Dope Belgian Brownies

That’s right. Make them and you’ll taste why! The reaction I had when I took a bite of this brownie was the same reaction I had when I tried the Shrimp and Grits at Amen Street restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. So basically you are sitting there not sure what to expect but pretty excited….

Banana Bread with Boozy Dates

Bah! Well, I’m falling apart..physically mind you..on the left side of my body. I hurt my shoulder and I have no idea how. I went to get my knee checked and apparently there is nothing wrong with it other than, hey, I’m approaching middle age. Two days ago, I found out I have plantar fasciitis…

French Butter Cake with Apricot Filling (Gâteau Breton)

Christmas came and went and New Year’s Eve is upon us! I hope you are all relaxed and enjoying time with family and friends, stuffing your faces with goodness, drinking interesting Winter libations, telling silly stories and laughing until your belly shakes and you start snorting.. wait, that’s me 😉 I am having myself a…

Mojito Ice Pops

You know how you are trying to figure something out and it is so obvious (that a monkey would have known and stuck its tongue out at you) but your brain refuses to cooperate and wants some time out? And you think if you lay down and close your eyes for a bit–in my case…

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

BANANA!!! In honor of this banana bread we have to sing the Minions banana song! I had been craving banana bread for so long and finally made it three weekends ago. Yes, and I am just posting this now. Shame on me… Brown butter is really good stuff! Bourbon is great! Mix in some mashed…

Lemony Loaf Cake with Blueberries

Oh my, I haven’t posted anything since August 13!? Now, how did that happen? What is wrong with me and why am I so lazy? Well, how much time do you have? hehehe. I’m not that bad. I am good about getting a lot of stuff done, like, say, go to brunch, bake scones, lay…

Chocolate Hazelnut Crème fraîche Cake

A little more than a week ago, we celebrated my parents 49th Anniversary. Forty-nine years together! 🙂 Wow! Both my parents have a sweet tooth (which is where I get mine) although my dad’s sugar intake needs to be monitored so he couldn’t have as much as he wanted. I baked this cake a month…

Fat Witch Bakery’s Caramel Brownies

What do you do when you can’t sleep? Duh! Post about brownies! Most people are up at 6:30, at the gym, having coffee, working. I have been up since 5:30 and I am working..kinda. I am also still not fully awake so excuse any babbling. I need some good french press coffee right now! If…

Salted Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

I had been promising to bake my coworker one of his favorite desserts, pecan pie. I think just about everyone loves a good pie. I know I do! I would actually not mind being woken up from my slumber to partake in a delicious pie. I think my favorite is strawberry rhubarb, for now. I…

Sablé Cookies

Butter, baby! I can’t ever give up butter–its a glorious dairy product, which I will forever keep close at hand. I have never not had butter in the fridge and my favorite is Kerrygold 🙂 Check out this website–Butter through the Ages. Pretty darn interesting and I just happened to glance through it. After reading this…

Tres Leches Cake With Dulce De Leche Glaze

One more day and then I will be somewhere else. Someplace sunny 🙂 They make this cake where I am going. Cannot wait for my 5 days of vacation where the food is going to be great! I will be sure to take lots of pictures, mainly of food, and tell you all about my…

Blueberry Buttermilk Cookies

So it was Sunday late afternoon and I didn’t quite know what to do with myself, which is silly because I could sit and read or relax, watch TV… mmmm, no. I felt the baking bug coming on and the next thing I knew my head was stuck in the fridge looking at some blueberries…