Old World Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate & Almond Croissant

It’s what’s for breakfast!

Rich, delicious, and crazily decadent. And, even better, it’s quick and easy. This intensely chocolate rich drink should be reserved for special occasions and busy weekend days. You made it through a hard week? Treat yourself. This […]

Chocolate Snack Cake With Dark Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Snack Cake With Dark Chocolate Ganache

Double chocolate-y glossy goodness…

This chocolate snack cake is tender, but quite dense. It’s a bit of a cross between a dense cake and a cake-y brownie. With a rich cake like this, a small square or wedge works […]

Maple Leaf Sundae

When you’re tucked in for a chilly night, curl up by the fire and balance the heat with a soft ice cream sundae. Let the ice cream its on the counter for 5-10 minutes before scooping. This way the ice cream will be perfectly soft and melty as you take […]

Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Crunchy crumbs straight out of the oven with tender fluffy cake on the bottom, but, wait! You’ll want to wait about an hour to eat this cake. It was a pleasure to eat warm with the light, flaky crumbs melting under my bite. Sweet cinnamon cake and a good cup […]

Trader Joe’s Cocoa Brownie

It’s really amazing just how much you can cut back on the butter and still end up with a rich and chocolate-y brownie. This version has exactly half of the butter as the original recipe. At 45 minutes, the center is still gooey (like a molten chocolate cake). But, if […]

Dark Chocolate Nutella

So, once you taste the liquid heaven that is Nutella + dark chocolate. For your own safety, it must be turned into something you can’t devour in one sitting almost immediately. Visions of me, my little jar of dark chocolate heaven and a spoon still dance in my head.

Black Bean Brownies

There are good things and bad things about these brownies. Let’s start with the good. As far as brownies go, they have a good dose of fiber. They’re very filling. And, they taste “fine”. But… And, this is a big but. Even with a hefty dose of cocoa, there is […]

Mayan Hot Chocolate

It’s official! We’ve survived the much-anticipated Mayan Apocalypse! So, let’s celebrate and make some hot chocolate. Adjust the recipe to your taste adding honey to finish your chocoalate or less cinnamon if you choose. But, try it with less sugar than you think you might enjoy. Mexican chocolate is quite […]

Black & White Cookies

What makes the Black and White cookie so special? Well, it’s a cookie. And, it’s iced with a melty doughnut-style glaze. What more could you ask for in a cookie?

Black & Whites makes 12-20 depending on the size you choose

2 eggs 1/2 cups sugar […]

Uptown Trail Mix


We bought a container of chocolate covered goji berries at Whole Foods. And, they’re just “ok”. They sat on the counter, lonely and ignored. Then, it hit me. They’re perfect for a high end trail mix. This might be a high calorie blend. But, it works. The […]