White Chocolate Coconut “Tom Cruise” Cake

Have you heard about the Tom Cruise cake? It's the Doan's Bakery Bundt cake that Tom Cruise sends all his friends every Christmas. It's a rich coconut-flavored butter cake filled with chunks of white chocolate, covered with cream cheese frosting and shredded coconut. Several of Cruise's famous friends have gleefully admitted to looking forward to … Continue reading White Chocolate Coconut “Tom Cruise” Cake

Pomegranate Pistachio Chocolate Bark

Have you seen the new fall 2022 pomegranate-flavored sweet treats at Williams Sonoma? They look so tempting! However, with a little effort, you can make these seasonal goodies at home, saving money and offering more opportunities to customize to your preferences. The fastest and easiest of these is this Pomegranate Pistachio Chocolate Bark. The concept … Continue reading Pomegranate Pistachio Chocolate Bark

(Small Batch) Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

I have a small family, so I am very grateful to all the bakers out there developing small batch recipes! Recipes resulting in dozens of cookies, cupcakes, and muffins can be daunting and dangerous to a household of only two people trying to eat healthy! One of my favorite small batch recipe developers is Christina … Continue reading (Small Batch) Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

UPDATED Brown Butter Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remember this delicious recipe for Brown Butter Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies? The complexity of the brown butter and cinnamon elevate the flavors beyond that of a typical chocolate chip cookie, and it has been my go-to chocolate chip cookie ever since I discovered it. Until today, when I came across Bigger Bolder Baking's recipe for … Continue reading UPDATED Brown Butter Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies

No-Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake

July's Birthday Celebration Dessert recipient couldn't decide between cheesecake and German chocolate cake. I immediately thought, "Why not combine them?!" As a bonus to make in the summer heat, this no-bake recipe does not require the oven! TIP: There are three parts to this recipe: the Oreo cookie crust, the chocolate cheesecake layer, and the … Continue reading No-Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake