Carrot Cupcakes with Whipped Maple Frosting


Tonight is Drunken Bookclub night (YAY!). It’s also several of our members’ birthdays. It goes without saying that cupcakes are needed. Since the book was Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven, which takes place in an amusement park, I tried to think of an all-American dessert that didn’t … [Continue reading]

Honeyed Almond Tart


Hello, everyone! I’m back. Finally… I’ve been so busy with writing and editing my book that it has taken a toll on my baking. I have a whole slew of recipes to add. I’ll begin with this yummy and super simple almond tart.   I found the recipe on David Lebovitz’s website. It is extremely … [Continue reading]

The Assassin


It was my cousin’s birthday the other day and to celebrate she made this chocolate cake. She posted it on Facebook and it looked so lethal, I … [Continue reading]

Cocoa Brownies


Okay, okay... I know we have a lot of brownie recipes - and we keep on calling them the best (which they are) - but there is always room for one more … [Continue reading]

Cloud Nine Cupcakes


I finished the first draft of my new book. Since I spent my day perched on a little cloud, I decided to celebrate by making these pillowy cloud … [Continue reading]

Brown Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Brown Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Chips |

I hope you all are getting a better introduction to springtime than we are here in NYC. The first week has been cold and now it's warmed up but … [Continue reading]

Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake


My husband doesn’t like cheese in any of its forms, except when mixed with chocolate. This doesn’t apply to all cheeses. Blue cheese and chocolate, … [Continue reading]

Sesame Nougatine & Chocolate Chip Cookies


A friend of mine lent me a cookbook about cookies and brownies. Just looking at the pictures has made me gain weight. J I wanted to share the … [Continue reading]

The Best Scones Ever

The Best Scones Ever |

Let me start by saying that this isn't my recipe but it is so incredible it deserves to be shared. This is by far the best scone recipe I have ever … [Continue reading]

Vanilla Cream Cupcakes with Honey Frosting


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! What better way to celebrate with cupcakes sprinkled with sugar hearts? And champagne, although the champagne will come … [Continue reading]