate – a little hint of sweetness hidden in an indulgently rich fruit flavor.  I rushed to get this post out in time for Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a lovely treat for your loved ones, not only is it seasonally appropriate,…

Beet Crumb Chocolate Chip Cookies

I disappear for a month, and then return with yet another rift on the chocolate chip cookie!?  Granted, this post puts the past two posts to shame – and this one’s definitely a keeper – but I still feel like I should be slightly chastened.  In my defense, which is really just another lame excuse,…

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Drop Cookies

So Andes Mints wasn’t the only discovery I made in the Holiday candy aisle, I also happened upon some white chocolate peppermint bark, and as a counterpoint to my Creme de Menthe Chocolate Chip Cookies I decided to pioneer a chocolate drop cookie with chunks of peppermint bark tossed in.  They’re not the prettiest of…

Crème de Menthe Chocolate Chip Cookies

I came into the Holiday baking season craving chocolate chip cookies, which had me scanning the candy aisle for a Holiday inspired alternative, red and green M&Ms? boring. Candy canes? no chocolate.  Truffles? melty mess.  And so it went, until I happened upon the Andes Mints… Chocolate? Crème de menthe? I can work with that….

Red Velvet Cake

My instinct when asked to bake a red velvet cake is to immediately head for the boxed cake mix.  Just the thought of balancing vinegar, the “right” type of cocoa powder, and copious amounts of red food coloring into a single cake made my head spin.  Also the overall concept of a red velvet cake…

Apple Blondies

You’re probably thinking – ugh, another apple recipe.  It doesn’t help that I’m also really late to the game in posting this.  If your autumn is anything like a typical autumn in Vermont you’ve already been wading through piles of apple everything, seriously; apple pies, sauces, donuts, cakes, breads, drinks, salads, stuffings, candies, dressings, and…