Banana Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins

It's time I confess: I have a baking crush on Christina at Scientifically Sweet. Her recipes are fantastic, and her logical way of explaining the chemistry of baking helps me to understand it much better. Most importantly, however, her flavors are exquisite! Cinnamon banana bread is already one of my favorite treats. The addition of … Continue reading Banana Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins

My New Favorite Chocolate Cake

April's recipient of the Birthday Celebration Dessert requested a really good chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I've had some decent chocolate cakes, but I wanted to find an exceptional chocolate cake. Something that would become my new go-to chocolate sponge recipe. Bonus would be a new go-to chocolate frosting recipe. I did a lot of … Continue reading My New Favorite Chocolate Cake

Lemon Cheesecake with Mascarpone Cream and Candied Lemons

If you like lemon desserts, this one is sublime! The flavor is delicate; not too sweet, not too tart. The cheesecake itself bakes in a bain-marie, or water bath, a trick for assuring it is evenly baked and doesn't crack. Candying lemon slices to use as decoration is optional, but if you decide to attempt it, they … Continue reading Lemon Cheesecake with Mascarpone Cream and Candied Lemons

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Sometimes you just need a homemade chocolate cookie, perfect for those wicked chocolate cravings that I know absolutely nothing about. Obviously. Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies(Original recipe: Cafe Delites) 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder1 C white sugar1/2 C melted butter2 TBSP vegetable oil1 egg2 tsp vanilla extract1-1/3 C all purpose flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 … Continue reading Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Did you know macaroons are popular sweet treats during Jewish holidays, like Hanukkah and Passover? They don't contain any of the forbidden foods for traditional Jews during these sacred celebrations. That's just a bonus, however, to the fact that they're absolutely delicious! Even though I'm not Jewish, I plan to make them every December and … Continue reading Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons