Blog

Banana Crumb Cake

Banana Crumb Cake

Regular old banana bread may never be the same after you try this Banana Crumb Cake. The coffee cake has all the flavor of banana bread and is topped with a crisp, buttery crumb topping that is dangerously habit-forming. In fact might just be my new favorite way to put those overripe browning bananas to good use. The coffee cake has a very moist banana ... Read More »

Wintersweet

Wintersweet

A lot of people think about baking during the winter, when the weather is cold outside and a hot oven is a good way to bring a little extra heat into your kitchen. Winter isn’t a season that we usually associate with fresh produce (unless you happen to live in California where locally grown products are available almost year-round), but with frozen berries readily available ... Read More »

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones

I usually make scones with fresh or dried fruit in them, but there is no reason that you can’t include other ingredients, like nuts or chocolate into your scones for a change of pace. In fact, I find that a handful of chocolate chips in a scone recipe can convert even scone skeptics into scone lovers. The Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Scones are a great example of ... Read More »

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

An affogato is a traditional Italian espresso-based dessert. The full name is really “affogato al cafe” or “drowned in coffee,” in Italian. The name really suits the dessert, as it consists of a scoop of ice cream/gelato with a shot of hot espresso poured over the top. I like the classics, so vanilla ice cream or gelato with strong espresso is always my default affogato, ... Read More »

Wilton 5 Layer Cake Pan Set

Wilton 5 Layer Cake Pan Set

Everyone loves the look of a layer cake, especially if you are looking at a towering cake that showcases four or five layers instead of the more common two layer look. Layer cakes aren’t necessarily more difficult to bake than other types of cakes, but they do require a little bit more planning. You usually need more batter, which means that you might need to ... Read More »

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies, undipped

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean caramel and buttery chocolate shortbread cookies are the three components that make up these Chocolate-Dipped Chocolate Caramel Sandwich Cookies. They’re definitely a cut above your average cookie, with three components that are incredibly delicious on their own and even better when they’re combined. They do take a little extra effort to put together, but you can’t beat these when you are ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and homemade treats are always a fantastic way to show your loved ones that you care. A batch of classic chocolate chip cookies is a good way to go, as are any of these amazing chocolate desserts, but if you want something a little more holiday-centric, these desserts Valentine’s themed treats should fit the bill nicely. All you ... Read More »

10 Must-Make Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart Mendiants

A box of chocolates is a traditional gift for your Valentine on Valentine’s Day. There are some great chocolates out there, but even the best store-bought chocolates aren’t going to be made with as much love as a homemade chocolate treat. These are some of my favorite chocolate goodies and each and every one is a great choice for a Valentine’s Day gift when your ... Read More »

Scroll To Top