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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

I’ve long been a fan of sandwich cookies, from the first time that I dunked an Oreo in a glass of milk (an experience that, I’m guessing, that many of us had as kids) to now. I like soft, frosting-filled whoopie pies and crisp wafer cookies filled with sweet creme. These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache are in the latter camp. ... Read More »

Cafe Con Leche Creme Brulee

Cafe Con Leche Creme Brulee

Creme brulees are a popular restaurant dessert because, while they are delicious, they are actually very simple to make and can be prepared easily in advance of service. Since they’re so common, I tend to forget that I can make them at home – and make them much better – than the versions you can find at most restaurants. This Cafe Con Leche Creme Brulee ... Read More »

How to Make Pie Crust Ice Cream Cones

How to Make Pie Crust Ice Cream Cones

If you love ice cream cones, you can buy an ice cream cone maker or a pizelle maker and make ice cream cones or waffle cone bowls to your heart’s content. If you don’t want to clutter up your kitchen with another countertop appliance – or you simply don’t have room for it – you will be happy to know that there is another way ... Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a cute style of cookie where each individual portion resembles a miniature tart. The cookies are made by creating an indent in the top of the unbaked dough, then adding a filling before baking. The fillings can be a wide range of flavors, but are most often fruit-based jams and citrus curds. These¬†Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies break with tradition because they ... Read More »

Carrot Cake Friands

Carrot Cake Friands

Friands are little cakes that are related to French financiers. They’re dense little cakes made with egg whites and ground almonds that have a dense, buttery texture that reminds me a bit of a bite-sized pound cake. Like muffins, friands are incredibly versatile and a basic recipe can be transformed into almost any flavor. I often bake carrot cakes in the springtime and this weekend, ... Read More »

Old Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake with Mocha Buttercream

Old Fashioned Chocolate Sheet Cake with Mocha Frosting

There are plenty of great chocolate cake recipes out there, but if you are a chocolate cake fan, you will know that chocolate cake recipes are not one-size-fits-all. Chocolate cakes can range from dense and fudgy cakes that aim to pack as much chocolate into every bite as possible to light and airy – and everything in between. This cake is one of the inbetween ... Read More »

Sweet Sherry Panna Cotta with Caramel Raisin Sauce

Sweet Sherry Panna Cotta with Caramel Raisin Sauce

Pedro Xim√©nez is the name of a white spanish grape varietal that is used to produce an intensely sweet sherry that is typically served as a dessert wine. The grapes are dried in the sun before being juiced, so the resulting wine – which is fortified and aged before being bottled – has a strong taste of raisins and molasses/brown sugar. I happen to enjoy ... Read More »

Thin, Chewy Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Thin, Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is a simple cookie recipe that yields delicious, chewy chocolate chip cookies, but I struggled a little bit with the title of the post. The cookies are dairy-free, meaning that they aren’t made with butter. Instead of butter, I used a vegan cultured “butter” that has a similar flavor, but contains no dairy. The spread is primarily made with coconut oil and, though it ... Read More »

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