Grandma Al’s Chocolate Cake

I have no idea where my Grandmother, Alberta, found this chocolate cake recipe, but it makes the moistest, lightest, chocolaty-est chocolate cake I have ever had the good fortune of eating.  From personal experience I have found that most chocolate cakes have a tendency to turn out dense and dry.  I have never had those…

A. L. Graham’s

A salted butterscotch oatmeal cookie that I created for a dear friend’s bridal shower. Into its creation went a splash of bourbon and a sprinkle of pecans to harken back to Ashley’s southern roots, oatmeal since medical school has injected (pun intended) Ashley with the importance of good nutrition, and plenty of sugar and butter…

Beurre Noisette Pecan Cereal Treats

I sent my sister off with a box of these to fuel her marching this weekend – a little bit of protein, no gluten (she has a slight sensitivity to it), and a whole lot of sugar.  A spin off of the classic Rice Krispies Treats recipe, I decided to brown the butter to deepen the…

Maple Pecan Tarts

A certain someone request a Pecan Pie for Thanksgiving this year.  In my experience Pecan Pies were these gooey sweet monstrosities that lurked on the edges of the Thanksgiving dessert buffet satisfying the sickeningly sweet desires of a select few nostalgic Southerners.  It has occurred to me in the past that if I actually came…