Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

Baked Sunday Mornings: Peanut Butter Chocolate Whirligigs

Alright, alright… I’m coming to terms with the need to re-evaluate my ambivalence towards the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve baked a number of chocolate/PB items for Baked Sunday Mornings, and I keep saying, “chocolate and peanut butter is not my favorite, but this is pretty damn good…” While it won’t by my actual favorite (over, … Continue reading

Toasty Twisted Triangles: S’mores Hamantashen

Toasty Twisted Triangles: S’mores Hamantashen

I’ve been wanting to make Hamantashen, the traditional cookie for the Jewish holiday of Purim, for YEARS, but I had never actually taken the steps to make them. I grew up with my mom’s apricot-filled delights every single year, a treat I always looked forward to. Perhaps I was afraid that mine wouldn’t live up … Continue reading

Bake for the Gold: Olympic Rings Cupcakes

Bake for the Gold: Olympic Rings Cupcakes

If you’re anything like me, you are watching the Winter Olympics every night with baited breath. (Or maybe you’re not quite as nerdy as me, but keep reading anyway.) Every time I watch, it makes me want to pull on my ice skates, jump onto my snowboard, or take up skiing… none of which I … Continue reading

No Campfire Required: Salted S’mores Cookies

No Campfire Required: Salted S’mores Cookies

Gooey, toasty marshmallow… rich, melty chocolate… crunchy, sweet graham crackers… That’s right– s’mores are not just for camping, people. I go camping at most once a year, but obviously I need s’mores in my life much more frequently to maintain a base level of sanity. (Anyone else with me on that??) I happily look for … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Antique Caramel Cake

Baked Sunday Mornings: Antique Caramel Cake

Good gracious, I’ve been waiting patiently like a good little girl for this one. Caramel, especially of the salted persuasion, is one of the great pleasures of my life. I’ve not been shy about my love affair with chocolate on this blog, but if I’m honest… caramel is a pretty close second. (If you combine … Continue reading

Ultra-Rich & Creamy Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting

Ultra-Rich & Creamy Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting

I am an equal-opportunity chocolate whore. I love me some cake, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, candy, mousse– you name it. (Though oddly, I’m not the biggest fan of truffles– I’m complex and mysterious like that.) However, there is nothing quite like a decadent chocolate frosting– the kind you just want to eat out of the … Continue reading

Baked Sunday Mornings: Good Morning Sunshine Bars

Baked Sunday Mornings: Good Morning Sunshine Bars

People, if you don’t already know, it’s a good thing you’re reading this: CEREAL IS NOT JUST FOR BREAKFAST. You’re welcome. The pinnacle of cereal-based delights, Rice Krispie Treats, was certainly the first such phenomenon of this nature that I’d ever had as a child, and it’s always held a special place in my heart. … Continue reading