chocolate

pumpkin cake with fluffy chocolate frosting

Last week I gave you a roundup of pumpkin recipes out from all over the internet. Today you have one more to add to the list: pumpkin cake with chocolate frosting! I hope you’re not tired of my pumpkin shenanigans yet. Last year I made this amazing pumpkin pie cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting,…

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s’mores bars

Happy 4th of July week! Let’s celebrate with some s’mores bars! How do you celebrate the 4th of July holiday? Are you a slow-cooked ribs and barbeque kind of person? A hamburger and hotdog cookout master? A family brunch participant? There are so many ways people celebrate this patriotic holiday, and no matter how or…

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dark chocolate pecan oatmeal cookies

I found the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Dark chocolate pecan oatmeal cookies. This is not a drill. Out of all of the baked goods, cookies are my favorite to make (as you could probably guess from the name of this blog). They are quick to make, small enough to sample, and a great base for…

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chocolate cake with whiskey caramel buttercream and dark chocolate ganache frosting

Whew, what a name. What started as a simple request for chocolate birthday cake turned into chocolate cake with whiskey caramel buttercream frosting and dark chocolate ganache frosting, one of the best cakes I have ever made. I have said it before, but I’m not a huge cake fan. It is really the frostings that…

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chocolate espresso sables with raspberry mascarpone filling

What the world needs now is love sweet love. As we get closer to Valentine’s Day I like to find ways to share love with people all around me. Passing around a few chocolate espresso sables with raspberry mascarpone filling is a good way to start. Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are basically synonymous with each…

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chocolate peppermint cookies

I have been on a chocolate and peppermint kick lately. Evidence: the box of peppermint bark in my pantry, the candy canes on the hot chocolate bar that is still up from a party last weekend, these chocolate peppermint cookies, the three other types of chocolate peppermint cookies I made in attempts to find the…

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double chocolate chip cookies

With one week until Halloween, these double chocolate chip cookies are helping me get into the dark, spooky spirit of the holiday. I have never been that into Halloween and all of the spooky decorations, but I do love seeing all of the little kids, dressed up and so excited about their candy haul. Growing…

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ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows

Ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows all started with a broken jar of ground ginger. Will has been on surgery rotations for the past few weeks/months/seems like forever, and surgery schedules are really no fun. Most mornings we leave for the hospital around 4:30am, and I’m back home before 5am. Sometimes I go back to bed…

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oatmeal dark chocolate fig bars

Oatmeal dark chocolate fig bars are the perfect end-of-summer afternoon snack. Sometimes you are just in the mood for a bar dessert. Cookies and cake won’t do, but the dense crumb of a one-handed oatmeal bar fits the bill perfectly. I have been trying to make a fruit and oatmeal bar since the spring, with…

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march madness: chocolate chip cookie edition

Happy national championship game day!  WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Let’s go Heels!!! Can you tell I’m a little excited? Let’s celebrate with a chocolate chip cookie…or ten. Will and I were talking about how poorly our years in school lined up with our teams’ basketball national championship years.  UNC won the national championship our junior year of high…

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