Liquid Bliss Cupcakes Recipe

In early May I took a trip out Terrapin Brewery in Athens for a birthday party, and in the spirit of the birthday boy’s festivities I decided to make a batch of boozy cupcakes with one of their sweetest beers: the Liquid Bliss Porter, a porter brewed with cocoa nibs and peanut butter essence. This […]

Bacon Week 2015: Choco-Bacon Filled Donuts

This recipe came to me after a couple of my previously planned ones totally flopped (don’t expect to be seeing bacon-filled pierogies until next year, that’s all I’m sayin’!). I think donuts full of chocolate and bacon, however, are a reasonable substitute, yes? I don’t eat doughnuts very often, but when I get the chance […]

Basic Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

I think the problem of bananas going bad before you can finish them must be an age-old conundrum. No matter how many people in the house commit themselves to “helping to finish the bunch”, you inevitably have a couple stragglers that go from a delightful yellow to a spotted black mess, seemingly overnight. Clearly, this […]

Nanaimo Bar Recipe

Hey hey, we’re back with another recipe!  But this time, not so much running-related. >.> Last month we had an announcement for yet another baking fiesta at work.  This time it was for a fund raiser that happens each year within the company to help out employees in need; for $5 you could eat as […]

Mile High Chocolate Pie

Chocolate pie in the skyyyyyyyy, I can eat twice as hiiiiiiiiiigh! Take a look!  It’s on your fork! It’s Mile-High Chocolate Piiiiiiiiiiie! It really makes me mad that these pictures didn’t come out better…but c’est la vie!  As usual, the next time is simply an opportunity for improvement. Anyway, pie! Pie is actually not my […]

Bacon Week 2013: Bacon Bourbon Brownies

Welcome, one and all, to the beginning of Bacon Week 2013!  Let’s not dilly-dally: let’s begin. It seems that bacon and bourbon routinely go hand-in-hand.  This recipe is no different – but holy COW does it truly exemplify both. This recipe is a small adaptation of a recipe from Food & Wine; I was particularly […]

JtB’s Chocolate Peppermint Roll with Ganache

This is a post that really should have gone up in December during the holidays, but TOO BAD – you will be getting it now! As usual, for the holidays I was in charge of providing dessert for the family, and this year I scored with Joy the Baker’s Chocolate Peppermint Roll with Chocolate Ganache. […]

Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Every once and awhile my office has a bake-off.  Last December I actually won 3rd place (and a $25 Visa gift card!) for our holiday bake-off, and for Valentine’s Day they had another competition, one I readily joined.  My creation: chocolate red wine cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! This recipe pulled together 3 separate recipes […]

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

This week was my momma’s birthday – happy birthday, Mum! Being a chocolate-loving lady, I prepped a delicious birthday dessert for her: Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting.  Delicious. I had actually planned on baking her something else entirely (a gateau, something I will save for another time), but then I remembered I’d received a […]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

I had a Halloween-themed party last weekend.  I say “Halloween-themed” because it wasn’t really a Halloween party…just a gaming party that happened to be around Halloween time.  As usual, I took the opportunity to add something new to my baking repertoire.  This time I tried something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile: royal icing and […]

JtB’s Chewy Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been on a bit of a cookie kick recently. When you don’t have the time or patience to be learning a new style of cooking or baking, cookies are perfect.  With minimal effort and ingredients you can have a delicious dessert ready to eat in less than an hour, and plenty left over to […]

Mint Chip Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Cones

Recently a good friend of mine got the job of her life.  Unfortunately, the job is all the way across the country in Arizona.  ;_; The bad news is that we will now be separated by a couple thousand miles. The good news is that I have now strategically placed a good friend in the […]

Backpacking Tiramisu

Back in June I took a weekend trip to Lake Lanier with my Mom and Dad for Father’s Day to do some kayaking.  As usual I was in charge of dessert so thought I’d do something a little creative given our outdoor activities; in fact, it gave me the opportunity to try my hand at […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ugly Cake

Earlier this month my coolio friend Adam had a birthday party.  It was all grilling, blue skies, light breezes and good times.  Oh, and did I mention delicious but incredibly ugly cakes? Last year I made him a pretty similar chocolate-peanut butter cake, but this time I found a different recipe I wanted to try. […]