Death by Chocolate Cake


I’ve adapted this chocolate layer cake recipe from the Williams Sonoma Bride & Groom Cookbook that my brother gave me for my wedding 7 years ago. Wow… 7 years… Where does time go?     Anyway, this is the first time I make this recipe. And I’m certainly not waiting another … [Continue reading]

Pretzel Bites with Mayo-Free Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Pretzel Bites

Currently I'm obsessed with Pretzel Bites. Actually, my whole household is obsessed with them. And, I don't use the term obsessed lightly. I've made this recipe several times and each time, they're gone within an hour. One hour!!! Seriously. This recipe comes courtesy of Two Peas & Their … [Continue reading]



  I have been attempting (key word, attempting) to make puff pastry for the past three months now. Each time, it has been a huge failure. … [Continue reading]

The Perfect Gingerbread


The last time, I made this cake was a year ago. It’s the funny thing about spice cakes—they really taste better when snow blankets the ground and the … [Continue reading]

Blackberry Yogurt Cake

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I have a confession to make. One that will probably come as no surprise when you look at the pictures. I took these photos with my iPhone because my … [Continue reading]

Black Magic Brownies


We have half a dozen brownie recipes on our website. Yet I believe there’s always space for a new one (The Milk Chocolate Brownie recipe is my … [Continue reading]

Vanilla Cloud Meringues


In Switzerland, a famous dessert is meringue with Crème de Gruyere (which is not cheese but a sort of double cream). It’s amazing. The sweetness and … [Continue reading]

The Overnight Bread


I haven’t made bread in a long, long time. On Friday, I went to my son’s school to cook with his class and I thought the kids would get a kick out of … [Continue reading]

Mini Caramel Cheesecakes


  A friend of mine gave me a cheesecake book. I salivate just looking at the pictures and have been dying to try basically every recipe. The … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie


  I’m always on the lookout for my next chocolate fix. I mean, always. And chocolate chip cookies are the greatest drug ever invented by human … [Continue reading]