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Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Below freezing temps in the Northeast could not stop us from whipping up some fresh ice cream for our Gluten Free birthday boy’s ice cream cake.   Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: 1 cup cold whole milk 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups cold heavy cream 2 […]

Chocolate Heart Cake with Ganache

Chocolate Heart Cake with Ganache

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! It sure is a cold one here in the Northeast! All the better for snuggling, I suppose. ūüôā Today I bring you a heart-shaped chocolate cake¬†topped with thick fudgy ganache and raspberries. Pinterest takes all the credit here. This cake is […]

Banana Cake for My Little Monkey

First order of business is this: I’ve decided I am no longer waiting until I have a decent picture to post to the blog. I am going to snap a photo of whatever meal/dessert I have made and document it. Too many great recipes have […]

Peanut Butter Hug Cookies

We are so lucky that friends whom I have known since birth (our parents actually met in birthing classes) recently relocated nearby.¬†Yesterday I hosted a little gathering¬†of¬†our families chock full of laughs, lots of reminiscing, and (of course) food. I wasn’t sure what I wanted […]

Sunflower and Ladybug Cupcakes

We had a little birthday celebration for our precious girl! The theme was a “ladybug picnic.” I made these chocolate cupcakes. I used my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe and a Wilton icing recipe. While Wilton icing is not really my favorite flavor-wise, I believe¬†there is […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

In addition to the red velvet cupcakes, I also made these chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting for¬†the party. I¬†used this batter recipe.¬† (It is a perfect chocolate cake recipe, as well.)¬† The cupcakes are moist, rich, and a bit sticky on top. Know ahead of […]

Fancy Rice Krispie Treats

I wanted to make a Mother’s Day dessert that would really satisfy¬†that unrefined¬†sweet tooth that I¬†sometimes find yelling for attention. (I know you all have one too…Yodels, anyone? How¬†about a stack of IHOP pancakes with a whipped cream smiley face and blueberry syrup?¬†No? Would you […]

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling

I am crazy about these chocolate cake and chocolate frosting recipes!¬† As you can see I have used¬†them here and here and here.¬† The cake is so rich and moist!¬† The frosting is fluffy and sweet, but not too sweet.¬† These recipes have been very […]

Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies are my husband’s absolute favorite.¬† He isn’t totally a sweet lover but when it comes to Black and Whites, he is on board.¬† On the evening of our rehearsal dinner I presented him with a Black and White Cookie CAKE.¬† It […]

Heath Bar Chocolate Cake

Wow–the days and weeks have gotten away from me! I came down with a nasty cold after Thanksgiving and I am not, what you might call, a quick “rebounder.”¬† I take some time to bounce back!¬† I am working on it, though.¬† With the help […]