Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Now I’m sure this is not what you were expecting from me for a Thanksgiving week post (if any one expects anything from this blog, because I certainly don’t, that’s part of the fun), but I will be heading out of town for most of the week to spend my Thanksgiving with my family in…

Tahini Brownies

I came upon a recipe similar to this one in Sweet, and it brought to mind the iced tahini mochas I was obsessed with drinking last summer.  As I am partial to my own brownie recipe, I decided to use that one instead of the one in the cookbook, and just add a swirl of…

Mocha Ice-Cream Cake

My Mother put in a request for a Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream cake for her birthday this year, and while I love the ice-cream and cake combo, I have found that most commercial ice-cream cakes fail dismally when it comes to the cake side of the equation.  If I wanted ice-cream in the shape of…

Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes

This is going to be my 300th post! Hooray!! If that’s not a sign that it is time to through my recipe index, I don’t know what is.  I also feel like I really need to make this post count.  What could be better then chocolate covered strawberries? Why chocolate covered strawberries disguised as a…

Guinness Millet Bread

A Guinness and millet based bread enhanced through the judicious use of molasses and chocolate – my latest foray into bread baking.  I was actually aiming to make a dark sourdough rye for my mother on Mother’s Day, but I could not find any rye flour at the local supermarket.  Which is, in my humble…

Coconut Cake

Another dinner party.  Another cake.  A light, fluffy coconut cake with chocolate buttercream and a chocolate ganache filling.  The coconut cake is one of my Mom’s favorite recipes, and the one and only time I attempted to bake this particular cake, prior to this, resulted in one of my most memorable baking disasters.  My family…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rabbits

The smitten kitchen cook book has an amazing peanut butter and chocolate sandwich cookie recipe in it.  The only problem with it, which is, not so much a problem, as a matter of preference, is that the cookies are sandwiched so high that it is hard to get ones mouth around them.  These cookies are…

Raspberry Hearts

I could not resist creating one last heart shaped, chocolate treat for my valentines.  There is something about the combination of raspberries and chocolate that I just adore.  Something about the tartness of the raspberries and the bitter notes of the chocolate all wrapped up in a sweet morsel.  I can’t resist.  I ended up…