bourbon chocolate tipsy cake

Bourbon Chocolate Tipsy Cake!

Today’s post has me in quite an unusual state!  I am a bit flustered and embarrassed and confused.  But there is cake involved so it will all be alright. I was recently asked to participate in a baking challenge with Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  Since this is not a question I get often, my […]

chocolate pistachio and ginger tart

Chocolate Crystalized Ginger and Pistachio Tart!

Every now and then, I feel like acting as if I am classy. (Be advised, it took everything in me to not write classy with a k.  Just a testament to the fact that classy, I am not.)   Not through what I wear or say or do, but with cuisine. More specifically, dessert. My […]

The Easiest Chocolate cupcakes

The EASIEST Chocolate Cupcake! (that just happens to be vegan!)

I was in a pinch.  Ever since our chickens started laying eggs, I vowed to never buy eggs again. (It’s not for vanity reasons or anything, it’s just that our eggs are so delicious and naturally organic and wonderful, all other eggs pale in comparison.  Literally.) I found myself without any eggs but needed to […]

Puppy Chow surprise-inside cake

Puppy Chow Surprise Inside Cake HOW TO

I love this cake. Every little thing about it.  From the amazing chocolate flavor to the chocolate sprinkles to the glorious surprise waiting inside. Delicious. Beautiful. (in my opinion!) and Easy. Let’s get to it! After assembling the layers of this cake I covered it in a thin coat of buttercream.  I used about 1 […]

pumpkin spice puppy chow

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow!

I love puppy chow.  Muddy buddy’s.  Chum.  Trash.  It has a different name for every area of the country it seems.  Here in Minnesota it is puppy chow.  And it is DElicious. And easy.  Four ingredients. Ten minutes. And you are in white chocolate covered Chex Mix® heaven. Printpumpkin spice puppy chow Ingredients1 box Cinnamon Chex® […]

brownie cookie dough pie

Brownie Cookie Dough Marshmallow Pie!

Stop judging me. Ok, nevermind.  Judge away.  This dessert is… well… ridiculously awesome.   Let me tell you how this came about. I was craving brownie batter.  I know, I know, gross. Raw egg, yuck.  But I am one of those weirdo’s who does not have a problem with raw egg nor do I have a […]

gluten free fudgy brownies

Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies!

One of my favorite things to do is bake.  I love getting into the kitchen, getting out bowls and measuring spoons, opening the pantry door and standing before the sugars, flours and baking ingredients.  There is a nervous, almost giddy excitement about it that brings me to a calm, comfortable, happy place in my often […]

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies on a Stick

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies Brownie Bite on a Stick and covered in Snickers!

I am out at the Minnesota State Fair today.  Did you know that: “It is the largest state fair in the US by average daily attendance. It is also the 2nd largest state fair in the US by total attendance, trailing only the State Fair of Texas, which generally runs twice as long as the Minnesota State Fair.” […]

birthday celebration (with LOTS of desserts!)

Zucchini Chocolate Cake!

This past weekend was a busy one, with lots of food, fun and desserts of course!   My little guy is turning eight in about a week and my sweet niece turned nine last Friday!  We are also celebrating one year in our home as well as a long and beautiful summer.  School time is right […]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Um, have you noticed?  I am putting zucchini in everything.  I can’t say I am sorry though, because everything I am making is so darn delicious!!   This one is a favorite so far, as it is over-the-top chocolatey.  Everything is rich and creamy and moist and amazing.  It’s pretty much the best cupcake to […]

White Zucchini Cake

White Zucchini Cake

It is full-on zucchini season here, and I have no less than (and not even kidding) 50 zucchini’s to use up.  That is a tease and a warning, all wrapped up into one. I decided to try and re-do my white zucchini cake with yellow zucchini, then cover it in gobs of chocolate frosting of […]

chocolate zucchini cookies

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cookies!

Every now and then I get an idea for a recipe.  Usually it is simple as thinking about it, googling it, finding a previously published recipe, making it into my own, and getting on with my day.   That was not the case with these cookies.  I really wanted to find a zucchini cookie that was […]

rich chocolate truffle pie

Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie!

Have you noticed I am doing a week of No-Bake desserts?  It’s so gloriously warm/hot/cold here that I have not wanted to turn on my oven.   (Cold only at night, it was 57 the other night!  But other than that I am LOVING the weather.)   Now I know this is a chocolate pie, […]

snickers special-k bars

Snickers Special-K Bars!

I win the internet.   I was going to tell you that, post a few pictures and a recipe and be done with it.  Cause I mean, hello.  I won.  Game over. But then I thought you might want to know why I won. But that would mean telling you all about these, and they wouldn’t […]

BEST Ever Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies!

There is a reason I can say that.  These cookies are adapted from the New York Times BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  With a few simple modifications, the recipe turned into a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie! Well, its actually a chocolate, chocolate, white chocolate chip cookie, but that is just a bit redundant don’t you […]

chocolate ooey gooey cake

Chocolate Ooey Gooey Butter Cake #chocolate #cake

I just posted the buttery Ooey Gooey Butter Cake a couple days ago.  The recipe was so fascinating to me that I immediately had to make it in chocolate!   While I really enjoyed this chocolatey richness of this dessert, I think “taste wise” the same results can be achieved by simply making brownies or a […]

chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate butter glaze

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon and Chocolate Butter Glaze! #pancakes #chocolate #breakfast

I made a mini-resolution to myself.  Start getting real on my blog. Which is weird because no one told me to stop being real, but I have been slowly morphing into “safe” mode.  Just get by.  Don’t ruffle feathers.  Not consciously mind you, I think it was a subconscious act of preservation.  Blogging ain’t for […]

boston cream pie surprise inside cake™

Boston Cream Pie Surprise Inside Cake™

When I realized what day today was I immediately started baking. Baking for me is therapeutic.  It helps me to sort out my head and thoughts. I can still remember the moment I heard of the Boston bombings.  Like everyone else, it was shock.  Horror.  Dismay. I grieved for the three precious lives lost and […]

homemade yellow cake mix

Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

Did you know I bake lots of cakes?  Like, lots and lots of lots of cakes?  I had a homemade white cake recipe that I love, but have been on the search for a good yellow cake recipe.   There are a couple reasons that I finally ended up in this recipe. #1 Its a […]

Red Velvet Chocolate Milk

Red Velvet Chocolate Milk

So I posted a picture on Instagram and asked people what they thought of Red Velvet Chocolate Milk.  Based on the picture I posted (darn my love of filters) , 99.99999% of them said NO.  No.  Not ever.  Just… no. Based on that awesome response you would think that I would scrap the recipe huh? […]