Chocolate Covered Bacon Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Browned Butter. Chocolate Chips. Yeah…I put all of this into one delicious cookie. It’s baking season, and if you haven’t started already, I know you are about to this week. It’s such a fun time, getting together with friends and family, baking and celebrating.  It’s on our agenda all week, from Yule […]

Texas Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade cookies aren’t just cookies. Cookies can do a lot.  Can mean a lot. They can be a time machine to easier days, or a magical transporter to help you forget your current troubles. Yes, sometimes, they are magic. A couple of weekends ago, my Rust had friends over to play a little poker.  Earlier […]

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Milkshake

I have a skinny kid. I am NOT a skinny kid. However, I am hovering in the 40 year old mark, and both my growing kiddo and I need calcium.  It’s true.  We all need it, if we want healthy bones. I’m going to tell you a secret. I thought that crap I used to […]

Buttery Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’m just going to say it… Chocolate Chip Cookies. There is NO ONE PERFECT RECIPE. Just like there is no one perfect pair of shoes, no one perfect car, no perfect mate, no one perfect place to live. Because we are all different. Our tastes are different.  Our histories are different.  Your brand of delicious […]

Peppermint Marshmallow Holiday Brownies

Can you fathom that it is almost Christmas?  Like, in only a few days? It is. And here I am, in Munich, Germany, typing this recipe for you on a computer where the letters are all in the wrong place, and I can’t find the delete button for the numerous occasions I keep typing a […]

World Peace Cookies

I’m participating in REAL® SEAL’s Virtual Cookie Swap Party. Each day, REAL® Seal will showcase a different yummy recipe on their Facebook page. I wish I could say I invented these darling cookies, but alas, I did not. Dorie Greenspan, the woman I truly credit with teaching me to bake, created these quite some time […]

Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

That kind of sounds like a stutter, doesn’t it? Chocolate Mint Chocolate Ice Cream. Why the double Chocolate? Well, that’s because I have Chocolate Mint. Did you know there is such a thing? There is! It’s mint, it has a brownish tinge to the edges, and it smells and tastes vaguely of cocoa. Strangest thing, […]

Frozen Chocolate Coffee Mousse

Sometimes you just want to be a little fancy. I get that. I want to be fancy sometimes too. Instead of cupcakes, I’ll bake mini-cakes in fluted liners (still a cupcake, but so stylish); Instead of a big pie, I’ll make mini tarts and gussy them up. And instead of mousse in a bowl, I’ll […]

German Chocolate Pie

My Aunt Sylvia? She makes the best German Chocolate Cake. Every year for Thanksgiving, I count on a big slice of it…hands down, she’s got this cake thing in the bag. Chocolate. Thick, rich, coconutttttty. German Chocolate Cake. Today just so happens to be National German Chocolate Cake Day. I tend to buck the system […]