Chocolate Chiffon Cake

    Until I started blogging five years ago  I usually stayed with my old tried and true recipes that I got from my mother and grandmother.   I knew we liked them and they didn’t demand a lot of effort on my part to get out of my comfort zone.   It took about [Read More]

Chewy Chocolate Meringue Cookies

When I saw the recipe for these simple chocolate cookies several weeks ago I would have passed right by it if it hadn’t been on one of my favorite blogs, The Café Sucré Farine.    The recipe contains no flour and it seems impossible that so few ingredients can produce a rich, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, crispy [Read More]

Made From Scratch German Chocolate Cake

    My daughter and her family are here this week and I have been preparing many of her favorite meals to celebrate their visit.  Most of the time I cook just for myself so it’s a real treat to cook  for those I love.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing my family around the [Read More]

Hazelnut Chocolate Macarons

Each month Jamie at Life’s a Feast and Deeba, at Passionate About Baking host a macaron extravaganza called MacTweets. They choose a theme and ask that all participant make macarons that include the chosen ingredients. This month Jamie and Deeba asked us to pair macarons with our favorite ice cream and for some unknown reason I spaced [Read More]

Viennese Sachertorte Cookies ~ Pillsbury Celebrity Cook Along

 I’m joining Lynn at Happier Than a Pig In Mud for this months’ Celebrity Cook Along starring none other than the Pillsbury Doughboy himself!  Who can ever forget the famous jingle “Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven, and Pillsbury says it best.”  Over the years I have collected many issues of the Pillsbury [Read More]

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with Maple-Espresso Glaze

It looks like Blogger didn’t totally eliminate this post, just the text and comments disappeared.  At least they left the recipe and photographs, which I appreciate.  If you left a comment yesterday I read it and thank you for you stopping by. This is a delicious, dense pound cake that combines the flavors of chocolate [Read More]

German Chocolate Cake Macarons

This month’s MacTweet Challenge is a good one. We’ve been asked to recreate one of our favorite desserts as a macaron.  What to do…what to do.  Lemon Meringue Pie…no.  Banana Whipped Cream Cake…another no. Creme Brulee…definitely no.  S’mores…been done. German Chocolate Cake…bingo! This and Strawberry Whipped Cream Roll are the two big birthday requests in [Read More]

Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi Everybody. I’m b a c k.  No, I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth as an email from one of my readers suggested and I haven’t been on vacation either.  My last two weeks have been filled with holiday events, indoors and out, where I’ve taken my nuts roasters and sold freshly [Read More]

Chocolate Chocolate Macarons

Our Mactweets Mac Attack challenge this month is to make macarons based on one of our favorite movies.  I love movies so the real challenge here was to narrow the search and select just the right film.  The Godfather…no, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off…nothing there, Sideways…maybe, The Graduate…don’t think so, and I did some waffling back [Read More]